Valero Texas Open. Andrew Landry Wins Maiden PGA Title.

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Andrew Landry wins the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio, his maiden PGA Tour victory.

Landry claims first TOUR title at Valero Texas Open

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Andrew carded a -4 under par 68 to win the Valero Texas Open by two shots with a -17 under total, and erased some bad memories along the way;

“I think that all those kinds of things really help every player whenever you get in a situation and you fail and you continue to fail.”

“You’re learning every single time.”

“It’s funny that we have two TOUR players that played from a nine-hole goat ranch, seriously.”

“It’s pretty amazing that both of us got out, we had good players to play with.”

“It was crazy, you could be on the PGA TOUR and a guy in Crocs could beat you.”

“I’m not lying.”

Sean O’Hair, -6 under 66 today and Trey Mullinax, -3 under 69 shared second place, those two shots back at -15 under par.

Trey gave credit to the way Andrew played, and his good putting;

“I know my game’s there, I’m playing really well.”

“Give all credit to Andrew, he played really well today, rocksteady.”

“He was putting great, hitting great shots.”

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WGC Mexico Championship. Shubhankar Sharma Stuns Everyone To Lead.

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Shubhankar Sharma, of India, stuns everyone as he leads the WGC Mexico Championship after 36 holes at  Chapultepec Golf Club, in Mexico City, playing in his first ever PGA Tour event.

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Shubhankar shot -5 under par 66 in the second round to lead the WGC Mexico Championship by two strokes at the half-way stage with a -11 under par total. And it could have been better, except for a couple of three putts;

“I’m really happy and I couldn’t have been in a better position.”

“I just kept the ball in play all day and it was great to finish with three birdies in a row.”

“I played so well, and the bogeys that I made today were just three-putts.”

“I thought about nothing, I just wanted to have fun. It’s my first WGC and I was happy that I’ll play four days because I missed the cut in the last two events that I played.”

“I worked all my life to come and play at a high stage like this. You have to expect great things from yourself if you want to play at a high stage.”

Sharing second place are Xander Schauffele, USA, -3 under 68 today, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain, -4 under 67 and also from Spain Sergio Garcia with a second round -6 under 65, all two shots back at -9 under for the tournament.

Rafa is putting well;

“I’ve been playing very good golf and making some putts as well, I’m not leading but I’m right up there, so in a great position for the weekend.”

There is a large group at -7 under, including World number 1 Dustin Johnson, yesterdays leader Louis Oosthuizen, and last weeks winner Bubba Watson.

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Career Builder Challenge. Jon Beats Andrew for Play-Off Win.

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Jon Rahm, Spain, beats Andrew Landry, USA, at the fourth play-off hole to win the Career Builder Challenge.

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Jon Rahm 

Jon carded a final round -5 under par 67 to tie with Andrew, -4 under 68, at the top of the Career Builder Challenge, with -22 under par totals, to force a play-off at the Stadium Course in California. Which was an exciting four hole event where both players had chances to win, missing good birdie putts, with Jon ultimately prevailing, denying Andrew his first PGA Tour victory in the process.

With this win, his second career PGA Tour victory, Jon will move to #2 in the World Rankings;

“It’s an incredible feeling.”

Three players then tied for third place at -20 under par, John Huh, USA, -6 under 66 today, Martin Piller, USA, -2 under 70 and Adam Hadwin of Canada with a -4 under par 68 final round.

 

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Dell Technologies Championship. Terrific Thomas Triumphs.

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Terrific golf from Justin Thomas sees him triumph at the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston, his fifth PGA Tour win of the season, and it puts him in second position in the FedExCup standings.

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Justin and Cup.

Justin won the Dell Technologies Championship with a great final round -5 under 66, for a winning tournament total of -17 under par, a three shot victory

“I have two events left. I have two more opportunities to win.”

 “And I’d love to make it six or seven wins.”

Jordan Spieth had to settle for second place again, a -4 under 67 last round giving him a -14 under par total.

Jordan started like a rocket,  birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie;

“Came out firing, like I said we had to do, 8 through 14 is the meat of the golf course. “

“You want to get through even. I got through over par and didn’t get any coming in when I hit some good putts.”

Marc Leishman from Australia finished third, a final round that fell over on the back nine, after carding 30 on the front, and 40 on the back, left him with a -1 under 70 for his fourth round, and a -13 under par total.

Jon Rahm, Spain, -3 under 68 today, and Paul Casey, England, -1 under 70 were tied in fourth place at -12 under par.

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Lydia Ko Still Number One.

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Officially Lydia Ko, from New Zealand, is still the Womens Number One ranked player in the world, she has now been #1 for 85 consecutive weeks.

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Remember how Ian Poulter was told he had lost his PGA Tour card, and then the authorities came back and apologized, saying a recalculation had been made and Ian had kept his playing privileges for 2017, by 0.01 of a point.

Well the same thing has happened to Lydia, she is still Ladies World Number 1, by just the same margin, 0.01 of a point. Seems that the projections tool mistakenly included the 2015 Manulife LPGA Classic as part of the calculations. Amazing how it has taken so long to correct a mistake that was made in 2015.

Lydia now has  8.37 points and Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand, is in second place with 8.36.

Makes you wonder how the people in these organisations who calculate these rankings actually keep their jobs.

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Valero Texas Open. Kevin Chappell Gets Maiden Win

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Kevin Chappell gets Maiden  PGA Tour win at the Valero Texas Open at TPC Antonio in Texas.

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Kevin sinks the winning putt

Kevin shot a final round -4 under par 68 to win the Valero Texas Open with a -12 under par total. He sunk an 8ft putt to claim his first ever PGA Tour win, exceptional putting on Sunday giving him the dream win.

Brooks Koepka claimed second place at -11 under par, with a great last round -7 under par 65.

Kevin Tway, -3 under 69 today, and Tony Finau, also -3 under 69, shared third place at -9 under par.

RBC Heritage. Wesley Bryan Wins Maiden Tour Title.

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Wesley Bryan wins Maiden PGA Tour title the RBC Heritage, at Hilton Head Golf Links.

Bryan wins RBC Heritage

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Wesley shot a final round -4 under par 67 to win the RBC Heritage by one shot with a -13 under par total;

“This is as good as it gets.”

“It’s one that I grew up dreaming on the practice green late at night when I was a kid, like this putt’s to win the Heritage.”

“And to get it done here is one of the coolest experiences ever.”

“I hit a lot of really, really bad shots out there.”

“Even today, I hit some of the worst I’ve hit in a long time. But was able to stay composed and had a couple good up-and-downs for bogeys this week.”

“They’re going to be bogeys on the scorecard, but they were kind of the momentum keepers, so to speak.”

Ex World number one Luke Donald is on the comeback trail, finishing second here at -12 under par, with a last round -3 under 68. Luke has been close to winning here before;

“I just keep trying.”

“Obviously the worst possible start. A double on two, which is kind of a birdie hole.”

“Just never felt very comfortable on that tee shot all week. But really happy with the grinding and the grit that I showed today to come back and give myself a chance.”

“It’s a place I feel comfortable and I like, and I’ve had a lot of success. I’ve just got to keep pounding away, and hopefully I’ll get there.”

Sharing third place at -11 under par were; Patrick Cantlay, -4 under 67 today, Ollie Schniederjans, -3 under 68, and William McGirt, -2 under 69.

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