Australian Open. Cameron Davis Champion.

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Cameron Davis has been crowned Champion of the Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney

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Cameron carded a final round -7 under par 64 to win the Australian Open with a -11 under par total, a one shot winning margin;

“This is a dream come true.”

“It doesn’t get much better than this. I’m going to remember this forever.”

“I couldn’t play any better today.”

Tied in second place at -10 under par were Jonas Blixt, Sweden, -3 under 68 today and Matt Jones, also -3 under 68 in his last round.

Leader at the start of play today, Jason Day, slumped to a final round of +2 over par 73, finishing the tournament at -8 under in fifth position.

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Australian Open. Jason Day Leads.

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Jason Day leads the Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney.

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Jason took the lead in Australian Open with a third round -2 under par 71, giving him a one shot advantage going into the final round tomorrow at -10 under;

“It was tough to not force things. I know the crowds want to see a lot of birdies.”

“On a day like today, as a Professional golfer who has been around for a while, it is easy for me to see that I need to stay patient and not be aggressive.”

“Coming back and making birdie at the last made things much better after 17, I am looking forward to tomorrow’s round, hopefully I can pull through for a win.”

“The way Lucas played today; he showed a lot of maturity within himself so that was good to see.”

“He has a lot of potential, he has a great short game so when you can hit it long and have a good short game, there is always potential for a lot of success, he just needs to get a the reps under his belt, experience-wise with Tour golf.”

“I’m not focusing on too many guys tomorrow but I need to keep an eye on Lucas.”

Lucas Herbert is in second place at -9 under par, a sleepless night worrying about his one shot lead, and Jason Day led to a nervous round of even par 71;

“I don’t know how I slept last night.  It was like trying to drink three cans of Red Bull and then go to bed; that’s what it felt like.”

“But after I made a couple of good pars there to start, I think that sort of kicked the nerves and I was good to go.”

“I just wanted to give myself a chance going into tomorrow.”

“In that last group is obviously going to be a really big asset.  I’m going to be able to see what everyone’s doing and play from there and obviously try and get that shot back and maybe more than that to try and get in front.”

“I was pretty happy to save a lot of shots where I did.”

Jonas Blixt, Sweden, -5 under 66 today, shares third place with Matt Jones, -3 under 68, both of them are at -7 under for the competition.

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Australian Open. Lucas Herbert Leads.

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Lucas Herbert leads the Australian Open after 36 holes at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney.

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Lucas carded a second round -5 under par 66 to lead the Australian Open after 36 holes with a -9 under par half-way total, and will take a one hot advantage into the week-end;

“I warmed up this morning and it felt really good, and I was like, I hope this sticks around for not only today, but the next three days because that was, like it just felt so good coming off the range this morning.”

“I’m definitely trying to be a smarter golfer, obviously chipping out on 18 there, that was pretty hard to do.”

“I don’t really take lay ups too easily, it’s hard to talk me into them but I managed to get talked into laying up there.”

One shot back at -8 under par is former world number one Jason Day, a second round -3 under 68 giving him that position on his own.

Cameron Davis led after the first round where he recorded a 63, today he occupies third place at -7 under par following his second round +1 over par 72, the putting was a problem today;

“I’ve had a few weeks off, so the bit of competition rust I guess you could call it, is starting to wear off.”

“I feel really good with my game, I feel really good with my driver and my irons.  I’ve just got to get the putts to go in over the weekend.”

Defending Champion Jordan Spieth, USA, had another indifferent round today, even par 71, leaving him T19, he too struggled with the putter;

“I saw a putt go in and I told Cameron early in the round, I get one to go, it’ll all start going, it just unfortunately took me 17 holes to make one.”

“That was my second one-putt of the day, the other coming from about four feet for a par on the 13th.”

“It just was a bad day with the flat stick; it happens.”

“Given the golf course will start to bake out and you get really calm conditions in the morning that leaves the windier conditions for the afternoon.”

“I’ll have a pretty gettable golf course I imagine in the morning tomorrow with the guys really having to watch themselves in the afternoon.”

“If I can post something like five, six under, then I’m very much in this tournament.”

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Australian Open. Cameron Davis Leads.

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Cameron Davis, Australia, leads the Australian Open after the first round at The Australian Golf Club.

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Cameron showed the stars how to play the Australian Golf Club course, shooting -8 under par 63 in the opening round of The Australian Open, to lead the tournament by two shots;

“I knew the golf course well, I didn’t have to think too hard around my practice round, so I felt like I had a good chance this week”

“I played here like eight times in five days, so I got to know it pretty well.”

”  I saw some places I probably shouldn’t have, but yeah, it’s nice to play it that many times and be able to come back and see not too much has changed.”

“It’s very familiar out here.”

Taylor McDonald has second place, at -6 under following his opening round of 65;

“It was great. I felt really comfy after playing a couple Australian Open tournaments in my life. “

“The nerves weren’t there this morning and I was striking it well, I’m pumped,” 

Tied in third place is Jason Day, with Nick Cullen and Alex Edge, with -5 under par 66 first rounds.

Jason was excited with his round, but his putting could have been better;

“It was exciting to play. The crowds were terrific out there.  Our whole group played well and it’s really nice to be able to kind of feed off each other.”

I felt like I played some pretty solid golf out there.  I didn’t miss many fairways and I didn’t miss many greens.”

“I think the biggest thing for me is to just try and play the way I’ve been playing but hole more putts.”

