Czech Masters. Gavin Green Leads.

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Gavin Green of Malaysia is leading the Czech Masters after the first round at  Albatross Golf Resort in the Czech Republic.

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Gavin carded an opening round -8 under par 64, the same as last year here, to lead the Czech Masters by one shot;

“I don’t know what it is about this place. I think the course suits me well and it helps if you hit it a little longer and a little higher.”

“It helps to be able to stop the ball on the greens. If you get a good drive away you just have a wedge in your hand and you can take advantage of that.

“I didn’t practise for two weeks so a complete shut down, just enjoying life.”

Tied in second place at -7 under after first rounds of 65 are Lee Slattery, England, and Erik Van Rooyen from South Africa, who was bogey free.

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The Northern Trust. Patrick Reed Wins.

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Patrick Reed wins The Northern Trust tournament at Liberty National Golf Club.

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Patrick fired a last round -2 under par 69 to win The Northern Trust by one shot at -16 under par good putting from Captain America;

“It’s amazing, just to be back and to feel like I’ve been playing some solid golf and to finally have it pay off.”

“It’s been a while. It’s been a little too long, honestly.”

“What better place to do it than here. We have the Statue of Liberty in the background, Presidents Cup in 2017. Hearing Captain America and USA all week, it was definitely a good time to get a W.”

Abraham Ancer from Mexico claimed second place at -15 under par with a final round -2 under 69.

Sharing third place were Jon Rahm, Spain, -2 under 69 today, and Harold Varner 111, USA with his last round -3 under 68, both at -14 under par for the tournament.

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Ladies Scottish Open. Mi Jung Hur Wins.

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Mi Jung Hur of South Korea wins the Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club in Scotland.

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Mi carded a final round -5 under par 66 to win the Ladies Scottish Open with a -20 under total, a four shot winning margin. Her yellow waterproofs were sporting the slogan “Win at all costs.”

Mi Jung Hur of Korea celebrates after sinking her final putt at the 18th green to win the Aberdeen Standard Investment Scottish Open

“Actually, I don’t like links courses, but after this week, I love them.”

“On the first day, I made a birdie and then two bogeys.”

“Then he (her caddie) told me on the fourth hole, come on MJ, you can win this.”

“He said that again today again on the fourth tee after I’d just made a three-putt, so that helped a lot.”

J.Lee6, South Korea, shared  second place at -16 under, -1 under 70 today not the score she was looking for, and 54 hole leader Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand.

Mo said she was having fun;

“I was just trying to focus on myself and play my game and try and have fun.”

“Don’t really focus on what’s on the lead or anything. I just think if I play good golf, it should be a good chance.”

“It’s just been working on a lot of things, and since like everything is kind of tighted up, you know, it’s a lot of good things to take from this week.”

Lucky Lee6 will take good memories away with her;

“You know, when I was in Korea, there’s not a lot of links course and so I played it a lot differently this week.”

 “Overall I’m pretty satisfied with all my scores and shots, and so I think this is kind of a good; a lot of good memories and playing the first time on a links golf course.”

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The Northern Trust. Reed Leads

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Patrick Reed leads The Northern Trust after 54 holes at Liberty National Golf Club.

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Patrick delivered a third round of -4 under par 67 to lead The Northern Trust by one shot at -14 under;

“From the fairway, you can attack.”

“It’s one of those things that you just have to be smart and play this golf course smart.”

“You have to give yourself opportunities and I feel like I’ve been doing that this week.”

“It’s just awesome to finally be in that position back again where I’m contending on Sunday and have a chance to win the golf tournament.”

Abraham Ancer, Mexico, is in second place at -13 under after his -3 under par 68 third round score;

“I’m very pleased with the way I played.”

 “Extremely tough conditions out there. The golf course firmed up a ton. It was definitely a different animal than the last two days.”

Abraham is trying not to think about all the other possibilities that could open up here with a win;

“I’m trying not to think about that too much.”

“I know it’s there and I obviously think about it, but I’m just focusing on trying to do everything I can to just play a good, solid round tomorrow.”

Tied in third spot are, Brandt Snedeker, with a great -8 under 63 today, and Jon Rahm, Spain, with his third round of -2 under 69.

 

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Ladies Scottish Open. Moriya Has The Advantage.

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Moriya Jutanugarn from Thailand has a one shot advantage going into the final round of the Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club in Scotland.

Moriya Jutanugarm of Thailand waves at the 18th hole during the Aberdeen Standard Investment Scottish OpenMo / getty

Mo carded a third round -4 under par 67 to lead the Ladies Scottish Open by one shot at -16 under par;

“It was just another pretty solid day. I made a couple of bogeys, but just had some good up-and-downs and lots of chances for birdie.”

