TOUR Championship. Jordan Takes Over At The Top.

White Dragon GolfTOUR Championship

Jordan Spieth has taken over the lead at the top of the TOUR Championship at a very soggy East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. He now has a great chance of lifting the FedExCup.

TOUR Championship

Jordan Spieth / Getty Images

Jordan carded a third round -2 under par 68 and sits on top of the TOUR Championship leaderboard at -8 under par. He made some amazing par saves today;

“I could have easily been 3 over through eight.”

“I’m very pleased with where we stand going into tomorrow, and Henrik’s going to come back very strong.”

 “This was his off day, and so I’m going to have to play even better.”

“Holy, right!”  Jordan shouted on his way to saving par at 16, Henrik called it “A miracle save on 16.”

Henrik was reasonably happy with his +2 over par 72 and -7 under par total;

“Kept it together fairly nicely and we’re still at the races.”

“I would have liked to have gone a few better, but we’re still up there and yeah, it’s all going to be decided tomorrow.”

Rickie Fowler -3 under par 67 today, and Paul Casey +1 over par, share third place, both at -4 under par for the championship.

Rory McIlroy and Zach Johnson are tied in fifth, both at -3 under par Rory struggled in the wet conditions and could only score an even par 70 round, while Zach carded a +1 over 71.

It will be a fascinating day tomorrow to see Jordan and Henrik battle it out, but there is still the possibility of someone going really low tomorrow and setting a challenging clubhouse target, even Rory McIlroy.

TOUR Championship. Henrik Holds Firm.

White Dragon GolfTOUR Championship

Henrik Stenson holds firm at the top of the Tour Championship leaderboard at a very wet East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta at the FedExCup.

TOUR Championship

Caddie Gareth Lord & Henrik Stenson / Getty Images

Henrik held firm to stay on top of the Tour Championship with a second round -2 under par 68, a long way from his opening 63, but good enough in the wet conditions to stay put. He likes the way the course is set up;

“It sets up well for solid iron play, and I seem to bring that.”

Caddie Gareth Lord told Henrik;

“Mentally that was the best round you’ve played in a while.”

Jordan Spieth made up some lost ground today, carding a bogey free -4 under par 66, to claim second place, but is still three shots adrift of the leader. Jordan was the only player to go round today bogey free, and he was very happy with that. It also brought back some memories from a couple of years ago;

“Really good, considering the way I struck the ball.”

“My short game was magic today. I was really able to salvage the round around five and six to keep it going, keep some momentum on my side and eventually turn it under par.”

“It was a struggle from tee to green for me, but when we got it around the green, we hit some fantastic up and downs and really some stress-free up and downs.”

“Today was a huge round for me. I stayed very composed throughout the day, especially at that part of the round around the fifth, sixth and seventh.”

“That was the key that maybe kept me in this tournament, not getting too down on myself. I feel so much better putting this week than I have over the last few weeks.”

“I’m very excited and it’s similar to two years ago in chasing Henrik when he’s on his game.”

“Hopefully I can do a better job tomorrow to stay with him, because I don’t think he’s going to back down much.”

In third is Paul Casey, who in the end could only manage an even par round of 70 today, which gave him the position on his own at -5 under par for the tournament.

Zach Johnson recovered from some early mistakes, he actually dropped six shots to par on the day, but posted a second round even par 70, to stay at -4 under for the championship, in fourth place. He mentioned the tough conditions;

“It was harder today than Thursday, he ball was going shorter, a lot more club into holes.”

Rory McIlroy and Steven Bowditch are tied in fifth spot at -3 under par, Rory struggling to post +1 over par on the day, while Steven penciled in -1 under 71.

World #1 Jason Day has had his bubble burst, the player in form coming into this event, and hot favorite to win, is down T9, at even par for the two rounds. He has a mountain to climb if he wants to contend here, and also hang on to the number one spot, lets see what he can do on moving day tomorrow.


BMW Championship. Jason Wire to Wire to #1 in the World

White Dragon GolfBMW Championship

Winning the BMW Championship, wire to wire at Conway Farms Golf Club has elevated Jason Day to #1 in the world rankings.

BMW Championship


Jason had a final round -2 under par to post a total of -22 under par to win the BMW Championship, and to achieve his boyhood dream of becoming the Worlds #1 player, and the youngest ever Australian to carry that mantle.

It is hard for Jason to explain his recent run of good form;

“It’s tough to explain, I’ve just been working so hard. All I want to do is win.”

“That’s been my mentality. Ever since the Open Championship, something changed in my head.”

“I felt like it was my time to start winning tournaments. Ever since then it’s been a phenomenal run.”

“Yesterday and today were the toughest rounds I ever had to play in my entire life, just knowing that I had the opportunity to get to number one.”

