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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Henderson T5, heads to France for the last major, the Evian

With rounds of 67 68 69 -12 Brooke Henderson ended her week at the Indy Women in Tech Championship T5, seven shots behind runaway winner Lexi Thompson who ended up at -19 four shots clear of Lydia Ko who finished with a week high 72 , -15.

So Brooke's game is in good shape heading to the Evian for the years last major. She was in the lead at Portland until a poor round on Saturday but still ended up T15...and played well again this week...

Her play from tee to green has been terrific but she just needs a few more putts to fall. It's often wet at the Evian so the slower greens may help her there.

Bryan Angus

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Presidents Cup team lists as Adam Hadwin makes the International squad

Here are the teams for the upcoming (September 28) Presidents Cup

In Canada, interest for this year's Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, N.J., dominated by the USA team, took a real shot in the arm earlier this week when Adam Hadwin grabbed the 10th spot to cap of what has been a great year for the young man from Abbotsford, BC.

He joined the vaunted 59 club, captured his first PGA Tour win last March at the Valspar Championship, married his longtime girlfriend Jessica and bought their first home together in Phoenix and played at the Masters. He has earned over US$3.2 million this season. He's 16th on the money list with two events remaining and has risen to 45th in the world rankings.

Mike Weir is an assistant to captain Nick Price this year, and as always the USA team start as heavy favourites despite having 4 rookies in the squad.

Bryan Angus

Ko and Thompson lead, Brooke Henderson T7 at Indy Women in Tech Championship

LPGA Tour Indy Women in Tech Championship leaderboard http://www.lpga.com/tournaments/indy-women-in-tech/leaderboard

After 2 rounds of this Indy Women in Tech Championship whatever that means, there is a familiar name atop the leaderboard.

Lydia Ko hasn't been in contention for much of this season after 4 top 10's early on, in fact hasn't won since July 2016, but after rounds of 65 64 she is tied with Lexi Thompson 63 66 at -15 for a one shot lead heading into this weekend.

Brooke Henderson has shot 67 68 -9 T7, but 6 shots behind while Augusta James also made the cut 72 69 -3 T46.

Alena Sharp, Jennifer Ha and Maude Aimee LeBlanc all missed the cut.

Candie Kung made nine birdies and shot a 64 -14 under just a shot behind.

The event wraps up today, and Lydia had this to say after her round. "I know I’ve still got a whole, full 18 holes to go, but I think really the key was that I’ve just kind of enjoyed being in this position and being able to hit some good shots and give myself some good looks at birdie. When you start doing that, it builds your confidence and you’re not dwelling on, ‘Hey, am I going to hit a good shot or a bad shot.’ I think that’s kind of the mindset that I’ve kind of gotten into the last few months"

They are playing on the golf course inside the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Bryan Angus

Monday, September 4, 2017

Hadwin amongst the leaders on Labour Day at a wet TPC Boston

For all those from New England who will spend their Labour Day trudging around a soggy TPC Boston at this Dell Technologies Championship, they will have a tightly packed leader board with some of the games biggest names to keep them guessing right to the end.

Aussie Marc Leishman (65) and PGA Champion Justin Thomas (63) lead at -12 and will play last at 140pm. .. Paul Casey at -11 is paired with Jordan Speith at -10.

Adam Hadwin is having a great week (70 65 68 -10) and he will play with American Grayson Murray. Unless Adam has a meltdown, expect him to either qualify or be named to the President's Cup International Team later today.

Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm are at -9, both in great form and both extraordinarily long hitters. Phil Mickelson is at -8 and Rickie Fowler is at -7

Enjoy Labour Day.. Weather permitting I'll be watching the Air Show, thinking of Dad who passed away recently and took me to so many....

Bryan Angus

Stacy Lewis snaps winless streak, gives prize money to Houston families

Stacy Lewis played this week with a heavy heart for all her hometown families in Houston  on who have been devastated by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

In the end she hung on to win this Cambia Portland Classic edging In Gee Chun with a final round -3 69 -20 total and as she promised immediately donated all her prize money to the Houston relief organizations. One of her sponsors KPMG matched the $195,000 and another donated $1m.

She hadn't won since 2014, coming 2nd 12 times in that span, so it was an emotional win all round.

Brooke Henderson played her way out of contention with her 74 on Saturday, still she started on fire -5 through 8 holes on Sunday, eventually settling for -2 70 -10 total T15 so 2 wins and T15 in her 3 trips to this Columbia Edgewater CC...that's better than anyone elseelse

Alena Sharp shot +1 73 -6 T33..

The LPGA/LET have one major left, the Evian Championship in France, September 14..

Bryan Angus

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Adam Hadwin T2 at Dell Technologies Championship

Let's see, Adam Hadwin has shot 59, won his first PGA Tour event, got married, bought a house and is sitting 10th in his bid to make Nick Price's International Team which will be announced on Monday.

Now at the halfway point of this Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston he is just 2 shots behind at -7 (70, 65).

With Dustin Johnson slipping to a +1 72, Jon Rahm (67 66) has the lead at -9...

More to fellow. ..

Bryan Angus

Henderson moves the wrong way on Saturday

After posting 2 victories and a combined 45 under par in her 10 rounds at this Cambia Portland Classic, Brooke Henderson finally gave her peers a break on Saturday firing a +2 74 to slip out of the lead into a T13 at -8, 9 shots behind Stacy Lewis at -17.

Alena Sharp is at -7 T22.

more to follow..

Bryan Angus