Sergio Garcia King at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters.

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Sergio Garcia King at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, winning at Real Club Valderrama in his home country Spain.

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Sergio, the Tournament Host, became an Honorary Life Member of the European Tour on Friday night, and is now a 14-time winner said it was all amazing, and he made some key putts coming in;

“It was amazing, all three of us played amazing.”

“Daniel played great with everything that he had on the line, Joost played unbelievable.”

“I played really well and I felt like maybe I could get away and he just kept coming back and back and made it an amazing match.”

“I stayed patient the whole time, I made sure the bad moments did not affect me too much and made a couple of really key putts coming in.”

“The people were unbelievable, amazing, so many people came out and supported, it was really a treat.”

“I want to dedicate this one to my wife Angela and our little baby coming next year in March.”

Joost Luiten from Holland was in second place, just one shot back at -11 under par, a last round -5 under 66 made for an exciting finish.

Third position went to Daniel Brooks, England, who was fighting to keep his Tour card, a final round of even par 71 for -7 under was not what he wanted in terms of winning the tournament, but this result puts him inside the top 101 in the rankings to secure his playing privileges for next season.

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Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship. Eun Hee Ji Wins Easily.

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Eun Hee Ji, South Korea, easily wins the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship, by six shots in Taiwan, only her second LPGA Tour win, the last was eight years ago.

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Eun Hee calmly carded a final round -7 under par 65, to post the winning number of -17 under par at the top of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship leaderboard, and end her eight year drought;

“I’m so happy and excited because I haven’t won for the past eight years.”

 “So I was waiting for this moment for so long, so I’m super happy right now.”

“It is a nice day for playing golf today, and I have a really good group with Lydia and Jenny, so I was more relaxed with them and enjoyed playing with them.”

 “Yeah, it’s been great.”

Lydia Ko, New Zealand, also -7 under 65, bogey free today, claimed second place on her own at -11 under par;

“I’ll still take a birdie on the finishing hole.”

“I played really solid today. I had a few pars; I guess 12-footers for par on my front nine that I was able to hole and make a bunch of birdies. “

“I’ll take my 65.”  

Five ladies tied in third position at a distant -7 under par, World #1 So Yeon Ryu, South Korea, -7 under 65 today, Lizette Salas, USA, -5 under 67, Carlota Ciganda, Spain, -4 under 68, Shanshan Feng, China, -4 under 68 and Madelene Sagstrom, Sweden, also with -4 under 68 today.

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The CJ Cup. Justin Wins in a Play-Off

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Justin Thomas, USA,  wins The CJ Cup in a play-off against Marc Leishman of Australia on Jeju Island, South Korea.

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What a strange week it was, Justin started with a -9 under par 63, and finished the tournament on the same number, to get into the play-off. Marc carded a final round-2 under 70 for his -9 under tournament total. The win continues Justin’s phenomenal winning form.

Justin won The CJ Cup at the second play-off hole, the par five 18th, after Marc had sent his second shot into the water hazard.

Cameron Smith, Australia, finished in third position at -8 under, just missing his birdie putt on the last hole to get into the play-off, finishing with a final round -2 under 70.

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Andalucia Valderrama Masters. Home Hero Sergio Leads,

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Home Hero and Tournament Host Sergio Garcia leads the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Spain.

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Sergio carded -3 under par 68 in the third round of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters to lead after 54 holes by one shot at -8 under par;

“It was pretty solid, I’m going to go out there tomorrow and try to post another under par round and see what happens.”

“Good rounds are possible there but they have to be spot on.”

“It’s still a long way tomorrow to come so we can’t get too much ahead of ourselves.”

Low round of the day went to Daniel Brooks of England, -7 under 64, which propelled him up the leaderboard into second place on that score.

Daniel needs a good week here to avoid a return to the Tour School;

“That was good fun out there, I hit a lot of good shots. I’ve been playing some great golf all week, I made a lot of birdies.”

“This week I’ve been paying quite aggressive and I’ve been attacking pins, playing nice golf. I knew I needed a good week. If you have a good one, great, if not then Tour School in a few weeks time.”

Joost Luiten, Holland, continues to remain in the hunt for the title, but an even par third round saw him drop back into third place at -6 under par.

