Porsche European Open. Julian Suri and Richard McEvoy Tied at the Top.

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Julian Suri, USA, and Richard McEvoy, England, are tied at the top of the Porsche European Open leaderboard after round one at Green Eagle Golf Courses in Germany.

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Julian and Richard both shot -6 under par 66 in the opening round of the  Porsche European Open, to lead by one stroke from the chasing pack.

Four players are tied in third place at -5 under following their first rounds of 67, Chris Paisley, England, Charl Schwartzel, South Africa, Stuart Manley, Wales, and defending Champion Alex Levy from France.

Stuart says he needs to improve his work with the putter;

“It was a little bit tricky when the rain came in but after that the conditions were pretty benign and I took advantage of the good greens.”

“The game is very close. It’s just a matter of time, if I can get a few putts in I think I’ll compete and get a few tournaments under my belt.”

Charl was in good company;

“Sometimes you can get in a three ball where everyone is really struggling and no-one gets going, but if you keep seeing birdies from guys, you feel like they are out there and it frees you up so you know that if you hit some good shots you are going to make them.”

Chris was happy to play well today;

“I’m delighted obviously. It’s been my first good round for a little while and it was nice to kind of get it going on my front nine, I had a lot of birdies and it just felt great to play well.”

FedEx St Jude Classic. Daniel Berger Completes Back To Back Wins.

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Daniel Berger, U.S.A. successfully defends his FedEx St Jude Classic title at TPC Southwind, with back to back wins in Memphis.

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Daniel reclaims his Trophy

Daniel carded a final round -4 under par 66, to post a winning FedEx St Jude Classic total of -10 under par, and defend last years title.

Daniel said he had a better performance with his putter today, and that made the difference;

“I played really great through the first couple days but I didn’t make as many putts.”

“Then the last couple days they just started to fall and that was the big difference.”

“I just hit so many good shots coming down the stretch and I can’t even explain.”

“It’s just; I feel like I wasn’t even on the golf course. It just kind of happened.”

“I’m pretty good, so I’m just going to try and keep doing my thing and see if I can’t get a few more.”

Tied in second place at -9 under par were, Charl Schwartzel, South Africa,  -4 under par 66 today, and Whee Kim, South Korea, with  last round -3 under par 69.

American amateur player Braden Thornberry carded -5 under par 65 in his final round to share in the five-way tie for fourth place at -8 under par. He was joined on that score by Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain, and Billy Horschel, Chez Reavie, and Kevin Chappell, all from the U.S.A.

FedEx St Jude Classic. Three-Way Tie at the Top.

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There is a three-way tie at the top of the FedEx St Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis. Chez Reavie, Sebastian Munoz and Charl Schwartzel share the half-way lead.

Following a second-round 67, Sebastian Munoz reflects on his play in the 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic with Mark Carnevale from PGA TOUR Radio. 

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Chez, U.S.A, scored a second round -5 under par 65, Sebastian, Colombia, -3 under 67 and Charl, South Africa, -4 under 66 top the FedEx St Jude Classic leaderboard with -9 under par totals at the half-way point in the tournament.

Sebastian is loving the experience, hitting the fairways and making putts;

“I’m super happy, I’m really proud of the way I played today.”

“I had one mistake, but I think a pretty good bogey on 18, so I was just happy to be able to step it up.”

“I’ve been putting the ball in the fairway, and capitalizing on some putts.”

Charl thinks that good putting is the key;

“On this golf course you really have to do everything well.”

“It shows your weakness pretty quickly, so if I drive it well, good iron shots and I think the putter is always the key to low scoring.”

Phil Mickelson, who is not playing next week at the U.S. Open, because he will rightly be attending his daughters graduation, is hoping to put in a good performance here, and is currently at -4 under for the competition;

“I would just say that this is a great golf tournament and I want to be ready to play, compete this week.”

“I think that I’ll have a few weeks off so this is my last event. I want to put everything I have into this tournament.”

“I want to fight hard and give myself a good chance on the weekend. I’ve been in contention the last three or four years, have not won it. I would love to win this tournament. It would be a special win for me.”

The Masters. Sergio Beats Justin in a Play-Off.

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Sergio Garcia claimed his first Major win, The Masters, in  a play-off against Justin Rose, at Augusta National Gold Club.

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Sergio and Justin had both finished The Masters on -9 under par, after last rounds of -3 under 69. Sergio won the first play-off hole, the 18th, with a birdie, to claim his maiden Major title.

Sergio spoke about his new found attitude, and Seve’s 60th Birthday;

“I accepted what Augusta gives and takes, and I think because of that, I’m able to stand here today.”

“Demonstration of my character and my mentality, how positive I stayed even when things weren’t going that well on 10 and 11.”

“I have a beautiful life, Major or no major, I’ve said it many, many times. I have an amazing life.”

