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Luiten lifts inaugural NBO Oman Open title

Joost Luiten claimed his sixth European Tour title at the inaugural NBO Oman Open, putting all of his winning experience to good use as a flawless back nine lifted him to a two-stroke victory over his close friend Chris Wood of England.

It was a thrilling day at the sun-kissed Al Mouj Golf on the outskirts of the Omani capital Muscat, as joint overnight leader Luiten stormed into a three-stroke outright lead courtesy of a trio of consecutive birdies from the second, before he stumbled with back-to-back bogeys on the seventh and eighth holes.

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Matt finishes with a flourish to complete stunning Oman comeback

Matthew Southgate produced a remarkable comeback during a rollercoaster round on moving day at the NBO Oman Open, the Englishman storming into a three-stroke lead early on before dropping four shots in four holes and then battling to regain those four shots for a share of the third round lead.

The 29 year old, who overcame testicular cancer in 2015, carded a three under 69 but he took an unusual route to that score, starting like a steam train as he birdied the opening three to move clear of the pack.

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Ted Potter Jr. cruises to victory at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

After a career-low third-round 62, Ted Potter, Jr. shot a 69 in the final round to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am by three strokes over Phil Mickelson, Chez Reavie, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson.

Potter earns his second PGA TOUR victory in his 84th start at the age of 34 years, 3 months, 2 days. With the win, Potter collects 500 FedExCup points and moves from No. 117 to No. 15 in the FedExCup.

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Kiradech Aphibarnrat storms to victory in Super 6 finale

Kiradech Aphibarnrat won his fourth European Tour title after a 2 and 1 victory over James Nitties in the final of the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth. The Thai only entered this event seven days ago on an invite and arrived having not played any practice rounds at Karrinyup Country Club.

He needed four trips up the 18th in a play-off on Saturday night to claim the last of the 24 spots in the Super 6 and then had to come through five rounds of match play and 35 holes on Sunday.

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Shin earns 50th career win at Canberra Classic

Jiyai Shin’s love affair with Australia continued as she came from three strokes behind Minjee Lee to claim the ActewAGL Canberra Classic by six strokes for her 50th career win and her second at Royal Canberra Golf Club.

The 29-year-old from South Korea, who was known as the ‘final-round Queen’ when she held the world number one spot from 2010-2011, opened with rounds of 65 and 68, followed by an eight-under-par 64 when it most mattered, highlighted by an eagle at the 15th, seven birdies and one bogey, to end on a three-round total of 19-under-par.

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Potter joins Johnson in share of the lead at Pebble Beach

The last time there was a tie at the top through 54 holes at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was 2013, when James Hahn and eventual champion Brandt Snedeker were tied at 12-under 202. Since 2000, the 54-hole leader/co-leader has gone on to win 10 times, including four of the last five winners: Jordan Spieth/2017, Brandt Snedeker/2015/2013, Jimmy Walker/2014, Dustin Johnson/2010, Phil Mickelson/2007/2005.

Through 13 events in the 2017-18 PGA TOUR Season, only six players have converted a 54-hole lead/co-lead into victory. Most recently, Dustin Johnson did so at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. The largest come-from-behind win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is seven shots by Davis Love III in 2001 and Bob Rosburg in 1961.

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Minjee Lee fires career low round to lead in Canberra

Last week’s Oates Vic Open winner Minjee Lee produced the lowest round of her career to earn a three-stroke lead heading into the final day of the ActewAGL Canberra Classic in Australia.

The 21-year-old from Perth fired a stunning nine-under-par 63 on a hot, humid and overcast day at Royal Canberra Golf Club.

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Prom Meesawat qualifies top in Perth

Prom Meesawat signed for a 67 to finish top of the leaderboard after three days of stroke play at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

Play on Sunday will switch to match play, with five rounds of six hole knockout matches to determine who will win the second staging of this revolutionary event at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.

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Johnson, Hossler tied for the lead at Pebble Beach

World No. 1 and two-time AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am winner Dustin Johnson opened with three consecutive birdies at Monterey Peninsula CC. After a bogey at his sixth hole (No. 15), Johnson produced five additional birdies for a 7-under 64 and a share of the 36-hole lead with Beau Hossler at 12-under.

Of the nine times Johnson has played Monterey Peninsula CC, Friday’s 7-under 64 marks his best performance at this course by four strokes. This was just the third time Johnson has managed to break 70 at MPCC (2010/68, 2015/69).

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