Genesis Open. Dustin Wins & Becomes World#1.

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Dustin Johnson wins the Genesis Open, & becomes World #1 at the same time, at Riviera Country Club in California.

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Dustin cruised to his win and World #1 tag shooting an even par last round of 71 at the Genesis Open. A -17 under par total giving him a five shot winning margin;

“Feels good. I finished second here a couple of times, lost in a playoff. Came close some other times.”

“It finally feels nice to win on a golf course I really enjoy playing.”

“It sounds good, today was a long day. I played really great all day.”

“I drove it really well with my new M1 driver. I couldn’t have drove it any better.”

“That was a big key for me today.”

“I didn’t finish the last 10 holes the way I’d like to, but I had a pretty good lead. I was on cruise control.”

“It gives me a lot of confidence. It’s going to push me to work even harder and try to get even better.”

 “Sometimes, 36-hole days are good, I had 14 minutes from when I signed my card until I teed off. I didn’t have time to do anything.”

“I got up at 4:30 this morning. Right now, the only thing I’m looking forward to is getting in bed.”

Thomas Pieters, -8 under 63 today, and Scott Brown, -4 under 67, finished tied for second place, both at -12 under par.

Tied in fourth place at -11 under par were Justin Rose, Wesley Brian, Kevin Na and Charley Hoffman.

Wesley said of Dustin; 

“Honestly, I’m surprised it took so long for him to get to No. 1 in the world.”

“He’s got all the talent that you could ever want in a golfer.”

Genesis Open. Dustin Still Leads As Third Round Suspended.

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Dustin Johnson still leads the Genesis Open as darkness suspended third round play at the Riviera Country Club in California.

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Dustin has yet to start his third round, but still leads the Genesis Open at -10 under par.

With none of the second round leaders starting the third round, the stats are the same as the earlier post with Pat Perez -5 under 66 today, and Cameron Tringale, -7 under 64, sharing second place at -9 under par.

Jhonattan Vegas -3 under 68, Patrick Rogers -4 under 67, and J.T. Poston -2 under par 69, are tied in 4th place at -7 under par.

The tournament officials are confident they can get the competition finished on Sunday, which means of course that the leaders will have to play two full rounds in one day.

That’s tough going, so someone coming in early and posting a good number will have a decent chance.

Genesis Open. Dustin Johnson Soggy Second Round Leader.

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Dustin Johnson is the leader of the soggy second round at the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club, as the players head out to start the third round.

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Soggy Dustin

Dustin carded -5 under 66 to top the delayed Genesis Open second round with a -10 under par total.

Pat Perez -5 under 66 today, and Cameron Tringale, -7 under 64, share second place at -9 under par.

Jhonattan Vegas -3 under 68, Patrick Rogers -4 under 67, and J.T. Poston -2 under par 69, are tied in 4th place at -7 under par.

Right now the players who made the cut are heading out to start their third rounds, will be interesting to see how far they get.

Two notables not making the even par cut were Hideki Matsuyama, and Ernie Els.

Genesis Open. Weather in Control, Round 2 Suspended.

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The inclement weather is in control of the Genesis Open, as round 2 was suspended on Friday, at Riviera Country Club. They could have named it River Country Club.

A flash flood watch along with high winds forced the suspension of play Friday at the Genesis Open. (Bill Cooney/PGA TOUR)

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Sam Saunders, who has yet to tee it up in round 2 and Jhonattan Vegas, who is -3 under through 14 holes were sharing the lead at -7 under par, when the heavy rain and wind caused play to be suspended during round 2 of the Genesis Open,  with only 24 players having completing Round 2.

Los Angeles is not known for excessive rain but the city and Riviera Country Club were expecting one of its biggest and nastiest  storms in years.

Mark Russell the PGA TOUR VP of Rules and Competition had this to say to waiting reporters;

“It’s going to get nothing but worse as you can see. So my thought and the staff’s thought was let’s get the spectators and the players out of here and somewhere safe and we’ll see what we do tomorrow.”

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Jordan Spieth made a move before the suspension, carding -3 under through 16 holes, to be at -5 under for the tournament and T4. Getting the putting speed right in the wind was crucial;

“Last week actually was great prep for it because we played through conditions like this that first round so it was just about trying to stay patient.”

