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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bernhard Langer takes control at the Regions Tradition

PGA Tour Champions Regions Tradition leaderboard http://www.pgatour.com/champions/tournaments/regions-tradition/leaderboard.html

AP...Bernhard Langer surged to a four-stroke lead Saturday in the Regions Tradition.

A stroke behind leader Kenny Perry entering the round, Langer shot a 3-under 69 to move to -12 204 in the first PGA Tour Champions major of the year, while Perry and others stumbled at Greystone.

The 58-year-old Langer won the Chubb Classic in February for his 26th victory on the 50-and-over tour.

Perry held the lead after each of the first two rounds but had a double bogey on the opening hole on his way to a 74. He and Scott McCarron, who shot a 72, were tied for second place at -8 going into the final round.

John Daly was among five players at -7 after a 69. Playing in his second PGA Tour Champions event, the two-time major winner had a double bogey, two bogeys, an eagle and five birdies.

Canadians Stephen Ames 72 71 75 +2 and Rod Spittle 72 72 75 +3 are well back.


Hadwin vying for top 10, Sunday at the Byron Nelson

PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/at-t-byron-nelson/leaderboard.html

With rounds of 66 66 69, -9, Adam Hadwin is having a solid week at the Byron Nelson, T13 as the players get set to start their final rounds this morning in Irving Texas.

Mike Weir 73 76, and Graham DeLaet 74 65 both missed the cut.

The leader is Brooks Koepka 65 64 65 -16 who begins play with a 2 shot lead over Jordan Spieth 64 65 67 -14 with a trio of players including Sergio Garcia who won her in 2004, and Matt Kuchar poised at -13.

Spieth is the story for the Texan galleries having played his first PGA Tour event here as a 16-year-old amateur in 2010. Yesterday officials gave away 8,000 of his bobbleheads.

Bryan Angus

Rory is the story in round 4 of the Irish Open

European Tour Irish Open presented by the Rory Foundation leaderboard http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2016/tournamentid=2016038/leaderboard/index.html

Rory McIlroy put himself in prime position to win his national Open for the first time as the third round of the Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation was completed earlier this morning.

He has 12 wins on the European Tour, including his four Major Championships but had missed the last three cuts at the Irish Open with a best finish of seventh in 2008.

He recorded the only bogey-free score of the third round with a 70 that moved him to nine under, three shots clear of Masters Tournament champion Danny Willet.

Round 4 is now well under way under sunny skies at the magnificent K Club, with the only AA Red Star hotel in the country, it looks like a huge white French chateau built right on the banks of the Liffey river, just outside Dublin.

Welshman Bradley Dredge has made three birdies in a row to get to -6 along with Willett, but Rory is really in charge, driving the ball beautifully, trying to eliminate any bogey's and take his birdies as they present themselves.

There are ominous black clouds arriving in the area as I write, it looks like rain...

Bryan Angus
(notes from europeantour.com)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Adam Hadwin leads Canadians at AT&T Byron Nelson

PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/at-t-byron-nelson/leaderboard.html

On a day of low scoring on the par 70 TPC Four Seasons Resort course in Irving Texas it was Kiwi Danny Lee who topped them all with a -7 63.

However with play in round two already underway he has been joined by several players including Sergio Garcia and Freddie Jacobson, while Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson begin their rounds at -6 64.

Adam Hadwin birdied 5 of his last 6 holes to finish at -4 66 T19. Mike Weir 73 and Graham DeLaet 74 will need big days if they are going to make the cut.

Bryan Angus


Henderson leads Canadians at Kingsmill Championship

LPGA Tour Kingsmill Championship leaderboard http://www.lpga.com/tournaments/kingsmill-championship/leaderboard

Brooke Henderson shot - 1 70 T31, to sit 5 shots off the lead held by Japan's Mika Miyazato -6 65.  Maude-Aimée Leblanc  opened with a 74, while Samantha Richdale carded a 76.

In rain soaked conditions, players were allowed to lift, clean and place their golf balls in the fairways.

Bryan Angus

McIlroy and Willett have Irish eyes smiling..

European Tour Irish Open presented by the Rory Foundation leaderboard http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2016/tournamentid=2016038/leaderboard/index.html

Scotland's Marc Warrren has posted the round of the day so far, a -6 66 to share the lead -8 at the venerable K Club, but with all due respect it is the play of Masters champion Danny Willett -1 71 -8 total and favourite son and host Rory McIlroy who birdied the last for -2 70, -7 3rd that has Irish eyes smiling despite the wind and rain, halfway through the second round.

McIlroy has missed the cut for the last 3 years at his national championship declared himself pleased with his play from tee to green in recent outings, described his round as a bit erratic but he has started make some putts to the delight of his family and friends who have arrived for the weekend.

Willett playing his first tournament in Europe since his career changing Masters win, also has his family including his newborn son with him. Both players took advantage of calmer morning conditions, the afternoon wave is facing increasing wind and rain.

Massive crowds have turned out which will help swell the funds of the Rory Foundation which is exactly why he has lent his name to the event.

The Rory Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust with the ambition to have a positive impact on children’s and their families lives. Their goal is to release funds that seek to advance opportunity and lasting change for children who are suffering from ill health or who are unfairly disadvantaged or vulnerable to lifes circumstances. Their underlying values are ambition, passion and drive.

Bryan Angus

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Where the Canadians are this week.. live scoreboards

While much of the focus is on Ireland this weekend with Rory's Irish Open, there is golf to be covered all over the globe as always and here are where the Canadians are playing along with live scoreboards so you can follow their progress.

PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html

Jordan Spieth is in the field. The defending champion is injury riddled Aussie Steven Bowditch. Mike Weir, Adam Hadwin and Graham DeLaet are in the field.


LPGA Tour Kingsmill Championship leaderboard http://www.lpga.com/tournaments/kingsmill-championship/leaderboard

Brooke Henderson, Maude Aimee LeBlanc and Samantha Richdale are down in Virginia where Aussie Minjee Lee defends her title.


Web.com Tour BMW Charity Pro-Am leaderboard http://www.pgatour.com/webcom/tournaments/bmw-charity-pro-am-presented-by-synnex-corporation/leaderboard.html

This is the most prestigious Pro-Am on this tour. Nine Canucks are playing Taylor Pendrith, RRyan Yip, Will Bateman, Roger Sloan, Eugene Wong, Ben Silverman, Adam Svensson, Albin Choi and MacKenzie Hughes.


Symetra Tour Gosligs Park Dark n' Stormy Classic leaderboard http://www.symetratour.com/tournaments/goslings-dark-n-stormy-classic/leaderboard

Seven of our young women are down in Milton Georgia for this event with the interesting title !.  Brittany Marchand, Augusta James, Christina Foster, Rebecca Lee Bentham, Sara Maude Juneau, Sue Kim and Jennifer Kirby.


PGA Tour Champions Regions Tradition leaderboard http://www.pgatour.com/champions/tournaments/regions-tradition/leaderboard.html

Stephen Ames joins Rod Spittle at this Champions Tour major where Jeff Maggert defends his title. After five years at Shoal Creek the event moves to the Greystone GC in Birmingham, Alabama.


PGA Tour LatinoAmerica 58 Abierto Mexicano de Golf leaderboard http://www.pgatour.com/la/en/tournaments/58-abierto-mexicano-de-golf/leaderboard.html

Down Mexico way as the old song had it, finds 5 more Canadians, Derek Gillespie, David Rose, Corey Connors, Charles Cote, and Raoul Menard


Bryan Angus