Memorial Tournament. Ryan Moore Leads.

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Ryan Moore leads the Memorial Tournament after the first round at Muirfield Village in Ohio.

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Ryan shot a bogey free first round of -7 under par 65 to lead the Memorial Tournament by one shot. It was a good day with the putter, even watching the ball do a complete 360 degree loop before dropping;

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ball go that far around the hole and go in the hole.”

“And in the five to eight-foot range, they seemed to be lipping out (this season), and today they lipped in a couple of times.”

“So it’s always nice to get that stuff going and get the momentum and keep the momentum, just makes you feel better.”

“I’m a guy that can be up there, like top fives and top tens, and either I’ve had it or haven’t had it this year, which is a little unusual for me.”

“I kind of have to figure it out, but it’s really putting consistency.

Jordan Spieth occupies second place at -6 under following a good scrambling round of 66, which included one bogey, he spoke about the bad thoughts creeping in;

“I was questioning. Why couldn’t I just perform the shots that I was before.”

“Sometimes you just can’t really figure it out, put your finger on it. Am I pulling it? Pushing it? Am I doing both? What’s going on with the stroke?”

“That kind of stuff goes into your head. I mean, we walk for two minutes, three minutes in between shots. And you can’t just go blank. You wish you could, but thoughts creep in.”

Five players share third place with -5 under totals, after rounds of 67, Bud Cauley, bogey free, Anirban Lahiri, India, 2 bogeys, Martin Kaymer, Germany, 2 bogeys, Marc Leishman, Australia, 1 bogey, and Vaughn Taylor, 2 bogeys, with one Eagle.

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Sony Open in Hawaii. Kooch Captures The Title.

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Matt Kuchar captures the Sony Open in Hawaii title at  Waialae Country Club.Kuchar claims second win of the season at Sony Open in HawaiiKooch and Trophy / getty

Matt shot a final round -4 under par 66 to win the Sony Open in Hawaii by four strokes at -22 under par, despite throwing in a three putt;

“It was so uncharacteristic of me, but I kept plugging along, and I knew good things were going to happen.”

” To win two out of three is crazy to comprehend.”

“I want to see how great this year can be.”

Andrew Putnam was second at -18 under par, poor putting gave him a last round score of -2 under 68;

“I just felt like I was seeing the line and speed really well.”

“I usually die my putts in and play a lot of break.”

“On these greens that’s what you got to do. I felt like I was rolling it right on my line and felt really comfortable on the greens.”

Four players were then tied in third place at -17 under par, Marc Leishman, Australia, -6 under par 64 today, Cory Conners, Canada, also -6 under, Chez Reavie, -3 under 67 and Hudson Swafford with another -6 under.

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Tournament of Champions, Gary Gallops Ahead.

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Gary Woodland gallops ahead in the Tournament of Champions on the Plantation Course in Hawaii.Woodland leads Sentry TOC  Gary / getty

Gary carded a third round of -5 under 68 to maintain his lead at the top of the Tournament of Champions leaderboard at -17 under par for 54 holes, and a three shot cushion going into the final round tomorrow;

“I’ve had that relaxed mindset a couple times that I’ve been here, not prepared, excited to be here, taken some time off before the last two times I was here.”

“But this time I’ve been playing a lot.”

“Obviously it’s nice to be here, but I have a little different mindset this week, playing a little more aggressive, trying to contend, and trying to win instead of just enjoying the views out here, which I’ve done in the past.”

“I had a couple days off. But I knew I wanted to be prepared coming in. The bulk of the season is so much earlier now I didn’t want to take any time off, I didn’t want to rest any.”

“You’re sitting at home, you feel like somebody’s getting better, it’s hard for me just to sit there.”

“I’ll pick my spots now where I take time off to get ready for THE PLAYERS in March and then obviously the four majors start right away, so I’ll be ready to go.”

Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, is in second place at -14 under par, he also carded -5 under 68 today to stay in contention;

“It has been a nice start to the year.”

“It is something to build on going into the weekend. I just need to keep hitting good golf shots and giving myself chances.”

Marc Leishman of Australia holds third place, he scored a third round -5 under 68 to be at -13 under par for the tournament.

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Cam Smith Retains His Aussie PGA Championship Title.

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Cameron Smith retains his Australian PGA Championship title with a two shot victory at Royal Pines Resort in Queensland.

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 Cam shot a final round -2 under par 70 to post a Australian PGA Championship winning total of -16 under par, a two shot victory margin;

“I was expecting Leish to come out and give it a good crack today.”

