TOUR Championship. Jordan Takes Over At The Top.

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Jordan Spieth has taken over the lead at the top of the TOUR Championship at a very soggy East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. He now has a great chance of lifting the FedExCup.

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Jordan carded a third round -2 under par 68 and sits on top of the TOUR Championship leaderboard at -8 under par. He made some amazing par saves today;

“I could have easily been 3 over through eight.”

“I’m very pleased with where we stand going into tomorrow, and Henrik’s going to come back very strong.”

 “This was his off day, and so I’m going to have to play even better.”

“Holy, right!”  Jordan shouted on his way to saving par at 16, Henrik called it “A miracle save on 16.”

Henrik was reasonably happy with his +2 over par 72 and -7 under par total;

“Kept it together fairly nicely and we’re still at the races.”

“I would have liked to have gone a few better, but we’re still up there and yeah, it’s all going to be decided tomorrow.”

Rickie Fowler -3 under par 67 today, and Paul Casey +1 over par, share third place, both at -4 under par for the championship.

Rory McIlroy and Zach Johnson are tied in fifth, both at -3 under par Rory struggled in the wet conditions and could only score an even par 70 round, while Zach carded a +1 over 71.

It will be a fascinating day tomorrow to see Jordan and Henrik battle it out, but there is still the possibility of someone going really low tomorrow and setting a challenging clubhouse target, even Rory McIlroy.

Tour Championship. Henrik Holds Top Spot.

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Henrik Stenson holds the top spot in the TOUR Championship after the opening round at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

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Henrik opened up with a -7 under par 63 at the TOUR Championship and sits on top of the leaderboard with a two shot advantage first round.

He holds all the aces in the FedExCup, even working out that although he has not recorded a win this season he could still win the pot with a solo second place finish;

“I had a look before we came here and I saw there’s a decent chance still if I’m solo second.”

 “Other than that, I’ll leave that to someone else to figure that out, a computer or something, because and again, I’m here to try and give myself a chance to win this golf tournament and I know if I do that, then I will win the #FedExCup as well.”

“And that’s what is great about being in the top five, and makes it very clear what can happen.”

“That’s what I was looking for, and I got it.”

“Unfortunately, dropped one coming in, but that’s not going to spoil the positive vibes and the great round I played.”

“If I were to finish second and win the #FedEx Cup, I’m pretty sure I’ll be smiling on Sunday.”

“I’ll be smiling more if I got two trophies, but I’ll deal with one as well.”

Paul Casey is in second place, a first round -5 under par 65 giving him that place on his own.

Paul is not sure he agree’s with the rules of this competition,

“At The Barclays I felt that it was a little unfair that Jason Day had already leapfrogged Jordan Spieth after the very first week.”

“Now, I actually think it’s slightly unfair that we can all overtake Day the way he’s played the last three weeks.”

Rory McIlroy shares third position with Zach Johnson, both at -4 under par.

Jason Day fell from grace today, carding -1 under par 69, a triple bogey 7 on the fourth hole not helping his cause. Jordan Spieth went one better, -2 under 68, while Bubba Watson could only manage a first round of even par 70.

Jason summed up his disappointment;

“I wish I could say that I was a machine and I can hit it straight down the gut every single time, 315 yards.”

“But, unfortunately, as humans, we’re going to make errors.”

“To make triple was pretty disappointing, but it’s early on in the tournament, so I can’t dwell on that.”

BMW Championship. Jason Wire to Wire to #1 in the World

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Winning the BMW Championship, wire to wire at Conway Farms Golf Club has elevated Jason Day to #1 in the world rankings.

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Jason had a final round -2 under par to post a total of -22 under par to win the BMW Championship, and to achieve his boyhood dream of becoming the Worlds #1 player, and the youngest ever Australian to carry that mantle.

It is hard for Jason to explain his recent run of good form;

“It’s tough to explain, I’ve just been working so hard. All I want to do is win.”

“That’s been my mentality. Ever since the Open Championship, something changed in my head.”

“I felt like it was my time to start winning tournaments. Ever since then it’s been a phenomenal run.”

“Yesterday and today were the toughest rounds I ever had to play in my entire life, just knowing that I had the opportunity to get to number one.”

“Stepping up and playing the way I did today was great, just to really understand what I put into my game to get to where I am today.”

