The Northern Trust. Done & Dusted, DJ Cruises to 11 Shot Win.


Dustin Johnson cruises to an eleven shot victory at The Northern Trust in a weather delayed final round at TPC Boston, and also becomes #1 in the FedEx Cup rankings, and World #1.The Northern Trust - Final Round : News PhotoDJ had a final round -8 under par 63 to easily win The Northern Trust by an incredible 11 shots from his nearest competitor, posting -30 under for the tournament, the last hole being played in the dark.

Dustin really wants that FedEx Cup win and being #1 again;

“It means a lot to all the guys out here, it definitely means a lot to me, and it’s something that I really want to be.”

“It’s something that I’m very proud of, to be No. 1 in the world, and I’d like to stay there for a little while.”

“It’s been jumping around a bunch here the last few months, but the last time I was No. 1, I think I stayed there for quite some time, and that’s another goal of mine, to see how long I can stay at # 1.”

Finishing in second place at a distant -19 under was Harris English, he carded a last round -2 under par 69.

Daniel Berger was alone third spot, a final round -4 under par 67 giving him a tournament total of -18 under par.

The top 70 now head off to the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields in Chicago next week. Among those not progressing were Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and for the first time in FedEx Cup Playoffs history, Phil Mickelson will not be in the final 70  trying to make it to the Tour Championship.

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Memorial Tournament. Jon Wins Trophy, and ascends to #1 in the World.

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Jon Rahm, from Spain, won the Memorial Tournament and became the new World #1.

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Jon carded a final round +3 over par 75 but still won the Memorial Tournament by three shots at -9 under par on the tough Muirfield Village Golf Club course in Ohio;

“One of the best performances of my life.”

“Yesterday was probably one of the best rounds of my life and finished today with some clutch up-and-downs. And as a Spaniard, I’m kind of glad it happened that way.”

“Every shot counts, and I tried every shot and got those two last up-and-downs, as a true Spaniard would.”

“My short game has been unbelievable all week. It’s been so good, and I’ve gotten close to chipping in a couple times. You always hear about people saying champions make it happen, and at that point I made it happen.”

Ryan Palmer finished in second place at -6 under after a last round +2 over par 74, while Matthew Fitzpatrick was third at -5 under following his final round of -4 under par 68, the low round of the day.

Matthew had Jim Bones Mackay on the bag, Bones said about Matthew;

“He’s got a ton of shots, and to me the most underrated skill a professional golf can have, which he has in spades, is the ability to read greens.”

“He’s an amazing green-reader, and I think that’s going to take him a long way in this game.”

Matthew loved having Bones on the bag, learning everything he could from him;

“I definitely learned a couple things off him and I’ll be picking his brain to see what I can improve on.’’

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Austrian Open. Marc Warren Wins.

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Marc Warren wins the European Tour, Austrian Open at Diamond Country Club in Vienna.

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Caddieless Marc, from Scotland, carded a final round -2 under par 70 to win the Austrian Open by one stroke at -13 under par;

“2014 was the last time I’ve won, what’s happened on the golf course in the years since then, I’ve played very poorly.”

“The break has been unfortunate for everyone but it came at a good time for me, spending some time at home and trying to get my game ready to play golf.”

“It’s been different playing without a caddie, the first time since 2005, so 15 years. Hopefully this is the one and only time, no matter what I say, I do enjoy the caddie’s company. Especially on days like yesterday.”

Marcel Schneider from Germany was in second place, one shot back at -12 under par, after his last round -3 under 69, he actually signed for -3 under for all four rounds;

“I was practicing hard during the off-season, so it’s nice that it has showed up so quickly,”

“There were a few bad shots here and there, but in general I’m really happy. It helps to get the confidence going. I’m looking forward to next week. I like the course.”

Will Besseling from The Netherlands captured third place with a great bogey free final round of -6 under par 66;

“Coming back from four months off, it is really nice to play for a win and I am very pleased where my game is at.”

“Yesterday was really tough with the rain and today I played good.”

“Hit a few good shots on the front nine to give myself a lot of opportunities, which I made to get me in contention, and I managed to stay bogey-free which is very pleasing, especially on a Sunday playing for the win.”

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Austrian Open. Two Tied at the Top.

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Nicolai von Dellingshausen and Marc Warren lead the Austrian Open going into the final round tomorrow at a very wet Diamond County Club course in Vienna.

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Marc and Nicolai both carded third rounds of  -2 under par 70, to share the 54 hole lead at the Austrian Open with -11 under par totals. and a one shot advantage over the field for tomorrow.

Marc was wet from sweat yesterday, today it was rain;

“Probably as wet coming off today as I was yesterday, but with water today instead of sweat.”

“It was a grind from the start, so it was good to get round in under par.”

