Fort Worth Invitational. Justin Rose Wins.

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Justin Rose, England, wins the Forth Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Texas.

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Justin carded a final round -6 under 64 to win the Fort Worth Invitational by three shots at -20 under par;

“I am delighted the way I played this week.”

“To win on a golf course like Colonial I couldn’t be more proud.”

Brooks Koepka, USA,  was second, a charging last round of -7 under 63 was a good effort, but came up three shots off the pace finishing with a -17 under total.

Emiliano Grillo, Argentina, claimed third place on his own at -16 under par, with a final round of -6 under 64.

Best round of the day went to Kevin Na, equaling the course record with bogey free -9 under par 61. Kevin started the tournament with a bogey free 62, but followed that with +3 over 73 and an even par 70. He finished the tournament in fourth place alone at -14 under par. His last approach shot to the 18th nearly went in, which would have given him a new course record;

“Yeah, I knew it was for the course record.”

“I knew I had to birdie the last to tie it. I had a beautiful 9-iron. Drew it in there, turned to the left flag. It’s a little dangerous. Obviously anything left goes in the water.”

“So, pitched it two yards right. With that hook spin coming in, nearly went in to about 10 inches.”

 

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Fort Worth Invitational. Kevin Na Leads

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Kevin NaUSA, leads the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club, in Texas.

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Kevin is now a free agent in the hat department, and chose to wear a Goat visor, it worked well with Kevin shooting -8 under par 62, bogey free;

“I bought it at The Players Championship for $22 with the 30 percent discount that they give the Tour players, it’s very nice.”

 “This is a great golf course for me. Every year I come here I have high, high expectations, high hope coming into this event.”

“Course sets up nice for me. I’ve had some success here in the past. I really like coming here.”

“The tournament does a great job of hosting players, too. I wouldn’t miss it.”

Charley Hoffman is in second place, one shot back at -7 under, after his bogey free -7 under 63, using a new putter;

“It worked today, putting is a fickle part of the game, so hopefully the good mojo continues.”

 “I had an idea literally on Sunday coming out here that I wanted to have a little more weight to my putter.”

“I went with one that was sort of in my bag of putters at home that I could add some weight here.” 

Four players are tied in third place at -6 under par after their rounds of 64, Emiliano Grillo, Argentina, Jhonattan Vegas, VenezuelaAndrew Putnam and Beau Hossler both from the USA.

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AT&T Byron Nelson. Marc and Aaron at the Top.

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Marc Leishman, Australia, and Aaron Wise, USA, are tied at the top of the AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard after 54 holes at Trinity Forest  Gold Club Dallas, Texas.

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Marc, -2 under 69 today has led the AT&T Byron Nelson for three rounds, he now has company at the top in the form of rookie Aaron, -3 under 68, for the final round tomorrow, both players at -17 under par for the tournament.

Rookie Aaron has a real chance to win here;

“Going out today, I felt like I had expectations which is crazy because I’ve only been there once before.”

“I felt like I expected a little bit more of myself. I put a little too much pressure on myself early. Taking that aside, I did great at the back nine and finished at three under which is great today.”

“Knowing that I’ve been there and that I’ve played well, that was a really cool setting around Quail Hollow with so many people.”

“For me to perform some of the shots I did and play as well as I did down the stretch, just a lot of confidence it gives me going into tomorrow and playing this course.”

“The courses are totally different, but the pressure will be kind of the same. Now that I’ve been there, I think I’ll have a better chance at it.”

Marc mentioned the different conditions today;

“Very different conditions today than what it was Thursday afternoon.”

“And the course is turning out a lot windier.”

“Different situations, a few more people out there today.”

“Really. really happy with the way I fought back after a slow start.”

The two leaders have a four shot advantage over their nearest rivals, Matt Jones, Australia, -3 under 68 in his third round, and Kevin Na, USA, who carded -2 under 69 today.

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Genesis Open. Bubba Watson Wins.

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Bubba Watson wins the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California, the third time he has won the event.

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Bubba won the Genesis Open with a last round -2 under 69 to post the winning score of -12 under par, his 10th career PGA TOUR victory;

“It’s unbelievable.”

“To do it twice was amazing, and then have a chance on the back nine on Sunday to do it again, and then to pull it off, that’s very special.”

“My goal has always been to get ten wins.”

 “Double-digit wins? I am thrilled. Nobody thought Bubba Watson from Bagdad, Florida, could ever get to 10 wins.”

“Let’s be honest. No lessons. Head case. Hooking the ball. Slicing the ball. Can’t putt.” 

“So many emotions going through my head right now.”

“You never know if you’re going to play good again. You never know if you’re going to lift the trophy.”

Kevin Na, and Tony Finau share second, both carding -2 under 69 today, for a -10 under par total.

Scott Stallings3 under 68 today, tied with Patrick Cantlay, even par 71, for fourth place at -9 under par.

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Genesis Open. Basket Case Bubba Has 54 Hole Lead.

