Dean & Deluca Invitational. Kevin Kisner Claims Victory.

 

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Kevin Kisner claims victory at the Dean & Deluca Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Texas.

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Kevin shot a last round -4 under par 66 to win the Dean & Deluca Invitational posting a -10 under par total, and a one stroke winning margin.

Kevin mentioned the 40 ft putt, that just fell in, starting his charge to be champion;

“It was a difficult putt just to two-putt. It fell in on the last roll.”

 “That kind of gets those juices flowing.”

“I’m just honored to be the champion here and to come back every year and see my name on that wall is going to be something special.”

“I’m just happy to win any tournament but especially here, I love this place.”

“We’ve been working on the pitching and chipping, and it’s really paid off. I feel way more comfortable.”

Defending Champion Jordan Spieth, -5 under 65 today, Jon Rahm, Spain, -4 under 66, and Sean O’Hair, also -4 under 66, were all tied in second place, one stroke short of a play-off at -9 under for the tournament.

Jordan was happy to find some decent form at last;

“I didn’t do any scoreboard watching and really thought I needed to get to eleven under.”

“I hit so many great putts today. I hit a bad putt on 17. It was pretty frustrating.”

“I could look back at the end of the year and this could have been the most important round of the year.”

“I hope that’s the case.”

 

LPGA Volvik Championship. Shanshan Feng Wins.

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Shanshan Feng of China wins the LPGA Volvik Championship.

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Shanshan carded a final round -4 under par 68 to win the LPGA Volvik Championship with a -19 under par tournament total, and a one shot victory;

“I was trying to win the tournament since the start today and I’m glad that I did it.”

“I’m really happy to have this win because I’ve had six wins on the LPGA so far but only two in the U.S.”

“So I’m really happy that I’m not only playing well in Asia but also in the U.S, and very glad that a lot of the Chinese came today to actually come support me.”

Tied in second place, that one shot back at -18 under par, were Minjee Lee, Australia with  a last round -7 under par 65 a great effort. She was joined by Sung Hyun Park, South Korea, with -6 under 66 today.

Minjee tried to make it, and good putting helped her all week;

“I was like ‘oh, I’m four shots behind with like two holes to go.”

“So just tried to play and make as many birdies as I could on the last two holes.”

“I made one.”

“I’m pretty happy with my result, obviously I’m going to come up a little bit short, but still, yeah, I hit it pretty solid all week and I putted pretty well all week.”

 

BMW PGA Championship. Alex Noren with a 62 Wins.

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Alex Noren, from Sweden, shot an amazing final round of 62 to win the BMW PGA Championship, on the revamped West Course at Wentworth Golf Club, in England.

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Alex and Trophy

Alex had carded eight birdies in his first sixteen holes, to tie the leaders, and then made Eagle on the 18th to seal victory at the BMW PGA Championship, with a -10 under par 62 final round, giving him a tournament total of -11 under par.

Alex said he had no intention of winning this tournament this morning, but gave his best ever putting performance today;

“It feels amazing and crazy because I had no intention of trying to win this morning.”

“I didn’t even think about it when I came off the course quite angry yesterday after playing a good round and chipping it into the water from the back of the green on 18.”

“It’s a great feeling now but it feels unreal.”

“It’s a tough course mentally coming down the stretch. It’s not super narrow but it’s just if you hit it a little bit wayward it can cost you.”

“I putted probably the best I’ve ever putted.

Francesco Molinari, Italy, was in second place, two shots back at -9 under par, with a last round -4 under par 68;

“Bittersweet, obviously. I’m happy with my performance today.”

“Alex did something quite special so it was hard to beat, really.”

Three players tied in third place at -8 under par, Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, -7 under 65 today, Henrik Stenson, Sweden, -4 under 68 and Hideto Tanihara, Japan, -4 under 68 in his final round.

Nicolas said he should have had ten under;

“You know what, I had it on a string all day. It could have been ten under except for one bad swing on 15.”

Henrik said he just made too many mistakes;

“Too many unforced errors and this was definitely the best chance for me to win this tournament over all the years I’ve played it.”

 

Dean & Deluca Invitational. Webb Simpson Supreme.

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Webb Simpson was supreme in the third round of the Dean & Deluca Invitational, and will take a two shot lead into the final round tomorrow at Colonial Country Club, in Texas.

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Webb carded a third round -3 under par 67 to lead the Dean & Deluca Invitational after 54 holes, with a two shot advantage at -9 under par over the field going into the last round tomorrow.

Webb spoke about the tree-lined Hogan’s Alley course, with the heat and wind also involved with the decision-making;

“There is so much thinking involved on every shot.”

