The Open. J.B. Holmes Leads.

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J.B. Holmes of the USA leads the 148th event of The Open after round one at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.

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J.B. shot a first round -5 under par 66 to lead The Open by one stroke at Royal Portrush Gold Club;

“I was very confident going in, I felt like I was hitting it really well. I felt like we had a good plan, good line on the golf course.”

“You don’t expect to shoot that but I’m not surprised.”

“Every time you play in an Open, you’re going to have unique conditions where it’s going to be windy and more than likely rainy. You just have to accept those conditions and the more you can do that and just try to play one shot at a time, that’s really kind of the secret.”

“Try not to get too aggressive because it is so windy you can’t always have complete control over your ball.”

“It’s a unique experience every time you get to come over here.”

Keeping the Irish happy was Shane Lowry, sitting in second place at -4 under par, Shane erroneously refers to the competition as the British Open;

“It’s the British Open, it’s in Ireland, I’m playing well, I feel like I should come up and do well.”

13 players are then tied in third spot at -3 under par following first rounds of 68.

Two casualties of the first round were Rory, +8 over and Tiger at +7, they are unlikely to make the cut.

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RBC Canadian Open. Rory Wins by 7.

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins the RBC Canadian Open by seven shots.

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Rory carded a final round -9 under par 61 to post a winning total of -22 under par, a seven shot winning margin at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Canada;

“Obviously this is a huge tournament to win, I’m very proud of myself, but going forward for this season, to play the way I did in a final round like this, I’m going to take a lot from this and I’m excited for next week.”

“I said from the start I wanted to be aggressive. I played with so much freedom yesterday and I just wanted to keep that going today.”

“Tied for the lead going out and playing with that freedom, it gives me so much confidence.”

Tied in second place at -15 under were Shane Lowry, Ireland, -3 under 67 today, and Webb Simpson, USA, with a final round of -2 under 68.

Top Canadian player was Adam Hadwin, with a last round of even par 70, giving him 6th place on his own at -12 under par.

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RBC Canadian Open. Rory, Matt & Webb Tied at the Top.

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Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson from USA, are all tied at the top of the RBC Canadian Open leaderboard at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Canada.

Rory sits one back after third-round 63

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Rory carded a third round -6 under 64 to share top spot at the RBC Canadian Open with Matt, -1 under 69 today, and Webb who signed for a -3 under 67, all at -13 under for the tournament.

Rory has been finding the fairways, 371 yards down the first today;

“I’ve put myself in the fairway for the most part, and from there I’ve been able to give myself birdie opportunities.”

“I think the best preparation for tournaments ahead is to get yourself into contention and feel the heat of battle, and going down the stretch hitting the shots when you need to.”

“If you can do that then I don’t think there is anything else in the game that will give you more confidence than that.”

Webb has played 54 holes without a bogey;

“I think the times when it’s a guess this week I’ve guessed correctly.”

 “And I’ve been putting well, especially inside 10 feet. I’ve had to make a few 6-, 7-footers, but so far they’ve gone in and haven’t made a blemish yet.”

Three players are  then tied in fourth spot, one shot back at -12 under, Shane Lowry, Ireland, -4 under 66 today, Adam Hadwin, Canada, -3 under 67, and Brandt Snedeker, USA, with a third round-1 under 69.

Adam would love to win his National tournament;

“We’ll see what happens, with what the wind is doing and how firm everything has gotten.”

“The nice thing about this place, because it’s a little bit shorter, if you hit it well you can post a 5, 6-under pretty solidly, like Rory today, or it can get you.”

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RBC Heritage. C.T. Pan Wins 1st PGA Tour Title.

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C.T. Pan from Taipei wins the RBC Heritage, his maiden PGA Tour victory at Harbour Town Golf Links in South Carolina.  Pan wins RBC Heritage, earns first TOUR victory

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C.T. put together a last round -4 under par 67 to win the RBC Heritage title by one stroke at -112 under par. He said the near miss he suffered last year helped get over the line here;

“It definitely changed my perception on the last couple of holes down the stretch of what I should do.”

