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 Rory is 2 million dollars richer after winning in Shanghai

 

Shanghai - At the Shanghai Masters, Rory McIlroy (72) outdueled

Anthony Kim (69) in a playoff to win the richest purse in golf.Kim pulled 

the 4 foot putt that he needed to survive to the next hole, McIlroy made

his tap in for his second title this season.

 

"It's something that I feel like I can still get better at is winning and putting

yourself in the position to win when you're not playing your best," McIlroy

said."Even if it's scrappy golf where you grind it out, you're going to win a lot

more tournaments by doing that rather than playing your best golf the whole

week. I was very happy I was able to pull this one out."

 

The victory comes on the heels of the world #3 leaving the management

company ISM and agent Andrew "Chubby"Chandler for the Irish company

Horizon Sports fronted by Conor Ridge.Horizon also manages fellow Irishman

Graeme McDowell, and McIlroy's girlfriend and world #1 Tennis player,

Christine Wozniacki.

 

Scores:http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/30/shanghai-masters-scores/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

 

 

 

Sergio Garcia celebrates making his putt on the 16th sunday at Valderrama

 

Sotogrande, Spain - Sergio Garcia shot 71 (-6) Sunday holding off

countryman Miguel Angel Jimenez (70) for his first back to back victory

of his career at the Andalucia Masters.

 

"It's very, very special. Valderrama ... I have so much history here and

unfortunately it wasn't as good as this until now," said Garcia

 

Garcia has vaulted to seventh in the Race to Dubai standings.

 

Scores:http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2011/tournamentid=2011079/leaderboard/index.html

 

 

 

 
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Mickey, a guy named Donald, and duck by the same name celebrate at Disney

 

Orlando, Florida - At the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, Luke Donald blitzed the field to show why he IS the #1 player in the world.At Disney's Magnolia course on the final day of the PGA Tour Season, Donald ran off six birdies in a row (back nine 30) to shoot 64 (-17) and take the money title from Webb Simpson who shot 69 and finished in a tie for sixth at -13.

The victory was Donalds second of the year (Accenture Match Play), and most likely assures that he will be the 2011 Player of the Year.

Justin Leonard finished second at -15.Third round leader Kevin Chappel shot 72 and finished T3 at -14.

Bill Lunde who missed the cut, won the 1 million dollar Kodak Challenge.

 

Final scores: http://www.pgatour.com/r/leaderboard/

 

 

Sergio celebrates once again

 

Castellon, Valencia Spain - Sergio Garcia just flat out dominated the field in his homeland finishing at -27, shooting a final round 63 and winning by 11 strokes (the third largest victory in European Tour history).He dedicated the victory to Seve Ballesteros"That was for Seve," said Garcia,

"I would like to thank not only my family and friends, but also my sponsors, everyone that's around me, for supporting me through two tough years.They have stuck with me and believed in me and I'm happy to be able to pay them back with this victory".

"At the beginning of the week there's always a little extra pressure because you want to do well in front of your home fans and on your home course, but I felt really good and it showed. Hopefully I can keep moving forward, but there are still some things I can improve on."

Full Leaderboard :

http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2011/tournamentid=2011077/leaderboard/index.html?showLeaderboard=Y

 

Taiwan - Yani Tseng won the seventh time on the LPGA Tour this season (12th for her career).Yani shot 66 in the final round for a 5 stroke victory (-16) over Azahara Munoz and Amy Lang who finished -11.

She donated $100,000 of her winnings to Taiwan Golf.

 

Scores:            http://www.lpgascoring.com/public/Leaderboard.aspx

 

 

 


 
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2011 McGladrey Classic Champion - Ben Crane

 

St.Simons, Georgia - After being tied in regulation at The McGladrey

Classic, Webb Simpson (who shot 66 Sunday) and Ben Crane (63)

went extra holes.On the second playoff hole Crane made a 6 footer

for par, while Simpson missed his par putt from inside 5 feet giving Crane

the win..

It was Crane's fourth PGA Tour victory, but the runner up finish put

Webb Simpson atop the money list with one event remaining.

Third round leader Michael Thompson shot 69, and finished solo third.

Final scores: http://www.pgatour.com/r/leaderboard/

 

 

In his 3rd professional start, Tom Lewis captured his 1st victory

 

Vilamoura, Portugal Tom Lewis shot 65 on Sunday at the Portugal Masters,

to become the 1st sponsors invite to win on the European Tour since Matteo

Manessero at the 2010 Castello Masters.Lewis finished at -21, two strokes clear

of Rafael Cabrera-Bello and three clear of Gregory Havret.

 

Full field scores:

http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2011/tournamentid=2011075/leaderboard/index.html

 

 

 


 
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 Bryce Molder celebrates his victory at the Frys.com at Cordevalle

  

 

Santa Cruz, California - At the Frys.com at Cordevalle, Briny Baird (67) and Bryce Molder (64) traded body blows in regulation, then hay makers in extra time.Finally on the sixth playoff hole, with the sun just about on the horizon Bryce Molder drained a six footer to seal his first PGA Tour victory.

Molder came out of Georgia Tech on tour a decade ago with some serious hype . . . he finally validated his potential, and will now have his ticket punched to Hawaii and the Tournament of Champions.

The runner up finish moves Briny Baird into 93rd on the money list, securing his card for the 2012 season.After 347 starts, Briny will continue insearch of his first win.

Briny's neighbor at The Bear's Club Ernie Els, finished tied for 4th at -14, after a final round 68, it was Ernie's first top ten finish in 2011.

Tiger Woods finished a mediocre week tied for 30th at -7.

 

Full field scores: http://www.pgatour.com/r/leaderboard/

 

 

Ricky Fowler and Rory McIlroy celebrate Fowler's first professional victory in Korea

 

Korea - At the Kolon Korean Open, Ricky Fowler (67) got his long awaited first victory beating Rory McIlroy (64) by six.

 

“It was a lot of fun,” Fowler said. “I played well early on in the final round and then I was comfortable over the last few holes. Overall, I enjoyed the whole week.

“It feels great to have the first win. I played well all week, although I did have to hang in on Friday and post a score. But on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, I had good control of my ball, I drove well and I made some putts.”

 

 

 

 
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