“I’m just trying to play my game and have fun out there, don’t really focus on anything.”

Two ladies are tied in second place at -15 under, J. Lee6, -5 under 66, and Mi Jung Hur, -1 under 70 today, both hailing from South Korea,

Mi is just having fun out on the golf course;

“I just want to enjoy my game, like I don’t want to get stress from my game because this is my 11th year on the Tour, and never helps when you get stress from your game.”

“I’m just going to enjoy my day and talking with a lot of things with my caddie.”

Lucky Lee6 likes her first time playing on a links course;

“This is my first time, and I thought it would be really hard, but actually my shots and my putting strokes were pretty good.”

“So that’s why I’ve been starting playing a lot better than before.”

“But the most part I’m worried about is tomorrow’s weather, because it seems like the forecast, it’s going to rain all day. So we’ll see how that goes.”

Best placed Scotts lady is Carly Booth, currently at -10 under, with a -5 under 66 today;

“Being here at The Scottish Open on an invite and obviously being a past winner, I always want to win again and make the home crowd be there and support and cheer.”

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The Northern Trust. DJ Leads.

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Dustin Johnson leads The Northern Trust at the 36 hole mark in New Jersey at  Liberty National Golf Club.

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DJ carded -4 under par 67 to lead The Northern Trust tournament by one shot at -12 under par for 36 holes;

“I’ve got a lot of control with the golf ball and hitting a lot of really nice shots and rolled in a couple putts today which is nice, but still feel like I left quite a few out there.”

“I’m in a good position heading into the weekend, and if I can keep swinging the way I am, I think it’s going to be a good weekend.”

Jordan Spieth has second place to himself at -11 under par after a great second round -7 under 64;

“I still have the firepower, but that consistency is what I’m trying to get back.”

“There were still some good shots, they were tighter than they have been, but I did get a little off on my back nine with the long clubs, so I’d really like to fine-tune that for tomorrow’s round.”

“If I’m putting the ball in the right positions off the tee, I feel really confident about the rest of the game.”

Four players are then tied in third spot, all at -10 under for the tournament; Abraham AncerMexico, with a second round -6 under 65, Jon Rahm, Spain, -3 under 68, and from the USA, 1st round leader Troy Merritt, -1 under 70 today, and Patrick Reed who signed for another round of -5 under 66.

Abraham thinks everything is just fine;

“Going into the tournament sitting at 67 I just have to play a solid tournament. That should be fine.”

“But I don’t really think about it that much while I’m playing. I know if I just do a good job with my game plan, I should be just fine.”

Rory escaped a poor ruling out on the course, with the two shot penalty later being rescinded.

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Rory said;

“It came down to me and they said, OK, are you comfortable telling us you didn’t improve your lie?’ And for me, I am comfortable saying that.”

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Ladies Scottish Open. Wind & Rain Cause Havoc.

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Mi Jung Hur, South Korea is the 36 hole leader of the Ladies Scottish Open, after cruel weather brought havoc to the second round at The Renaissance Club in Scotland. There are still a few ladies who  have to complete the second round.

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Mi carded a second round -9 under par 62 to take the 36 hole lead in horrendous weather conditions, causing a 2 hour and 21 minute delay. She sits on top at -14 under par, saying she had a lucky draw today;

“I got a really lucky draw for this week. I had the morning yesterday and afternoon today.”

“I know it was really tough this morning, but sometimes I need luck for those things.”

Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, is in second place, two shots back at -12 under, after her -5 under 66 round; she too had a better draw today;

“I don’t want to complain about anything, because it’s something you can’t control, and also I think I’m pretty lucky as I was in the afternoon today.”

“It’s tough out there and I actually feel bad for the girls, everyone who played in the morning.”

“It was so tough. I think they hung in there and they did a good job.”

Tied in third spot at -11 under are Anne Van Dam, Netherlands, -2 under 69 today, and J. Lee6 with her second round -6 under 65.

Anne also had the better weather;

 “We got definitely lucky with the weather today, so that was the big thing.”

“As soon as we got out on one, it was sunny, so I thought, it’s nicer now, take some advantage of that. My back nine could have been a bit better, but overall it was fine. 

Dame Laura Davies from England had the highlight of the day, in the middle of the horrific storm, she made a hole-in-one at the 152-yard par three fifth hole;

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“It’s probably the second-best round I’ve probably ever shot because obviously needed to have a good round to make the cut, and I had a six under 66 in Canada years ago in similar conditions but that’s as close as I can get to it.”

“It was horrific out there.”

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