“The last three holes I would say I played really well here, a lot of good shots just because I told myself I need to focus on the details, the little things, and just stay in present.”

“And that’s something I didn’t do at Wyndham.”

 “I’m just happy I executed my strategy very well there. So, this is one of the best weekends that I’ve ever had.”

Matt Kuchar came close to another Tartan Jacket, finishing the tournament in second place at -11 under par.

Three players tied in third place at -10 under par, Patrick Cantlay, USA, -2 under 69 today, longtime leader Shane Lowry from Ireland, -1 under 70, and Scott Piercy, USA, with a last round -2 under 69.

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RBC Heritage. DJ Leads.

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DJ, Dustin Johnson leads the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town, in his home state of South Carolina.

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DJ carded a windy third round of -3 under par 68 to lead the RBC Heritage by one stroke at -10 under par, after 54 holes of the tournament;

“I’m really enjoying playing in it, I really enjoyed playing in it last year after being away for so long. It’s something I look forward to now.”

“We have a really big fan base here and growing up in South Carolina definitely helps.”

“The course played tough. It was very challenging, it was tough getting balls close to the hole.”

Three players are then tied in second place at -9 under par, Ian Poulter, England, -4 under 67 today, Shane Lowry, Ireland, even par 71, and Rory Sabbatini, now hailing from Slovakia, the first player from that country to play on the PGA Tour,  he had a third round -3 under 68.

Shane, who lead the tournament for the first two rounds spoke about the bogeys that slipped him back;

“Even making those bogeys, it was the best I’ve been in a while, to stay in position for a victory.”

If the wind conditions stay the same it will be a very interesting final round, there are 19 players within four shots of Dustin at the top.

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RBC Heritage. Shane Still Leads Rain Delayed 2nd Round.

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Shane Lowry still leads the RBC Heritage on a day of wind and rain delays for the second round at Harbour Town.

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Shane still has two second round holes to play, but still leads the RBC Heritage at -9 under par, having a one stroke lead, but some players still have half the course still to play.

Trey Mullinax is currently holding second place at -8 under par, after his completed second round of -3 under 68, having twice backed of his last putt of the day, a five footer for par;

“It was probably blowing about 30 on that putt on that green so I had to back off.”

“I didn’t want to rush it. I wanted to take my time and try to hit the best putt I could.”

Sharing third spot at -7 under are Dustin Johnson, -4 under 67 today and Emilio Grillo, also -4 under 67, he actually holed an Albatross with his approach to the par five 5th hole,

“It was a perfect shot. Perfect distance. Perfect everything. Perfect wind.”

“It was one of those that was good, but you never expect it go in.”

Dustin is playing well, just wants to roll in some more putts on the week-end

“Just keep doing exactly what I’ve been doing.”

“I’m swinging well, placing the ball where I want to. Hopefully, I can roll in a few putts over the weekend.”

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RBC Heritage. Shane Lowry Leads.

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Shane Lowry of Ireland leads the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in South Carolina.Shane Lowry was in complete control hitting 13 of 14 fairways in the first round and 14 of 18 greens in regulation. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Shane carded a bogey free first round -6 under par 65 to lead the RBC Heritage by one shot at Harbour Town, better tee shots helping score on the par fives, and only needing 27 putts today with a new putter;

“It was something I’ve been struggling with, my par-5 scoring hasn’t been very good.”

“I just played them nicely today. I struggled off the tee quite a bit this year, and I managed to find a new driver that I like.”

“I hit that pretty good. And when you do that on par fives it always gives yourself a chance.”

“Pretty much my whole game felt good, I haven’t had that feeling in a while. So, it’s kind of nice.

“I’m happy with my golf, my scores haven’t been great as of late. But I felt like I’ve been playing okay. So maybe this is a reward for the perseverance.”

Five players from the USA share second place at -5 under, Trey Mullinax, Ryan Moore, Ryan Palmer, Daniel Berger and Luke List are in hot pursuit of the leader.

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