Turkish Airlines Open. Back to Back Wins For Justin.

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It was back to back wins for Justin Rose of England as he won the Turkish Airlines Open at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort.

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Justin won the Turkish Airlines Open with a final round of -6 under par 65, giving him the winning total of -18 under par;

“It’s like a bus, you wait ages for one and then two turn up at once.”

Pushing all the way was Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, they were neck and neck on the last green, and both had eight foot birdie chances, Nicolas failed to convert his, which left him in a tie for second place with his final round -5 under 66 for a -17 under par total;

“The juices were flowing. It was great to be able to push it until the end. I was surprised that none of the other guys were making such a push.”

“Too bad the little one on 18 doesn’t drop but that’s the sport.”

Sharing that second place at -17 under was Dylan Frittelli, South Africa, a last round -7 under 64 pushing him up the leaderboard, even missing a couple of putts;

“I had two chip-ins yesterday. I don’t know, something’s clicking right in my short game.”

“Although a few putts slipped by I’m still proud of the way I finished.”

“I played with Justin yesterday and he played amazing golf.”

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Turkish Airlines Open. Two Tied at the Top.

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Two players are tied at the top of the Turkish Airlines Open leaderboard after 54 holes at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa ResortKiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand and  Shane Lowry of Ireland share the honor.

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Kiradech, -5 under 66, and Shane, -6 under 65, are tied at the top of the Turkish Airlines Open leaderboard with -14 under par totals, and will take a two shot advantage into the final round tomorrow.

Shane can not remember the last time he won;

“It’s been a while since I’ve won and I can’t remember back that far.”

” But when I’m out there tomorrow hopefully something comes flooding back to me and I manage to get the job done.”

“I’m looking forward to getting out there and being in the hunt. I haven’t really been there for a while, so it will be good.”

“I’ve dropped down the rankings over the last while so it will be nice to earn a few world ranking points, a few Race to Dubai points as well and make sure I’m playing in Dubai in a couple of weeks.”

Kiradech had a simple message;

“I want to win.”

Sharing third place are last weeks winner at the WGC-HSBC Champions, Justin Rose, England, who shot a bogey free -7 under 64, Padraig Harrington, Ireland, also -7 under 64 today, and Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, who started the round with a four shot advantage, carded +2 over par 73.

Justin wants to improve his back nine putting;

“All week I seem to have putted really well on the front nine but not quite as well on the back nine.”

“I think the greens tend to get a tiny bit slower as the day goes on so I think I need to stay a little bit more positive with the putter.”

Padraig also had a good day with the putter;

“Today was the same as yesterday except today I holed a few putts and yesterday I missed them.”

Nicolas said the bad luck started with a mud ball;

“I could have been three under after three and then caught a mud ball on eleven.”

“I didn’t think I did a lot wrong until then.”

“I hit two balls in the water so I guess I paid the price for it. I wasn’t playing stupidly aggressive but still playing the shots and made sure that my decision making was on point, which I thought was pretty good until I took a couple of blows around 12 and 15.

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Turkish Airlines Open. Nicolas Colsaerts Has Half-Way Lead.

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Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium has the half-way lead in the Turkish Airlines Open at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort.

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Nicolas shot another -7 under par 64 round, this time he was bogey free, and it put him on top of the Turkish Airlines Open leaderboard after 36 holes, by four strokes at -14 under par;

“I’m only four ahead, it’s not like I’m eight ahead.”

“I have two rounds to play and so do the other guys.”

“If I’m capable of doing what I did the first two rounds, I think there’s a bunch of guys that are capable of doing the same.”

“I just have to make sure I keep playing the way I do, not get ahead of myself and bring those good vibes that I had the first two rounds to the last two.”

“I wasn’t quite as good off the tee, I thought, but still played great shots into greens and holed the putts that I thought I should have been making.”

“So it felt a little bit more like work today but it’s pretty satisfying to go seven under again without, I thought, playing as smoothly.”

Sitting in second place, those four shots back at -10 under par is Eddie Pepperell, England, he carded -5 under 66 today;

“I’m playing better. I’ll always enjoy playing good golf whether I’m playing on the EuroPro Tour or the European Tour.”

“When I wasn’t quite close to the hole on a couple of holes I had to two-putt, but didn’t make any silly errors.”

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand, is in third spot at -9 under par, with a second round of -4 under 67, helped by a birdie at the last;

“It’s always a good way to finish the last with a birdie and get away from the golf course.”

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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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Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Tommy Fleetwood Breaks Carnoustie Course Record.

