Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. So Yeon Wins, Is Now World Number 1

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So Yeon Ryu, from South Korea, wins the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, and also becomes the new Ladies World Number 1.

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So Yeon carded a final round -2 under par 69 to win the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship with a -18 under par total, and a two shot winning margin, making her dream as world number one come true;

“Dreams come true! I always dreamed about it. I cannot believe it. I didn’t expect two good things coming together.”

“First of all, I really want to appreciate everyone who has been supportive of me, to make me the No. 1 player in the world. That’s finally made my dream.”

“This is going to my first week as the No. 1 player in the world. I know it’s going to be a lot of pressure and I know I can handle a lot of different things.”

“I’m glad to be a multiple winner, and also this is not the first time I’ve won more than once in a year, so hopefully many more to come.”

“One of the reason why I think I can be consistent is because I enjoy this game. I just want to be focused, enjoy this game and then try to improve every moment.”

 “Then, I want to see what God going to give me.” 

Amy Yang, -7 under 64 today, and Moriya Jutanugarn, -5 under 66 today tied for second place at -16 under par for the three rounds.

Moriya is getting more confident;

“I get a lot of confidence from this week and hopefully keep playing solid and finish in another good week.”

Stacy Lewis and Michelle Wie were tied in fourth spot at -13 under par.

Stacy struggled with her putter, the ball would just not drop in the hole;

“I thought I did a really good job again of just sticking to the game plan of this golf course.”

“I know how to play this golf course better than anybody, just couldn’t quite get the putts to fall.”

 “The game’s so close, though, I’m excited. We’ve got majors coming up and I’m excited where my game’s at right now.”

 

Travelers Championship. Jordan With Wire to Wire Win, Via Play-Off.

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Jordan Spieth completed his wire to wire win at the Travelers Championship, albeit via a Play-Off against Daniel Berger, at TPC  River Highlands.

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Jordan, even par 70 today and Daniel, -3 under 67, were tied for the Travelers Championship title after the final round at -12 under par. Jordan then  chipped in from the fairway bunker for a birdie on the first play-off hole, the par four 18th;

“I went nuts, that was fun.”

“I guess if you call something enough times, every once in a while, one of them goes in.”

“At least I think this one had good speed going in.”

“I’ve always taken some crap from my peers about the John Deere one potentially going off the green or into the water or whatever.”

“This is probably my luckiest win, for sure, with all the breaks I got today.”

“I’m surprised twelve under won, especially after the first couple of holes. I was rolling and thought we’d get to sixteen, which was the goal.”

Daniel could only stand and watch as Jordan pulled off some magic;

“I played great today.”

 “I played the playoff hole great. He hit an unbelievable fairway bunker shot.”

“And Jordan does Jordan things, so there’s not really much you can say.”

“I’m obviously disappointed, but happy to be in the position I was in today. I knew I could do it.”

“I knew I needed to hit a bunch of good shots and I did. But you can’t do anything about that. It’s incredible.”

Daniel also tweeted;

“Hopefully the next time @JordanSpieth does that I’m on his team and I can chest bump him too !!”

Charlie Hoffman, -4 under 66 today, and Danny Lee, from New Zealand, -3 under 67, tied for third place at -10 under par.

Rory McIlroy played a little better today, -6 under 66, except for his putter. The defending FedExCup champion is aware of whats coming;

“Short game can definitely get a little better, and obviously, putting, which is a combination of taking my opportunities when I put myself in a good position for birdie.”

“Obviously got a World Golf Championship, two majors and FedExCup Playoffs to think about.”

“So, a lot of important stuff still coming up. I feel my game’s in good shape to try and contend again.”

Sharing 5th place at -9 under par were Patrick Reed, Paul Casey, and Boo Weekley.

 

 

BMW International Open. Andres Romero Returns To Winners Circle

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Andres Romero, from Argentina, returns to winners circle for the first time in ten years lifting the BMW International Open title at Golfclub München Eichenried in Germany.

