Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Ariya Crowned Champion.

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Ariya Jutanugarn, from Thailand, was crowned Canadian Pacific Women’s Open champion at  Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club.

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Ariya won the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open title with a final round -6 under par 66, to post the winning total of -19 under par, and a four shot victory;

“I think today, like before today I felt like I wanted to have fun and be happy on the course. No matter what’s going to happen, I can handle it.”

“I feel really happy with myself right now.”

“After I won my first tournament, after that, I feel like I reached my goal, and after that I feel like I don’t care like what my ranking going to be.”

 “I don’t care if I’m going to win the tournament or not. The only thing I want to be, is I really want to be happy on the course.”

“That’s the only key I want to be right now.”

In second place, from South Korea, was Sei Young Kim, her last round -7 under par 65 was a great effort, she held second on her own at -15 under par.

Another South Korean, In Gee Chun, was third, at -14 under par, a -3 under par 69 last round giving her that spot alone.

Top Canadian was Alena Sharp, putting in a good performance for her country, a -5 under par 67 last round handing her fourth spot with a -12 under total.

World number one Lydia Ko was T7, at -9 under par;

 “I think I was a little far away going into today.”

“I needed to maybe shoot eighteen under by the looks of where the other girls are playing.”

“But no, it’s been a great week. I played solid all week, and there’s a lot of positives to take from this week.”

“I’m happy with it, and especially when I’m defending and I’m still able to have a top-10 finish. I think it was a great week, and I really appreciate all the support from the crowds here.”

The Barclays. Patrick Reed Wins.

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Patrick Reed wins The Barclays at Bethpage State Park, Black Course. in New York.

Teamwork puts Reed on top

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Patrick put together a final round -1 under par 70, which was good enough for him to win The Barclays, with a -9 under par total;

“I feel great, any time you can come from behind on Sunday to win a golf tournament, means you must be doing something right.”

“To build yourself a lead to come down the last couple was huge.”

“Especially around a place like this because those last holes are just so difficult.”

“It wasn’t like I had to go out and shoot 62 like I have had to do in other events.”

“So with having my poor round be closer to the lead, it eased my nerves a lot, especially coming on to the first nine, because I knew I was playing really well, and I already had my bad round out of the way, so I can go ahead and free it up and play some good golf.”

Sean O’Hair,  a -5 under par 66 elevating him up the leaderboard, shared second place with Emiliano Grillo, -2 under 69 today,  both players at -8 under par.

Saddest sight of the day was Rickie Fowler, watching him destroy any chance of winning this tournament, or playing his way onto the U.S. Ryder Cup Team. For most of the day he was fighting neck and neck with Patrick, and then proceeded to card +5 over against one Birdie over the last eight holes, to card a last round +3 over par 74, and end up T7.

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“I mean, it will hurt, but it’s only going to make it better for next week.”

“I’ll be in a good spot.”

“I didn’t drive it the way I needed to, it was just a little off here and there.”

“So yeah, very disappointing. Not the way I’ve been playing the back nine all week.”

“Coming to the last eight holes, I made one bogey through the week. I don’t know, like I said, just made a couple bad swings at the wrong time.”

 

Made in Denmark. Thomas Pieters Wins

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Thomas Pieters, from Belgium, won the Made in Denmark tournament  at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort, after a long weather delay added tension to the final day.

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Thomas won the Made in Denmark tournament with a last round -6 under par 65, and a winning total of -17 under par, carding birdie at the last three holes. He is hoping it will be a good enough result to get him into the Ryder Cup for Team Europe;

“I really needed a good finish,I saw I was one back walking to the green on 16 and I hit a great shot there but I knew I needed to make at least one more.”

“To finish with two more birdies was pretty cool.”

“It’s all about winning tournaments. I’m really happy with this one.”

“That was one of my goals, to just have one every year, just so you know you’re improving and you can win. That’s very important. I’m very, very happy.”

“He (Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke) has got plenty of good players to pick from, so if he doesn’t pick me, then so be it and I’ll work my butt off to get there in the next one.”

“But I’ve done all I can now and I’m just really pleased with this win to be honest.”

For Bradley Dredge it was another second placed finish at this tournament, a final round -4 under par not enough to give him the win, he had to settle for a -16 under total;

“I really enjoy it here. I get on well with the guys and enjoy the golf course. The crowds are great, so I’ll always be back.”

“I knew I was playing pretty good, I struggled a bit with the driver on the weekend which was a bit annoying.”

“I really got my eye in on the greens today which was nice.”

“There’s loads of positives. I just have to practice the wedge game and hopefully I’ll be up there again.”