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Tommy Fleetwood broke the course record at Carnoustie, carding 63, to join Tyrrrell Hatton at the top of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship leaderboard in Scotland.

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Tommy, from England made history on day 2 of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, breaking the Carnoustie course record, carding -9 under par 63. He joined Tyrrell, also from England,  who signed for -7 under 65, he too  played Carnoustie, at the top of the leaderboard, both at -11 under par for the tournament.

Tommy said he had putted well

“Any time you have a course record, especially on a golf course like this, it’s brilliant to have, I’m very proud at the moment.”

“I played well, putted well. It just unravels really, sometimes it does that. Most of the times, those are your best rounds when you don’t quite realise what you’re doing.”

“I would love to win a tournament. I’d love to win this tournament. The goal every week is to try and win whatever you’re playing in.”

“With such big events coming up, I don’t think anything will be over until it’s finally done but if I can keep making that cushion a little bit bigger, then it will feel a lot nicer.”

Tyrrell the defending Champion, said his putter suddenly came alive;

“Happy with today’s round, got lucky a couple of times but obviously you need that.”

“The putter came alive for me on the last sort of thirteen holes.”

“It’s a strange feeling to think I’ve won the tournament, because when I look back, it doesn’t feel like it was me that won.”

“It’s great to be back and good memories from last year.”

“I’ve come into this event with a bit of form. I’m happy that I’m sort of carrying it on and, you know, hopefully I can have a good one at Kingsbarns tomorrow and all to play for for Sunday. But there’s still a lot of golf still to be played.”

Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, in third place on his own at -10 under par, he went round St Andrews Old Course in -5 under 67 today.

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Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Two Tied at the Top.

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There are two players tied at the top of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Paul Dunne and Nicolas Colsaerts share the honor after the first round  in Scotland.

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Last weeks winner Paul, from Ireland continued with his good form shooting -5 under par 67 at St. Andrews Old Course, while Nicolas, Belgium joined him at the top of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship leaderboard carding the same score over at Kingsbarns.

Paul is closely associated with St Andrews after leading the 2015 Open Championship at the 54 hole stage, as an amateur;

“I think the Open was a great thing for me here because it opened so many doors for sponsors and invites and that kind of thing when I turned pro but, also, how many times are you going to lead the Open at St. Andrews with one round to go?”

“My iron play was really solid, I was hitting everything pin-high on the front nine which is a big advantage because the greens are so big.”

“You’re probably not going to miss many but when it gets windy, two-putting from 60 feet can be difficult.”

“I didn’t play great coming in. I kind of did the opposite of what I should have done but I’ll take the five under.”

Nicolas stayed calm but did push until the end, holing the round off with a long putt on the 18th;

“I kept very composed, I pressed it until the end, which is nice. Birdied seventeen which is not really a birdie hole.”

“I hit it really close and finished it off with the longest putt of the day on eighteen, which is nice.”

Five players are then tied at -4 under, some at St Andrews, then Kingsbarns,  best score from Carnoustie was -3 under par.

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BMW PGA Championship. Alex Noren with a 62 Wins.

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Alex Noren, from Sweden, shot an amazing final round of 62 to win the BMW PGA Championship, on the revamped West Course at Wentworth Golf Club, in England.

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Alex had carded eight birdies in his first sixteen holes, to tie the leaders, and then made Eagle on the 18th to seal victory at the BMW PGA Championship, with a -10 under par 62 final round, giving him a tournament total of -11 under par.

Alex said he had no intention of winning this tournament this morning, but gave his best ever putting performance today;

“It feels amazing and crazy because I had no intention of trying to win this morning.”

“I didn’t even think about it when I came off the course quite angry yesterday after playing a good round and chipping it into the water from the back of the green on 18.”

“It’s a great feeling now but it feels unreal.”

“It’s a tough course mentally coming down the stretch. It’s not super narrow but it’s just if you hit it a little bit wayward it can cost you.”

“I putted probably the best I’ve ever putted.

Francesco Molinari, Italy, was in second place, two shots back at -9 under par, with a last round -4 under par 68;

“Bittersweet, obviously. I’m happy with my performance today.”

“Alex did something quite special so it was hard to beat, really.”

Three players tied in third place at -8 under par, Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium, -7 under 65 today, Henrik Stenson, Sweden, -4 under 68 and Hideto Tanihara, Japan, -4 under 68 in his final round.

Nicolas said he should have had ten under;

“You know what, I had it on a string all day. It could have been ten under except for one bad swing on 15.”

Henrik said he just made too many mistakes;

“Too many unforced errors and this was definitely the best chance for me to win this tournament over all the years I’ve played it.”