Daniel Berger finished in second place, six shots back at -16 under par, he also had a -2 under par 69 last round.

Scott Piercy was alone in third position with -15 under par, a final round -1 under 70.

Rory McIlroy tied in fourth place with J.B. Holmes and Rickie Fowler, all at -14 under par.

Zach Johnson posted the low round of the day, -7 under par 64, he finished T13.

Only the top 30 players go on to contest the Tour Championship and FedExCup, at East Lake, and some top players have missed out. Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia will not be there.

BMW Championship. Jason Has Six Shot Lead.

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Jason Day has put more daylight between himself and the chasing pack, and will take a six shot lead into the final round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Chicago.

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Jason, from Australia, had a quieter round today, -2 under par 69, but will still take a six shot lead into the final round of the BMW Championship. With the win Jason  will finally take his place as #1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, and it does not matter where the current No. 1, Rory McIlroy, or No. 2 Jordan Spieth finish, either. Life could not be any better right now, I bet even the engraver has started his work.

Jason felt the slow down in his pace;

“It really feels like I was shooting 80 out there compared to the last two days.”

“I think this was one of the more important rounds to get through.”

“I’m glad it’s over, and I extended the lead by one more shot. I’m pretty happy with how things are going.”

 “I really feel like I got everything that I possibly could out of today’s round. That was the best score I could have shot.”

Second place is shared between Scott Piercy and Daniel Berger, at -14 under par they have not got a hope of catching the leader.

Scott would like to know what Jason has for breakfast;

“This kid must be eating trophies for breakfast, I’d love to know what he’s having.”

Rory McIlroy is alone in fourth spot at -13 under, he carded -4 under par 67 in round three and is happy he is getting better with each day, but missed a few putts today;

“Another case of hit it really good and gave myself loads of chances and didn’t really convert many.”

“At least, I’m getting better each and every day.”

“You want to be out there trying to win the golf tournament, not thinking about trying to finish third or second or whatever.”

 “But I’ll go out there and try and play the best I can, and if I can convert a few more chances that 67 today could turn into 63 or 62 tomorrow, and you never know.”

Tied in fifth place are Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Kevin Na, all at -12 under par for the tournament.

Rickie admits that the race for the title is over;

“It’s almost like there’s a secondary tournament going on for the guys that are 8, 12 under right now.”

“I’m driving it better, but made more putts in Boston, if it wasn’t for Jason, I’d only be two strokes off the lead.”


BMW Championship. Jason Puts Daylight Between Him and Rivals

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Australian Jason Day has put some daylight between himself and his rivals at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Chicago.

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Jason missed his 59 to complete the first round, finishing with a -10 under par 61. He then carded a tour record 36 hole PGA Tour record of 124, with a second round -8 under par 63, to post -18 under par for the two rounds, and an unassailable five shot lead. Amazingly there were eight three’s on his card today, the World Golf Ranking #1 spot will be his come Sunday.

Jason said he could have been even better;

“I should’ve got to nineteen under, that would have been nice.”

“It’s over now, I’ve got to look ahead to tomorrow’s round now.”

Daniel Berger and Brendon Todd share second place, those five shots back at -13 under par. Brendon equalled the -8 under par 63 today of Jason, while Daniel carded -7 under 64.

Jordan Speith and Kevin Na are tied in fourth position, both at -11 under par. Jordan, playing alongside Jason, scored -5 under par 66, and said he should be paying to watch Jason perform;

“I feel like I should be paying to watch this event.”

Jason is the third man in the intriguing race for the Official World Golf Ranking # 1 spot, and his win here will elevate him to that success. The current incumbent Rory McIlroy, is on -9 under after an improved second round -6 under par 65 in the BMW Championship, but he is still nine strokes back of the leader.

Justin Thomas, George McNiell and Scott Piercy are tied in sixth place, a distant -10 under par.

BMW Championship. Jason Beats the Living Daylights Out Of the Course.

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Jason Day beat the living daylights out of the Conway Farms Golf Club course in the 1st round of the BMW Championship. He was -10 under par after 17 holes before a huge impending storm brought play to a halt in Chicago.

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In his -10 under round so far, Jason has averaged 334.6 yards, thanks to his new driver, a  TaylorMade M1, which he put in his golf bag earlier this week. Jason said it has helped him hit it even further thanks to a lower descending angle and less spin. The chance of recording a 59 is there, but he will need to pitch it in for Eagle tomorrow morning;

“I’m walking through the locker room and people are going, ‘You’re playing off the ladies’ tees, or you’re playing a different golf course, or every time you hit a drive, it’s downwind for you.”