“I’m in a good position but I want to win some tournaments. It’s nice to come in second but at the end of the day, I want to be holding the trophy. I’ll come back next year and have another go.”

Adrian Otaegui and David Lipsky, both players had -4 under 67 today, tied in third place, at -15 under for the tournament

Canadian Pacific Women’s Open. Ariya Still In Control.

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Ariya Jutanugarn is still in control of the  Canadian Pacific Women’s Open at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club.

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Ariya will take a two shot lead into the final round of the  Canadian Pacific Women’s Open following her third round score of -5 under par 67 to post -17 under par at the top of the leaderboard.

Four times this year Ariya, from Thailand, has converted a 54 hole lead into a victory, and I see no reason she will not continue that happy trend;

“I keep the eye on me. I’m not really care like who the leader is, like what I say yesterday.”

“I really want to play my game and be happy on the course.”

“Tomorrow I really want to have fun, and I really want to be happy on the course. That’s all I want for tomorrow.”

Chasing the leader all the way will be In Gee Chun, who carded -6 under 66 today, to move into second place at -15 under par, she played alongside Ariya today and said she was happy with her putting;

“Today I could see the putting lines very well, and I was so good at rolling the ball on those lines, and I made really good up-and-downs today.”

“Those really got my game going.”

“Tomorrow I’m going to just focus on my game against the golf course and see where I am later.”

Sharing fourth place, and too far back to challenge are, Sei Young Kim,  South Korea, -4 under 68 today and Stephanie Meadow, from Ireland, with -3 under 69. Both ladies have -12 under par tournament totals.

World number one, and three time winner of this tournament, and defending Champion, Lydia Ko -2 under third round, struggled today, especially with her putting, and at T10 and -10 under is a long way from retaining her title;

“You know, I hit the ball really solid and I gave myself so many looks at birdies, but really not one of them dropped.”

“You know, when you’re having those kind of days, it’s really hard for you to go low.”

“It was a little bit of a struggle with the putter, but I feel like there’s still a lower round in me tomorrow. All I’ve got to do is just be confident and trust my game.”

 

 

Made in Denmark. Bradley Holds On To The Lead.

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Bradley Dredge holds on to the lead at the Made in Denmark tournament at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.

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Bradley eased up today, only recording a Made in Denmark third round score of +1 over par 72, but it still gives him a one shot advantage, at -12 under par, going into the final round tomorrow;

“Not my best day today I really struggled with the driver which has been a big strength of mine in the last two days so it was a tough day and I just had to try and make the most of it to stay in there and hopefully I’ll play better tomorrow.”

“I always believe that if you want to win a tournament you’ve got to go out there and win it, so for me I try and play aggressively off the tee and into the pins.” 

“I was in this situation a couple of years ago and I’ve been up there a couple of times this year, you know I want to win, that’s what I play golf for.”

Sharing second place at -11 under are three players, Adrian  Otaegui with -3 under 68, David Lipsky climbed up the leaderboard shooting -4 under 67 and Thomas Pieters, -2 under 69, they all have a good chance to win tomorrow.

Thomas just wants the putts to drop tomorrow;

I played pretty nicely today but I had a shocker on the fourth.”

“All of you saw it, I don’t know what happened there. I was not focused or there was nothing going on in my head.”

“I made a terrible seven there but I’m quite proud of the way I fought back after that. I needed to get the anger out so I threw the ball away. You just restart and try to get birdie on the next hole.”

“I did a good job because I got two birdies in a row after that. I’m still learning mentally to handle stuff like that but I thought I did a good job.”

“The putts weren’t dropping in the last few holes but maybe tomorrow they will.”

David is comfortable, and holing putts;

“I’m pretty happy with where I’m at.”

“My game is feeling really good, holing putts which is key to put yourself in contention and I’m pretty happy with the state of my game right now.”

Adrian is also happy with the way things are going;

“I’m pretty happy with today’s round, I played good from the beginning and just dropped one shot on number ten which I hit over the green and it was a tough up and down.”

“So four birdies and one bogey, I’m pretty happy with that.

“I’m playing solid tee to green so let’s keep it going tomorrow.”

Joakim Lagergren is a shot further back , his effort also stalled in the third round, carding even par 71.

It is close at the top, so it should be an exciting finish to the competition.

Canadian Pacific Womens Open. Ariya Jutanugarn Leads.

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Ariya Jutanugarn leads the Canadian Pacific Womens Open, at the mid-way point at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club.

