U.S. Open. Gary Gets His 1st Major Title.

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Gary Woodland, USA, gets his first Major PGA Tour title, the 2019 U.S.Open, at Pebble Beach in California.

Woodland wins first major title    Gary & U.S. Open Trophy / getty

Gary fired a final round -2 under 69 to grab his first Major. the U.S. Open, by three shots at -13 under par;

“I really felt good all week, I was really in control of the golf ball.”

“I’ve hit the golf ball pretty good for a long time but the short game is just taking pressure off the ball striking which has gotten better and the putting is taking pressure of everything.”

“When I can do that it ads up to a pretty good week.”

“I was trying to enjoy the moment, come in with a good attitude. It’s obviously an uncomfortable position being in the lead at a Major Championship but I’m trying to enjoy being uncomfortable, enjoy the moment, enjoy the pressure and really thrive on it.”

Brooks Koepka, the defending Champion, put up a good defence of his title, trying to win it for the third consecutive year, his -3 under 68 today gave him second place with a -10 under par total;

“It doesn’t sting. I played great. Nothing I could do. Gary played a great four days.”

“That’s what you’ve got to do if you want to win a U.S. Open, or win a major championship and hats off to him.”

“Cool way to go out on 18, to make that bomb. He deserves it, he’s worked hard and I’m happy for him.”

Justin Rose, England, carded a closing +3 over par 74 to finish in a tie for third at -7 under alongside Jon Rahm, Spain, -3 under 68 today, with  Xander Schauffele, -4 under 67 and Chez Reavie, even par 71, both from the USA.

Justin, after the first hole, which he birdied, then just hung around all day;

“Obviously didn’t quite have it early, but did a brilliant job of hanging around.”

“I was right in the tournament, and then just kept missing in the wrong spot.”

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Meijer LPGA Classic. Brooke Henderson Wins.

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Brooke Henderson from Canada wins the Meijer LPGA Classic by one shot  at Blythefield Country Club with -2 under par 70 final round, and a tournament total of -21 under par.

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Brooke carded -2 under 70 to win the Meijer LPGA Classic title by one stroke at -21 under, breaking a tie with Sandra Post for the Canadian win record on the LPGA Tour, and on Fathers day when he was looking on;

“That’s really cool, earlier this year to get my eighth win and to tie that record was a huge deal for me.”

“To now to kind of breakthrough that is awesome. I’m just really excited for the rest of the summer and hopefully many more wins in the future.”

“It’s really special, I’m so happy that both my mom and my dad can be out here to watch my sister and I win this. It’s always special when they’re here, especially on Father’s Day.”

“When I was walking up here I thought maybe I would have to birdie or eagle this hole to get the job done, but when I looked at the scoreboard I was sort of shocked that all I needed to do was three-putt and par.”

“I’m really grateful about that because I was shaking pretty bad on those last couple putts.”

Four ladies tied in second place at -20 under, Nasa Hataoka, Japan, a flying -7 under 65 final round, Sue Oh, Australia, -6 under 66 today, and from the USA, Lexi Thompson and Brittany Altomare, both with -4 under 68 last rounds.

Lexi did not have her A Game today;

“Unfortunately, I didn’t hit it that great today, but I made some really good putts on my second nine.”

“I had a little bit of a muscle spasm in my shoulder all day, but it is what it is, you can’t control that. So, overall great week.”

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U.S.Open. Gary Leads by 1.

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Gary Woodland, USA, leads the U.S. Open by one shot at Pebble Beach in California.

Gary Woodland (Getty Images)            Gary  / getty                                                                                                                                                           Gary carded a third round -2 under 69 to hang onto the top spot on the U.S. Open leaderboard with a -11 under par total;

“My game is in a great spot, I’m at a beautiful golf course.”

“I came here to win, and that’s what we’re going out to do tomorrow.”

“I know if I play my game and play like the way I’ve been playing, the guys from behind me are going to have to do something really, really special.”

“So I’m going to go out, stay within myself, stick to my game plan and try to extend that lead more than anything.”

Justin Rose, England, is in second place, that one shot back at -10 under after his third round -3 under 68;

“Today wasn’t perfect but my short game kept me in it, I pulled off some clutch shots too.” 

“I had five birdies today, that gives you a bit of leeway to make a mistake but I think tomorrow we might see a course that isn’t as gentle as we’ve seen this week.” 

“So with the course that has the ability to firm up and trickier pins, I’m preparing for all eventualities.”

“I can’t wait to see the pins in the morning and make a plan.”

Three players are then tied in third place at -7 under, Brooks Koepka and Chez Reavie, both from the USA, and both with -3 under 68 today. They are joined on that total with Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, who carded a third round -1 under 70.

Rory McIlroy is at -6 under for the tournament, -1 under 70 today, visiting seven bunkers on the way round, and is alone in 6th spot on the leaderboard;

“It’s definitely not a golf course or a golf tournament where you can go chasing.”

“But even though I’m still a few off the lead, it’s a wonderful opportunity for me to go out there and try to add to my major tally.”

“I’ve been very pleased with how I’ve played all week. I felt for the most part today I did the right things and I need to do 18 more holes of that.”

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Meijer LPGA Classic. Brooke In Control.

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Brooke Henderson of Canada is in control of the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club, taking a two stroke advantage into the final round tomorrow.

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Brooke carded -3 under par 69 in the third round to top the Meijer LPGA Classic by two shots at -19 under par, she was also the 2017 winner on this course;

“Of course, that’s in the back of your mind, but it’s long from over.”

