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David Duval smoothed a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in his opening round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship to earn a share of the clubhouse lead.

Yes, it's 2014. And yes, DD is tied for a lead. Of course, it's Thursday, but you know he'll take it. He split only half of the 14 fairways and hit just half of his greens in regulation, but Duval manufactured his lowest aggregate on the PGA TOUR since a third-round 64 at the Shriners in the fall of 2011. He was aided by three hole-outs from off the putting surfaces at Las Colinas today. After unconventional conversions from 19 and 14 yards at Nos. 5 and 7, respectively, he rolled in a five-yarder from the fringe for a walk-off birdie. It was his third straight and fourth in the last five holes. His longest standard-issue birdie measured 13 feet at 14 and he rolled in a par save from 18'6" at the par-4 18th where he rinsed his tee ball. Duval last played in New Orleans where he posted a T25, so he entered this week with a semblance of momentum.
Thu, May 15, 2014 05:46:00 PM

Sergio Garcia withstood a late Joost Luiten charge to complete victory in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters with a final round of 4-under-par 33-34=67 for a 12-under total of 272, just one swing clear of the Dutchman at Real Club Valderrama.

With their playing partner Daniel Brooks understandably focussing on his playing rights for 2018, Garcia (the pre-round leader) and Luiten were quickly involved in a head-to-head contest. For most of the day the Spaniard held a narrow advantage, making birdie at four and a genuine move with three ticks in a row at 9 (from the fringe with 3-wood), 10 and 11. But his bogey at 12 and Luiten's red numbers at 13 and 15 drew them level. Luiten blinked with a three-putt bogey at 16 before both men finished birdie-par, Garcia showing a delicate touch to confirm the former after his approach at the par-5 17th went over the back. Garcia duly completed his second win within the cork trees of Valderrama, his sixth on home soil, his 14th on the European Tour, 32nd around the world, third of 2017 and first since he slipped his arms inside the green jacket in April.
Oct 22 - 11:59 AM

World No. 124 Cameron Smith enjoyed a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the final round of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES to reach 8-under 280, up two places to solo 3rd, one shot short of a two-man playoff involving countryman Marc Leishman and overnight co-leader and eventual champ Justin Thomas.

This is the 24-year-old's second career top-3 finish in 65 career TOUR starts, joining his playoff win at the 2017 Zurich Classic teamed with Jonas Blixt. Overall, it's his eighth career top 10, second straight after opening the season with T5 at last week's CIMB. In the Aussie's last nine events, he has four top-12 finishes and five missed cuts, a bit feast-or-famine, but has form of T12-T5-3. After kicking off in 69-68-73, the Jacksonville, Florida, resident began T5 on 6-under, three short of Thomas. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he hit 12 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, posting 1.800 putts per GIR. Smith squared bogey-5s at Nos. 4 and 10, outpaced by four circles at 3, 5, 11 and 12, concluding with six straight pars.
Oct 22 - 5:44 AM

Making his first start of the season, World No. 16 Marc Leishman fashioned a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the final round of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES to match overnight co-leader Justin Thomas on 9-under 279, and then lost to Thomas' birdie on the second playing of the par-5 18th in extra time, dropping his record to 0-2 in playoffs.

After opening in 66-72-71, the 33-year-old began T3 on 7-under, two shy of Thomas. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he found 11 (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, recording 1.700 putts per GIR, No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 1.706. The Aussie, who celebrates his birthday on Oct. 24th, circled six at holes 1, 2, 9, 12, 14 and 18, taking some luster off with four squares at 5, 7, 8 and 17. In sudden death, the duo matched pars (after errant tee shots) but Leishman would drink his second in the sequel and Thomas walked through the door. This is his fifth runner-up in 225 career events, first since a playoff loss at the 2015 Open. In his last four starts, the Virginia Beach, Virginia, resident has three top-3 finishes, highlighted by his third TOUR title at the BMW Championship.
Oct 22 - 5:06 AM

First-round leader and third-round co-leader Justin Thomas tacked on an even-par 37-35=72 in the final round of the inaugural CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES to match Marc Leishman (70) on 9-under 279, and then defeated him with birdie on the second playing of the par-5 18th in sudden death, improving to 5-for-7 converting as 54-hole leader/co-leader.

The World No. 4 and pre-tourney fave outright (15/2), bags his seventh TOUR title in 96 career events (92 pro), first in extra time. It's his first win of the season in his second start after T17 as defender at last week's CIMB. The 24-year-old is just the seventh fave/co-fave in the last 96 TOUR events to go on to win. After kicking off in 63-74-70, he began T1 with playing competitor Scott Brown (76), two clear of Leishman (one group ahead). The reigning FedExCup champ found nine (of 14) fairways and 14 GIR, posting 1.857 putts per GIR. He played his first eight in birdie-less 2-over, eating double bogey-7 at 3, but got back on track with a hat-trick of circles at 9-11. Thomas squared 13 and 17 before a 2-putt birdie at 18 secured the playoff. After halving the first playing with pars, Leishman would find water with his second and Thomas claimed the trophy with a stress-free 4. In his last seven starts, the Kentuckian has five top 10s, including a runner-up and three wins.
Oct 22 - 4:42 AM

Sergio Garcia forced his way into a one shot 54-hole lead of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters with a third round of 3-under-par 34-34=68 to total 8-under 205.

