A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, Joaquin Niemann Wins Maiden PGA Tour Title.

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Joaquin Niemann of Chile wins his maiden PGA Tour title, A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, at The Old White TPC,  the first player from Chile to win on PGA Tour.Joaquin Niemann made history in West VirginiaJoaquin and Maiden Trophy

A final round of -6 under 66 gave Joaquin the title of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, by a massive six shots at -21 under par;

“I just never thought this moment was possible, I can’t wait to go back home and celebrate with all of my friends.”

“I was just feeling like I was going to win the tournament from the first day, I was in that mindset.”

 “I normally don’t do fist pumps. The emotions on the last couple of holes was crazy.”

“Just making those putts on the last three holes was unbelievable. I couldn’t resist.”

“Being on the Presidents Cup is just a dream, it’s a really good team this year.”

“There’s a lot of good players fighting for those spots. This win definitely helps.”

Tom Hoge was in second place at -15 under, he carded -5 under 65 for his last round;

“A couple bad shots I would like to have back, but it was a good week and good way to start the year.”

Four players then tied in third place at -14 under par, Brian Harman, -5 under 65 today, Harris English, -3 under 67, Nate Lashley, -1 under 69, and Richy Werenski with his last round score of -1 under 69.

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KLM Open Won By Sergio Garcia.

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Sergio Garcia from Spain wins the 100th KLM Open at The International golf course in The Netherlands.

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Sergio signed for a final round -3 under par 69 to win the KLM Open by one shot at -18 under for the tournament, saying he was happy to have his family around him this week;

“It was honestly amazing to have my brother, Angie my wife and little Azalea here, it’s very special.”

“Amazing. We had a great week and great to win again.”

“I played well all week under pressure. It wasn’t easy, there were a couple of tough moments today but I hung on tough, that’s the most important thing.”

“I want to thank all my sponsors for their support and everything they do for me and the year just got a little bit better.”

18 year-old Nicolai Hojgaard from Denmark claimed second place, one shot back at -17 under, following his last round -4 under par 68.

Matt Wallace, England, was third, a final round -4 under 68 was a good finish to the tournament to get third on his own at -15 under par.

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Team Europe, Glory at Gleneagles, Win Solheim Cup.

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Team Europe won the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland with a 14½ to 13½ total score over Team USA.

 Team USA needed just half a point from the last three games to retain the trophy, but Anna Nordqvist then beat Morgan Pressel, Bronte Law came from behind to win over Ally McDonald leaving Suzanne Pettersen to sink the winning putt to close out her win over Marina Alex, on the last hole.

Team Europe captain Catriona Matthew had this to say about the Houdini style escape;

“It’s a dream come true, all 12 of these players, they played their hearts out. We knew it was going to be close today, but to come down to the last putt and for Suzann to hole it, it’s incredible. She got a lot of stick when I picked her, but it shows it was the right one.”

“I could barely watch, actually, it’s far worse watching. “

“When you’re playing, you’re kind of in the zone and in the moment, and you’ve got control over things. But watching you just have to have faith in the players. There’s nothing else you can do.”

Team USA captain Julie Inkster, who was hoping for a threepeat was disappointed, but is moving on to the next match in Toledo, USA;

“It’s disappointing but, you know what, I told them afterwards the sun’s going to come up tomorrow.”

“We played great; the Europeans played great. You tip your hat and you move on to  Toledo.”

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Solheim Cup, It’s All Square at 8 – 8

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It is all square in the Solheim Cup after two days at Gleneagles in Scotland.

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The Saturday Foursomes finished 2-2, with Jessica  and Nelly Korda wining their match 6-5. Team USA then won the Saturday Fourball 2½ to 1½ to draw them level with Team Europe overall.

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KLM Open. Sergio & Callum Tied at the Top.

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Sergio Garcia, Spain, and Callum Shinkwin of England share the 54 hole lead at the 100th KLM Open in The Netherlands.

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Sergio and Callum, who has been at the top of the KLM Open for three days, both carded third rounds of -6 under par 66, to top the leaderboard at -15 under.

Sergio was pleased with his ball striking;

“I’m really pleased, it helps when you are swinging nicely, but it’s not easy. It is never easy. Sometimes we make it look like that but it was tricky.”