“Stepping up and playing the way I did today was great, just to really understand what I put into my game to get to where I am today.”

Daniel Berger finished in second place, six shots back at -16 under par, he also had a -2 under par 69 last round.

Scott Piercy was alone in third position with -15 under par, a final round -1 under 70.

Rory McIlroy tied in fourth place with J.B. Holmes and Rickie Fowler, all at -14 under par.

Zach Johnson posted the low round of the day, -7 under par 64, he finished T13.

Only the top 30 players go on to contest the Tour Championship and FedExCup, at East Lake, and some top players have missed out. Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia will not be there.

BMW Championship. Jason Has Six Shot Lead.

White Dragon GolfBMW ChampionshipFedExCup

Jason Day has put more daylight between himself and the chasing pack, and will take a six shot lead into the final round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Chicago.

BMW Championship

Jason Day / Getty Images

Jason, from Australia, had a quieter round today, -2 under par 69, but will still take a six shot lead into the final round of the BMW Championship. With the win Jason  will finally take his place as #1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, and it does not matter where the current No. 1, Rory McIlroy, or No. 2 Jordan Spieth finish, either. Life could not be any better right now, I bet even the engraver has started his work.

Jason felt the slow down in his pace;

“It really feels like I was shooting 80 out there compared to the last two days.”

“I think this was one of the more important rounds to get through.”

“I’m glad it’s over, and I extended the lead by one more shot. I’m pretty happy with how things are going.”

 “I really feel like I got everything that I possibly could out of today’s round. That was the best score I could have shot.”

Second place is shared between Scott Piercy and Daniel Berger, at -14 under par they have not got a hope of catching the leader.

Scott would like to know what Jason has for breakfast;

“This kid must be eating trophies for breakfast, I’d love to know what he’s having.”

Rory McIlroy is alone in fourth spot at -13 under, he carded -4 under par 67 in round three and is happy he is getting better with each day, but missed a few putts today;

“Another case of hit it really good and gave myself loads of chances and didn’t really convert many.”

“At least, I’m getting better each and every day.”

“You want to be out there trying to win the golf tournament, not thinking about trying to finish third or second or whatever.”

 “But I’ll go out there and try and play the best I can, and if I can convert a few more chances that 67 today could turn into 63 or 62 tomorrow, and you never know.”

Tied in fifth place are Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Kevin Na, all at -12 under par for the tournament.

Rickie admits that the race for the title is over;

“It’s almost like there’s a secondary tournament going on for the guys that are 8, 12 under right now.”

“I’m driving it better, but made more putts in Boston, if it wasn’t for Jason, I’d only be two strokes off the lead.”


Deutsche Bank Championship. Rickie Reigns Supreme.

White Dragon GolfDeutsche Bank Championship FedExCup

Rickie Fowler reigns supreme at the Deutsche Bank Championship, melting down the Iceman Henrik Stenson to win by one shot at TPC Boston.

 Deutsche Bank Championship

Rickie Fowler Deutsche Bank Championship Winner

Rickie was three down with eight holes to go, but rallied to close the gap, before Henrik found the water on the par three 16th  and carded a double bogey 5.

Rickie then held on to his one shot advantage, with a final round -3 under par 68, to win the Deutsche Bank Championship trophy with a -15 under total, and move up to third position in the FedExCup rankings;

“Just kind of hung in there today, it’s pretty special.”

“I’ve been playing well the past couple of years. It was just a matter of time before I knocked down the door.”

Henrik finished in second place, a final round -1 under par 70 could, and should have been much better, his tournament total was -14 under.

Charley Hoffman made a last round comeback, a -4 under par 67, to end his tournament in third place, at -11 under par.

No one else got into double figures, but Fabian Gomez did fire -7 under 64 today, which got him into the next round at the BMW Championship.

Rory McIlroy came alive today, shooting a final round -5 under par 66, to finish at -3 under, but still loses his #1 ranking, even though Jordan Spieth missed the cut. Even the TV presenters don’t understand how the officials work that out.

Deutsche Bank Championship. Henrik Holds Top Spot

White Dragon GolfDeutsche Bank Championship

Henrik Stenson holds the top spot going into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

Deutsche Bank Championship

Henrik Stenson / Getty Images

Henrik will have a one shot lead going into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, after his bogey free third round -6 under par 65 gave him a tournament total of -13 under par. Henrik  won this same tournament in 2013, and went on to win the FedExCup.

An Eagle at the short par four, the 291 yard 4th hole, Henrik joked about it;

“It’s the world’s longest par-3.”

“But I like short par fours, I think every good golf course more or less has a short par 4.”

