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With his two-stroke victory at the Japan Golf Tour Championship today, Japan's Yoshitaka Takeya secured an exemption into the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational this summer.

This is a win that will garner virtually zero attention today even though it should. The 34-year-old entered the week at 996th in the Official World Golf Ranking and had never posted a top 10 in limited action on the Japan Golf Tour. Takeya holed 23 birdies against six bogeys at Shishido Hills Country Club's West Course in Kasama in the Ibaraki Prefecture. After opening with 3-under-par 69, he shared the 36- and 54-hole leads with South Korea's Dong-kyu Jang before closing with 68 to post 17-under 271, two clear of Sang-hee Lee of South Korea. Jang settled for 73 and a share of third place with Hideto Tanihara. Takeya has never competed in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 12:32:00 PM

Already shortened to 54 holes, the Valderrama Masters will need Monday to complete the final round as play was called for the day, due to inclement weather, with action set to resume at 9:10 a.m. local time on Monday morning.

This was a somewhat likely scenario all week as inclement weather has been harassing the event since the start. For a brief moment, it looked like there was a window today for them to return to the course but it didn't turn out that way. The horn sounded at 1:49 p.m. local time today right as Lee Westwood was attempting to come from behind and steal this trophy away from Sergio Garcia who currently leads by three strokes (11 holes remaining in his round). As for Westwood, he birdied four of the opening eight holes today before play was halted. With this being the final event that of the regular season, there will be plenty of important Race to Dubai movement when play resumes tomorrow morning. You can follow along via the Race to Dubai Predictor.
Oct 21 - 1:12 PM

Mother Nature has poked her head into the mix again at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, suspending play during the final round due to inclement weather in an event which has already been reduced to 54 holes. The horn sounded at 1:49 p.m. local time and there is no current timetable for play to resume.

Stop-and-start play has forced this event into 54 holes, but they'd prefer to get it all finished today. The Monday forecast is also rocky. At the moment Sergio Garcia is even par thru seven holes (10-under on the week) to maintain a three-shot lead over Lee Westwood. From the back of the pack, Gavin Moynihan was making the move of the day with five birdies and an eagle through 15 holes (-6) which vaults him into a share of sixth place on the live leaderboard. The youngster is currently 73rd on the Challenge Tour Road to Oman. There are about 45 minutes remaining on this current storm and then we may get a break from the weather for 2-to-3 hours, at least in terms of thunder.
Oct 21 - 9:00 AM

Playing out of the penultimate threesome, World No. 28 Rafa Cabrera Bello birdied his final four holes en route to a 7-under-par 35-30-65 in the final round of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES to post 15-under 273, up one place to T3, six short of overnight leader and champion Brooks Koepka, who shot 64.

This was the Spaniard's second CJ CUP after T11 last year (71-70-72-71), and his second start of the season, chasing a T50 at last week's CIMB, where he closed in bogey-free 6-under 66. The 34-year-old, playing his third season on the PGA TOUR, ties his career best in 72 events, joining a T3 at the 2018 WGC-Mexico and a 3rd at the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play, where he beat defending champ Rory McIlroy 3-and-2 in the Consolation Match. After opening with 73-70, T22 thru 36, he closed with twin 65s, including 14 (of 14) fairways and 17 greens in regulation in R4, outpacing two squares with seven birdies and one eagle-3. For the week, Cab Bello, a 3-time winner on the Euro Tour in 313 events, tallied one eagle and 23 birdies versus eight bogeys and one double.
Oct 21 - 7:50 AM

Making his tournament debut, World No. 114 Ryan Palmer twirled a bogey-free, 10-under-par 33-29=62 in the final round of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES to reach 15-under 273, up 14 spots to T3, six adrift of overnight leader and champion Brooks Koepka, who shot 64.

