Turkish Airlines Open. Three-Way Tie at the Top.

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There is a three-way tie at the top of the Turkish Airlines Open on day one at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa ResortNicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, Joost Luiten, Holland and Haydn Porteous from South Africa share the honor.

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Nicolas, Joost and Haydn all opened the Turkish Airlines Open with rounds of -7 under 64, to lead the tournament by just one shot.

Nicolas is happy with his new driver

It seems like I can do what I want with this one a bit more. I’m really happy with the way it’s been going,”

“I‘ve been using it since the British Masters and the results that I have are basically because I’m a bit more comfortable off the tee and I can use that good driving.”

“I didn’t really start off very low. I had to stay patient on the first four or five holes.”

“I made a few on the front and then went eagle, birdie, all of the sudden you find yourself at 7 under and you kind of realize that it’s one of those rounds that you can go very low.”

Romeo Andres, Argentina and Padraig Harrington, Ireland, share second place at -6 under par after first rounds of 65.

Padraig likes the pace of the greens, and is putting confidently;

“If I drive it well, I can score. I drove it well. I gave myself lots of chances. Just kept it nicely in play all day.”

“If you’re hitting good shots you can hole a lot of putts out there. They are a very nice pace. They are not quick so you’ll feel confident over every putt.”

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Sergio Garcia King at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters.

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Sergio Garcia King at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, winning at Real Club Valderrama in his home country Spain.

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Sergio, the Tournament Host, became an Honorary Life Member of the European Tour on Friday night, and is now a 14-time winner said it was all amazing, and he made some key putts coming in;

“It was amazing, all three of us played amazing.”

“Daniel played great with everything that he had on the line, Joost played unbelievable.”

“I played really well and I felt like maybe I could get away and he just kept coming back and back and made it an amazing match.”

“I stayed patient the whole time, I made sure the bad moments did not affect me too much and made a couple of really key putts coming in.”

“The people were unbelievable, amazing, so many people came out and supported, it was really a treat.”

“I want to dedicate this one to my wife Angela and our little baby coming next year in March.”

Joost Luiten from Holland was in second place, just one shot back at -11 under par, a last round -5 under 66 made for an exciting finish.

Third position went to Daniel Brooks, England, who was fighting to keep his Tour card, a final round of even par 71 for -7 under was not what he wanted in terms of winning the tournament, but this result puts him inside the top 101 in the rankings to secure his playing privileges for next season.

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Andalucia Valderrama Masters. Home Hero Sergio Leads,


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Home Hero and Tournament Host Sergio Garcia leads the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Spain.

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Sergio carded -3 under par 68 in the third round of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters to lead after 54 holes by one shot at -8 under par;

“It was pretty solid, I’m going to go out there tomorrow and try to post another under par round and see what happens.”

“Good rounds are possible there but they have to be spot on.”

“It’s still a long way tomorrow to come so we can’t get too much ahead of ourselves.”

Low round of the day went to Daniel Brooks of England, -7 under 64, which propelled him up the leaderboard into second place on that score.

Daniel needs a good week here to avoid a return to the Tour School;

“That was good fun out there, I hit a lot of good shots. I’ve been playing some great golf all week, I made a lot of birdies.”

“This week I’ve been paying quite aggressive and I’ve been attacking pins, playing nice golf. I knew I needed a good week. If you have a good one, great, if not then Tour School in a few weeks time.”

Joost Luiten, Holland, continues to remain in the hunt for the title, but an even par third round saw him drop back into third place at -6 under par.

Joost had putting problems;

“I felt like I left a couple too many out there, especially on the greens with a couple of short putts.

“I three-putted the seventh and missed a short one on nine, lipped out on ten.”

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Andalucia Valderrama Masters. Joost Luiten Leads, with an Albatross.

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Joost Luiten leads the Andalucia Valderrama Masters aided by an Albatross  at Real Club Valderrama, in Spain.

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Joost celebrates his Albatross / getty

Joost, from Holland, carded his albatross on the par five 11th hole, to post -6 under par at the top of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters leaderboard, with a second round -1 under 70, and finished second here last year;

“I’m happy with the way I played,I finished second, I like this place.”

“Hopefully we can have a good weekend and we can win here but there’s a lot of golf to be played and we just need to focus on tomorrow and have another good round.”

“I think it will play a bit shorter off the tee, it will be a bit harder maybe to hit the fairways if they’re going to run off but it’s still fairly soft, you can still be aggressive into the pins but you’ve got to hit the fairways and that’s the game-plan for the weekend.”

“I think ten under will be a good number.”

Sharing second place at -5 under par are Tournament Host and local favorite Sergio Garcia, even par 71 today, Robert Rock, England, -1 under 70, and Scott Jamieson, Scotland, with his second round -3 under 68.

