U.S.Open. Gary Leads by 1.

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Gary Woodland, USA, leads the U.S. Open by one shot at Pebble Beach in California.

Gary Woodland (Getty Images)            Gary  / getty                                                                                                                                                           Gary carded a third round -2 under 69 to hang onto the top spot on the U.S. Open leaderboard with a -11 under par total;

“My game is in a great spot, I’m at a beautiful golf course.”

“I came here to win, and that’s what we’re going out to do tomorrow.”

“I know if I play my game and play like the way I’ve been playing, the guys from behind me are going to have to do something really, really special.”

“So I’m going to go out, stay within myself, stick to my game plan and try to extend that lead more than anything.”

Justin Rose, England, is in second place, that one shot back at -10 under after his third round -3 under 68;

“Today wasn’t perfect but my short game kept me in it, I pulled off some clutch shots too.” 

“I had five birdies today, that gives you a bit of leeway to make a mistake but I think tomorrow we might see a course that isn’t as gentle as we’ve seen this week.” 

“So with the course that has the ability to firm up and trickier pins, I’m preparing for all eventualities.”

“I can’t wait to see the pins in the morning and make a plan.”

Three players are then tied in third place at -7 under, Brooks Koepka and Chez Reavie, both from the USA, and both with -3 under 68 today. They are joined on that total with Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, who carded a third round -1 under 70.

Rory McIlroy is at -6 under for the tournament, -1 under 70 today, visiting seven bunkers on the way round, and is alone in 6th spot on the leaderboard;

“It’s definitely not a golf course or a golf tournament where you can go chasing.”

“But even though I’m still a few off the lead, it’s a wonderful opportunity for me to go out there and try to add to my major tally.”

“I’ve been very pleased with how I’ve played all week. I felt for the most part today I did the right things and I need to do 18 more holes of that.”

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Meijer LPGA Classic. Brooke In Control.

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Brooke Henderson of Canada is in control of the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club, taking a two stroke advantage into the final round tomorrow.

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Brooke carded -3 under par 69 in the third round to top the Meijer LPGA Classic by two shots at -19 under par, she was also the 2017 winner on this course;

“Of course, that’s in the back of your mind, but it’s long from over.”

“There’s so many great players close to the top of the leaderboard. And this course, you know there’s a lot of birdies out there, so it’s going to take a low score.”

“So, hopefully, I can just continue to hit good shots and give myself a chance for the win.”

“I kind of found it hard to find my rhythm during the middle part of the round, so I kind of got started batting third and that’s never a good sign.”

“But to come back with three birdies at the end there makes the round feel a little bit better.”

Annie Park, USA, has second place at -17 under with a -7 under 65 third round;

“Overall, it’s been good with shots, short game, putting.”

“Hopefully, I can keep that momentum going on for tomorrow. .”

“I can’t wait.”

Tied in third position are Brittany Altomare, -3 under 69 today, and a hard charging Lexi Thompson with a marvelous -10 under 62, which included two bogey’s, both ladies from the USA.

Lexi, the 2015 winner, made Eagle on the 18th;

“It helped to have a really good number, let alone a short number.”

 “But you have to take advantage of it.”

“There’s a lot of birdie holes out there and a lot of opportunities, so you just have to take advantage of them.”

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Meijer LPGA Classic. Brooke Breaks Clear.

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Brooke Henderson of Canada has carded back to back rounds of -8 under par 64 at Blythefield Country Club to top the Meijer LPGA Classic leaderboard at -16 under, giving her a three shot advantage over the field. The second round was then suspended due to bad light.

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Brooke has a -16 under total for her two rounds, finishing the first at -8 under this morning, and then continuing on to record another -8 under 64 in the second round, breaking the tournament 36 hole record she set in 2017, by two strokes;

“I was able to carry it on early this morning.”

“Then I had lunch and came right back and played another 18.”

“I just felt really confident today with my ball-striking, which is awesome, and I rolled in a few putts, too.”

“With these soft conditions you can take it pretty much right at it, which I’ve been doing.”

“To shoot scores like that you have to have everything kind of working for you and you have to get some breaks along the way, too, which I did.”

“I think playing well last night, finishing off with a hole-in-one before going to sleep was really exciting for me, and I was just able to back it up this morning, which is cool.”

Sitting in second place is Brittany Altomare,USA, with a second round -7 under 65 to post -13 under for the tournament;

Brittany said it was a long day;

“It was long, but we made the best of it.”

“I’ve been struggling this year with my putting, which is normally my strong suit, and today and yesterday, I guess last night into today, it just kind of all clicked.”

Jennifer Kupcho, USA, has third place to herself at -10 under, carding another -5 under 67 round.

Another shot back at -9 under is Annie Park, who is at -6 under in her second round with one more hole to play.

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U.S.Open. Gary Has Half-Way Lead.

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Gary Woodland, USA, has the half-way lead in the U.S.Open at Pebble Beach in California, making a 50ft birdie putt on his last hole, the 9th.