USA superstar, and defending Champion, Jordan Spieth had a nervous start, ending the round at -1 under;

“I made, I think five bogeys today, which to shoot under par with that, that’s really good”

“I kind of had the nerves to begin and my short game was a bit rusty and then started to pick it up and played pretty well from there.”

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BMW Championship. Marc Makes It This Time.

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Marc Leishman makes it this time around winning the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club.

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Marc, from Australia, cruised to victory at the BMW Championship with a last round -4 under par 67, to post a winning total of -23 under par;

“I feel awesome about this, it’s a long week when you lead every day.”

“Backing up that back nine last week at the Dell, when the pressure got put on by Rosie, I reacted with birdies.”

“Just tried to keep doing my own thing and give myself chances, and managed to roll a couple in there at the end which was nice walking up the last there with a bit of a buffer.”

“It’s just nice to put four good rounds on the board and in a really big event.”

 “Backing up what happened last week was probably the most satisfying thing for me.”

Tied in second place at -18 under par were Justin Rose, England, -6 under 65 today, and Rickie Fowler, USA, -4 under par 67.

Jason Day claimed fourth place on his own with a final round -2 under 69 giving him a -16 under par total, and he is full of admiration for Marc;

“I think he’s a great player, especially I grew up playing amateur golf against him,”

 “I don’t think he may have projected himself standing where he is today when we were sitting on a tee back when I was 16 and he was 18 or so.”

“He’s done a tremendous job, obviously, getting to where he is. I think there’s still a ton left in the tank for him.

The East Lake contenders are

1. Jordan Spieth 2. Justin Thomas 3. Dustin Johnson 4. Marc Leishman 5. Jon Rahm

6. Rickie Fowler  7. Hideki Matsuyama  8. Justin Rose 9. Brooks Koepka 10. Paul Casey

11. Pat Perez 12. Matt Kuchar 13. Charley Hoffman 14. Daniel Berger 15. Jason Day

16. Webb Simpson 17. Jhonattan Vegas 18. Kevin Kisner 19. Kevin Chappell 

20. Brian Harman 21. Adam Hadwin 22. Kyle Stanley 23. Patrick Reed 24. Tony Finau

25. Sergio Garcia 26. Xander Schauffele 27. Russell Henley 28. Gary Woodland

29. Patrick Cantlay  30. Jason Dufner

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BMW Championship. Marc In Cruise Control.

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Marc Leishman seems to be operating in cruise control at the BMW Championship, and will take a five shot lead into the final round tomorrow at Conway Farms Golf Club.

Leishman holds commanding lead at BMW

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Marc, from Australia, carded a third round -3 under par 68 to extend his BMW Championship lead to five shots with a -19 under par total, and this time wants to finish well. His game is in good shape and the putting is great;

After what happened at the Dell I got extra determination to finish this one off and my game is in a better spot.”

“Game is still in a good spot.”

“The course changed quite a lot today compared to the first two days, firmed up a lot and greens sped up so that was good to see and nice to keep making birdies like I have been all week.”

“Obviously not as many today but the conditions were quite a bit different. Really happy with the round.”

“The sixty two was obviously pretty nice but, you know, today was almost as satisfying going into a Saturday with a lead to play the way I did, gave myself a lot of chances.”

“Probably didn’t putt quite as well as earlier in the week but still made a lot of putts.”

Rickie Fowler, USA, -1 under 70 today, and Jason Day, Australia, also -1 under 70, share second place at -14 under par.

Jason had a grind of a day; (no pun intended)

“Bit of a grind out there today.”

“I thought with the pin locations, looking at them this morning, I felt there was an opportunity to shoot a low score, which there was.”

“To be honest, to only have one bogey, obviously I missed opportunities out there like a couple on the last two days. I missed those today and, unfortunately, shot one under.”

“With the way I was hitting it, I’m actually quite happy.”

“Leish is playing spectacular,  he’s going to be very difficult to beat tomorrow. I got to come out and play really good golf because he’s not making any mistakes.”

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BMW Championship. Marc Leishman In Control.

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Marc Leishman, from Australia. is in control of the BMW Championship, and will take a three shot lead into the week-end at Conway Farms Golf Club.

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Marc had a -7 under par 64 second round to get to -16 under par for the BMW Championship tournament, just rolling in the putts;

“The game is feeling really good.”

“Obviously rolling the putts really well, but you have to give yourself the opportunities.”

Tied in second place at -13 under par are Jason Day, Australia, -6 under 65  today and Rickie Fowler, USA, carding -7 under 64.

Jason said he was relaxed with his new caddie, so relaxed he Aced the par three 17th today;

“The more you can be mentally relaxed or rested, it takes a lot of stress and kind of pressure off of your game.”

“I think my mindset is a lot different, I feel like I’m a lot more excited having my buddy on the bag.”

“Luke is doing a great job.”

Rory McIlroy hit the stops in his defence of his title, and will not progress any further in the FedExCup play-offs. Signing for a -2 under 69 today, which left him in 59th position on the listings, eight places worse than when he started this tournament;

“I’m here so I might as well give it my best.”

 “It’s a very long shot that I’m going to make it to next week.”

“I’ll try my best over these next couple of days and see what I can do.”

“Realistically there’s not much chance of getting into the Tour Championship.”

“But I still want to go out and play well. I don’t want to go out there and completely throw it in.”

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