“It’s always hard going up against a mate and trying to win a golf tournament. I’ve been in this situation before and I’ve had it happen to me as well.”

“I’m sure we’ll have a beer over Christmas or when I see him next and we’ll be back to being mates.”

“I’ve definitely improved a lot over the last year. I’ve put in a lot of hard work and I’ve just stuck to my process goals.”

“I would love to get into the top 20 by the end of this year, it’s definitely the next goal.”

“I think that’s the next big step for myself, to get in there and get myself in a lot of situations where I can win golf tournaments.”

Marc Leishman was second, -3 under 69 today for a tournament total of -14 under par;

“I think Cam made birdies when he had to so all credit to him.”

“I’m obviously disappointed I didn’t get it over the line but glad that I gave it a run there and made it pretty interesting.”

Tied in third place were Ross McGowan, England, with a course record -9 under par 63, and Matthew Millar, with his last round -4 under 68, for -11 under par totals.

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Aussie PGA Championship. It’s A Two Horse Race.

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Defending Champion Cameron Smith has a three shot lead in the Australian PGA Championship, and his only contender is Marc Leishman.

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Cameron shot a third round -5 under par 67 to take control of the Australian PGA Championship with a -14 under par total for the 54 holes at Royal Pines Resort;

“The last year I’ve been playing some really good golf.”

“Probably over the last three days has been some of the best golf I think I’ve played both mentally and pulling off the shots.”

“I’m feeling really confident and looking forward to tomorrow.”

“I did a really good job today when I was out of position, just taking less risks and putting myself into the center of the greens and taking a par.”

“It’s what you have to do around here.”

“There’s plenty of birdie opportunities out there and that’s what you have to realise and I did a good job of that.”

Marc Leishman carded -3 under 68 to post -11 under for the tournament, and sits alone in second place;

“That’s the best I’ve played all week and the worst score.”

“A couple of bad breaks and a few putts where I hit good putts and they didn’t go in, which happens occasionally.”

“I’m happy with the day. It puts me a few more back than I would like to be but it’s going to be tough tomorrow.”

“I hear the wind is going to get up so that gives me a bit more of a chance.”

The wind will not help anyone else, next nearest are at -7 under par, Matthew Millar, -5 under 67 today, equaling the low round of the day, and Harold Varner 111 from the USA, with -1 under 71 for his third round, and a share of third place.

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Aussie PGA Championship. Cam Smith Has 36 Hole Lead.

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Cameron Smith of Australia has a one shot lead in the Australian PGA Championship at the half-way stage at Royal Pines Resort.

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Defending Champion Cameron put together a second round -7 under par 65 to take control of the Australian PGA Championship taking a one shot lead into the week-end at -9 under par, after some extra putting practice;

“It was good, I thought I struck it nicely yesterday and the putts weren’t quite going in.”

“I just didn’t quite have the speed yesterday.”

“I did a little bit of extra work this morning on the green and it paid off. I was actually getting putts to the hole today, which is nice.”

“I was just trying to do my best. I decided I wanted to get to ten, that was kind of my goal before Friday’s end, so one off is not too bad. Seven under, you can never complain about seven under.”

Sharing second place at -8 under par are Marc Leishman, -4 under 68 today, Jake McLeod, and Matt Jager, both with second rounds of -2 under 70, all three from Australia.

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CIMB Classic. Three Tied at the Top.

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There are three players tied  at the top of the CIMB Classic after 54 holes on the West Course at TPC Kuala Lumpur. Shubhankar Sharma, India, Gary Woodland, USA and Marc Leishman of Australia share the honor in Malaysia. Three lead at CIMB Classic

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Shubhankar, -6 under par 66 today, Gary and Marc both with -5 under 67, all tied at the top of the CIMB Classic leaderboard with -19 under par totals.

Shubhankar has been in this position before;

“Good thing is that I’ve been in this position before so I know what happens and what my mind goes through, so I’ll just try and relax myself as much as possible.”

“The way I’m playing, I’m pretty sure I’ll play well tomorrow as well.”

Gary said he got a little loose on the back nine today;

“Kind of got a little loose there a little bit on the back nine, maybe ran out of gas a little, but it was nice to finish up with a birdie and get some momentum going into tomorrow.”

Marc also cooled off coming home today;

“Happy with the round, gave myself a good chance tomorrow, so hopefully I can be hot like I was that first 10 holes today.” 

Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa, -7 under 65 today, and Bronson Burgoon, USA, -5 under 67, share fourth place, two shots back at -17 under par

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