Sergio will need to put some ice on a wrist injury;

“We’ll just ice it (his wrist) a little bit and put that anti-inflammation patch that I have and hopefully it will be fine tomorrow.”

“I feel like I could have shot probably two or three under but it was tough out there this afternoon.”

Robert would have liked to be in front, and thinks he could have been;

“I’ve played better than one under and just threw stupid shots away from the edge of the green that are pretty basic, so it’s annoying, but it’s a good two days.”

“There are some great players on the leaderboard and it would be nice to have a few extra shots on them come the weekend but I’ll take it.”

Scott was very happy with his round in the windy conditions;

“I’m delighted with that. Anything under par around here, most people would sign up for before they tee off and especially in the tricky conditions today with the breeze blowing.”

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Andalucia Valderrama Masters. Sergio and Joost Lead.

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ESP Tournament Host Sergio Garcia shares the Andalucia Valderrama Masters lead with NED Joost Luiten of Holland after round one at Real Club Valderrama in Spain.

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Sergio and Joost both produced opening rounds of -5 under par 66 to lead the Andalucia Valderrama Masters by one shot.

Sergio hit some lovely iron shots and made a few putts;

“It was nice, it was gettable because it was soft but you still had to hit good shots and I was able to do that for the most part of the day.”

“I’m very happy with my round.”

“The game was on pretty much all day. I hit my irons very well, I didn’t drive the ball well on the eighth hole but I was pretty much spot on there and I made some nice putts here and there.”

“The greens were rolling quite fast, more than anything the back nine was even faster than the front. Overall I think it was very solid.”

Joost found it tough going into the wind today;

“It was early when I teed off and I thought the back nine was playing tough, playing long and the ball wasn’t going as far.”

“The 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th are pretty much into the wind so you’ve got to be patient if you’re playing that nine first.”

“Finally on my back nine, the front nine, I started to hit some really good iron shots and I hit some really close for easy birdies.”

ENG Robert Rock, of England, and ESP Pablo Larrazábal from Spain are then tied in third place at -4 under par following their first rounds of 67.

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Portugal Masters. Two Tied at the Top.

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There are two players tied at the top of the Portugal Masters leaderboard after the first round at  the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in PortugalJoost Luiten, Holland, and George Coetzee, South Africa, share the honor.

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Joost Luiten / getty

Joost, bogey free, and George, with one bogey, both carded -7 under par 64 to top the Portugal Masters leaderboard.

Joost was happy to be bogey free;

“I’m very happy, seven under, no bogeys, seven birdies, that’s what you want every day.” 

“I was struggling a little bit with the old driver and a new Taylor Made driver in the bag now, slightly bigger head, slightly more forgiving and especially when it will be windy conditions that will really help.”

“I knew my game wasn’t far off and the good thing about golf is there’s always next week and this week it feels nice and hopefully we can keep it going.”

George started the day with a 59 on his mind;

“I read an article yesterday about 59-watch and after eight holes I was thinking. okay, if I birdie the next one and the next one and the next one.”

“I guess I shot myself in the foot a little bit today but I was quite happy with the way things went.”

“I’ve always played well around this track, posted some good finishes and I really enjoy the golf course, it suits my eye pretty well and luckily today it did that again.”

Tied in second place at -6 under par are six players;  Nino Bertasio, Italy. Grégory Havret, France,  Jason Scrivener,  Australia,  Callum Shinkwin, England and Ashun Wu from China, all with rounds of 65.

The defending Champion here, Padraig Harrington signed for an opening round of -4 under 67, and is in the large group at 16th for the tournament.

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BMW International Open. Wade Ormsby Leads.

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Wade Ormsby, of Australia, leads the BMW International Open at  Golfclub München Eichenried in Germany.

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Wade Ormsby / getty

Wade fired a first round -8 under par 64 to lead the BMW International Open by one shot;

“I had a fast start out there, turned in 30 on the front nine, and then kind of kept it going on the back.”

 “A bit steadier on the back but very happy.”

“We actually came here this morning to practice early which I’ve never done before, I just knew there was something there and I wasn’t getting what I wanted.”

“I obviously found something today and I just kept on working what we’re trying to work on, which isn’t normally me, I play by feel.”

In second place at -7 under, is Thomas Detry, from Belgium, he carded an opening round 65.

Tied in third place at -6 under are,  Sergio Garcia, SpainThorbjørn Olesen, Denmark and Joost Luiten, Holland.

Sergio, bogey free today, is  playing his first regular European Tour event since winning his first Major Championship at Augusta National, and said he had played and putted well today;

“It was great, I felt like I played quite well, not spectacular, but very consistent throughout the whole day.”

“I was very happy to see some of the shots I hit and some of the putts I made and very happy with my six under.”

“There’s still three more to go, so we’re going to keep playing hard and hopefully we’ll have some more like this and we’ll be up there on Sunday.”