“I made a great up and down at ten to keep my run going and then another good finish with a birdie at 17th and 18th.”

“When you are a good ball-striker, it always feels like you are missing more than the rest because you have a lot more birdie putts, but they are from a further distance so it is easier to miss them.”

“I realise that and stay patient and that’s what I’ve been doing.”

Callum is controlling his emotions.

“I have got to maintain my emotions inside, if I hit a poor shot, don’t let it affect me and just walk on and play the next one.”

“I beat myself too much, especially not making birdies early on. I have to just take it one shot at a time and hope it all kicks in.”

18 year-old Nicolai Højgaard of Denmark, in just his third start on the European Tour, is alone in third place with -14 under par following his third round of -5 under 67.

James Morrison, -3 under today is fourth, while  Steven Brown, -4 under 68, Matthew  Southgate, -2 under 70 and Matt Wallace, who fired a new course record of -9 under par 63 are in fifth spot with -11 under tournament totals, all these players are from England.

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A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Kevin Chappell with a 59.

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Kevin Chappell shot a 59 second round at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, just the tenth player in history to record that number on the PGA TOUR. Three players are tied at the top; Robby Shelton, Scottie Scheffler and Joaquin Niemann.

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Scottie and Joaquin both carded -8 under 62, while first round leader Robby stayed at the top of tournament leaderboard with a second round -5 under 65, all with -13 under par totals for 36 holes.

Scottie was stress free, and bogey free today;

“I haven’t put myself in too many bad situations.”

“Just hoping to keep that going for the weekend.”

“Pretty stress free so far.”

Joaquin, from Chile, was tied in 5th place in 2018, he is bogey free for the first two rounds of the tournament;

“It’s a really special place, I have fun here.”

Adam Long is at -12 under in 4th place after his -8 under 62 second round.

But the day belonged to Kevin Chappell, nine consecutive birdies  for a second round -11 under par 59 today eased him into fifth place on his own at -10 under par, in his first PGA TOUR tournament for 10 months, following surgery;

“Ten months ago I was on the couch and couldn’t walk.”

 “So many people had a lot to do with getting me back out here and getting me competitive.”

“I haven’t accomplished a goal yet. While I can win the golf tournament, this is the step in the right direction.”

“I’d like to say I never stopped believing, but it’s always nice to see you can do it and have the evidence to move forward.”

 “We have a few shots to make up on the leaderboard this weekend and it’s going to take some good playing to win the golf tournament.”

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KLM Open. Scott Jamieson Jumps Into 36 Hole Lead.

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Scott Jamieson jumps into the KLM Open 36 hole lead at The International golf course in The Netherlands.

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Scott fired a second round -7 under par 65 to take the half-way lead by two shots at -11 under in the KLM Open.

Four players are tied in second place, those two shots back at -9 under par; Sergio Garcia, Spain, with -5 under 67 today, with three guys from England, Mathew Southgate, -4 under 68, James Morrison, -5 under 67, and first round leader Callum Shinkwin with his second round score of -3 under 69.

Sam Horsfield, England, and Nicolai Hojgaard, Denmark, are at -8 under for the tournament after both posting second rounds of -3 under 69.

The real star of the KLM Open is 100 year-old Susan Hosang, who took up playing golf at 70. She played in Beat the Pro.

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The KLM Open is hosting its 100th edition of the tournament, which dates back to 1912,  coinciding with the event sponsor, Dutch airline KLM.

Susan played against 2016 Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters, from Belgium, Patrick Reed, USA, the 2017 Masters Tournament champion, and  European Tour winner Matt Wallace from England.

Patrick had this to say about Susan’s effort on the par three hole she played;

“Just to see her out there being able to swing and to have the energy she had to walk up the entire hole.”

“Honestly, it wasn’t that bad of a golf swing and it is one of the fun things they have done here on the European Tour at this event and hopefully she can continue playing golf.”

Thomas was impressed with the sprightly play of Susan;

“She didn’t look like she was 100, I’ll give her that, she looked like she was 75 or 80, so wonderful for her age and she was walking fast to the green.”

“I think she beat me almost, so she did very well.”

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