The Spanish host of the tournament said ahead of this week that Real Club Valderrama is his favorite course and he is proving as much as he seeks a second victory among its tight, tree-lined fairways. It was far from plain-sailing on Saturday, but it rarely is on the testing track. Crucially, however, he made more red than blue on moving day. He opened with a brace of birdies at 2 and 3 before giving them back with a bogey-double at 5 and 6. Three ticks at 8, 11 and 14 were unanswered until he dropped a shot at No. 15, but he cleaned that up with a birdie-4 at the 17th. He leads Daniel Brooks (who shot 64) by one and Joost Luiten by two. His main concern for the final day might be that he has gone sub-70 just twice in 12 previous Sunday laps at the course, although when he has they have been fine efforts (64 in 2000 and 67 last year). It is his eighth solo 54-hole lead on the European Tour and he is currently 6-for-7.
Oct 21 - 12:21 PM

World No. 125 Scott Brown navigated a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the third round of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES to reach 9-under 207, up one spot to T1, sharing the 54-hole lead with Justin Thomas.

It's been 138 starts since Brown's lone TOUR title at the 2013 Puerto Rico Open (as 54-hole co-leader). Overall, this is his fourth 54-hole lead/co-lead in his 164th career event, first since an unscheduled Monday finish at the 2016 Farmers, where he co-led and closed with a still-career-worst 15-over 87 for T49. After kicking off in 66-70, the 34-year-old began T2, one shy of 36-hole leader Luke List. Playing out of the final threesome, he landed 12 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, recording 1.857 putts per GIR. The Univ. of South Carolina-Aiken product outpaced two bogey-5s at 10 and 11 with three circles at holes 5, 15 and 18. Thus far, he's 1-for-3 converting when 54-hole leader/co-leader.
Oct 21 - 5:25 AM

First-round leader and World No. 4 Justin Thomas tossed up a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the third round of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES to post 9-under 207, up three places to T1, sharing the 54-hole lead with Scott Brown.

After an opening 9-under 63, the reigning FedExCup champ finds himself back at that total after 74-70. Similar to R2, Day 3 saw challenging scoring conditions with the average score clocking in at a week-worst 74.795. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, the 24-year-old took care of the par 5s, circling four birdie-4s, adding birdie-3 at 11. His blemishes were bogey-5 at 10 and double bogey-6 at No. 8, his first double or worse on the week. The Alabama product, big dog this week in OWGR and pre-tourney odds outright (15/2), landed 11 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, recording 1.667 putts per GIR. This is his seventh 54-hole lead/co-lead in 96 career events (92 pro), previously 4-for-6 converting, most recently at the Dell Tech four starts ago. Four of Thomas' six career TOUR titles have been as 54-hole leader/co-leader.
Oct 21 - 4:58 AM

Jon Rahm could only add a 4-over-par 40-35=75 to his opening 74 and, at 7-over 149, missed the cut in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters by three shots.

Rahm's fate was all but secured after the outward 40 today which included bogeys at 13, 16, 17 and 18 and he couldn't repair the damage coming home to the disappointment of his home Spanish fans. Not what the sponsors wanted and the World No. 5, like many before him, ends his Valderrama debut 1-down to the former Ryder Cup venue. Others to miss the cut included: 148- Robert Karlsson ... 150- Stephen Gallacher, Gregory Bourdy, Marcel Siem ... 151 Mikko Ilonen ... 154- Alvaro Quiros ... 159- Gregory Havret.
Oct 20 - 1:42 PM

Sergio Garcia had to settle for an even-par 34-37=71 in his second round at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters but he'll go into the final 36 holes just one off leader Joost Luiten after posting 5-under 137 at the halfway mark.

The tournament host has had much better days on what he calls his favorite track in the world but his opening 67 gave him breathing space and conditions were harder for him in the afternoon session today. He took his score to 6-under at the turn following birdies at 4 and 9 against a bogey at 8 for the second day running but then hit a sticky patch with five pars along with dropped shots at 12 and 16, the latter after a three-putt. Two big blows to the par-5 17th set up a bounceback birdie and Garcia escaped from sand at the last to stay in the thick of contention. Given his course record of 10 top 10s, he's the man to beat going into the final 36 holes although he revealed later that he'd aggravated a wrist injury and needs to manage it with anti-inflammatories.
Oct 20 - 12:34 PM

Joost Luiten holed his second shot at the par-5 11th hole for the rarest of birds, that albatross helping him to a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in round two of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters and the new clubhouse lead of 6-under 136.

It was quite a ride for the Dutchman at Valderrama today as he dropped shots on the other two longs holes, meaning his scores on the par 5s at 4, 11 and 17 were the unlikely combination of 6-2-6. After an even-par first nine, the joint overnight leader bogeyed 10 but then played the next two holes in 4-under after draining his four-iron from 227 yards and following it with birdie-2 at the next. It briefly gave him a three-shot lead but he fell back from 8-under to 6-under after Valderrama bit back and he bogeyed 15 and 17 before parring the last.
Oct 20 - 12:11 PM

Luke List styled a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 during round two of The CJ CUP at Nine Bridges, climbing to 9-under 135 on the week, good for a one-shot lead at the midpoint.

List split eight (of 14) fairways and landed 15 greens in regulation on day one. Today, he posted similar numbers, except one fewer GIR. Still, the results were much different at he traded six birdies with a pair of bogeys in R1 but kept a clean card en route to five birdies today. The big hitter always packs a scoring punch when there are four par 5s on a course, currently 5-under on the par 5s for the week. This will go in the books as his second career 54-hole lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR, previously finishing T14 at the 2016 RBC Canadian Open after leading at the midpoint. The 32-year-old has five career top 10s in 95 starts but he's still searching for his maiden win.
Oct 20 - 4:12 AM




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