 “I’d like to say all those things are true, but they’re not.”

“Jordan told me that it was par-71 on nine. I probably should have known that because there’s three par-5s, but I wasn’t paying attention.’

“I didn’t think I’d have an opportunity of shooting 59. He was keeping count for me.” 

“As we’re walking up after the horn blew, Jordan said that I was going to hole out, and I said back to him, now I’m not going to do it because you said that.”

 “Obviously I want to hole it. I wasn’t really thinking about shooting 59. I obviously have an opportunity tomorrow to do it, so that’s pretty neat.”

“It’s going to be fun. These next few days are going to be exciting.”


Daniel Berger has completed his first round and sits in second place at -6 under par after his opening round of 65.

There are currently four players tied in third position at -5 under par; Brendon Todd who has finished his first round 66, Jordan Spieth, on 17, Kevin Chappell  on 16 and Justin Thomas, who has five holes left to play.

Jordan spoke about the clinic that Jason has provided;

“I don’t even think he knows I’m here.”

“It’s like I’m a paid amateur just watching him. He’s putting on a clinic.”

Daniel spoke about his decline in form, and trying to be rookie of the year;

 “Putting too much pressure on myself to be rookie of the year, to win, to have all these accomplishments when what I did to get to where I was, was not to care about any of that stuff.”

“I want to be in that top 30 so I can play four majors next year, and it sets my year up for weeks to come.”

“Like I said, I’ve had a great year regardless of what happens, and I’m just going to do what I can control, and if it happens, it happens.”

Jim Furyk has had to withdraw from the competition, after playing only six holes. starting on the back nine. Jim was suffering with a bad left wrist, and this is his first WD since the 1995 version of this event when it was still the Western Open.  In 2013, he shot the PGA Tour’s sixth-ever round of 59, here at Conway Farms Golf Club, and this is only the second time in his career that Jim has been forced to WD.

The Evian Championship. Mi Hyang Lee Leads

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Mi Hyang Lee leads The Evian Championship after 36 holes on the  Evian Resort Golf Course in France.

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Mi Hyang shot a second round -4 under par 67 to lead the Evian Championship by one stroke at the half-way stage at -9 under par. She spoke about the age difference between herself and her caddie;

“I’m a young player and he’s pretty old, 69 years old, the oldest caddie on the tour.”

“He has a lot of experience, so that’s a lot of help for me.”

Morgan Pressel is in second place, with a -6 under par 65 today, leaving her just one shot behind the leader at -8  under par for the tournament. Morgan is not sure why she suddenly plays well, but thinks it could be her attitude;

“I mean, sometimes it just comes together, and there’s no rhyme or reason.”

“I’ve certainly tried to prepare my hardest for the majors.”

“I had a really good session last week with my coach Ron Stockton for three days at home where I just really, really prepared hard for these two weeks. I think that was definitely helpful.”

“But I feel like my attitude is just a little bit different, a little bit better, and sometimes that can make all the difference.”

“I mean, you can hit the ball well, but if you come unglued when one thing goes wrong, especially out here on this golf course, so I’ve tried to stay very positive, and when bad breaks happen just take them.:

“I mean, there are birdies to be made out there, so if you can get over some of the rough bounces you get out here and move forward, then do okay.”

Nicole Broch Larsen, fresh from her win last week, to get into this Major, lies in third place at -7 under par, a -4 under 67 today moved her up the leaderboard. Good putting and playing well have seen her perform well in her first Evian Championship appearance;

“I played very well on the front nine, quite solid, hit a lot of greens and hit it close. I didn’t drop so many putts but I was two under through nine with a good save on 18.”

“Then I struggled a little bit with my driver on the back nine but I kept it together, kept fighting.”

“I had an eagle chance on 13, five metres putt, but it just lipped out. I finished with a birdie so it was nice.”

“It’s good to be strong with your driver on this course. The putting is quite tough on these greens so you have to stay patient and let the putts drop and if not, take your two putt.”

World #2 Lydia Ko is at -4 under par, another -2 under 69 today leaves her seven shots adrift. Inbee Park, #1 is three shots behind Lydia at -1 for the competition.