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A final  bogey free round  of  -7 under par 65 gave Andres the BMW International Open title with a -17 under par tournament total, and he was very happy with the outcome. A birdie putt at the last hole gave him the win, and avoided a play-off;

“I’m really happy, after ten years winning on the European Tour, especially here in Germany. I’m really, really happy.”

“The whole round was very good. I was focused all day. I didn’t make any bogeys, that is a rare thing for my type of game.”

“The last few holes I noticed I made seven birdies but the whole round was excellent.”

“I was nervous when I got to the 18th green but finally when I was thinking with two putts I could win the tournament, I was really nervous.”

“But hopefully I was going to do a two-putt and now I have my trophy and enjoy this moment.”

Tied in second place at -16 under par were; Sergio Garcia, Spain, -3 under 69 today, Richard Bland, England, -3 under 69, and Thomas Detry, Belgium, with a last round -6 under 66.

Sergio said he miscued with his putter a few times;

“It was a good week. Obviously fell just short.”

“I felt like I played well enough to win for sure.”

“Obviously a couple of missed putts here and there today and some really good putts that didn’t want to go in.”

Richard also had problems with the putter;

“I’m pretty gutted but I gave it a good run. I just got caught in between clubs on 17 and it was the only shot I didn’t commit to all day.”

“Proud of the two shots I hit on the last and just didn’t quite hole the putts.”

Thomas also had that feeling about the putter;

“You always have that little bit of a sour feeling in yourself when you finish just short.”

“I wasn’t putting great and now I’m making some good putts, it’s good to be in that position on the weekend.”

Good Putting wins Prizes.

Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. So Yeon Streaks Ahead.

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So Yeon Ryu, South Korea, streaks ahead of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship field in the second round at Pinnacle Country Club.

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So Yeon fired a second round -10 under par 61 to post a -16 under par Walmart NW Arkansas Championship total, and will take a five shot advantage into the final round tomorrow, in this three round event, and was obviously very happy;

“It was so much fun,.”

“I made a really long putt at 8, 17, and then I boost up and the shot was getting better and better.”

“At the back nine, I was able to make some more short birdies, and then pretty much made all of them. So happy with my round today.” 

“I think after you shot like, six under and ten under and next round going to be really tough because no matter how well you play, it’s not going to be great enough compared to ten under and six under.”

Nearest challengers are Stacy Lewis, USA, and Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, both ladies had -6 under rounds of 65 and share second place at -11 under par.

Moriya, sister of world number one Ariya, will not be under any stress tomorrow, she just wants to have fun;

“I’m pretty sure all the fans are wanting to go out and see us making birdies, and it’s great.”

“You know, she is a great player, and of course she can have a really good day.”

“It’s not like any stress or anything, just trying to have fun and play my game.”

Local girl Stacy got a loud cheer from the fans after making a long birdie putt on the final hole today;

“That’s kinda why you play, for those moments. I’m just glad I could give the fans a birdie and give ’em something to cheer for.”

 “Kinda felt like I was struggling a little bit coming in, so that’s why the last two birdies were extremely important to me, because I kind of felt like the momentum was going the other way, so I felt like I got the momentum back and can hopefully post another good one tomorrow.”

“I’m going to play aggressively and play like I’ve been playing, and, you know, I’m playing well enough to come from five back. It can be done.”

Amy Yang, from South Korea, has fourth spot to herself at -9 under par, a second round -6 under 65 easing her up the leaderboard.

Travelers Championship. Jordan Eyes Wire 2 Wire Win

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Jordan Spieth eyes a wire 2 wire win at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands.

Spieth leading Travelers, chasing TOUR title No. 10

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Jordan topped the Travelers Championship leaderboard for the third straight day, returning a third round score of -4 under par 66, to post -12 under par for the tournament.

Jordan capped off a decent round with a lengthy birdie putt, from out of the shadows on the 18th, to claim top spot on his own;

“It’s in the shadow, I’m looking to hit the putt at the right speed.”

“If it goes in, great, if it doesn’t, so be it, tap it in.”