“To do it on Seve’s 60th birthday and to join him and Olazábal, my two idols in golf my whole life, it’s something amazing.”

“José sent me a text on Wednesday night telling me how much he believed in me.  And what I needed to do.  And just pretty much believe in myself.” 

Sergio gets it done, a playoff for the ages & Kuch's ace

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Justin enjoyed the tussle, and was happy for Sergio to get his maiden Major win;

“A wonderful battle, if I had anybody to lose to, it would be Sergio. He’s had his fair share of heartbreaks.”

“It was encouraging to see the crowd get behind him. I think they realized he paid his dues.”

An Ex Champion, Charl Schwartzel was in third place, at -6 under par, a last round -4 under par 68 giving him that place on his own.

 

 

 

Alfred Dunhill Championship. Brandon Stone In Control.

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Brandon Stone is in control of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club in South Africa.

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Brandon moved away from the field with a third round -6 under par 66 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, giving him a -17 under total and a three shot lead gong into the final round tomorrow.

Brandon liked playing alongside defending champion, Charl Schwartzel, and making some putts;

“I played some good golf the whole day. I holed some putts, hit some good shots, got a really, really lucky break on the last there but all of those missed putts for the last three days just cashed in there.”

“Charl is always good fun to play with, I really admire him. I really admire the way that he plays golf.”

“I think he obviously likes this place and he obviously plays well here so I’m under no illusion. He’s going to come and fire and try to keep that trophy to himself.” 

Sharing second place at -14 under par are Charl Schwartzel, -4 under 68 today, Chris Hanson -4 under 68, and Keith Horne, -5 under 67.

Charl wants to play the front nine better, but he is putting beautifully;

“I need to put myself in play more on the front nine. My putting is really beautiful and I just need to give myself more opportunities and I’m not doing that on the front nine.”

“Hopefully tomorrow I can just play a little better from the beginning.”

Alfred Dunhill Championship, Defending Champion Charl Shares Lead With Paul Dunne.

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Defending Champion Charl Schwartzel shares the lead with Paul Dunne at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club in South Africa.

Alfre Dunhill Championship.

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Charl and Paul both carded bogey free-6 under par 66 to lead the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa.

Charl was happy with a couple of par saving putts;

“I made a good par putt on seven, and those putts are sometimes more important than the birdie putts.”

“I wasn’t doing anything wrong, really. A couple of the shots just didn’t finish as I planned.”

“My game was feeling good, but it was just a matter of getting the execution I was looking for, and on the back nine it came together nicely.”

Paul said he needs to get the ball in play off the tee’

“For me I feel if I can get the ball in play off the tee, with how my irons are feeling and with how good the greens are, I feel if I drive the ball well I’ll give myself loads of chances.”

“I’m feeling good. And look, I have the rest of the weekend, there’s a long way to go.”

Six players are tied in third place at -5 under par, Max Orrin, Scott Jamieson, Jean Hugo, Pablo Larrazabal, Alexander Bjork and Branden Stone.

DP World Tour Championship. Matt Fitzpatrick Wins.

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Matt Fitzpatrick wins the DP World Tour Championship, while Henrik Stenson claims his second  Race to Dubai title.

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Matt had a final round -5 under 67 to post a  DP World Tour Championship winning total of -17 under par, sinking a clutch birdie putt on the 18th, for a one shot victory;

“Four footers aren’t normally what you want for the win but to finish it off like that makes it a lot sweeter.”

“It means the world. To win one of these Final Series events is really special, and this one in particular, obviously the last tournament of the year.”

“For me to win on the final week of the year is special.”

“It’s been a long year for me, and I’ve got to admit, this is just icing on the cake as a year goes. It’s been a great one.”

Tyrrell Hatton was second at -16 under par, he too had birdied the last, but to no avail, his last round -4 under 68 just a bit short on the Jumeirah Golf Estates course;

“Obviously it’s a bitter pill to swallow, but it’s been a great week and for me it’s been the best year of my life. So I can’t get too downbeat, but these things happen.”

“You know, it is what it is and I’m happy with how the week went. I’m sure hopefully in the future, I’ll take my next chance.”

Charl Schwartzel shot -5 under 67 to finish in third place at -14 under par.

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Henrik won the Race to Dubai title, for the second time, he cruised through the final round carding -7 under par 65, the same total as the defending champion Rory McIlroy, they both finished T9 in the competition.

Henrik spoke about his great year;

“I’m very pleased to get my name on this trophy once again.”

“It’s been a great year, the best year of my career. I’ve always thought it was going to be hard to top 2013, but I think I’ve done that this year.”

“Maybe not to the level of golf over six months, but certainly with the highlights of winning The Open, the Olympics and managed to win the Race to Dubai again.”

“So it’s been a great year and it feels lovely to finish in this way.”