Nicolai also mentioned the wet conditions;

“I find it difficult to play in the rain, probably more so than others do, but I had a really good start to the round. Hit some consistent, solid shots and holed some putts, so it went fairly fast.”

“It was difficult out there and I knew there would be some trouble during the round, but I was solid.”

“It was playing completely different to the days before. No roll basically, long irons into the greens where we had been hitting wedges in, so considering the rain today I was quite happy when I was somewhere close to the hole and could make those putts.”

Tied in third place at -10 under par were, Conner Syme, -3 under 69 today, Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez, also -3 under 69, and Darius van Driel with -2 under 70.

Conner celebrated his birthday with a bogey free round, the only one of the day;

“It was a brilliant birthday for sure.”

“When we were going down the first, I don’t think we were too optimistic about finishing the round to be honest it was so wet, but it did definitely die down a little bit.”

“It was persistent rain all day, so very delighted with my score.”

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Bryson Wins Rocket Mortgage Classic.

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Bryson DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club.

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Bryson carded a final round -7 under par 65, the low round of the day, to win the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three shots at -23 under par, his sixth PGA Tour victory;

“Thank you to everyone, thank you PGA Tour for putting this tournament on.”

“For coming back out of quarantine, being able to do so much for the cities that we have been to.”

“I wanted people to see a different playing style of the game, I knew there was an opportunity to do that.”

“If you work hard enough, do your absolute best, give it everything you’ve got, your going to achieve amazing things, and that’s what I have done.”

“It’s a little emotional for me.”

“I love that everybody is voicing their opinion, and they deserve to do so.”

Sadly Bryson showed everyone the other side of his character, complaining about being filmed by a legitimate TV cameraman while enduring “vulnerable time” so as not to  ‘’damage my brand.”

Leader at the start of play today, Matthew Wolff, had a poor beginning to his last round, four bogey’s and two birdies put him behind, he finished in second place after his final round of -1 under 71, and a -20 under total;

“Yeah, it was definitely a grind out there.”

“Didn’t start off really well at all, wasn’t hitting it how I was the beginning of the week, and feel like I was really getting some bad breaks as well, which was pretty unfortunate.”

In third place at -18 under was Kevin Kisner, a good last round -6 under 66 elevating him up the leaderboard. Kevin said Bryson has changed the way the game is played;

“He’s changed the entire way the game is played.”

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Matt Wolff Leads Rocket Mortgage Classic.

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Matt Wolff carded another -8 under par 64 round to take a three shot lead at the top of the Rocket Mortgage Classic leaderboard after 54 holes at Detroit Golf Club.

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Long driving Matt takes a -19 under par total into the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic, and a three shot advantage over the field, giving credit to an ice cream truck and a 14 foot Eagle putt at the 559-yard, par five 14th hole;

“I have to give credit to the ice cream truck that was circling the property. I’m not joking, actually.”

“I heard the ice cream truck and I’m like, I have a good feeling about this.”

“Just had that little like ice cream truck song in my head. I think that helped me just not think about the speed or the line or anything, just keep my head free.”

“Felt like the putter was really good today.”

Tied in second place at -16 under par are Ryan Armour and Bryson DeChambeau, both with third round scores of -5 under 67.

Ryan started well but slipped on the back nine;

“It felt like the front nine was in cruise control, I had looks all the time.”

“Then the back nine, it got a little squirrelly.”

“You can see a picture in your eye of what shot you want to hit based on the framing of the trees.”

Bryson hopes his aggressive long game will help him win the tournament;

“Just going out there and being aggressive, being aggressive where need be.”

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Three Tied for the Lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic.

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Doc Redman, Scott Stallings and Kevin Kisner are all tied at the top of the Rocket Mortgage Classic leaderboard with -7 under par 65 opening rounds at  Detroit Golf Club.

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Doc finished his round with four straight birdies, Scott birdied the last two, while Kevin was -5 under on his front nine, for a bogey free day.

Doc is on the way up;

“I’ve come off two good finishes and a really good finish last year at this event, which has never really happened to me.”

“So, I’ve never had this kind of expectation externally or even internally.”

Seven players are then tied in fourth place at -6 under after first rounds of 66, including Bryson DeChambeau, who was at -7 under but made bogey on the last hole, after making an Eagle three at the par five 14th;

“Besides that final bogey, that really got me a little agitated, you know, it’s going to put a little fire in my belly for tomorrow.”

“There was obviously a lot of highs and a lot of lows, very frustrated about some of the decisions we made and some of the shots I executed.”

Rickie Fowler is in the large group at -5 under, he started very well but ended up with a double bogey on the last, after hitting his tee shot into rough;

“There was probably, I don’t know, 8 inches of grass there.”

“I thought it was going to kind of just pop up when I hit it and it kind of came out low and left.”

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Travelers Championship.-10 Under for Mackenzie Hughes.

