QBE Shootout, Steve Stricker & Sean O’Hair Win


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Steve Stricker & Sean O’Hair win the QBE Shootout, the three round team event played at a cold at Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Florida.

 Sean Steve   / getty

The three rounds compose first a  Scramble, then  Greensomes, a modified alternate shot, and finally Better Ball. Steve and Sean completed the three rounds in -26 under par, a two shot winning margin.

Sean said it was a special win, with his friend Steve;

“This is always a great event to finish the year off with, and to pull this off is special.”

“But to do it with Steve is even that much better for me.”

“I’m a golf geek, so he’s a friend of mine, but still it’s kind of hard not to look at him and kind of put him a little bit up on a pedestal.”

Steve mentioned the second shot on the par five 17th which Sean converted for Eagle, to sew up the title;

“He played great today.”

“He hit a great shot on 17. That’s the stuff you need to do to win a tournament, and Sean pulled it off.”

“We just really gelled well together, with his length the first day, getting some clubs into the greens, some short irons for me, we just fed off that first day quite a bit.”

“We felt comfortable with one another.”

Sean Lowery and Graeme McDowell finished second, at -24 under, with Pat Perez and Brian Harman claiming third place at -22 under.

A lot of interest was shown to the team of Tony Finau, and LPGA star Lexi Thompson, the only lady in the field, they finished tied in a creditable 4th place at -21 under par for the three rounds. 

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CIMB Classic. Pat Perez Persistent Precision Play Wins The Prize.

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Persistent precision play from Pat Perez, USA, wins him the prize of the CIMB Classic trophy at TPC Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia.

CIMB Classic

Pat Perez

Pat carded a final round -3 under 69 to totally eclipse all contestants and win the CIMB Classic with a -24 under par winning score;

“I knew I had to stay on the gas here, because guys are playing so good you can go low any day.”

“I was expecting someone to shoot sixty three or something like that.”

“I’m a different person than I was seventeen years ago. Even, like five years ago.”

“So I’m learning how to play the game. I’m learning how to play my own game and stay within myself and that kind of stuff and, like you said, I’m a late bloomer.”

“I”m not gonna change anything, I’m still not gonna work out. I’m still gonna have a bad diet. I’m going to enjoy myself.”

Four shots back was a resurgent Keegan Bradley, USA, a bogey free final round -5 under par 67 confirming his return to the top flight, with a second place finish at -20 under par.

Xander Schauffele, USA, even par 72 today, and Sung KangSouth Korea, with a last round -1 under par 71, tied in third position with -17 under par totals.

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CIMB Classic. Pat Perez Performs Perfectly for 54 Hole Lead.

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Pat Perez, USA, performs perfectly for 54 hole lead at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

Pat Perez / getty

Pat carded a third round -8 under par 64 to lead the CIMB Classic by four shots at -21 under par, with putting the main key point;

“I didn’t really hit it that great but I putted good again.  You know, I’m just kind of getting the most out of my game right now.” 

 “I’ve hit some good shots, I’ve hit some good putts, but things are just clicking right now.”

” I’ve got to hit some good shots and I’ve got to continue to putt the way I am and play smart.”

” I just made a bunch of putts and hopefully I can do it again tomorrow.”

Xander Schauffele, USA,  is in second place at -17 under, after his third round of -5 under 67;

 “I went up against a 64 and a 65 today, so I was the hack of the group today.”

“Watching both those guys make putts is always a good thing visually for me.”

“I’m playing with Pat again, which was a lot of fun today.  We’ll have to figure a number out tomorrow on the course probably.”

Sung Kang, South Korea, has third place with his third round of -7 under par 65 giving him a tournament total of -16 under par;

“I played pretty good today, and Pat really made a lot of putts today.”

“I’ll try my best tomorrow. Both days were pretty hot anyway so it doesn’t really matter to me.”

Tied in fourth spot at -15 under are Keegan Bradley, USA, -7 under 65 today, and Hideki Matsuyama, Japan, with his magnificent bogey free third round score of -9 under par 63.

