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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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Michael Hoey is the Champion at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

 

Scotland -Michael Hoey's final round 68 was enough to hold off fellow

Ulsterman Rory Mcilroy's Sunday 65 (-20) and post a winning score of -22.

 

“It’s just amazing what winning a big tournament can do for you,” said Hoey.

“Winning the Dunhill Links will open a lot of doors for me and getting into

huge tournaments like the Dubai World Championship is one of the biggest

benefits. I’m ecstatic.

“To move from 83rd to 15th in the Race to Dubai in one go is unbelievable

really. Trying to get into the Dubai World Championship was one of my goals

before winning in St Andrews but I don’t have to worry about any of that now.

I can’t wait to get to Dubai – it will be a great way to end the season.”

 

Fellow Irishmen Graeme McDowell finished -18, Padraig Harrington was

tied for 8th at -16.

 

World #1 Luke Donald finished tied for 9th, after a final round 70.

 

Full field scores:

http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2011/tournamentid=2011071/leaderboard/index.html?showLeaderboard=Y

 

 

Kevin Na celebrates his first PGA TOUR victory

 

Las Vegas - In his 211th PGA Tour start Las Vegas resident Kevin Na notched

his first win at the JT Shriners.Na had late birdies on 15, 16, & 17 to finish at

-23 for a two stroke margin over Nick Watney.

 

Paul Goydos and Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey finished tied for third at -18.

 

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

 

 


 
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The 2011 Solheim  Cup Teams

Dunsany, Ireland - At the Solheim Cup matches at Kileen Castle just outside

of Dublin, the European team staged a comeback of epic proportions.When it

looked like defeat was likely for the Euros, that's when they showed their mettle.

In a dramatic 15-13 victory, the European Women captured the Solheim Cup

for the first time since 2003.Starting the final day of singles tied at 8-8, the

momentum had swung in the Americans favor late in the singles matches,

(despite Cristie kerr's earlier withdrawl with a wrist injury) . . . but the Euro's

would rally.

Suzann Pettersen birdied the last three holes of her match against Michelle

Wie to capture a point, Laura Davies finished all square in her match with Julie

Inkster,  Caroline Hedwall who was two down with two to play, gained a hard

earned half against rookie Ryann O'Toole, and Azahara Munoz won the 18th

hole against Angela Stanford to clinch the Cup.

In the end, the LPGA and Womens Golf really needed this type of an event . . . the

drama was exciting (despite all of the weather delays on Sunday).An event as well

staged as this can only help Womens Golf around the world.

For complete match scores: http://www.solheimcup.com/live_scoring.php

 

Will Bill Haas get picked for the Presidents Cup?

Atlanta - In the Fedex Cup finale at East Lake, also known as the Tour

Championship by Coca Cola, Bill Haas outlasted Hunter Mahan in a playoff,

to win both the Tour Championship and the Fedex Cup Playoffs.

Haas earned 11.44 million for the duel titles, and perhaps a spot on the

Presidents Cup Team.Captain Fred couples picks are officially announced

on Tuesday.

 

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

 

 

It was learned Sunday evening, that Tiger Woods has hired Joe Lacava to

be his third caddie, Lacava had been working for Dustin Johnson the last few

months.Lacava previously had worked for Fred Couples for 21 years, it must

be a sweet deal, especially since Lacava and Johnson just won a few weeks

ago at the Barclays, and Tiger hasn't won in over 2 years.

 

 

 


 
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