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Webb Simpson celebrates victory with wife Dowd and son James

 

 

Norton, Massachusetts - Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston, Webb Simpson

birdied the final hole in regulation to get to -15, one back of leader Chez Reavie.Reavie

had an 11 ft par putt on the 72nd hole to claim victory, when the putt slid right, Webb

Simpson had new life.Both players birdied the first hole of the playoff (18th), on the

second playoff hole (17th) Webb Simpson drained his 9 ft birdie putt to win for the second

time in 3 weeks.

"I told somebody early this week that I feel like next time I was in contention, it'll be a lot

easier than Greensboro," Simpson said. "And it wasn't that way at all. It was just as hard. The

shots and the putts were just as hard. I think it helped calm me down a little, but it was like I

had never won a golf tournament before."

 

Simpson now sits atop the Fedex standings with two events remaining: The BMW

Championship at Cog Hill in Chicago, and the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.

 

Jason Day, Luke Donald and Brandt Snedeker were tied for 3rd at -13

 

Ernie Els and Geoff Ogilvy were the big movers this week getting inside the top 70 to

advance to Chicago.They will need huge weeks to advance to Atlanta, there are no

cuts in the final two events.

 

 

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

 

 

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Crans Montana, Switzerland - At the Omega European Masters, Thomas Bjorn

continued his stellar play, and won for the the second week in a row and the third

time this season.

  

“I’ve moved up a place in The Race to Dubai and I want to end the season strongly,”

said the 40 year old. “I’m in a good position. I’m a bit off the lead obviously but

I’m in a position where I can get a large part of the bonus pool.

“To win three times in one season is a marvellous achievement and I’ve reached a

good level of consistency now. Hopefully I can continue that through to the Dubai

World Championship.”

 

Martin Kaymer finished second at -16, while Rory McIlroy finished tied for third at -15.

 

Final scores: http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2011/tournamentid=2011063/leaderboard/index.html

 

 

 

 
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Dustin Johnson is the Champion of the 2011 Barclays Championship

  

 

Edison, New Jersey - At the Hurricane shortened Fedex Cup Playoff event at

Plainfield CC (54 holes), Dustin Johnson had an Eagle, 5 birdies and a bogey to

shoot 65 (Sat) and run away with The Barclays at -19. 

“It feels great,” Johnson said. “I feel like I’ve played pretty well all year but just

haven’t quite been able to get that win. The putter has been lacking a little bit.

This week I finally rolled some putts, so this feels really good.”

 

Matt Kuchar finished second at -17 after shooting 68, Brandt Snedeker had the

round of the championship, shooting 61 on Saturday and finished tied for third

with a resurrected Vijay Singh (-16).

 

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

 

  

  

  

 

Erin, Wisconsin -  The 111th U.S Amateur at Erin Hills was an epic battle

between top ranked Patrick Cantlay from UCLA, and Kelly Kraft from SMU.

Kraft dominated early on, with a 4 up lead thru sixteen holes.

 

Cantlay would battle back and take his first lead on the 32nd hole, but one

hole later (on short par 4 fifteenth) Cantlay found the deep little fairway pot

bunker and could do no better then bogey.Kraft's par swung the momentum

back in his favor, then on the 34th hole (par 3 sixteenth)Cantlay was too

aggressive on his 12 foot birdie attempt, running it nearly 7 feet past the

hole.

He missed his par putt and Kraft never looked back, his 2 up victory was an

instant classic, on a golf course that will soon be known as one of the best

inland layouts in the U.S (LinksNation.com did a course review of Erin Hills 

last October).

 

"It's awesome. It's just great,” said Kraft  “It's such an honor to win this

championship. I mean there's none other better than this one.” He would learn

moments after his victory that he was named to the Walker Cup team, leaving

for Aberdeen, Scotland in just a few days.“(USA Walker Cup Team Captain Jim

Holtgrieve) walked up to me on the green and told me, ‘See ya in Scotland.’ And

I was like, ‘Wow.’ I didn't know what to say,”  “I just won the tournament and then

they told me this. I about had a heart attack.” 