The 42-year-old records the low round of the week and a new course record in the second playing of the CJ CUP. After opening with 72-70-69, he began T17 on 5-under, eight back but just two shy of the overnight top 10. Playing out of the seventh-to-last threesome, the Texas A&M alum landed 10 (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, posting a tidy 1.438 putts per GIR. He racked up 10 birdies, including three birdie-2s, and walked off with seven straight at 12-18. For the week, the Texan totaled 21 birdies versus four bogeys (T1 in that stat), and one double. This is his 18th top-3 finish in 384 events, first since a P2 at the 2018 Farmers as the 36-hole leader. It's also Palmer's second top-5 finish in his last five starts after T5 at THE NORTHERN TRUST, where he closed in bogey-free, 6-under 65.
Oct 21 - 7:19 AM

Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, World No. 38 Gary Woodland fired a 9-under-par 30-33=63 in the final round of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES for a 72-hole total of 17-under 271, up two places to solo 2nd, four shy of overnight leader and champion Brooks Koepka, who shot 64.

The Kansas alum was making his second appearance after T40 last year (78-72-74-69). It was his second start of the season, arriving off a T5 at last week's CIMB, where he was a 36- and 54-hole co-leader, buoyed by a career-low, 11-under 61 (11 birdies, 0 bogeys) in R2. After opening with 73-67-68, the 34-year-old began T4 on 8-under, five back. On 13 (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, he recorded 1.500 putts per GIR and bagged 11 birdies again, including four straight and six in a seven-hole stretch on the front nine. The Delray Beach, Florida, resident gave Koepka all he could handle, 30 versus 35, but Koepka responded with 29 against Woodland's 33 (5 birdies, 2 bogeys) on the home half. He records his 9th runner-up in 229 events, first since T2 at the 2017 Honda, and 13th top-3 finish (3 wins, 9 runners-up, 1 show). For the week, Woodland was No. 1 in total birdies with 27 against eight squares and one double.
Oct 21 - 6:24 AM

Overnight leader Brooks Koepka confirmed his ascent to the top of the world rankings with a dominant four-shot triumph in THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES; he completed his assault on the track and the field with a final round of 8-under-par 35-29=64 for a 72-hole total of 21-under 267.

The 2018 Player of the Year has started his 2019 season in style. "Everything I've done this year is working," he said. "I don't want to change anything." Although the scores tell of a brutal man-handling of the opposition in actual fact runner-up Gary Woodland, who finished two clear of Ryan Palmer and Rafa Cabrera Bello, was a constant threat, often sharing the lead on the back nine. But Koepka thrived with the dualling. He exchanged three ticks (3, 5 and 6) and two crosses (2 and 4) on the front nine, but was crowned the winner and World No. 1 with a flawless sub-30 back nine. He birdied 10, 12, 13 and 15 then chipped in from greenside rough for another at 16 before draining a 25'0" eagle at the 72nd hole. A 12th worldwide victory, in a seventh country and his third of 2018. Not bad for a man who missed nearly all of the first four months of the campaign to injury. He landed 56 of 72 greens in regulation and made 1.750 Putts per GIR for the week.
Oct 21 - 4:01 AM

Beginning off No. 10 tee, first-round leader and World No. 362 Ashley Chesters navigated a bogey-free, 1-under-par 34-36=70 in the weather-delayed second round of the Andulcia Valderrama Masters for a 36-hole total of 6-under 136, down one spot to solo 2nd, four adrift of leader Sergio Garcia, who shot 64.

The 29-year-old's first-round lead was his first in 58 Euro Tour events and he'd still be leading the tourney at halftime (by two) were it not for tournament host Garcia's bogey-free jaunt, which tied his lowest lap at Valderrama. So, technically not halftime, as the weather-plagued event has been reduced to 54 holes, but he's a strong second at the three-quarter pole then after scribbling down 17 pars and one birdie. Playing his third full season on the main circuit, the Englishman owns five career top 10s, two this season in 30 starts, and has a daunting task on Sunday with the continued (bleak) weather forecast, and attempting to chase down 14-time Euro winner and major champion Garcia.
Oct 20 - 11:43 AM

Defending champ and World No. 31 Sergio Garcia painted a bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-31=64 in the weather-delayed second round of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters to post 10-under 132, up two places to top of the board, four clear of first-round leader Ashley Chesters, who followed 66 with 70.