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Mackenzie Hughes of Canada shoots -10 under par 60 to lead the 1st round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut.

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Mackenzie had a bogey free -10 under par 60 to lead the Travelers Championship by three shots on day one, and had a chance of a 59;

“I kind of joked walking off there that 59 wasn’t even the record because of Jim’s 58.”

“It’s probably not even that special around here. But as a personal milestone it would have been neat.”

Three players are tied in second place at -7 under after opening rounds of 63; Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, and Viktor Hovland.

Rory misses the support from the gallery;

“It’s just been nice to get back into some competitive golf again.”

“You know, it doesn’t feel the same because you’re not having thousands of people reacting to your birdies and getting that going.”

“I felt the weekends have been a little flat for me just because that’s when you’re in contention and that’s where you sort of start to feel it.”

“Thursdays and Fridays don’t feel that different to be honest, but into the weekends they do.”

Xander said the greens were a little trickier in the afternoon;

“The greens firmed up a little bit, the wind, just a little bit of wind can make any course hard, so in terms of hitting it really tight, it got a little trickier late in the day.”

The huge group at -6 under includes Phil Mickelson, who was given an exemption into the US Open at Winged Foot this year;

“That worked out great, to be able to know that I have a chance to go back to Winged Foot and give it another shot.”

“But I’ve had 30 U.S. Opens. I’ve had plenty of opportunities, and so if I don’t qualify, I want somebody else who deserves a spot, too, to play.”

“As long as I’m playing well enough to compete to earn my way into the field, then I want to play and keep trying to win that tournament.”

Name dropping today, I was talking today to Steve Williams, who is a member of my of my club Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club. Privacy rules forbid me from sharing the conversation.

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RBC Heritage. Webb Simpson Wins.

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Webb Simpson won the RBC Heritage title with a final round -7 under par 64 to post -22 under par at the top of the leaderboard at Harbour Town Golf Links, the win also puts him at the top of the FedEx Cup leaderboard.

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Webb was wearing a Fathers Day lucky charm yellow shirt, a custom started by his late father, Sam;

“This morning I thought about him, and when I was on the golf course, I thought about him.”

” So still feeling my dad all around me from memories. He loved golf.”

“He would have loved watching today.”

“I really have a desire to be in that top 10 or 15 guys in the world ranking all the time and have chances to win, not just twice a year, but as many times as I can.”

“So that led me to just look at every part of my game, whether it’s working out or the mental approach, and see if I can get better.”

In second place at -21 under was Abraham Ancer, a last round -6 under 65, where he hit all 18 greens in regulation;

“Definitely a lot of positives, I probably had one of my best ball-striking weeks in my career.”

“I’m not going to change anything or work on anything, I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing, and I think that first victory will eventually happen.”

Daniel Berger, -6 under 65 today, and  last weeks winner, shared third place with Tyrrell Hatton, -5 under 66, both at -20 under par.

Tyrrell had chances to win, but was happy with third at the finish;

“If you told me I was going to finish tied for third to start the week, I would have been more than happy with that.”

Daniel tried hard to win again;

“It’s tough to come off a win and play well.”

“I’m proud of myself for hanging in there that long.”

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RBC Heritage. 4-Way Tie at the Top.

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There is a four-way tie at the top of the RBC Heritage tournament after 54 holes at the Harbour Town Golf Links, on Hilton Head Island. Webb Simpson, Tyrrell Hatton, Abraham Ancer and Ryan Palmer all share the honor at -15 under par.

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Webb carded a third round-3 under 68, Tyrrell, -8 under 63, Abraham -6 under 65 and Ryan -5 under 66, to all be tied at the top of the RBC Heritage leaderboard at -15 under.

Webb knows he will need a better round tomorrow if he wants to win;

“It’s not like I’ve got a three- or four-shot lead and could shoot a couple under.”

“It’s going to take a good one.”

Tyrrell said he had had plenty of time to get ready for the tournament;

“I think we’ve all had enough notice to try and get ready to play tournaments again.”

“So it’s not massively surprising to see guys playing as well as they are, and hopefully the guys at home are enjoying it, watching on TV.”

Abraham thought the soft greens were responsible for the tight bunching at the top of the leaderboard,; there are 21 players separated by just three shots;

“I think the fields have been extremely strong, everybody out here was just eager to come out and play.”

“The greens are a little bit soft, especially this week, and the ball isn’t really rolling out as much as you’re used to on the greens and on the fairways. That’s yielding a little bit more birdies, for sure.”

Joining Tyrrell on -8 under for the day were, Carlos Ortiz, Daniel Berger, and Joel Dahmen, these three are one shot back at -14 under. The other -8 under 63 players today are Joaquin Niemann and Chris Stroud, who are in the group of eight players at -13 under for the tournament.

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