“There’s so many great players close to the top of the leaderboard. And this course, you know there’s a lot of birdies out there, so it’s going to take a low score.”

“So, hopefully, I can just continue to hit good shots and give myself a chance for the win.”

“I kind of found it hard to find my rhythm during the middle part of the round, so I kind of got started batting third and that’s never a good sign.”

“But to come back with three birdies at the end there makes the round feel a little bit better.”

Annie Park, USA, has second place at -17 under with a -7 under 65 third round;

“Overall, it’s been good with shots, short game, putting.”

“Hopefully, I can keep that momentum going on for tomorrow. .”

“I can’t wait.”

Tied in third position are Brittany Altomare, -3 under 69 today, and a hard charging Lexi Thompson with a marvelous -10 under 62, which included two bogey’s, both ladies from the USA.

Lexi, the 2015 winner, made Eagle on the 18th;

“It helped to have a really good number, let alone a short number.”

 “But you have to take advantage of it.”

“There’s a lot of birdie holes out there and a lot of opportunities, so you just have to take advantage of them.”

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Meijer LPGA Classic. Brooke Breaks Clear.

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Brooke Henderson of Canada has carded back to back rounds of -8 under par 64 at Blythefield Country Club to top the Meijer LPGA Classic leaderboard at -16 under, giving her a three shot advantage over the field. The second round was then suspended due to bad light.

Brooke on her way to a second 64 / getty

Brooke has a -16 under total for her two rounds, finishing the first at -8 under this morning, and then continuing on to record another -8 under 64 in the second round, breaking the tournament 36 hole record she set in 2017, by two strokes;

“I was able to carry it on early this morning.”

“Then I had lunch and came right back and played another 18.”

“I just felt really confident today with my ball-striking, which is awesome, and I rolled in a few putts, too.”

“With these soft conditions you can take it pretty much right at it, which I’ve been doing.”

“To shoot scores like that you have to have everything kind of working for you and you have to get some breaks along the way, too, which I did.”

“I think playing well last night, finishing off with a hole-in-one before going to sleep was really exciting for me, and I was just able to back it up this morning, which is cool.”

Sitting in second place is Brittany Altomare,USA, with a second round -7 under 65 to post -13 under for the tournament;

Brittany said it was a long day;

“It was long, but we made the best of it.”

“I’ve been struggling this year with my putting, which is normally my strong suit, and today and yesterday, I guess last night into today, it just kind of all clicked.”

Jennifer Kupcho, USA, has third place to herself at -10 under, carding another -5 under 67 round.

Another shot back at -9 under is Annie Park, who is at -6 under in her second round with one more hole to play.

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U.S.Open. Gary Has Half-Way Lead.

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Gary Woodland, USA, has the half-way lead in the U.S.Open at Pebble Beach in California, making a 50ft birdie putt on his last hole, the 9th.

Woodland bursts ahead at Pebble Beach

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Gary equaled the tournament low round of -6 under par 65 to grab the 36 hole lead in the U.S. Open with a -9 under par total, with that birdie on the last hole to break clear;

“My short game has come around, I’ve always been a pretty good ball striker, I’ve relied on my ball striking on my whole career, athletic ability, but the short game and putting has kind of held me back.”

“At the PGA last year I made a lot of putts, especially early in the week. Obviously it was nice to finish in the top 10 and get that monkey off the back.”

First round leader Justin Rose, England, could only manage to card a -1 under round of 70 today, to be in second place at -7 under par;

“No expectations for the weekend, really.”

“It’s great being in contention in any U.S. Open but especially here at Pebble. It’s my first here. I missed the one in 2010, in probably some of the best form of my life that year, so it was a tough one to sit at home.”

“It is nice to be in contention.”

“I like my position, I like the golf course, I like the way I’m trending. I still don’t feel like I’m clicking but if I can find that gear hopefully I can hoist some silverware.”

Louis Oosthuizen from South Africa has third place at -6 under par, with a second round -1 under 70.

Aaron Wise, even par 71 today, and Rory McIlroy, -2 under 69 are tied in fourth spot with -5 under totals.

Tiger Woods was +1 over 72 today to be T 32 at even par for the tournament, and seemingly not in touch with his best form.

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U.S. Open. Justin Rose Leads.

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Justin Rose shot -6 under par 65 to lead the 2019 U.S. Open by one shot at Pebble Beach in California.

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Justin is taking it one step at a time;

“I wouldn’t say it’s exhilarating because I feel like my mindset is I am in a 72 hole tournament.”

“This is just a very small step towards the outcome. So you don’t feel that buzz that you would on a Sunday but you can’t help but look around over your shoulder and, damn, this is Pebble Beach.” 

“You shot 65 and you’re in the U.S. Open. It’s a cool moment. Whatever transpires the rest of the week, it was a cool moment.”

“I was trying to stay patient with myself mentally but kept up-and-downing the ball, kept the momentum up, and then got rewarded with a hot finish, birdieing the last three took a good round to a great round.”

Four players are then tied in second place at -5 under, after rounds of 66, Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele and Aaron Wise all from the USA, with Louis Oosthuizen from South Africa.

It was an easy day for Rickie;

“It was very stress free.” 

“I thought today’s set-up was great, some good pin placements, nothing that was over the edge or anything like that.”

“I’m assuming the golf course is going to continue to firm up over the week and it’s going to get tougher to control the golf ball, so you have to be a little bit more dialled in.”

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