The tournament host is actually the 2-time defender, winning the 2017 and the 2011 editions, the latter the most recent playing prior to last year. After not hitting a shot of his second frame on Friday, he overcame yet another weather delay on Saturday morning to record the low round of the week. The 38-year-old, arriving off a 3-1-0 record three weeks ago as a captain's pick at the Ryder Cup, ticked seven birdies, highlighted by a walk-off hat-trick. He's chasing his 15th European Tour title in 277 events, first this season in 14 starts, and first since this same tournament last year. With 72 holes no longer achievable, officials are attempting to complete 54 holes to make the event official, which would include a Monday finish if necessary. Sunday's weather forecast calls for thunderstorms (80% chance of precipitation), while Mondays is AM thunderstorms (40%).
Oct 20 - 11:25 AM

Playing out of the third-to-last threesome, World No. 134 Jamie Lovemark authored a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES for a three-day total of 8-under 208, up two spots to T4, five back of 54-hole leader Brooks Koepka.

The 30-year-old's T5 in last year's inaugural (70-74-68-71) ended up being a season best in 26 starts and would add just two other top 10s, one of those a T10 teamed with Brendan Steele at the Zurich. His career best in 147 events is P2 two times, most recently the 2016 Zurich, which was reduced to 54 holes with an unscheduled Monday finish. On 12 (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, the California native outpaced a lone bogey-5 at hole 10 with five birdies, posting 1.750 putts per GIR and going 5-for-6 in scrambles. He'll play out of the penultimate threesome in R4 with Rafa Cabrera Bello and Cameron Smith.
Oct 20 - 6:56 AM

World No. 32 Cameron Smith enjoyed a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES to post 8-under 208, up seven places to T4, five adrift of 54-hole leader Brooks Koepka, who also shot bogey-free 67.

The Aussie has one TOUR win in 88 events, a P1 at the 2017 Zurich teamed with Jonas Blixt. His best individual result is 3rd place three times, including here last year (69-68-73-70), one swing short of a 2-man playoff, which chased a T5 at the CIMB as a first-round leader. Five weeks later, the 25-year-old added a 4th at the Australian Open and then capped off 2017 with P1 at the Australian PGA for a run of P1-4-3-T5. Last season, he finished a career-best 12th in the FedExCup standings with seven top 10s in 24 events, highlighted by back-to-back shows at The NT (T3) and Dell Tech (3rd) in the postseason. On 13 (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, the Florida resident carded three birdies at holes 5, 7 and 12, adding a mid-range, walk-off eagle-3 at 18. He'll play out of the penultimate threesome in R4.
Oct 20 - 6:39 AM

World No. 28 Rafa Cabrera Bello birdied four of his first five holes en route to a bogey-free, 7-under-par 31-34=65 on Moving Day at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES to reach 8-under 208, up 18 spots to T4, five shy of 54-hole leader Brooks Koepka, who shot bogey-free 67.

The Spaniard closed out last week's CIMB with bogey-free 66 to back door a T50. That momentum seemed muted after opening this week in 73, T33 but just five back of R1 leader Chez Reavie. Thirty-six holes later the 28-year-old is still five back but has gained 29 places on the board, adding a six-birdie, four-bogey 70 and today's seven-birdie lap on nine (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation. This is his second CJ CUP after T11 in last year's inaugural (71-70-72-71) and is eyeing his first TOUR title in 72 events. Cabrera Bello's career best is 3rd place two times (T3, 2018 WGC-Mexico; 3rd, 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play) and is a 3-time winner on the Euro Tour in 313 events, most recently a P1 at the 2017 Scottish Open. He'll play out of the penultimate 3-ball in R4 with Cameron Smith and Jamie Lovemark.
Oct 20 - 6:13 AM




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