“With a few feet to go it was going to have a chance and it curled right in the middle.”

“That was a loud roar, and those are really fun to experience.”

Boo Weekley holds second place at -11 under par, shooting -5 under 65 today. he found some magic of his own, he  birdied five of the last eight holes. Boo will be paired with Jordan tomorrow in the final round, and said the only thing they have in common is fishing;

“He loves to fish, so we’ve got a little in common there, so we can talk about that.”

In third position on his own at -9 under par is Daniel Berger, he carded -4 under 66 today.

Rory McIlroy is way back, at even par for the tournament, with his putting woes continuing, even though he used a different putter today.

BMW International Open. Sergio Garcia and Richard Bland are Tied at the Top.

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Sergio Garcia and Richard Bland are tied at the top of the BMW International Open after 54 holes at Golfclub München Eichenried in Germany.

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Both Sergio, Spain and Richard, England, shot third rounds of -5 under par 67, to lead the BMW International Open with totals of -13 under par, and will take a one shot advantage into the final round tomorrow.

Sergio missed a couple of short putts towards the end of his round

“I think it was a good, solid day, obviously a couple of little putts there at the end that looked like they were going to go in and didn’t but, overall, I felt like I played nicely.”

“It’s nice but it doesn’t mean that it’s finished.”

“Still we have a long day tomorrow. We’ve got to go out there, play well again and see if we can pull it off.”

Richard played some amazing golf, making a birdie from the water on the par five 11th and holing out from the fairway for an Eagle on the par four 13th.

“I hit some really good shots out there and I hit a couple of scrappy ones coming in but my short game saved me.”

 “Got my feet wet and holed a second shot into 13. So yeah, kind of ran pretty much into everything.”

“The confidence to be fair has been a little fragile recently. I’ve not been playing that great, but rounds like that, and the two previous rounds, just kind of helps the confidence.”

“So I’ve just got to go out there tomorrow with the same attitude and if I can keep hitting some good shots, then hopefully I’ve got a say come tomorrow afternoon.”

“You’ve got to stay aggressive when you can and hopefully take your chances and hopefully that will be good enough.”

In third place one shot behind at -12 under par is Joakim Lagergren, from Sweden, with a  -3 under par 69 today;

“I’m happy with the score. I fought a lot out there.”

“It wasn’t pretty at all but the long game turned down on me today and the short game came back to me.”

 Thomas Detry, Belgium, -2 under 70 today and  Andres Romero, from Argentina, -4 under 68,  are both at -10 under for the tournament in fourth place.

Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Rookie Sung Hyun Park Leads.

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Rookie Sung Hyun Park, from South Korea, leads the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship after the completion of a weather delayed round one at  Pinnacle Country Club.

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Sung Hyun carded a first round -8 under par 63, which included a bogey, to lead the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, in Arkansas.

Sung Hyun said afterwards that her putting really put her in control, needing only 24 putts on the day;

“My play was best with putter today, very good,”

Another rookie Mel Reid, England, shares second place with Ally McDonald. USA, and So Yeon Ryu from South Korea, all at -6 under par 65, two shots off the pace.

Ally was happy to have her family supporting her today;

“Means a lot. There are few places that my family can get to with the schedule and with my grandparents wanting to watch me.”

“I’m happy they could all be here, and hopefully I can play well for them.”

Mel  made birdie on five of her first seven holes, threw in a hole in one at the par three 11th, but sadly recorded two bogey’s on the way in. She explained her hole in one;

“I mean, as soon as I hit it I thought, oh, it’s got a chance.”

 “I just hit a little 9-iron, so I think it was 135. I just tried to play a 130 shot and it pitched about seven behind it and came back.”

So Yeon Ryu was smooth and bogey free all day, and her putting came back;

“I think everything was really smooth from start to end.”

“Especially I was happy with my putting because last time when I played a tournament, I was really struggling with my putting.”

 “It feels great to be back and hopefully I can have a really great bogey-free round again.”