Women’s Australian Open. Nelly Korda Wins.

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Nelly Korda of the USA won the Women’s Australian Open at The Grange Golf Club with a final round -5 under 67 for a -17 under par total, a two shot winning margin.

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Nelly’s father Petr was an Australian Open men’s tennis champion, her golfing sister Jessica won the Australian Open seven years ago, and her tennis-playing brother Sebastian won the Australian Open boys’ singles title last year;

“Now that we all have a win down here, it’s going to be really special, obviously there was pressure but I think I finally carved my own way.”

“I’m just happy to finally be a part of the club.”

“There’s maybe something in the air here. We love coming down under and we really enjoy our time here.”

“I just got off the phone with my dad and he’s like ‘well, congratulations, you’re part of the Korda Slam now’.”

Jin Young Ko, South Korea was second at -15 under par, with a magnificent bogey free last round -8 under par 64.

Wei-Ling Hsu, Taipei, finished in third place following her final round -4 under par 68, giving her a -12 under total.

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World Super 6. Ryan Fox Wins 1st European Tour Title.

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Ryan Fox of New Zealand won his first European Tour title the  ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth.Fox claims maiden win in PerthRyan & first European Tour trophy / getty

Ryan beat Adrian Otaegui of Spain in the final at  Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Australia;

“It feels a bit surreal.”

“I’ve been close a couple of times and it was certainly nice to get one over the line today in a place I hold pretty special.”

“There was some scrappy stuff in there but I got out of trouble when I needed to and I played great today in the final.”

“Adrian didn’t quite play to his best this afternoon but I’m quite happy to take advantage of that.”

Adrian was disappointed with his final play;

“A little bit disappointed after losing the final but it’s been a good week.”

“Second is a solid week. I went from low to up during the week, so that’s good as well, that’s a good feeling.”

“I played very good golf the first four games, just nothing went the way I wanted in the end, but I’m still happy.”

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Genesis Open. J.B. Beats California Climatic Chaos.

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J.B. Holmes won the Genesis Open, beating the California Climatic Chaos along the way at Riviera Country Club in California.Holmes wins Genesis Open      J.B. and his 5th PGA Tour trophy / getty

J.B. handled the conditions better than anyone else to win the Genesis Open with a final round -1 under 70, for a -14 under total. The players encountered just about everything nature could throw at them, apart from snow;

“I knew it was going to be very difficult to shoot a low score, I needed some help from Justin.”

“We spent a lot of time this week with the coach and getting on the green and trying to find the right ball position and how it set up and putting through some gates, making sure I was starting the ball online.”

 “You play in 25-mile-an-hour gusty winds and see how fast you play when you’re playing for the kind of money and the points and everything that we’re playing for.”

Justin Thomas finished in second place, one shot back at -13 under par, citing poor putting as his downfall for a last round +4 over par 75;

“I struggled putting in the wind out there.”

“Unfortunately, it showed a flaw in my game. It was obviously very difficult.”

“J.B. won. He played great. It’s always a bummer to hand a tournament. I feel like I should have won that thing.”

Best round of the day, -5 under 66, belonged to Si Woo Kim from South Korea, it elevated him to third place on his own at -12 under par.

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Genesis Open. Justin Thomas In Front.

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Justin Thomas leads the rain affected Genesis Open, having completed two third round holes at Riviera Country Club in California before play was suspended again.

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Justin leads the Genesis Open with a -13 under par total after two third round holes played, and two birdies in the bag, giving him a one shot advantage over second placed Adam Scott.

Justin has seen the not too good forecast for tomorrow;

“I think I’ve seen briefly the forecast is pretty difficult.”

“So I’m going to need to be patient because I’m playing so many holes. But long day and stay in it emotionally and stay patient and see what we can do.”

Adam, one back at -12 under is optimistic about the outcome;

“There’s so much golf to play, I’m happy with what I did out there.”

“I’m not really influencing what Justin does at this point in the tourney. It feels like it’s late in the tourney, but it’s only halfway.”

“That’s good if I’m keeping up with him or ahead of him.”