Woodland bursts ahead at Pebble Beach

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Gary equaled the tournament low round of -6 under par 65 to grab the 36 hole lead in the U.S. Open with a -9 under par total, with that birdie on the last hole to break clear;

“My short game has come around, I’ve always been a pretty good ball striker, I’ve relied on my ball striking on my whole career, athletic ability, but the short game and putting has kind of held me back.”

“At the PGA last year I made a lot of putts, especially early in the week. Obviously it was nice to finish in the top 10 and get that monkey off the back.”

First round leader Justin Rose, England, could only manage to card a -1 under round of 70 today, to be in second place at -7 under par;

“No expectations for the weekend, really.”

“It’s great being in contention in any U.S. Open but especially here at Pebble. It’s my first here. I missed the one in 2010, in probably some of the best form of my life that year, so it was a tough one to sit at home.”

“It is nice to be in contention.”

“I like my position, I like the golf course, I like the way I’m trending. I still don’t feel like I’m clicking but if I can find that gear hopefully I can hoist some silverware.”

Louis Oosthuizen from South Africa has third place at -6 under par, with a second round -1 under 70.

Aaron Wise, even par 71 today, and Rory McIlroy, -2 under 69 are tied in fourth spot with -5 under totals.

Tiger Woods was +1 over 72 today to be T 32 at even par for the tournament, and seemingly not in touch with his best form.

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ShopRite LPGA Classic. Jeongeun Lee6 Leads.

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Last weeks LPGA winner Jeongeun Lee6 of South Korea leads the ShopRite LPGA Classic after two rounds at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, the Bay Course.

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Jeongeun posted a second round -2 under 69 to lead the ShopRite LPGA Classic by one shot, and will enter Sunday’s final third round for the $262,500 first-prize check hoping to become only the fifth lady in LPGA history to win the Women’s Open and the following tournament in consecutive weeks.

Mariah Stackhouse, USA, carded -4 under 67 to take second place with a -9 under total, she has recovered from a bout of poor putting recently;

“Putting has been the issue, and right now it’s not an issue.”

“I’ve been hitting the ball well for at least the last two months or so, which has been extremely frustrating because I’ve given myself plenty of opportunity and haven’t gotten barely a putt to fall.”

“I feel like my score cards for the last few competitions, I might have two or three birdies a round, sometimes none at all, and you just can’t do that.”

“So I think that my switch with putting and trying to go into this a little freer this week, instant turnaround, and now, look, my solid ball-striking is finally for a purpose.”

Three ladies are tied in third position with -8 under totals, Ally McDonald, – 4 under 67 today, and Lexi Thompson, -3 under 68,  which included a four-putt, both ladies from the USA, are joined by  Nanna Koerstz Madsen from Denmark, who carded -3 under 68.

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RBC Canadian Open. Two Tied at the Top after 36 Holes.

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There are two players tied at the top of the RBC Canadian Open leaderboard after 36 holes at Hamilton Golf and Country Club  in Canada. Scott Brown and Matt Kuchar, both from the USA  share the honor.

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Matt and Scott both carded second rounds of -7 under par 63 to top the RBC Canadian Open leaderboard with -12 under par totals for the 36 holes played.

Tied in second place at -11 under par are Brandt Snedeker, USA, with a great second round -10 under par 60, equaling the course record. He shares second pace with the top Canadian player, Nick Taylor, with a -5 under par 65 today.

Brandt, a former FedExCup Champion shot a 59 to open last year’s Wyndham Championship, and went on to win that week;

“When I did it at Wyndham I wasn’t feeling very good about my game at all; today I was feeling good.”

“I knew I could get something going early, make a putt early, I was rolling it really good on the putting green so I felt like I was there.”

“You get one those days every once in a while, and so I did the best I could taking advantage of it. I tried to make sure I made every putt today.”

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RBC Canadian Open. Keegan Bradley 1st Round Leader

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Keegan Bradley, USA, is the 1st Round Leader of the RBC Canadian Open at Hamilton Golf and Country Club  in Canada.

Keegan Bradley's 7-under 63 was his lowest opening round all season. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Keegan shot a first round -7 under par 63 to lead the RBC Canadian Open by one shot;

“Every time I come to play in Canada, I love the courses we play.”

“It hasn’t been quite the year I wanted, but that can change real quick.”

“Today was one of the best of the year, if not the best ever.”

 “I knew if I could just put myself in the fairway, which I did today, I was having short irons in, and I’m pretty dialed in right now.”

“I was able to really get that close and then hole those putts.

“It was so fun to go out there and feel like that. Today I was in complete control of my ball, and then when you couple that with feeling good on the greens, that’s when a 63 or a good, nice round happens.”

 “Where they’re both combined is pretty rare. I’ve had good ball striking days and then maybe you don’t putt as well and shoot a couple under.”

“Today they matched up. Just got to go for it when I that happens.”

Four players are tied in second place at -6 under par, after opening rounds of 64; Shane Lowery, Ireland, Sungjai Im, South Korea, Nick Taylor, Canada, and Erik van Rooyen, South Africa.

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