Joost had putting problems;

“I felt like I left a couple too many out there, especially on the greens with a couple of short putts.

“I three-putted the seventh and missed a short one on nine, lipped out on ten.”

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The CJ Cup. Two Tied at the Top.

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There are two players tied at the top of The CJ Cup leaderboard on Jeju Island in South Korea. Justin Thomas and Scott Brown, both from the USA share the honor, on a difficult windy day.

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Justin had the -9 under par score for the first round, and still has the same number after 54 holes, posting -2 under par 70 today, to share the lead at The CJ Cup with Scott, who was -1 under par 71 in the third round.

Anirban Lahiri, India, -3 under 69 today, and Marc Leishman, Australia, -1 under 71 are tied in third place at -7 under par for the tournament.

In fifth position are Whee Kim, South Korea, even par 72 today, Cameron Smith, Australia, +1 over par 73, and Lucas Glover, USA, +2 over 74.

To say it was a difficult day would be a huge understatement, only ten players were under par for their rounds today.

The same conditions are predicted for the final round tomorrow, so I guess just about anything could happen. It should be fun to watch.

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Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship. Eun Hee Is Walking Away With It.

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In the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship Eun Hee Ji is walking away with it, and will take a six shot advantage into the final round.

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On a very windy day in Taiwan Eun Hee shot a third round -3 under par 69, to lead the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship by six shots at -10 under par. Windy conditions meant only 14 ladies managed to shoot under par scores in the third round.

Sharing second place at -4 under par are Lydia Ko, New Zealand, who carded -4 under par 68 today, for the low round of the day, and must have been surprised to see herself in second place. She shares that position with Jenny Shin, USA, who carded +3 over 75 today.

Lydia mentioned good putting in the tough conditions;

“It was pretty tough out there with the wind being pretty strong and starting from the first hole.”

“It kind of progressively picked up. I played solid and made a few good putts.”

“A little careless plus little mistakes on 17, but it’s always nice to be able to finish with a birdie on the last.”

Jenny would like some rain tomorrow;

“Maybe I play well in the rain, and I hope it just comes down tomorrow, and maybe I’ll play seven  under par, you never know.”

“I’ve known Eun-Hee for a really long time, and playing with her two days in a row, it’s going to be an interesting day tomorrow.”

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Andalucia Valderrama Masters. Joost Luiten Leads, with an Albatross.

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Joost Luiten leads the Andalucia Valderrama Masters aided by an Albatross  at Real Club Valderrama, in Spain.

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Joost celebrates his Albatross / getty

Joost, from Holland, carded his albatross on the par five 11th hole, to post -6 under par at the top of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters leaderboard, with a second round -1 under 70, and finished second here last year;

“I’m happy with the way I played,I finished second, I like this place.”

“Hopefully we can have a good weekend and we can win here but there’s a lot of golf to be played and we just need to focus on tomorrow and have another good round.”

“I think it will play a bit shorter off the tee, it will be a bit harder maybe to hit the fairways if they’re going to run off but it’s still fairly soft, you can still be aggressive into the pins but you’ve got to hit the fairways and that’s the game-plan for the weekend.”

“I think ten under will be a good number.”

Sharing second place at -5 under par are Tournament Host and local favorite Sergio Garcia, even par 71 today, Robert Rock, England, -1 under 70, and Scott Jamieson, Scotland, with his second round -3 under 68.

Sergio will need to put some ice on a wrist injury;

“We’ll just ice it (his wrist) a little bit and put that anti-inflammation patch that I have and hopefully it will be fine tomorrow.”

“I feel like I could have shot probably two or three under but it was tough out there this afternoon.”

Robert would have liked to be in front, and thinks he could have been;

“I’ve played better than one under and just threw stupid shots away from the edge of the green that are pretty basic, so it’s annoying, but it’s a good two days.”

“There are some great players on the leaderboard and it would be nice to have a few extra shots on them come the weekend but I’ll take it.”

Scott was very happy with his round in the windy conditions;

“I’m delighted with that. Anything under par around here, most people would sign up for before they tee off and especially in the tricky conditions today with the breeze blowing.”

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