 

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TV pundits called Bubba Watson a basket case, for playing in a celebrity basketball game Friday night, but Bubba came out and played great golf today to lead the Genesis Open after 54 holes at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.

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Two time winner here Bubba carded a third round -6 under par 65 to lead the Genesis Open at the 54 hole stage at -10 under par, and will have a one shot advantage at the start of play tomorrow;

“You’ve got to hit shots from every different angle, you’ve got to move it right to left and left to right, so it’s just fun.”

“Then the greens are the equalizer so it makes me look like I putt as good as the other guys.”

“The tougher the golf course, the more focus I have. The tougher the shot, I’ve been able to focus better.”

“When I get my mind on something, I can focus and do pretty well at the game of golf.”

“Like last night when Tracy McGrady was coming at me, I was focused on not getting hurt and I didn’t, so it worked out.”

In second place on  his own, courtesy of a 54 ft 7 inch putt on the last green is Patrick Cantlay, signing for a third round -2 under 69, and a -9 under par total;

“I feel like if I can just engage and not worry about where I am on a particular hole or what’s going on and I just engage and stay present in whatever I’m doing at that particular time, it all turns out better than what you would expect.”

“Making sure you stay present and having that confidence in yourself that if you just click in and focus, it all will be good and that’s kind of the head space I’m in.”

Four players are then tied in third place at -8 under par, Cameron Smith, Australia, with back to back bogey free rounds, today -6 under 65. He is joined by Kevin Na, -4 under 67 and Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland, -1 under 70 today.

Low round of the day came from World #1, and Defending Champion Dustin Johnson, -7 under 64, and at -6 under is only four shots off the lead, he will be a threat tomorrow.

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Wyndham Championship. Henrik Takes Hold.

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Henrik Stenson, Sweden, takes hold of the Wyndham Championship, at Sedgefield Country Club.

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Henrik took hold of the Wyndham Championship shooting a third round -4 under par 66, to give him a tournament total of -16 under par, and will take a one shot advantage into the final round tomorrow. He said good putting was the key;

“I feel like I’ve been putting nicely this week.”

“I’ve been reading greens good. I’m seeing the lines nicely. When I get it there, I seem to be making a lot of putts.”

“There’s been a couple of swings that haven’t been up to satisfaction. When you finish strong and you’re in contention, you feel good.”

“I’m just going to try to keep on playing the same way or even better.”

“I hit a lot of 2-irons, 4-woods and I’m going to try to be aggressive with those clubs.”

“A lot of players are going to have a chance tomorrow. I’m just happy to be one of them.”

Webb Simpson, -2 under 68 today,  Kevin Na, -5 under 65, and Ollie Schniederjans, -4 under 66, are all tied in second place at -15 under par, and Henrik will know these USA boys are right behind him, and they will not be giving up. As Webb said;

“All in all, still happy, I’m right there.”

Jason Kokrak shot the low round of the day -7 under 63, so the low rounds are still achievable out there, tomorrow should be exciting.

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Wyndham Championship. Kim in Control.

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Si Woo Kim has a four shot lead at the top of the Wyndham Championship leaderboard after 54 holes at Sedgefield County Club.

Si Woo Kim fired a 6-under 64 in the third round in Greensboro. (Kevin Cox/Getty Images)

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Si Woo followed his record breaking second round -10 under 60, with a -5 under 65 today at the Wyndham Championship, increasing his lead at the top to four shots with a -18 under par tournament total;

“I think tomorrow is much pressure, but I’m just trying to keep confidence. That’s it.”

“I feel very good now. My shots like much more consistent. Only problem have pressure.”

” I’m experienced before like Alabama in Barbasol, that’s good experience. Good for tomorrow.”

“I feel like really pressure because first time, first time I lead third round, but start very good, first hole and second hole start birdie.”

 “But after little pressure, I felt little better.”

Rafa Cabrera Bello is in second place on his own at -14 under par, he also carded a third round -5 under par 65. He especially likes the greens, they help to roll the putts in;

“The greens are brilliant.”

“You play good and give yourself chances you will roll putts and that’s what I’m going to try to do tomorrow.”

A blast from the recent past, Luke Donald, -6 under 64 today, shares third place at -13 under par, along with Kevin Na -3 under 67 and Jim Furyk, who sunk a 60 foot putt for Eagle on the 15th, and then ruined it with bogey on the last two holes, finishing with a -3 under 67 round.

Jim was disappointed with his finish, but happy with his overall position for tomorrow;

“Had it rolling and then missed the fairway at 17 and I missed the fairway at 18 and the rough here doesn’t allow you to hit a ball.”

“It’s hard to control. I’m disappointed with the two bogeys.”

“Overall, still some good position with the tournament. Need to get over that and play a good round tomorrow.”

Luke also struggled with the rough off the fairway, but did recover for par;

“I hit a poor tee shot left and had to chip out.”

 “I had a good number with a little wedge, stick it to that pin. Would have been disappointing to drop one there after playing so well for the rest of the round.”