“It’s a good time to start playing well, and of course it’s a big event and lots to play for.”

“I’m happy with the progress I made and it gave me a little bit of a confidence boost last week, that I had a nice tournament in the bank and, yeah, I hope I can have another one here tomorrow.”

“If I’m in position I can make it happen once more.”

“Exciting weeks ahead and again we’ve got one more day here and I’d like to focus on tomorrow, rather than looking at what’s ahead.”

“But, yeah, I’m in good shape and I’m trying to put myself in position to win golf tournaments and I’m certainly up there now. I will most likely have a chance to make that happen tomorrow.”

Rickie Fowler is in second place, carding -4 under par 67 today, that three 67’s in a row, to make his -12 under par total. Rickie has been inspired to get into top gear by the likes of Jordan, Rory and Jason, and is looking forward to being in the last group tomorrow with Henrik;

“We’re going to enjoy being in the final group together.”

 “He’s a big, powerful player.”

“It’s definitely been motivation to go out and get to the same level or be on the same level as those guys.”

“When they’re out there playing their best, you want to go beat them when they’re playing their best.”

“Those three have kind of distanced themselves a bit.”

“They’re playing some great golf. But those are the guys that I want to go head-to-head against and come out on top, if I end up playing better than they do.”

Sean O’Hair and Matt Jones share third place at -11 under par. Sean with a -4 under par 67, and Matt -3 under 68.

Jason Day labored on Labor Day, and so did Rory McIlroy.

Jason carded a third round +2 over par 73, to drop out of contention, and said there is no excuse for poor play, inconsistent putting seemed to be the major problem;

“There’s no excuse for poor playing, I just wish I had a little bit more energy.”

“Actually I hit a lot of fairways and a lot of greens. I didn’t have the stuff on the greens that I wanted to have.”

Rory could only manage an even par round, and remains at +2 over par for the tournament. In a strange turnaround of events, Rory is about to lose the #1 tag, to Jordan Spieth, although Rory made the cut here and Jordan did not. Last week Rory did not even play, but was promoted to #1, now its the other way around, beats me.

Deutsche Bank Championship. Charley Shoots 63, To Lead.

White Dragon GolfDeutsche Bank Championship

Charley Hoffman shoots 63 in the second round to lead the Deutsche Bank Championship half way through the tournament at TPC Boston.

Deutsche Bank Championship

Charley Hoffman / Getty Images

Charley carded a -8 under par 63 to lead the Deutsche Bank Championship at -12 under par, a three shot advantage over the field.

Charley, the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship winner, when he equaled the lowest score for the tournament, shooting 62 in the final round at TPC Boston. He said he likes to putt on these greens;;

“It was a little different five years ago, I came from a decent ways back, so I didn’t have to deal with the lead.”

“Anytime you are in the lead you put a lot of pressure on yourself. And obviously I’ve got to deal with that tonight.”

“Just try to keep doing what I’m doing, making a lot of putts and hitting a decent amount of fairways for me, which is a nice combo.”

“This is one of those courses that when you get up on the tees it sets up well visually for me.”

“I also tend to make a few more putts on these greens. I’m in a nice position after two days, but obviously we have a lot of golf left.”

1st round leader Brendon De Jong carded a -3 under par 68 to keep second place on his own at -9 under par.

Brendon has given up any hope of making the International Team in the Presidents Cup;

“That ship has sailed.”

I’ve put myself so far behind the 8-ball with regard to that.”

“As I said yesterday, I feel even if I won this week it wouldn’t even come close to warranting that. So that’s far from my mind.”

Kevin Chappell, Rickie Fowler, Matt Jones and Zach Johnson are tied in third place, at -8 under par

Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson both made the cut, which was set at +3 over par, these two got in at +1 over for the tournament.

Rory admitted his rustiness is showing through;

“I think it shows that I haven’t really played much competitive golf.”

“When I’ve given myself opportunities to get it close, then I’m not making putts.”

“And I think I’ve had three or four three-putts in two days and just haven’t really made anything.”

“So it’s been a bit of a struggle, more mentally, because I’ve just been trying to get something going. And there’s nothing happening.”

Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth both missed the cut here, and will have the weekend off to try and sharpen up.

Jordan has some concentration issues, his ability to mentally keep his game together;

“Whatever is going on; normally my mental game is a strength of mine.”

“And it’s something I feel like I have an advantage over other players on.”

“These past two weeks it was a weakness for me.”

“I need to walk with some cockiness in my step these next two tournaments. I don’t think I have to fix much in my game other than really work hard on my putting into Conway and then mentally I can control that.”

“I can control walking with the cockiness, whether things are going good or bad, and that’s what you have to have inside the ropes.”

“And I’ll bring it when we get to Chicago.”