U.S. Open. Gary Gets His 1st Major Title.

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Gary Woodland, USA, gets his first Major PGA Tour title, the 2019 U.S.Open, at Pebble Beach in California.

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Gary fired a final round -2 under 69 to grab his first Major. the U.S. Open, by three shots at -13 under par;

“I really felt good all week, I was really in control of the golf ball.”

“I’ve hit the golf ball pretty good for a long time but the short game is just taking pressure off the ball striking which has gotten better and the putting is taking pressure of everything.”

“When I can do that it ads up to a pretty good week.”

“I was trying to enjoy the moment, come in with a good attitude. It’s obviously an uncomfortable position being in the lead at a Major Championship but I’m trying to enjoy being uncomfortable, enjoy the moment, enjoy the pressure and really thrive on it.”

Brooks Koepka, the defending Champion, put up a good defence of his title, trying to win it for the third consecutive year, his -3 under 68 today gave him second place with a -10 under par total;

“It doesn’t sting. I played great. Nothing I could do. Gary played a great four days.”

“That’s what you’ve got to do if you want to win a U.S. Open, or win a major championship and hats off to him.”

“Cool way to go out on 18, to make that bomb. He deserves it, he’s worked hard and I’m happy for him.”

Justin Rose, England, carded a closing +3 over par 74 to finish in a tie for third at -7 under alongside Jon Rahm, Spain, -3 under 68 today, with  Xander Schauffele, -4 under 67 and Chez Reavie, even par 71, both from the USA.

Justin, after the first hole, which he birdied, then just hung around all day;

“Obviously didn’t quite have it early, but did a brilliant job of hanging around.”

“I was right in the tournament, and then just kept missing in the wrong spot.”

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U.S.Open. Gary Leads by 1.

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Gary Woodland, USA, leads the U.S. Open by one shot at Pebble Beach in California.

Gary Woodland (Getty Images)            Gary  / getty                                                                                                                                                           Gary carded a third round -2 under 69 to hang onto the top spot on the U.S. Open leaderboard with a -11 under par total;

“My game is in a great spot, I’m at a beautiful golf course.”

“I came here to win, and that’s what we’re going out to do tomorrow.”

“I know if I play my game and play like the way I’ve been playing, the guys from behind me are going to have to do something really, really special.”

“So I’m going to go out, stay within myself, stick to my game plan and try to extend that lead more than anything.”

Justin Rose, England, is in second place, that one shot back at -10 under after his third round -3 under 68;

“Today wasn’t perfect but my short game kept me in it, I pulled off some clutch shots too.” 

“I had five birdies today, that gives you a bit of leeway to make a mistake but I think tomorrow we might see a course that isn’t as gentle as we’ve seen this week.” 

“So with the course that has the ability to firm up and trickier pins, I’m preparing for all eventualities.”

“I can’t wait to see the pins in the morning and make a plan.”

Three players are then tied in third place at -7 under, Brooks Koepka and Chez Reavie, both from the USA, and both with -3 under 68 today. They are joined on that total with Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, who carded a third round -1 under 70.

Rory McIlroy is at -6 under for the tournament, -1 under 70 today, visiting seven bunkers on the way round, and is alone in 6th spot on the leaderboard;

“It’s definitely not a golf course or a golf tournament where you can go chasing.”

“But even though I’m still a few off the lead, it’s a wonderful opportunity for me to go out there and try to add to my major tally.”

“I’ve been very pleased with how I’ve played all week. I felt for the most part today I did the right things and I need to do 18 more holes of that.”

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U.S.Open. Gary Has Half-Way Lead.

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Gary Woodland, USA, has the half-way lead in the U.S.Open at Pebble Beach in California, making a 50ft birdie putt on his last hole, the 9th.

Woodland bursts ahead at Pebble Beach

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Gary equaled the tournament low round of -6 under par 65 to grab the 36 hole lead in the U.S. Open with a -9 under par total, with that birdie on the last hole to break clear;

“My short game has come around, I’ve always been a pretty good ball striker, I’ve relied on my ball striking on my whole career, athletic ability, but the short game and putting has kind of held me back.”

“At the PGA last year I made a lot of putts, especially early in the week. Obviously it was nice to finish in the top 10 and get that monkey off the back.”

First round leader Justin Rose, England, could only manage to card a -1 under round of 70 today, to be in second place at -7 under par;

“No expectations for the weekend, really.”

“It’s great being in contention in any U.S. Open but especially here at Pebble. It’s my first here. I missed the one in 2010, in probably some of the best form of my life that year, so it was a tough one to sit at home.”

“It is nice to be in contention.”

“I like my position, I like the golf course, I like the way I’m trending. I still don’t feel like I’m clicking but if I can find that gear hopefully I can hoist some silverware.”

Louis Oosthuizen from South Africa has third place at -6 under par, with a second round -1 under 70.

Aaron Wise, even par 71 today, and Rory McIlroy, -2 under 69 are tied in fourth spot with -5 under totals.

Tiger Woods was +1 over 72 today to be T 32 at even par for the tournament, and seemingly not in touch with his best form.

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U.S. Open. Justin Rose Leads.

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Justin Rose shot -6 under par 65 to lead the 2019 U.S. Open by one shot at Pebble Beach in California.

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Justin is taking it one step at a time;

“I wouldn’t say it’s exhilarating because I feel like my mindset is I am in a 72 hole tournament.”

“This is just a very small step towards the outcome. So you don’t feel that buzz that you would on a Sunday but you can’t help but look around over your shoulder and, damn, this is Pebble Beach.” 

“You shot 65 and you’re in the U.S. Open. It’s a cool moment. Whatever transpires the rest of the week, it was a cool moment.”

“I was trying to stay patient with myself mentally but kept up-and-downing the ball, kept the momentum up, and then got rewarded with a hot finish, birdieing the last three took a good round to a great round.”

Four players are then tied in second place at -5 under, after rounds of 66, Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele and Aaron Wise all from the USA, with Louis Oosthuizen from South Africa.

It was an easy day for Rickie;

“It was very stress free.” 

“I thought today’s set-up was great, some good pin placements, nothing that was over the edge or anything like that.”

“I’m assuming the golf course is going to continue to firm up over the week and it’s going to get tougher to control the golf ball, so you have to be a little bit more dialled in.”

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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 Canadian Open. Two Tied at the Top after 36 Holes.

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There are two players tied at the top of the RBC Canadian Open leaderboard after 36 holes at Hamilton Golf and Country Club  in Canada. Scott Brown and Matt Kuchar, both from the USA  share the honor.

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Matt and Scott both carded second rounds of -7 under par 63 to top the RBC Canadian Open leaderboard with -12 under par totals for the 36 holes played.

Tied in second place at -11 under par are Brandt Snedeker, USA, with a great second round -10 under par 60, equaling the course record. He shares second pace with the top Canadian player, Nick Taylor, with a -5 under par 65 today.

Brandt, a former FedExCup Champion shot a 59 to open last year’s Wyndham Championship, and went on to win that week;

“When I did it at Wyndham I wasn’t feeling very good about my game at all; today I was feeling good.”

“I knew I could get something going early, make a putt early, I was rolling it really good on the putting green so I felt like I was there.”

“You get one those days every once in a while, and so I did the best I could taking advantage of it. I tried to make sure I made every putt today.”

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