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Ariya carded a second round -8 under par 64, to comfortably lead the Canadian Pacific Womens Open with a -12 under pat total, and a three shot lead going into the week-end. She spoke about her Rio Olympics withdrawal, due to injury and how good she feels now;

“I feel pretty good today because I hit my tee shot pretty good, and I was calm on every shot, so I feel good.”

“I know I hurt my knee, so that’s why I didn’t play very good on the third round, and after the withdraw I just felt okay.”

“I just had to rest and take care of my knee. So after that I feel like just play golf, and it didn’t feel like anything changed. I feel like I’m okay. I wanted to see how I’m feeling.”

“But after that, like on Monday, it didn’t hurt that much and today it’s getting a lot better.”

Two ladies are tied in second place at -9 under for the tournament, In Gee Chun, -5 under 67 today and Stephanie Meadow, with -3 under 69 in her second round.

Stephanie is just enjoying the ride.

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“I didn’t have my best game today and I still shot 69.”

“So I think everyone’s going to have a bad nine holes throughout a four-round stretch, and I’ll just keep going tomorrow and hopefully get the ball striking back and make some birdies and have fun.”

“This is what we work for. This is our environment to be out there on the leaderboard. So it’s going to be fun. I’m going to enjoy it.”

Five ladies are tied in fourth place at -8 under, including World number one Lydia Ko, -3 under 69 today, and starting in first place today Chella Choi, who did not do so well today, -1 under 71.

Lydia is playing well, feeling confident, just needs a few more putts to drop;

“I played pretty solid the last few days, hoped for a few more putts to drop, but it’s just really tough out there with some pins being tucked and on little slopes.”

“Three-footers, four or five, they’re not easy tap-ins or easy birdies or pars.”

“So when it’s that kind of scenario you really need to take your time and be patient out there.”

“But there’s still a lot of golf to be played. I feel like I’m playing solid, and it’s a good position going into the weekend.”

Joining Lydia and Chella on that -8 under total are Sei Young Kim and Hyo Joo Kim, both with -5 under 67 today, and Mi Jung Hur, -3 under 69.

CAN Alena Sharp and Maude-Aimee LeBlanc are tied for low Canadian honors at -6 under par for the two rounds, six shots back of the lead.

The Barclays. Reed Leads.

 

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Patrick Reed leads The Barclays after 36 holes at a very tough Bethpage State Park, Black Course, in New York.

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Patrick fired a second round -3 under par 68 to lead The Barclays 50th anniversary event at  Bethpage Black with a -8 under par tournament total;

“It’s just like a major, you go into these Playoff events, they are so important because there are 2,000 points for a FedExCup.”

“You win a major, you get, I think it’s 600. So you know at this point, you have four events, you have to play some really good golf.”

“I feel like I’ve been trending in the right direction. I feel like the game’s been solid. I just need to get it all clicking.”

“It’s golf. You have guys that are going to win in years and you’re going to have guys that aren’t going to win in years.”

“I think this year has been a lot better than last year and the previous years on consistency.”

“That’s a big part that I’ve been working on is to make sure I keep myself into golf tournaments. Not go out and win an event here, and then miss two or three cuts and finish 50th, 40th.

“It’s about consistency; consistently getting in contention, consistently having chances to win.”

“If I keep doing that, I will at some point break through and win hopefully a couple in a row, not just one.”

Rickie Fowler and Emiliano Grillo, both carding -2 under 69 today are tied in second place, two shots back at -6 under par.

For Rickie, it’s all about the mustache;

“I have confidence in myself and my mustache.”

“Let’s have some fun. Something different. Trying to get some MoJo going in the Playoffs.

Ryan Moore, who triumphed at the John Deere, scored a second round -3 under par 68, to hold 4th spot on his own at -5 under par;

“I just feel better this time of year than I have in the past.”

 “A little bit more rested and kind of enjoying playing golf a little bit more.”

“Sometimes I’ve hit this point and I’ve been really worn out and kind of over it a little bit.”

“I can’t hit 7-irons out of this rough, for me it’s all about fairways and give myself opportunities from there.”

“That’s all I’m thinking about right now is getting to the TOUR Championship, because that’s the only way you can win the FedExCup,”

Jordan Spieth started his round with a double-bogey, but came back to card -4 under 67 on the day and is now handily placed just four shots back of the leader at -4 under for the competition, sharing that place with a host of other players, including World number one Jason Day.

Jordan spoke about his indifferent start, in the words of his caddie;

“Let’s find the fairway here, get into rhythm and pretend that didn’t happen.”

 “He said, let’s get two birdies before the turn. Re-setting a goal there, is really key for me to get my mind away from what happened and look forward.”