FedEx St Jude Classic. DJ Wins, Reclaims #1 Spot in the OWGR.


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DJ Dustin Johnson wins the FedEx St Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis, and reclaims the #1 spot in the OWGRDJ closes out second win of the season in Memphis

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Dustin carded a final round -4 under 66, which included a chip in Eagle at the last hole, to win the FedEx St Jude Classic with a -19 under par, a whopping six shot winning margin over his nearest rival, as he picked up his second win of the season, the last was six months ago;

“I’m glad it’s over for sure, what a cool way to end the day, to hole that shot on 18.”

“A lot of good things happened this week. I knew coming in I was swinging really well and had a lot of confidence in the game.”

“I played really well all week.”

“It feels like it’s been a long time, but it’s only been six months.”

Andrew Putnam finished in second place, way back at -13 under par, his +2 over par 72  final round a sad end to the tournament for him, a poor day with the putter, but it was still the best performance of his career;

“Had a lot of fun. I feel like I handled myself better than my score looked,” Putnam told reporters. “Just didn’t have some putts go my way.”

“Overall I feel like I had a great time, Dustin obviously played pretty solid, but I definitely feel like I can learn from these experiences.”

J.B. Holmes was -3 under 67 today, which took him to third place on his own at -9 under par.

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FedEx St Jude Classic. DJ & Andrew Tied at the Top.

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DJ Dustin Johnson and Andrew Putnam are tied at the top after 54 holes of the FedEx St Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis.

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DJ carded a third round -5 under 65 while Andrew signed for -6 under 64 to be tied at the top of the FedEx St Jude Classic leaderboard at -15 under par for the tournament, and will enjoy a five shot advantage going into the final round tomorrow. I think they have the tournament sewn up between them.

Stewart Cink has third spot to himself at -10 under par, he signed for a third round -6 under par 64.

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FedEx St Jude Classic. DJ In Control, Leads after 36 holes.

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D.J. Dustin Johnson leads the FedEx St Jude Classic after 36 holes at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee.

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DJ on his way to 63 

DJ carded -7 under par 63 in the second round of the FedEx St Jude Classic to top the leaderboard at -10, and will take a one shot advantage into the week-end.

DJ is putting well, and really likes this course;

“I’m rolling it down the line I’m looking, if I can get a good read and good speed, they’re going to go in.”

“I really like this golf course, you really have to focus on every shot.”

“You can’t really let up. You have narrow fairways, and you have to hit the fairways. It’s a really difficult course to play from the rough.”

Sharing second place at -9 under are Ryan Blaum, and Andrew Putnam, both scoring -6 under 64 today.

Two players are then tied in fourth place at -8 under par, Wesley Bryan, -4 under 66 today, and C.T. Pan, Taipei, -5 under 65.

Brandt Snedeker shot the low round of the day -8 under 62 to be in sixth position on his own at -7 under for the competition.

Yesterdays first round leader Seamus Power from Ireland with his second round -1 under 69 drops to a tie for 7th at -6 under par, sadly recording a bogey and a double bogey in his last fourth holes today.

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FedEx St Jude Classic. Seamus Power Leads.

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Seamus Power from Ireland leads after the first round of the FedEx St Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis.

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Seamus shot -5 under 65 to lead the first round of the FedEx St Jude Classic by one shot from a host of players;

“That’s obviously nice but there’s no prizes given out after round one.”

“I played here last year and it kind of suits my eye, so I kind of feel good going out.”

Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka,and Steve Stricker, are among the group of  eleven players tied in second place at -4 under par.

Phil was happy with his start to the tournament;

 “It was a great start for me, I ended up finishing off the round.”

“I had a nice little stretch there in the middle where I went birdie, eagle, and I was able to finish it off with some pars after some poor tee shots.”

“It’s a good start. It’s not like you’re trying to win the tournament on Thursday. “

“But it’s nice not to put myself too far behind so I’m playing catch-up. So another good round tomorrow will put me right in it for the weekend.”

51-year-old Steve has given up playing on the Senior tour;

“I still feel like I should play out here. I belong out here. I’m trying to stick with that.”

Brooks did not think he had played that well today;

“I didn’t play well at all to be honest with you.”

“We hit some pretty poor shots. We were kind of all over the place, but hope to figure this out for the rest of this week.”

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FedEx St Jude Classic. Daniel Berger Completes Back To Back Wins.

