USA Stuns at Solheim, Jason Day Takes BMW - Goes to No.1 in OWGR PDF Print E-mail


Team USA rallied back for a dramatic victory at the Solheim Cup

Germany - Solheim Cup - Team USA was behind 10-6 entering the Sunday singles and rallied,

winning 8 1/2 of a possible 12 points to stun the European side in what was reminiscent of

the Brookline and Medinah Ryder Cup comebacks in recent years. The victory was the first

for Team USA in Solheim Cup play since 2009.


Julie Inkster used fuel from a controversial non-concession that involved Europeans

Suzann Pettersen/Charlie Hull and Alison Lee/Brittany Lincicome on the 17th hole of

the previous sessions fourball - to ignite her team to a dramatic comeback - winning

14 1/2 to 13 1/2.


Analysis by BBC correspondent Iain Carter:


"The rulebook was followed on the 17th green but the spirit of what happened was

disappointing. There was fault on both sides. "The putt was only 18 inches and Europe

profited from nothing more than a breakdown in communication."Had Europe played to

the spirit of the game rather than the letter of the law they would still have enjoyed a

healthy lead and a controversy that threatens to overshadow the match would have been




Michelle Wie led the singles onslaught with a 6&4 drubbing of Caroline Headwall, Gerina

Piller sank the putt that mattered to beat Caroline Masson and secure the unlikely comeback

for the American Squad. Creamer, Kerr, Pressel, Stanford, Lee, and Lizette Salas were all

victorious in Singles for Team USA. Icher and Reid were the only Europeans to win their singles

matches. Ciganda halved her match with Lexi Thompson.








Jason Day celebrates his six shot victory at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms

Lake Forest, Illinois - Jason Day continued his blistering play this week at the BMW

Championship at Conway Farms shooting rounds of 61-63-69-69 for a 22 under par

total. The six shot victory was so dominant, that after Friday's second round there was

little doubt of the outcome.

Day's torrid second half of the season includes four victories in his past six starts, and was

his fifth win of the season. Day's second victory in the Fedex Cup Playoffs was enough

for him to leap over McIlroy and Spieth for No.1 in the Official World Golf Rankings. It's

been a dream of his since being an early teenager playing junior golf in his native Australia,

one that he and Colin Swatton had devised a four part plan (of technical, tactical, mental, and

physical) to reach No.1 by age 22.


"It's been very difficult for me to downplay getting to No.1 because I really wanted to reach

this goal for a long time now," Day said. It took five years longer than they planned, but Day

isn't at all disappointed: "It's Better late than never, right?" Day now sits atop the Fedex Cup

standings heading in the Tour Championship at East Lake.


Spieth and Day are paired together at the Tour Championship by Coca Cola.











Lydia Ko Wins Evian Championship PDF Print E-mail


Lydia Ko celebrates after winning the Evian Championship

France -  Lydia Ko fired a final round 63 to win the Evian Championship and become

the youngest LPGA player to ever win a major championship at 18 years 4 months and

20 days old (eclipsing Morgan Pressel who was 18 years 10 months and 9 days old when

she won the Kraft Nabisco in 2007).


The New Zealander's 16 under par total was good for a six stroke victory over American

Lexi Thompson. Ko's bogey free final round included five birdies on the back nine (on

holes 11, 12, 15, 17, and 18). Afterward, Ko was overwhelmed with pride over the



"Just to shoot 8-under on any day is a pretty solid round.... but on the final day of a Grand

Slam event, playing like that is a dream come true…Winning a major at any age is amazing.

Being the youngest is cool! I can still hardly believe I can leave my name a little bit in the

history books."













Rickie Fowler Wins Deutsche Bank PDF Print E-mail

Ricky Fowler celebrates at TPC Boston after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship

Norton, Mass - It was a mano a mano duel between of the games best. Henrik Stenson and

Rickie Fowler waged what felt like a Ryder Cup singles match with the rowdy beantown

faithful providing their usual brand of volume to the proceedings.


After a great 38 foot putt on the fourteenth, Fowler reached -15 and trailed Stenson by one

until to they reached the shortest hole at TPC Boston - the par 3 sixteenth. Stenson's 7 iron

tee shot came up short in the water hazard, Fowler hit his tee shot into a tough lie just

right of the green. Fowler executed an impressive and risky flop out of the thick rough to a

few feet to save his par. The two shot swing gave Fowler the lead at -15, and he nearly

slammed the door on the par 4 seventeenth, but just missed his 8 foot birdie attempt.


On the final hole both players hit good drives, but Stenson choose 3 wood and still had 230 yards

on his approach. Fowler piped his driver and had 189 yards left. Both players approaches rolled

through the firm green and into the collection area. Stenson and Fowler hit solid third shots, the

Swede opting to pitch his, while Fowler went with the "Texas Wedge". Neither were able to get

their shots close. When Stenson missed his birdie attempt, all Fowler had to do was two putt from

12 feet (which he did). The loss was a tough one for Stenson who had just finished second at the

Barclays the week prior. The win for Fowler was his third world wide win of the season and vaults

him to fifth in the Official World Golf Rankings, and third in the Fedex Cup standings heading into




"This is bonus material, here," Fowler said. "We came into the season obviously wanting to play

well in the majors and to win a major; wasn't able to do that. But we wanted to win, and win more

than once. So we've done that. "And now it's about getting myself in a great position for Atlanta

and to see if we can get some more wins this season. I don't want to stop. I like coming and hanging

out here late on the final day. It's good with me."









Jason Day Romps at Barclays - Leads Fedex Cup PDF Print E-mail


Jason Day celebrates his six stroke victory at the Fedex Cup

Edison, New Jersey - Jason Day continued his run through the best players on the PGA Tour,

shooting 62 Sunday to capture the first of the Fedex Cup playoffs at Plainfield Country Club.

The six stroke victory was Day's fourth win of the season (Farmer's Insurance Open, Canadian

Open and PGA Championship) and has vaulted him atop the Fedex Cup standings heading into

Boston for the Deutsche Bank Championship.


Although it seemed like a walk in the park, the Aussie admitted it's far from it: “It's not easy,

I can tell you that,” Day admitted. “Even though it may look easy, it's not easy. I'm still nervous.

I still had thoughts on the front nine, Am I going to win it? But over the years it's starting to

become a lot easier.”

Day who putted lights out at Plainfield has been working on his lag putting with his coach and

caddie Colin Swatton. “We changed the way he was doing his lag putting,” said Colin Swatton.

“We’ve always worked on lag putting, but we upped the ante a little bit and started putting into

the hole from 25 or 30 feet instead of just putting to a mark, that way you get more focused on

making the putt instead of just getting it close.”

Henrik Stenson finished solo second and Bubba Watson finished third eight strokes back.


Lefty Brian Harman had the rare feat of two hole-n-ones during his final round 68 on Sunday.

He aced the 183 yard - third hole with a 7 iron and the 218 yard fourteenth with a 4 hybrid.














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