British Masters. Matt Makes It His Title.

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Matt Fitzpatrick makes the British Masters title his at Woburn Golf Club in England.

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Matt had a final round -3 under par 68 to win the British Masters with a -15 under par total, and a two shot winning margin from the chasing pack. This is his maiden European Tour win, a great day that he will remember forever;

“It’s not going to sink in for a long time, I know that.”

“It was a long day and I didn’t really know what I had to do to win but I just sort of ground it out and managed to win. A great day”

“The fans have just been incredible to me and unbelievably supportive and I can’t tell everyone how appreciative I am of that.”

“Walking down every hole it’s, ‘Come on Matt’ and it’s amazing to have that support.”

Tied in second place at -13 under par were Søren Kjeldsen, and Fabrizio Zanotti, both -2 under today, and Shane Lowry who climbed up the leaderboard with-4 under 67.

Søren had his chances dashed when he three-putted on the par five 15th, and followed that with a bogey on the 16th.

Shane dropped a shot on the 219 yard par three 14th, while Fabrizio carded back-to-back bogeys on 13 and 14.

Luke Donald finished in a four-way tie for fifth at -11 under par, along with Kiradech AphibarnratMike Lorenzo-Vera and Marcus Fraser.

Oliver Fisher and Tommy Fleetwood both carded last rounds of -6 under par 65, sharing ninth position with a whole bunch of players.

Graeme McDowell had a remarkable last round, shooting +1 over par 72 , which included an Eagle, four birdies, four bogeys and a triple bogey.

Tournament host Ian Poulter also had a final round +1 over 72 and finished way down the pack. I wonder if the responsibility of hosting left him unable to concentrate on his golf.

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Jessica Korda Wins.

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Jessica Korda wins the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

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Jessica carded a final round -6 under par 65 to win the  Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia tournament at -18 under par, a four shot victory. She spoke about her struggles this year, and how good she feels now;

“The struggle. I think just struggling and being at your lowest and then feeling this and going through these emotions.”

 “Just incredible gratitude and just being so humbled by everything.”

“All the support that I’ve had, the people that have stuck with me this year, didn’t stop believing in me even when I did a little bit.”

“I think it was just a long time coming, I knew that I was getting really close and just needed to stay patient.”

“That’s all my caddie was telling me. He was on me all week about staying patient, the putts will fall. So it’s just an incredible feeling.”

I know I was weirdly calm today, I knew what I needed to do. I needed to take care of myself.”

“If somebody was going to make a hot start, that’s just the way it was going to be. I was going to continue to play my own game.”

World number one Lydia Ko was tied in second place at -14 under par, with Shanshan Feng and Stacy Lewis.

The Presidents Cup. Team USA Wins, By Just One Shot.

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In a fantastic final day at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in South Korea Team USA wins The Presidents Cup, by just one point over the Internationals.

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In a fitting end to this tournament Team USA Captain Jay Haas watched his son, Bill, hold on to a one shot lead coming up the 18th, to win The Presidents Cup, by one point, 15.5 to 14.5.

Bill spoke about the pressure playing the 18th, for the team win;

“That was the hardest position I’ve been in on the golf course in my career.”

His father, Jay was happy for Bill, and the Team;

“I’m so happy for the team, when we put Bill out 12th, we had no idea that was going to happen.”

“I’m just proud of all of them. Couldn’t even have dreamt this. I just feel happy for the guys.”

The International side got singles victories from Adam Scott, Hideki Matsuyama, Steven Bowditch, Marc Leishman and Branden Grace.

Branden  played and won in all five games, and joins Shigeki Maruyama (1998) as the only two International team players to earn five points in a single Presidents Cup. That 1998 competition remains the International team’s lone victory in the 21-year-old competition.

International Team captain Nick Price praised his team for their effort;

“I just had a feeling it was going to come down to one of the last two games.”

“I’m just so proud of my team, they bonded and I’m so proud, irrelevant of the outcome. We put on a show this week. Golf was the victor this week, that’s for sure.”

