Porsche European Open. Paul Casey Claims The Win.

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Paul Casey of England wins the Porsche European Open at Green Eagle Golf Courses in Hamburg, Germany.

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Paul carded -6 under par 66 to win the Porsche European Open by one shot at -14 under par, good putting being the key;

“This is an incredibly prestigious tournament, I’m over the moon to be European Open champion.”

“It was nice to make the putts when it counted. And that really was the key.”

“The ball-striking was excellent. I gave myself an awful lot of chances.”

Tied in second place that one shot back were, rookie Robert Macintyre, Scotland, -4 under 68 today, Mathias Schwab, Austria, -6 under 66, and the home man Bernd Ritthammer from Germany with -4 under 68 for his last round.

Bernd enjoyed the experience of the home support for him;

“It was quite a ride, I hadn’t experienced something like that before.”

“Playing that well and being in contention on home soil is special.”

“Even from the first hole it was so full with people. The support was unbelievable, I just need some time to digest. I didn’t expect it.”

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Tour Championship & FedExCup, Rory Wins.

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Rory McIlroy won the Tour Championship and the FedExCup at East Lake Golf Club.

McIlroy wins FedExCup    Rory / getty

Rory eased through the final round of the Tour Championship with a -4 under par 66, to claim victory with a -18 under total, giving him a four shot winning margin;

“It was pretty cool, I must say I didn’t enjoy that walk last year like everyone else did. I played terribly. I got myself into the final group and never took the fight to Tiger.”

“Going up against the No. 1 player in the world today, he got one over on me in Memphis, and I wanted to try to sort of get some revenge today.”

“To play like that alongside Brooks and get the win, win the FedExCup, yeah, it’s awesome. You know, it’s amazing how different things can be in a year.”

Xander Schauffele was second at -14 under par, a last round of even par 70 not good enough to challenge;

“I hit it horrible, I scrambled. I hung in there, besides the hole-in-one, I hit it pretty bad this morning, as well.”

“It’s one of those things, my game just wasn’t sharp enough at the right time, and I don’t really have too many complaints. Made some good saves and just fought all day.”

The wheels came off for Brooks Koepka, +2 over par 72 in his last round to share third spot with Justin Thomas who carded -2 under 68, both with -13 under totals.

Brooks admitted it needed something special to beat Rory today;

“This week, just didn’t get it done.”

“I don’t think I was going to beat Rory today, even if I had it.”

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Scandinavian Invitation. Erik van Rooyen With Maiden Win.

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Erik van Rooyen, South Africa, gained his first European Tour win the Scandinavian Invitation at Hills Golf & Sports Club in Sweden.

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Erik made a birdie on the last hole to win his maiden Tour win the Scandinavian Invitation, with a final round -6 under par 64 for a tournament total of -19 under;

“It’s too good, it’s hard to describe.” 

“I was so nervous on 18. On 17 I was fine, I just didn’t hit that putt hard enough and then I asked (caddie) Alex, what are we at? and he told me that Matt went birdie-birdie.”

“I’ve been putting so well all day and to hole that one to win my first one is pretty cool.”

“I’ve gone close a bunch of times and every time I’m in contention the question gets asked. I’m just so proud of myself and Alex and everybody, I’m over the moon.”

Matt Fitzpatrick, England, was second , he too had a last round -6 under 64 to finish at -18 under;

“I didn’t put a foot wrong, I didn’t really miss a shot, I hate to say it but I had no luck out there.”

“I’m really comfortable with where my game is at, another second place so hopefully we’ll have one better later this year.”

Tied in third were local player from Sweden Henrik Stenson, -4 under 66 today and Dean Burmester, South Africa, also -4 under 66, both with -14 under par totals.

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Canadian Womens Open. Nicole Broch Larsen Leads.

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Nicole Broch Larsen of Denmark leads the Canadian Womens Open after the second round at a very windy  Magna Golf Club in Canada.

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Nicole shoots another -6 under 66 in the second round to lead the Canadian Womens Open by one shot at -12 under par;

“I probably hit a couple more bad shots today but got away with them.”

“On the other hand, made a really good putts and made it from just short of the green on 1 and made like an 18 meter (putt) on 2.”

“So, I mean, making putts like that helps.”

“I feel like I’m more confident in this position now than I was two years ago even though I haven’t been here for a while.”

“I’m just trying to play as free as possible the last four events and see if I can make it to Asia. Whatever the next few days brings, I’m still really happy with my two rounds.”

Jin Young Ko, South Korea, has second place to herself, that one shot back at -11 under, after her second round -5 under par 67, and is bogey-free through 36 holes, finding 17 of 18 greens in regulation;

“I had a great round the first two days, and then also I had great putting.”

“I had great shots on the front nine and back nine, too. I was happy.”

Defending Champion from Canada, Brooke Henderson, -3 under 69 today, is tied in third place at -9 under par with Yu Liu, China, -5 under 67, and Pajaree Anannarukarn, Thailand, -3 under 69.

Brooke enjoys the home support;

“It’s pretty special to have all these people out there following you around and cheering you on.”