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Daniel Berger, U.S.A. successfully defends his FedEx St Jude Classic title at TPC Southwind, with back to back wins in Memphis.

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Daniel reclaims his Trophy

Daniel carded a final round -4 under par 66, to post a winning FedEx St Jude Classic total of -10 under par, and defend last years title.

Daniel said he had a better performance with his putter today, and that made the difference;

“I played really great through the first couple days but I didn’t make as many putts.”

“Then the last couple days they just started to fall and that was the big difference.”

“I just hit so many good shots coming down the stretch and I can’t even explain.”

“It’s just; I feel like I wasn’t even on the golf course. It just kind of happened.”

“I’m pretty good, so I’m just going to try and keep doing my thing and see if I can’t get a few more.”

Tied in second place at -9 under par were, Charl Schwartzel, South Africa,  -4 under par 66 today, and Whee Kim, South Korea, with  last round -3 under par 69.

American amateur player Braden Thornberry carded -5 under par 65 in his final round to share in the five-way tie for fourth place at -8 under par. He was joined on that score by Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain, and Billy Horschel, Chez Reavie, and Kevin Chappell, all from the U.S.A.

FedEx St Jude Classic. Stewart, Rafa and Ben Share Top Spot.

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Stewart Cink, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Ben Crane share the top spot on the FedEx St Jude Classic leaderboard after 54 holes at TPC Southwind in Memphis.

Cink tied at the top

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Stewart shot a third round -1 under par 69, Rafa -5 under 65 and Ben -2 under 68 to share the FedEx St Jude classic lead with -9 under par totals.

Stewart really enjoyed the experience;

“It’s a moment you don’t really get to experience that often, even if you’ve played on the Tour for 21 years.”

 “This may only happen a handful of times. Maybe a few more. So it’s a really sweet feeling.”

“I’m probably not supposed to be doing this, but I don’t really care about that. My golf ball doesn’t know how old I am.”

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Rafa, who has yet to win a PGA Tour event, was happy with back to back chip-ins;

“So obviously very pleased. It took away a little bit of pressure, just brought the smile to my face.”

“It got me laughing because I don’t know if I’ve ever done that before.”

Ben is a good friend of Stewart’s, and said he felt for his friend with the tough times they have experienced recently;

“The past year for Stewart has been something that you wouldn’t wish any couple to go through.”

“But we’ve watched Stewart and Lisa get closer to each other, get closer to God and be a light out here on the PGA Tour in the midst of these trials.”

Tied in fourth spot at -8 under par are Luke List, -4 under 66 today, and Chad Campbell, also returning -4 under 66.

Luke was happy with his Eagle performance;

“Two eagles on the card, I was really happy.”

Chez Reavie, +2 over 72 today, Charl Schwartzel, +4 over 74 and Sebastian Munoz, +5 over 75, all started the round with a one shot lead over Stewart, but they struggled all day long.

FedEx St Jude Classic. Three-Way Tie at the Top.

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There is a three-way tie at the top of the FedEx St Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis. Chez Reavie, Sebastian Munoz and Charl Schwartzel share the half-way lead.

Following a second-round 67, Sebastian Munoz reflects on his play in the 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic with Mark Carnevale from PGA TOUR Radio. 

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Chez, U.S.A, scored a second round -5 under par 65, Sebastian, Colombia, -3 under 67 and Charl, South Africa, -4 under 66 top the FedEx St Jude Classic leaderboard with -9 under par totals at the half-way point in the tournament.

Sebastian is loving the experience, hitting the fairways and making putts;

“I’m super happy, I’m really proud of the way I played today.”

“I had one mistake, but I think a pretty good bogey on 18, so I was just happy to be able to step it up.”

“I’ve been putting the ball in the fairway, and capitalizing on some putts.”

Charl thinks that good putting is the key;

“On this golf course you really have to do everything well.”

“It shows your weakness pretty quickly, so if I drive it well, good iron shots and I think the putter is always the key to low scoring.”

Phil Mickelson, who is not playing next week at the U.S. Open, because he will rightly be attending his daughters graduation, is hoping to put in a good performance here, and is currently at -4 under for the competition;

“I would just say that this is a great golf tournament and I want to be ready to play, compete this week.”

“I think that I’ll have a few weeks off so this is my last event. I want to put everything I have into this tournament.”

“I want to fight hard and give myself a good chance on the weekend. I’ve been in contention the last three or four years, have not won it. I would love to win this tournament. It would be a special win for me.”