Hideki was happy with the way he played today;

“There were a couple of shorter putts that I wasn’t able to convert, but all in all, I’m very happy with the round I played today.”

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CIMB Classic. Pat Perez in Pole Position.

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Pat Perez, USA,  is in pole position after two rounds of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

Perez holds one-stroke lead

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Pat carded -7 under par 65 in the second round of the CIMB Classic, to top the leaderboard at -13 under par going into the week-end, with a one shot lead.

Pat would be happier if it cooled down a bit;

“I don’t want sunshine at all. It’s too hot, way too hot.”

“I like it just the way it is right now, perfect. Cloudy, no wind.

“I didn’t think I really played that well. I got off to a slow start, I was one over through four.”

“We had the break, and I like the front, I play better on the front.”

 Xander Schauffele, USA, is in second position at -12 under par, he shot -5 under 67 today;

“Everything’s kind of coming easy, today was one of those weird days where I had all the breaks.”

“I had some squirrely tee shots and a couple of weird drops. But they all kind of went my way.”

Sung Kang, South Korea, -4 under 68 today, Thomas Pieters, Belgium, -5 under 67 and overnight leader Cameron Smith, Australia with -1 under 71 are tied all for third place, four shots off the pace at -9 under par.

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Wells Fargo Championship. Brian Harman Champion.

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Brian Harman is the Wells Fargo Championship champion, claiming his 2nd PGA Tour title at Eagle Point Golf Club.

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Brian and Trophy

Brian shot a final round -4 under par 68 to win the Wells Fargo Championship with a -10 under par tournament total.

Brian made a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win, and at the same time denied World number one Dustin Johnson a fourth straight victory.

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Brian and the winning putt.

World number one Dustin Johnson, -5 under 67 today, and Pat Perez, -4 under 68, tied in second place at -9 under par.

Jon Rahm, from Spain, took the fourth position on his own at -8 under par, a disappointing last round of -1 under 71 keeping him from challenging for the title.

RBC Heritage. Luke & Graham Share Lead

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Luke Donald, England, & Graham DeLaet, Canada, share the RBC Heritage lead after 36 holes at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Donald, DeLaet surge to the top

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Luke and Graham share the RBC Heritage lead at -10 under par at the half-way stage on Hilton Head Island.

Luke chipped in for a birdie on the iconic 18th, the Lighthouse hole, to put himself in position to go on and win. that gave him -4 under 67 on the day;

“I’ve been in this position before and I’ve got to go out there and be aggressive and make some birdies.”

 “Certainly playing for pars won’t get it done out there.”

Graham made a chip in Eagle 2 at the par four ninth, he also carded -4 under 67 today;

“We couldn’t see the bottom of the pin, but there was reaction from the crowd so we figured it was in.”

Ian Poulter, -3 under 68 and Webb Simpson,-3 under 68, both share third position on the leaderboard at -8 under par.

Ian is playing on a medical exemption, and needs a good finish here to remain on the PGA Tour;

“I’m playing golf like I really don’t care, to be honest.”

“I’ve had to work on clearing everything out of my mind to go play good golf.”

A group of five players are at -7 under par for the tournament, Bud Cauley, Pat Perez, Jason Dufner, Nick Taylor and Sam Saunders.

Genesis Open. Dustin Still Leads As Third Round Suspended.

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Dustin Johnson still leads the Genesis Open as darkness suspended third round play at the Riviera Country Club in California.

Johnson leads Genesis Open

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Dustin has yet to start his third round, but still leads the Genesis Open at -10 under par.

With none of the second round leaders starting the third round, the stats are the same as the earlier post with Pat Perez -5 under 66 today, and Cameron Tringale, -7 under 64, sharing second place at -9 under par.

Jhonattan Vegas -3 under 68, Patrick Rogers -4 under 67, and J.T. Poston -2 under par 69, are tied in 4th place at -7 under par.

The tournament officials are confident they can get the competition finished on Sunday, which means of course that the leaders will have to play two full rounds in one day.

That’s tough going, so someone coming in early and posting a good number will have a decent chance.