Sunday Singles Results


USA Score Internationals
Patrick Reed Halved Louis Oosthuizen
Rickie Fowler 6&5 Adam Scott*
Dustin Johnson* 2&1 Danny Lee
J.B. Holmes 1 Up Hideki Matsuyama*
Bubba Watson Halved Thongchai Jaidee
Jimmy Walker 2 Up Steven Bowditch*
Phil Mickelson 5&4 Charl Schwartzel
Chris Kirk 1 Up Anirban Lahiri
Jordan Spieth 1 Up Marc Leishman*
Zach Johnson 3&2 Jason Day
Matt Kuchar 2&1 Branden Grace*
Bill Haas 2 Up Sangmoon Bae

British Masters. Kiradech Joins Matt at the top.

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Kiradech Aphibarnrat joins Matt Fitzpatrick at the top of the British Masters leaderboard after 54 holes at Woburn Golf Club in England.

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Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Matt Fitzpatrick at Woburn Golf Club.

Kiradech put together a -4 under par 67 to join Matt at the top of the British Open leaderboard, both on -12 under par for the competition, Matt was -3 under 68 today.

Kiradech is looking forward to tomorrow, and is happy with his putting;

“Today didn’t have any particularly good shots, driving and hitting is good. 

“I made a lot of putts on the front nine but the iron play wasn’t as sharp as the first two rounds.”

“At the 17th and 16th they were very difficult putts and I couldn’t make them but I just look forward to playing tomorrow.”

“I’ll just continue to play my own game and concentrate on the gameplan and give myself the opportunity to putt and keep it in the fairways.”

“If you keep the ball in play you have a chance to finish low.”

Søren Kjeldsen, -2 under 69 and  Fabrizio Zanotti with a -5 under 66 share second place at -11 under par.

Making a welcome return to the upper reaches of the leaderboard is Luke Donald, he is tied in fifth position with Shane Lowry, Romain Wattel and Richard Bland, all just three shots off the pace at -9 under par.

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Luke carded the low round of the day, -6 under par 65, to put himself in a great position to have a go at wining the title;

“I have got myself in a great position and I would love to go out there tomorrow and shoot another round like that, which might be good enough.”

“It’s always nice to play in front of great crowds like this week. I would just like to win any tournament to be honest, but it would be a little more special in the UK.”

“It’s been a bit of a dry spell for me and I would love to get back in that winners’ circle.”

The Presidents Cup. USA Keeps 1 Point Lead On Day 3.

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The USA Team keeps 1 point lead at the end of day 3 in The Presidents Cup at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in South Korea, 9.5 to 8.5.

On a day packed with drama, a big win for Sangmoon Bae and Hideki Matsuyama in the afternoon Four-Ball, 6-5 over Chris Kirk and Jimmy Walker.

For the Americans Jordan Spieth won in both the morning and afternoon sessions.

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Now it is all down to the singles, what a great day of golf is waiting for us tomorrow. All those doubters who say The Presidents Cup competition will not last have obviously not witnessed the passion of the crowd here.


Patrick Reed
Rickie Fowler
3 & 2


Louis Oosthuizen
Branden Grace
Bubba Watson
J.B. Holmes

Adam Scott
Marc Leishman
Bill Haas
Matt Kuchar

Sangmoon Bae
Hideki Matsuyama

Dustin Johnson
Jordan Spieth
1 UP

Jason Day
Charl Schwartzel



J.B. Holmes
Bubba Watson
1 UP


Louis Oosthuizen
Branden Grace

Phil Mickelson
Zach Johnson
3 & 2

Adam Scott
Anirban Lahiri
Jimmy Walker
Chris Kirk
6 & 5


Sangmoon Bae
Hideki Matsuyama

Patrick Reed
Jordan Spieth
3 & 2

Jason Day
Charl Schwartzel


Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Jessica Korda Leads.

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Jessica Korda leads the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia tournament going into the final round tomorrow at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.

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Jessica shot a bogey free third round -6 under par 65 to take the lead into the final round of the  Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, with a -12 under par total, and a two shot lead over the field.

