KLM Open Won By Sergio Garcia.

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Sergio Garcia from Spain wins the 100th KLM Open at The International golf course in The Netherlands.

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Sergio signed for a final round -3 under par 69 to win the KLM Open by one shot at -18 under for the tournament, saying he was happy to have his family around him this week;

“It was honestly amazing to have my brother, Angie my wife and little Azalea here, it’s very special.”

“Amazing. We had a great week and great to win again.”

“I played well all week under pressure. It wasn’t easy, there were a couple of tough moments today but I hung on tough, that’s the most important thing.”

“I want to thank all my sponsors for their support and everything they do for me and the year just got a little bit better.”

18 year-old Nicolai Hojgaard from Denmark claimed second place, one shot back at -17 under, following his last round -4 under par 68.

Matt Wallace, England, was third, a final round -4 under 68 was a good finish to the tournament to get third on his own at -15 under par.

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KLM Open. Sergio & Callum Tied at the Top.

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Sergio Garcia, Spain, and Callum Shinkwin of England share the 54 hole lead at the 100th KLM Open in The Netherlands.

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Sergio and Callum, who has been at the top of the KLM Open for three days, both carded third rounds of -6 under par 66, to top the leaderboard at -15 under.

Sergio was pleased with his ball striking;

“I’m really pleased, it helps when you are swinging nicely, but it’s not easy. It is never easy. Sometimes we make it look like that but it was tricky.”

“I made a great up and down at ten to keep my run going and then another good finish with a birdie at 17th and 18th.”

“When you are a good ball-striker, it always feels like you are missing more than the rest because you have a lot more birdie putts, but they are from a further distance so it is easier to miss them.”

“I realise that and stay patient and that’s what I’ve been doing.”

Callum is controlling his emotions.

“I have got to maintain my emotions inside, if I hit a poor shot, don’t let it affect me and just walk on and play the next one.”

“I beat myself too much, especially not making birdies early on. I have to just take it one shot at a time and hope it all kicks in.”

18 year-old Nicolai Højgaard of Denmark, in just his third start on the European Tour, is alone in third place with -14 under par following his third round of -5 under 67.

James Morrison, -3 under today is fourth, while  Steven Brown, -4 under 68, Matthew  Southgate, -2 under 70 and Matt Wallace, who fired a new course record of -9 under par 63 are in fifth spot with -11 under tournament totals, all these players are from England.

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KLM Open. Scott Jamieson Jumps Into 36 Hole Lead.

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Scott Jamieson jumps into the KLM Open 36 hole lead at The International golf course in The Netherlands.

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Scott fired a second round -7 under par 65 to take the half-way lead by two shots at -11 under in the KLM Open.

Four players are tied in second place, those two shots back at -9 under par; Sergio Garcia, Spain, with -5 under 67 today, with three guys from England, Mathew Southgate, -4 under 68, James Morrison, -5 under 67, and first round leader Callum Shinkwin with his second round score of -3 under 69.

Sam Horsfield, England, and Nicolai Hojgaard, Denmark, are at -8 under for the tournament after both posting second rounds of -3 under 69.

The real star of the KLM Open is 100 year-old Susan Hosang, who took up playing golf at 70. She played in Beat the Pro.

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The KLM Open is hosting its 100th edition of the tournament, which dates back to 1912,  coinciding with the event sponsor, Dutch airline KLM.

Susan played against 2016 Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters, from Belgium, Patrick Reed, USA, the 2017 Masters Tournament champion, and  European Tour winner Matt Wallace from England.

Patrick had this to say about Susan’s effort on the par three hole she played;

“Just to see her out there being able to swing and to have the energy she had to walk up the entire hole.”

“Honestly, it wasn’t that bad of a golf swing and it is one of the fun things they have done here on the European Tour at this event and hopefully she can continue playing golf.”

Thomas was impressed with the sprightly play of Susan;

“She didn’t look like she was 100, I’ll give her that, she looked like she was 75 or 80, so wonderful for her age and she was walking fast to the green.”

“I think she beat me almost, so she did very well.”

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Andalucía Masters. Christiaan Continues To Cruise At The Top.

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Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa continues to cruise along at the top of the Andalucía Masters leaderboard at Real Club Valderrama in Spain.

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Christiaan carded -2 under par 69 to increase his lead to five shots at the top of the Andalucía Masters leaderboard with a 54 hole total of -10 under;

“Going into Sunday with a five shot lead is definitely nice, I’ll just keep playing my game and see how I finish up tomorrow.”

“Rahm is a great player, he’s top 15 in the world and he’s a legend in Spain so it will be quite an experience tomorrow. I haven’t played with him yet so I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

“It wasn’t my best ball striking today. I made some great saves on the turn through seven to nine, I got all three up-and-down there which kept the momentum going.”

