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Week 10


WGC Cadillac Championship

American Dustin Johnson fired a three-under-par 69 to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship by one stroke on Sunday.

Overnight leader JB Holmes started the day with a five-shot lead but carded a 75 to finish runner-up at eight over.

Johnson, in only his fifth start since returning to the PGA Tour after a six-month break from the game, mixed four birdies with one bogey.

Rory McIlroy carded a par-72 for his final round as the world number one finished in ninth place on one under.

Bubba Watson, who led by two strokes after nine holes, finished third after hitting three bogeys on the back nine.

The two-time Masters champion birdied four of his first seven hole to take the lead from Holmes, who endured a disastrous start as he bogeyed three of his first six.

But Watson proved equally incapable of handling the pressure of being out in front as he bogeyed holes 11, 12 and 14.

Holmes took until the 16th to record his first birdie of the day and all Johnson had to do to win was play steady golf to overturn a five-shot overnight deficit and take the title.

"It means everything," Johnson said. "It's been a tough road but I played really good. It feels awesome to get that 'W'. I played great today."

McIlroy said he was disappointed with his form after finishing with a double-bogey at the 18th to card a 72.

"The game's just not quite there," the Northern Irishman said. "I'm tentative, a little bit scared to play certain shots, because I feel like I can't at the minute.

"I have just got to get back at it tomorrow and try to figure out what I need to do."

Sunshine / European Tour - Africa Open

Trevor Fisher Jnr claimed the greatest win of his career with a resounding five shot victory on home soil at the Africa Open.

An eight time winner on the Sunshine Tour, the 35 year old’s maiden European Tour title arrived courtesy of a final round eight under par 64 at East London Golf Club.

Fisher Jnr’s success maintained South Africa’s stunning record of providing every winner of this event since its inception in 2010, when he finished in a tie for fourth.

He faced strong competition from Matt Ford, also looking for a first triumph, until he pulled clear by taking full advantage of a bogey from the Englishman on the ninth with birdies either side of the turn.

And there was no looking back for Fisher Jnr on the back nine, where he did not drop a shot all week, as he finished on 24 under.

The South African said: “It is always nerve-racking leading, not to think about the result, but it’s quite hard and I think I did a good job today. I was nervous the last few holes, I think that is natural.

“It was a great day, I played well and everything went well. The putter was amazing, I sank some amazing putts today. It is written in the stars.

“I’ve tried so hard to get that European Tour card, for so many years - obviously it’s a massive step for my career because that’s where all South African golfers want to be.”

PGA Tour – Puerto Rico Open

Alex Cejka won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday for his first PGA TOUR title, making a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a five-man playoff.

The 44-year-old Czech-born German won in his 287th start on TOUR. A four-time European Tour winner, he birdied four of the first six holes and finished with a 3-under 69 in rainy, windy conditions at Trump International-Puerto Rico.

"I'm speechless," Cejka said. "I'm glad it's over. It's been a grinding week, tough week. The first victory is always the toughest. ... These guys are good. I mean this is the slogan. At least I can say I played the PGA TOUR for a long time and I won. So that's a good sentence I can use when I retire."


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Texan Andrew Landry held steady when others couldn’t, saved pars when others struggled and posted birdies where others failed.

The net result for the 27-year old rookie was a tougher-than-it-looked five-stroke win at the wind-plagued Cartagena de Indias at Karibana Championship, his first career title in just his sixth Web.com Tour start.

 Landry was nearly flawless over four difficult days at TPC Cartagena at Karibana where he managed to avoid trouble at nearly every turn. A 3-under 69 in the final round got him to 11-under par 277, which ultimately wound up being five shots better.

“It was an awesome day. I don’t even know how to explain it,” said Landry, who collected a check for $126,000 and vaulted to No. 2 on the money list. “There’s no explanation. Putts went in. I hit the ball well. I stuck to my routine. I did everything great.”

“I knew a lot of pars would do it,” said Landry, whose 69 was the low score of the final round. “It was one of those days when you’re going to struggle but you do what you can to get the ball in the hole and let everyone make the mistakes.”

Landry kept his mistakes to a minimum - he had only four bogeys over the four days. The next best in the field, Jason Allred (T8), had eight holes with above-par scores, and his included both a double and a triple bogey.

Gusting winds in excess of 40 mph halted play on Friday and Saturday and threatened play on Sunday. Groups were not repaired for the fourth round, which started with several groups on the course still needing to complete round three.

Landry had the luxury of being an hour in front of the final groups, which meant he nearly got nine holes in before the 25-35 mph winds kicked up, just as they had done every day this week.

Landry started the final round as one of three 54-hole co-leaders and moved to the front with birdies at Nos. 2, 3 and 8. A missed putt at the ninth was his only hiccup of the day. From there, the former Arkansas Razorback relied on a solid short game that bailed him out with seven one-putt pars over his final nine holes.

PGA Tour of Australasia – Holden NZ PGA Championship

Starting the final round with a two shot lead, Millar fired 1-under the card today to claim victory by three shots with a tournament total of 18-under 270.

"I am so relieved, gee it was tough out there today," said Millar.

"Remuera certainly showed its teeth. The wind was strong, blowing in different directions."

"All of the players certainly found it difficult, I know I did, but I am absolutely thrilled."

It's a special victory for the 38-year-old from Canberra, after 16 years playing Professionally it's his first victory on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

"I'm so happy and when I think about it, it ticks a box for me off the goal list," added Millar.

"Why has it taken me so long? I wish had that answer, but I am over the moon."

A deserving winner, Millar has been the inform player with three top-10 finishes so far in 2015 including a runner-up finish at the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship to New Zealander Ryan Fox.

"I have not complained about my results over the past few weeks, when being so close but not winning, but that gave me the confidence I needed today to go after the win," added Millar, who enjoyed the support of the New Zealand crowd.

"The crowd have been fabulous, a lot of people out there, it's great."

"They were very supportive.  You hit a good shot and they were really cheering, even when I hit a couple of poor shots out there, they were encouraging me on."

With memories of the Queensland PGA in his mind, Millar finished his round on a high rolling in a birdie to cement the Holden NZ PGA Championship as his.