Jessica said it has been a while since she was in contention, and it is nice to be back in business. She had been performing so poorly that she backed off the Solheim Cup team;

“It’s a confidence builder. I haven’t been in this position in such a long time, since basically January.”

“It’s just so nice to be back.”

“I really played myself off of the team so I kind of knew that I wasn’t going to get on there. I told Juli that I had bigger things to worry about.”

“I had been playing so poorly that Solheim wasn’t even on my radar at that point.”

“That week I made the cut and I was so happy with myself and then at Evian I missed the cut again and so I was really just happy to sit at home on the couch and watch the girls do their thing because I don’t think I could have contributed to the team like I know I should have.”

Stacy Lewis shares second place with Ha Na Jang, both at -10 under par for the competition. Stacy also had a -6 under par 65, while Ha Na stood still with an even par round of 71.

Stacy is looking forward to a shoot out tomorrow;

This golf course is just a shootout.”

“It’s just who is going to make the most birdies at the end of the week.”

“Just nice to be back somewhere close to the lead and hopefully just within a few shots going into tomorrow.

World number one Lydia Ko is tied in third place with Shanshan Feng and Xi Yu Lin, all at -9 under par.

Lydia gave us her views on Jess and Stacy, following her -3 under par round today;

“Jess is such a solid player. You know, her iron game is great, and I think she’s one of the best putters on the tour.”

“Stacy, she’s always up there. She’s always contending and always around the leaders or leading.”

“I said before all this Asia swing started that she will make; have a win by the end of the season.”

“She shot like one over the first day, but look how she comes back the next two days.”

British Masters. Søren Kjeldsen Joins Matt Fitzpatrick at the Top.

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Søren Kjeldsen joins Matt Fitzpatrick at the top of the British Masters leaderboard at Woburn Golf Club in England.

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Søren fired a second round -3 under par 68 to join overnight leader Matt at the top of the British Masters leaderboard at -9 under par, after 36 holes of the competition. Matt carded -2 under 69.

Søren loves to play golf, especially when the game is good, but he did struggle with the putter early on;

 “When you play nicely you just want to keep going. I’ve always enjoyed playing a lot.”

“I know a lot of guys take a lot of time off but I love the competition, I love to be out there, I feel that’s why I improve so I’ve always had the strategy of playing a lot.”

“I got off to a little bit of a slow start, I played pretty well but I didn’t make the putts.”

“Then I three-putted 16, got it back nicely on 17 and then again – nice birdie on one, bad bogey on two, and then I hit a bad second shot on three into the bunker.”

“I focus a lot on the sound when the club hits the sand and straight away I felt like it had a lovely sound to the shot and I just managed to get up on the hill and see it disappear. Nice feeling.”

Matt said his game was not so good today, and he was pleased to still be at the top of the leaderboard. He chipped in at the third;

“I thought about putting it at first but the rough was a little bit too thick to start with so I just needed to get it out of that and literally just trickle it over the hill and hopefully it was going to go close, luckily it went in.”

“It was pretty tough out there today for me.”

“I didn’t feel like I hit it my best so it was nice to score well coming in and shoot 69 to stay at the top of the leaderboard which is always nice.”

Richard Bland and Kiradech Aphibarnrat share third place, just one shot back at -8 under par, both players repeated yesterdays score of -4 under par 67.

Shane Lowry, Robert Karlsson and Bradley Dredge are all tied in fifth place with -7 under par.

Shane reported he could have done better, he could only manage -2 under 69 today, which included a bogey, and a three putt;

“I’m pretty happy, the two par fives on the back nine, I had two little pitches and didn’t make birdie which was a bit annoying and I had a bad three-putt on the par three where I made bogey.”

“I could have been a few shots better but I’m in a good position going into the weekend and looking forward to it.”

Best round of the day went to Robert Rock,  -6 under 65, and T13, while tournament host Ian Poulter must be finding hosting hard work, he carded -1 under 71, to be back at -4 under par for the tournament.