“I birdied ten which settled it for me a little bit and I made another great save on 11. The score that I shot I’m really pleased with.”

Jon Rahm, Spain, -4 under 67 today, and Hideto Tanihara of Japan are tied in second place at -5 under par, and will need a special round tomorrow to catch Christiaan.

Jon is confident, and is having a good time with his putter;

“I’m confident, there’s a lot of shots to make up and I’m also aware that every time you play here in the afternoon the wind is going to pick up, the greens are going to get a little firmer every single day.”

“The biggest difference today was how I played off the tee.”

“I can’t recall missing many fairways. I always had a chance and on that front nine, I putted for birdie pretty much on every hole.”

“The back nine the wind picked up and it got a little more difficult but I relied on my short game.”

Tournament host Sergio Garcia collapsed on the back nine today, signing for a third round +2 over 73, and is now T6 at -2 under par for the tournament.

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Andalucía Masters. Christiaan Bezuidenhout Has 36 Hole Lead

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Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa has cruised to a four shot 36 hole lead at the Andalucía Masters on the Real Club Valderrama course in Spain.

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Christiaan shot a second round -3 under 68 to take a four shot lead in the Andalucía Masters with a total of -8 under par, in windy conditions;

“First of all I just kept it in play really nicely, that’s the key thing here, hitting fairways. I was driving it really well.”

“On a course like this you can score well if you hit the fairways but if you don’t you can really struggle.”

“I prefer the tougher conditions. It’s tough for everyone, the wind is getting quite a bit stronger, you just have to face it.” 

“It’s going to be tough, it’s tough without wind, so I’m just hoping to do the same, hit fairways and greens, give myself chances and see where I finish up.”

Sharing second place at -4 under for the tournament are, tournament host Sergio Garcia, +1 over 72 today, Adri Arnaus, -1 under 70 and Alvaro Quiros, -3 under 68, all from the home country of Spain, they are joined Bradley Dredge of Wales with even par 71 today.

Sergio said he did not have a good day with the putter;

“I just didn’t make any putts but I felt like I played really well under the conditions and the difficulty of the course.”

“I wouldn’t say it’s a bad round, obviously it was very difficult this afternoon, the greens were very firm and it got quite windy, more than yesterday afternoon.”

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Andalucía Masters. Victor Perez Leads.

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Victor Perez of France has the 1st round lead in the Andalucía Masters being played at Real Club Valderrama in Spain.

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Victor carded a bogey free -6 under par 65 to lead the Andalucía Masters by one shot from a posse of players;

“I’m very pleased, first round 65 with six birdies, very pleased to keep the card clean, it’s one of the toughest places to do it.”

“I was just really happy, we had a really good gameplan going in taking advantage of the softer conditions. It’s as soft as the course is going to be this week.”

“Off to a great start.”

Sharing second place at -5 under are, after opening rounds of 66 were, tournament host Sergio Garcia, who has won here before, and loves the home course, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, South Africa, Gavin Green, Malaya, Anton Karlsson,  Sweden and Sihwan Kim from the USA.

Sergio summed it up;

“I love this place, there is no doubt about that, it kind of has something with me that helps me.”

“Today was a great round, I hit the ball very well. It’s probably the best that I’ve felt in quite a while.”

“It’s just the first round and we have to keep building on that and look forward to a good week.”

“It’s still Thursday, you’ve got to go one step at a time, there’s still a lot of golf to be played.”

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Rahm-Palmer team wins Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana.

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Ryan and Jon shot a -3 under 69 in the alternate-shot final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to win by three strokes at -26 under par.

Ryan said it was an awesome week, his first Tour win since 2010;

“What an awesome week, our games complement each other so much, the way we drive the ball, our iron play, and there’s nothing better than missing greens knowing his short game is behind me.”

“It’s so fun when you’re playing with a guy who can hit it as good as he does. When I’m hitting it as well as I can, it makes for a lot of fun golf.”

“What a week.”

Jon was left without a partner when his intended partner Wesley Bryan had to have a shoulder op. In stepped in Ryan;

“When Wesley told me he was having shoulder surgery a few months before the event, I was in no man’s land with no partner.”

“I got a text from Ryan, and last year we were joking around saying we are going to play together really, really well based on how we played last year.”

“And then we saw each other, and it was a clear choice. I’m really happy I said yes, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.”

“This is a very special one, it’s very special for Ryan. I’m really excited to be able to share it with him because he definitely earned it today.”

Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia claimed second place at-23 under.

The teams of Kyoung-Hoon Lee / Matt Every and Brian Gay / Rory Sabbatini tied for third spot, five shots behind the leaders at -21 under.

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