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Berger Takes Fedex, Henderson KPMG Women's PGA PDF Print E-mail

 

 

 

Memphis, Tennessee - The

reigning PGA Tour Rookie

of the year - 23 year old

Daniel Berger broke

through for his first victory

at the Fedex St.Jude

Classic on Sunday at TPC

Southwinds.

 

As challengers like Phil

Mickelson and Brooks

Koepka were charging from

behind, Berger's putter got

hot. A 32 ft putt for birdie

on the par 3-14th, followed

by a 21 ft birdie on the 15th

provided the cushion to

cruise in with a final round

67 and three stroke victory

over Koepka, Mickelson

and Steve Stricker.

 

Dustin Johnson posted the

low round of the week,

shooting a final round 63 to

finish solo 5th.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Berger celebrates after his 1st Tour win

 

 

 

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KPMG WOMEN"S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Brooke Henderson celebrates her first LPGA major at Sahalee




Sammamish, Washington - 18 year old Canadian phenom Brooke Henderson birdied

the first hole of a sudden playoff over World No.1 Lydia Ko at the KPMG Women's PGA

Championship at Sahalee Country Club.

 

Henderson's stellar 65 on Sunday included a huge putt for eagle that might go down as

the best putt of the year. The mighty roll traveled from 15' short of the green up a rise

and broke right to left into the jar from approx. 70 feet away. Henderson credited the

eagle with jump starting her round. Another very impressive long birdie putt on the 17th

tied her with Lydia Ko at 6 under par.

 

It was Henderson's par save at the last that might be the most impressive of all. After

driving her tee shot behind trees on the right. Henderson punched her second to 75 yards

out, then hit her third to about 9 feet. She drained the putt to post -6. At the time, Ko

was a group behind staring at a 5 ft birdie to get to 7 under par. She lipped out the birdie

attempt, and could do no better than par at the last to tie Henderson.

 

On the 1st hole of the playoff (18th hole), Ko was safely on the green about 18 feet away,

but Henderson stiffed her approach to 3 ft. After Ko's birdie attempt slid by, Henderson

poured in the birdie for the win. Joyful afterward but composed afterward, Henderson

expressed her emotions: "I thought it was - it was a dream and I thought it was possible.

Did I know it was actually going to happen? No way, but I'm extremely grateful."

 

 

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William McGirt Breaks Through at Memorial PDF Print E-mail

 

William McGirt poses with the trophy after winning at Muirfield Village





Dublin, Ohio - William McGirt and John Curran. Yep, those were the two names left at

Jack Nicklaus' Memorial event after 72 holes of regulation play. Safe to say it's likely

that nobody had those two on their fantasy rosters with the likes of Jason Day, Rory

McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and the rest of the games' elite on hand at Muirfield

Village . . . but that's why they play the game.

 

With the weather forecast of rough stormy conditions for the afternnon, the PGA Tour staff

moved up the the tee times to an a.m start. Early on, the contenders appeared to be Matt

Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, McGirt and Curran. Kuchar stumbled midway through his round and

never fully recovered as the conditions worsened. Despite his amazing ball striking all day,

Dustin Johnson simply couldn't make a putt until the 18th. Meanwhile, William McGirt just

kept converting clutch par putts, and Curran was solid - especially at the 17th, where he

stiffed his approach from the fairway bunker and drained the putt to tie McGirt at 15 under

par. In the playoff, Curran was safely on in regulation (at the 18th). McGirt in the greenside

bunker, once again hit a bold explosion in tight to save par and send the sudden death duel

back to the 18th tee.

 

Playoff hole No.2 - McGirt airmailed his approach from shortgrass over the green. Curran

playing from the right fairway bunker pulled his shot over the green and into the spectators.

Curran hit his pitch from the short side onto the green but was a long way from par. Moments

later, McGirt executed a fantastic escape from the cabbage behind the green to a makeable

six feet. Curran missed his par attempt . . . and as was the case all day, McGirt poured the

clincher in the heart for his first PGA Tour title in 165 career starts (also earning a 3 year

exemption).

 

 

Afterward McGirt talked about that last up and down "It was a solid 9 or 10," McGirt said

(rating the pitch from behind the green on the 2nd playoff hole). "The good news was - it was

uphill and it was right edge, hit it all you want."