 “Try to be interacting with them a little bit. Also just trying to make sure I get the job done and play well the next two days.”

Yu stayed patient in the windy conditions;

“It was pretty solid compared to yesterday.”

“Yesterday I wasn’t hitting a lot of fairways, to be honest. Today was just fairways and I hit plenty of greens.”

“It was pretty windy coming in, which made the front nine really tough. It’s really gusty. It’s hard to judge the club selection sometimes, but I think I did pretty good. Stayed patient.”

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Scandinavian Invitation. Wade Ormsby Day 1 Leader.

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Wade from Australia leads the Scandinavian Invitation after the first round at Hills Golf and Sports Club course in Sweden.

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Wade shot a bogey free -8 under par 62, with an Eagle 2 at the par four 14th, to lead the Scandinavian Invitation  by one shot;

“I made a pretty straight birdie on the 12th and then at the 14th I was in between a five and a four iron, picked the right one and boxed it, so then I just got a bit of momentum through the final holes.”

“I felt quite comfortable out there, I was holing my return putts and that kept the round going, which added up to 62.”

Tied in second place at -7 under after opening rounds of 63 are local player Joakim Lagergren and Alex Levy from France.

Joakim enjoyed playing well in front of his home crowd;

“I played very nicely today. It is always nice when you play great at home. It is one of those tournaments where you really want to play well in front of the crowds and if you play bad you get so disappointed, so it’s really nice to get this good round in at the beginning.”

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Jubilant JT Wins The BMW Championship& is #1 in FedExCup Standings.

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Justin Thomas cruised to victory in the BMW Championship, which put him in #1 spot for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club next week in the finals of the FedExCup.

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Justin shot -4 under par 68 to win the BMW Championship by three strokes at -25 under par at Medinah Golf Club in Chicago;

“I was really nervous today. It’s hard to play with a lead.”

“You don’t know how often things like this will happen, and it feels great.”

“The birdie on 11 was huge, that propelled me for the rest of the round.”

Patrick Cantlay was second with a -22 under total, a last round -7 under 65 was a great effort, but of course JT had a six shot cushion to play with at the start of play today;

“I knew I had to make birdies.”

“I needed to make any of the putts on 12, 14 or 15 if I really wanted to get some momentum on my side.”

“Seemed like him saving par on 12 was big. Then obviously I tried to get one back on 13, and then he made it on top of me.”

“So he just played really well. It was going to be hard for me to get to 25 under anyway.”

Hideki Matsuyama from Japan claimed third place with a -20 under total after shooting another -9 under par 63 round today.

The Tour Championship Top 30

  1. JUSTIN THOMAS                                2. PATRICK CANTLAY
  2. BROOKS KOEPKA                            4. PATRICK REED
  3. RORY McILROY                                  6. JON RAHM
  4. MATT KUCHAR                                  8. XANDER SCHAUFFELE
  5. WEBB SIMPSON                              10. ABRAHAM ANCER
  6. GARY WOODLAND                      12. TONY FINAU
  7. ADAM SCOTT                                   14. DUSTIN JOHNSON
  8. HIDEKI MATSUYAMA                 16. PAUL CASEY
  9. JUSTIN ROSE                                    18. BRANDT SNEDEKER
  10. RICKIE FOWLER                            20. KEVIN KISNER
  11. MARC LEISHMAN                        22. TOMMY FLEETWOOD
  12. COREY CONNERS                        24. SUNGJAE IM
  13. CHEZ REAVIE                                 26. BRYSON DeCHAMBEAU
  14. LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN                 28. CHARLES HOWELL III
  15. LUCAS GLOVER                             30. JASON KOKRAK

 

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Czech Masters. Thomas Pieters Wins.

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Thomas Pieters of Belgium wins the Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Club in Czechia.

Pieters powers to fourth European Tour title in PragueThomas / getty

Thomas won the Czech Masters by one shot at -19 under par after his final round of -3 under 69, his fourth European Tour title;

“It feels good to win again.”

“I never doubted myself but it’s just been a long road of not feeling that great with the golf swing. It feels good to get back on track again and get another win.”

“It’s difficult when everybody says you should be winning two or three times a year. It’s always nice to hear that but it’s almost a negative sometimes because I always felt like I was underachieving but hopefully there’s many more like this.” 

“I felt like I was in control today, almost the whole day and I kind of did my own thing.”

Adri Arnaus, the rookie from Spain claimed second place at -18 under, following his last round, also -3 under 69;

“I never gave up, I tried to make some birdies coming in and see if he would make a mistake but he didn’t.

“He was solid getting up and down on 15 and overall it was a really good battle so I’m happy.

“It came into my mind that it was sort of match play so I just tried to beat him over the last two holes, which I did but I came up one short.

“Every week I come out here I learn and I’ll take a lot from this one I’m sure. I’m just enjoying the process at the moment and hopefully I can be up there again in the next few weeks.”

Sharing third place with -16 under totals were; Andrea Pavan, Italy, with one of the low rounds of the day, -7 under par 65, and Sam Horsfield from England, with a final round -4 under 68.

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