“It’s a big day, a lot of golf. It’s a great day to get your rhythm early and make a move.”

There’s a lot of guys up there at the moment, if it’s Justin or I, then you can kind of separate and hopefully by the middle of the final round you’ve taken a whole bunch of guys out of the equation.”

Tied in third place are Patrick Rogers, and J.B. Holmes, both at -11 under par and both finished two holes in the third round.

It is going to be a long day tomorrow, with no guarantee of a finish.

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Genesis Open, J.T. & Adam Lead. Kooch Comes Clean.

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Justin Thomas and Adam Scott lead half-way through the second round of the Genesis Open, play was again suspended due to darkness. Matt Kuchar says sorry and pays stand-in caddie from Mexico full amount.Matt Kuchar issued an apology Friday to caddie David Ortiz. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Matt / getty.

Justin Thomas, -5 under through 12 second round holes, and Adam Scott, with 11 completed second round holes, share the Genesis Open lead at -10 under par, at the suspension of the days play at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades in California.

J.B. Holmes is currently in second place at -9 under through nine second round holes after shooting that number in a first round of 63.

Jordan Spieth is T4 at -7  under despite not swinging a club yet in his second round. He shares that position with Luke List who carded his -7 under in the first round, but is even par in the second with four holes left to play.

Matt apologizes for caddie situation in Mexico;

“This week, I made comments that were out of touch and insensitive, making a bad situation worse. They made it seem like I was marginalizing David Ortiz and his financial situation, which was not my intention. I read them again and cringed. That is not who I am and not what I want to represent. My entire Tour career, I have tried to show respect and positivity. In this situation, I have not lived up to those values or to the expectations I’ve set for myself. I let myself, my family, my partners and those close to me down, but I also let David down. I plan to call David tonight, something that is long overdue, to apologize for the situation he has been put in, and I have made sure he has received the full total that he has requested.

I never wanted to bring any negativity to the Mayakoba Golf Classic. I feel it is my duty to represent the tournament well, so I am making a donation back to the event, to be distributed to the many philanthropic causes working to positively impact the communities of Playa del Carmen and Cancún.

For my fans, as well as fans of the game, I want to apologize to you for not representing the values instilled in this incredible sport. Golf is a game where we call penalties on ourselves. I should have done that long ago and not let this situation escalate.”

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Genesis Open Round 1 Suspended.

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Rain, a late start, and finally darkness, hampered progress in round 1 of the Genesis Open, which was started, cancelled, started again, at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades in California.

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Believe it or not this is Jordan teeing off, and Phil watching.

As things stand Jordan Spieth and Sung Kang are tied at the top of the leaderboard, at -5 under par, with Jordan completing 11 holes and Sung 14.

 This is the first time in more than five years on the PGA TOUR that a round started over, we can only hope that the tournament gets sorted out tomorrow. Only then will we get a good picture of who is really in contention. 

Some players will have to try and play 36 holes on Friday to catch up, Tiger Woods is one of those players, he never even made it to the course today.

Later Mark Russell, the PGA TOUR’s Vice President of Rules and Competition admitted they were wrong to even start the tournament in those poor conditions;

“We don’t do that very often, but if I had it do over again, we would have delayed the starting times.”

Will have to wait and see if calm can be established tomorrow after the chaos of today.

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While I Was Away, Phil Won At Pebble Beach.

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While I was away on vacation Phil Mickelson won at Pebble Beach, by a comfortable three shots over the field in California.

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Phil fired a final round -7 under par 65 to win the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by three shots at -19 under par, saying it is difficult nowadays to play at this level;

“It’s a lot more work and effort to play at this level.”

“I have believed for some time that if I play at my best, it will be good enough to win tournaments here.”

“The challenge is getting myself to play my best.”

“So it’s very gratifying to see the results and to finish it off the way I did.”

Paul Casey of England took second place at -16 under par , a last round -1 under 71 not what he was looking for.

Scott Stallings was third, a final round -6 under 66 seeing sit comfortably in that position with a -15 under tournament total. 

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