“Definitely feel like the season has ebbed and flowed.”

“I feel like that’s starting to happen more, where I’m part of the conversation of contending.”

“That’s a good feeling. I know what I’m doing is working.”

Paul Casey, England, -2 under 68 today, and Danny Lee, New Zealand, -1 under 69, they share second place, two shots back at -7 under par.

Paul said he missed a few putts for birdie, but made a 25 footer on the last;

“I had missed a lot of good looks for birdies and opportunities, although I’m not complaining.”

 “Happy I shot under par.

The wind definitely got Danny’s attention,

“It was a good grind day.”

“It’s tough out there with the wind blowing sideways.”

 

 

 

LPGA Volvik Championship. Shanshan Feng Shines.

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Shanshan Feng, China, shines in the third round of the LPGA Volvik Championship, topping the leaderboard with a bogey free 66 today at Travis Pointe Country Club.

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Shanshan scored a bogey free -6 under par 66 to claim the 54 hole lead of the LPGA Volvik Championship, with a -15 under par total;

Shanshan said good putting helped her on her way

“I started the round a little slowly. I was only one under through eight holes and then I made two putts in a row on the ninth and tenth.”

 “After that I was just feeling like, ‘oh, I can start making birdies,’ and I was more comfortable.” 

“I’m feeling good about my condition right now and what I’ve done the first three days, so looking forward to the final day.”

Lizette Salas, U.S.A. holds second place at -14 under par, -5 under 67 today keeping her in touch with the leader, making bogey at the last today upset her;

“I hit the ball amazing today, I putted really great.”

“Everything’s coming together, and I think if I just stay patient and stay still for a little extra second, things will be great for me tomorrow.”

“Finishing like that really just gets under my skin. I think that is going to be an extra push for tomorrow, too.”

“You hit great ones, you hit bad ones, and unfortunately that bad one was on my last hole today.”

Suzann Pettersen, Norway, is in third position, another shot back at -13 under par for the tournament, with -3 under 69 today.

BMW PGA Championship. Andrew Dodt Has 54 Hole Lead.

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Andrew Dodt, of Australia has the 54 hole lead in the BMW PGA Championship on a windy West Course at Wentworth, in England.

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Andrew Dodt, approach to the last

Andrew carded -4 under par 68  in the third round,to take the lead into the final round of the BMW PGA Championship, with a -8 under par total.

He mentioned in the windy conditions in interview;

“It was a different wind direction to the first two days.”

“It was pretty tricky, the first 12 holes were really tough with the greens firm.”

Branden Grace, South Africa, who earlier in the competition had received a controversial free drop lies in second place at -7 under par, compiling -2 under par 70 today.

Francesco Molinari, Italy, +2 over 74 today, and Lee Westwood, England, with an even par round of 72 today, share third place at -5 under par.

The Olympic Champion Justin Rose, who yesterday made an Eagle at the last to make the cut, carded -2 under 70 in his third round and is now at even par for the tournament. If the wind continues to blow tomorrow he could have a chance if he can produce an early low round and set a reasonable clubhouse target.

Dean & Deluca Invitational. Four Way Tie at the Top.

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There is a four-way tie at the top of the Dean& Deluca Invitational leaderboard at the end of 36 holes at Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas. Webb Simpson, Kevin Kisner, Danny Lee and Scott Piercy share the honor.

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Webb Simpson

Webb, -4 under 66 today, Danny, -6 under 64, Kevin, -3 under 67 and Scott -4 under 66, all sit atop the Dean & Deluca Invitational leaderboard at -6 under for the tournament after 36 holes.

Webb,  joked about playing in Texas;

“I didn’t play well at Byron my first couple of years, so I just decided to stay out of Texas.”

Paul spoke about the tricky wind conditions;

“It’s been tricky with the wind, I’ve handled it well so far, so I would actually like it to stay tricky if it can.”

“And I handle the heat well, so I am saying probably the more difficult it is, the better it is for me.”

Another four players are tied in fifth spot, one shot back at -5 under for the tournament, Paul Casey, -4 under 66 today, Sergio Garcia, -4 under 66, Jon Rahm, -1 under 69, and Sean O’Hair, -2 under 68.

Defending Champion Jordan Spieth has recovered from the poor start yesterday, even par, to record a second round -2 under par to give himself a chance to successfully defend his title. He told reporters about the spectre of missing back to back cuts in his home town;

“When your backs against the wall,  and you feel the nerves kick up, because you’ve got to do something, and you’re not going to be able to play both week-ends in town.”

“That would have been really really tough for me to swallow, if I missed the cut.”

” And it was in my head.”

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