 

Dustin Johnson finished third at -14. World No.3 Rory McIlroy shot 68 on Sunday to finish solo

fourth (-13).


 

 

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Jordan Spieth Wins at Colonial PDF Print E-mail

 

 

Jordan Spieth celebrates his first Tour win in his home state of Texas at Colonial




Fort Worth, Texas - It had been just over 6 weeks since Jordan Spieth had one arm in

the sleeve of back to back Green Jackets, that is until the par3-12th at Augusta National

happened. A huge collapse for sure, one he'll never forget. He'd heard all of the experts

and fans opinions on his epic crash, and after missing the cut at the PLAYERS a few weeks

ago, Spieth was hungry to get back in the winners circle at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.


Starting the day atop the leaderboard, Spieth was sputtering in neutral on the front nine

Sunday (at even par for the day, he found himself two strokes behind Harris English).

After a boisterous fan yelled out "remember the Masters", Spieth admitted to getting fired

up: "There's a little red-ass in me, and it came out on the next few holes." Indeed it did,

infact it came out on the entire back nine. Spieth put on a clinic reeling off six birdies

enroute to a back nine 30, and a three shot victory. He birdied the first 3 holes on the inward

half, and then in spectacular fashion birdied the final 3 coming home. What was a tight race

with Harris English and Colonial member Ryan Palmer halfway through the back nine, became

a rout after the 22 year old World No.2 flipped the switch. Afterward, a sense of determination

and then relief was what Jordan Spieth was expressing to the media:

 

"I wasn't sure how long it would take to get over the hurdle of having to come in to every

single interview room, having to listen to crowds only talk about what happened a month ago,"

Spieth said. "It's very difficult . . . and I'm 22. It's not like I hadn't won. We've won two majors."

 

The victory was Jordan's first in his home state of Texas and his 8th of his career, passing Tiger

Woods - who had 7 Tour victories by the age of 22.

 

 

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Sergio Wins AT&T Byron Nelson in Playoff PDF Print E-mail

 

Sergio Garcia celebrates winning the At&T Byron Nelson for the second time in his career




Irving, Texas - Seventeen years ago he took the golf world by storm, playing in his first

PGA Tour event as a professional at the Byron Nelson and finished third as a nineteen year

old. Now 36, and a grizzled veteran who has seen his share of triumphs and tough defeats,

Sergio Garcia shot 68 Sunday, and found his way on the correct side of fortune late Sunday

on the closing holes and playoff at TPC Las Colinas.

 

Garcia started the week on fire with an opening 63, but after rounds of 66-68, he started

Sunday 3 shots behind 54 hole leader Brooks Koepka, who was atop the board at 16 under

par. Starting the day in second place and playing alongside Koepka Sunday was hometown

hero Jordan Spieth. The world No.2 was attempting to pull off a much sought after hometown

victory . . . a lifelong dream that world No.3 Rory McIlroy accomplished earlier in the day at

the Irish Open. It wasn't to be for the Texan, who struggled once again on a Sunday - shooting

74 (finishing tied for 18th).

 

Garcia rinsed shots into the hazard on the eleventh and fourteenth holes, but he managed to

save par on the eleventh after an outstanding third, and nearly chipped in for par on the

fourteenth. Even though the Spaniard was holding it together, things didn't look favorable for

his chances to win his first tour event since the 2012 Wyndham Championship. When Koepka

bogeyed the fourteenth and fifteenth, and Garcia birdied the sixteenth - it was knotted up at

15 under par, and stayed that way until Koepka (who shot a final round 70) and Garcia met in

the playoff. When Koepka drove it into the water on the first playoff hole (the 18th), Garcia took

advantage, making par and finishing off his first PGA Tour victory in 3 1/2 years. The win tied

Garcia with the late Spanish legend Seve Ballesteros with 9 PGA Tour titles. Garcia was emotional

with Nelson's widow Peggy after the win, and later reflected on being fortunate to get the "W".

 

"You have to get lucky to win golf tournaments," Garcia said. "Playing well is usually not enough,

it's nice to be on the other side of the coin."

 


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