“Things aren’t going to always go your way on a day like today.”

“Actually rarely are they going to go your way. So try and pick your spots on the easy holes and then from there hit putts with the right speed and make it as stress free as possible.”

“It’s obviously easier said than done. But very pleased with 3-under on this round. I didn’t think I could get much more out of it.”

AT&T Pebble Beach. Jordan Cruises To Victory.

 

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Jordan Spieth cruises to victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach, with a conservative final round of -2 under 70.

Jordan Spieth won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for his ninth win on the PGA TOUR. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Jordan won the AT&T Pebble Beach with a last round -2 under par 70, for a -19 under total, and a four shot winning margin. It was boring, but very effective;

“That’s a dream round when you’re leading by a bunch.”

“I don’t like boring golf, but that’s what was needed today.”

“I apologize. but that also was kind of the game plan.”

“Man, it’s great to win at Pebble Beach.”

Kelly Kraft claimed second place at -15 under par, a final round -5 under 67 giving him that position on his own.

Third place went to Dustin Johnson, he carded a last round -4 under par 68, to finish with a -14 under total.

Maybank Championship. Fabulous Fabrizio Zanotti Wins.

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Fabulous Fabrizio Zanotti, from Paraguay, wins the Maybank Championship at  Saujana Golf and Country Club, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

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Fabrizio carded a final round -9 under -par 63 to win the Maybank Championship, with a -19 under par total, a one shot victory, the best round of his career;

“I think it was probably the best round of my career, so I’m very happy.”

 “It was a really good day, a really good week and I’m really happy.”

“I think it was at the 15th where I thought I might be able to win, when I made birdie there. I thought, maybe I’ll have a chance if I make two more birdies, but I made a birdie and an eagle so it was great.”

“It feels really good to be a winner again. I’ve been working a lot and I was not in my best run of form, missing three cuts in a row, but that’s in the past and today I’m a winner again and it feels great.”

David Lipsky, U.S.A. finished in second place at -18 under par, a last round -5 under 67, one shot short of a play-off, failing to make birdie on the last hole a par five.

Bernd Weisberger was third at -17 under par, a final round -6 under 66 giving that place on his own.

Danny Willett, who started the day with a three shot lead, surrendered his advantage, carding five bogey’s on the day, A +1 over par 73 dropping him to T5, at -15 under par.

 

AT&T Pebble Beach. Jordan Has Six Shot Lead.

 

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Jordan Spieth has a six shot lead at the top of the AT&T Pebble Beach tournament, after 54 holes.

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Today Jordan carded -7 under par 65 on the Pebble Beach course, to give himself an unassailable lead at the AT&T Pebble Beach tournament, with a -17 under par total.

Jordan reported that he was scared of those short downhill putts;

“Those putts scare me.”

“Not getting too frustrated, recognizing these greens are very tough to putt and from inside 10 feet, there are going to be mistakes that are made.”

“Staying really patient and staying focused on a goal.”

“Telling myself, ‘Hey, I’m not sure what it’s going to be, it might be three under, it might be four under tomorrow.”

“But staying really focused on challenging my goal, not looking at anybody else. That’s the toughest part tomorrow.”

“I couldn’t have asked for a better putting day,”

Brandt Snedeker holds second place on his own at -11 under par, a third round -5 under par 67 not enough to keep him in touch with the leader, but he has some hope, with the State numbers in that final group ;

“Jordan is going to be out outnumbered.”

 “We got three Tennesseans in that group, so it will be a lot of fun to get in there.”

“But the front nine will be huge tomorrow, the first seven holes. I’ve got to go out there and make some birdies and put some pressure on him.”

Dustin Johnson, -6 under 66 today and Kelly Craft, also -6 under 66 are tied in third place at -10 under.

The top six players on the leaderboard all played Pebble Beach today, with Rob Oppenheim in fifth position on his own at -9 under, carding -4 under 68, on Pebble.

While Geoff Ogilvy is in the tie at -8 under par, he shot -6 under 66 today on Pebble.

He is tied with Derek Fathauer, +2 over 73, Scott Stallings, -6 under 65 and Jon Rahm, -4 under 67, who all played Monterey Peninsular. They were  joined on that -8 under par score by Kevin Chappell who carded -5 under 67 on Pebble.