 

Quebec, Canada - At the Canadien Womens Open on the LPGA Tour, Brittany Lincicome

shot a 2 under par 70, to outlast a hard charging Stacy Lewis (67) and third round leader

Michelle Wie (72).

Lincicome, who finished at -13, made a brilliant save on the final hole to secure the slim

margin of victory, winning for the second time in 2011.Weather became a factor when 

bands from Hurricane Irene made their way north of the border during the latter stages

of the final round.

 

Cristie Kerr and Angela Stanford finished T4 at -11.

 

scores: http://www.lpgascoring.com/public/Leaderboard.aspx?PlayerID=81955#81955

 

 

Perthshire, Scotland - Thomas Bjorn won the Johnnie Walker at Gleneagles on

the fifth hole of a 5 man sudden death playoff.The playoff included Bjorn, Bernd

Wiesberger, Pablo Larrazabal, George Coetze, and Mark Foster.

 

In regulation, Foster held the outright lead on the 72nd tee at -12, needing only

par for the win, his errant tee shot proved costly . . . he could only muster bogey.

In the playoff, it was the 40 year old from Denmark, who thrived. Finally on the

sixth go around on the 18th hole on Sunday, Bjorn's stiffed wedge sealed the deal.

 

It was Bjorn's second victory of 2011.

 

Scores:

http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2011/tournamentid=2011061/leaderboard/index.html

 

 

Snoqualmie, Washington - Mark Calcavecchia in his 31st start on the Champions

Tour is a Champion.

 

On the first hole of a playoff with Russ Cochran, Calc nearly holed his putt for

eagle . . . the birdie was enough when Cochran couldn't get up and down from

the greenside bunker.The duo ended regulation five shots clear of the field at -14.

 

Chip Beck's solid 68 was good enough for solo third at -9.

 

Complete scores:  http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboards/current/s619/  

 

 

 
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Harrison, New York  - At The Constellations Energy Senior Players Championship at

Westchester CC, Fred Couples (71) outlasted John Cook (70) on the third hole of a 

sudden death playoff.

 

After months away from the tour because of an ailing back (he received a special

blood spinning treatment in Germany), Couples threw a dart to 3 feet with a wedge to

seal his first major on the Champions Tour.

 

Peter Senior finished third at -10.

 

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Greensboro, North Carolina - Webb Simpson shot 67 on Sunday to win for the first time

on the PGA Tour and move to #3 in the Fedex Cup standings.

 

George McNeill (64), and Tommy Gainey (69) finished second and third.

 

http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/r013/results.html

 

  

 
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 2011 PGA Champion - Keegan Bradley

 

 

Johns Creek, Georgia - Keegan Bradley a rookie, and winner of the Byron Nelson in May, is the

Champion of the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.In another drama filled PGA,

"Glory's Last Shot" once again went beyond 72 holes.

 

Jason Dufner (69) in command throughout the final round, bogeyed 3 of the last 4 to surrender a

share of the lead to a resilient Keegan Bradley (68).Bradley a native of Vermont (now living in

Jupiter, Florida), triple bogeyed the treacherous fifteenth (after a thin chip shot raced across the

green into the water), he then bounced back with birdies at the long par 4 sixteenth and the par

3 seventeenth.The par he made on the 72nd hole kept him at -8, enough to reach the playoff.

 

The playoff began on hole sixteen, Bradley went Birdie, Par, Par (-1) to Dufner's par, bogey, birdie

(even) . . . good enough for a one stroke margin in the three hole aggregate format (after Dufner's 

three putt on the seventeenth, the drama was all but over).

 

One of 27,000 PGA Professionals, Mark Bradley can now call his son: PGA Champion.

 

Anders Hansen finished solo 3rd at -7, Scott Verplank, Robert Karlsson, and David Toms finished

Tied 4th at -5. 

 

For all the scores click the link below:

http://www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2011/scoring/index.cfm

 

 

 
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