Ilonen wins Nordea Masters
Mikko Ilonen captured his 3rd European Tour title by shooting a 69 in the final round of the Nordea Masters to win by 3 at 21 under par. Mike Ritz brings you all the final round action from Stockholm, Sweden.
Juicy Joost: Luiten leads by 3 in Austria
Joost Luiten carded a 67 in Round 3 of the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity to lead by 3 at 16 under par. Mike Ritz brings you all of the Day 3 action from the Diamond Country Club.
Master of his domain: Ilonen leads in Sweden
Finland’s Mikko Ilonen carded a 65 on Day 3 and leads the Nordea Masters by 2 at 18 under par. Mike Ritz brings you all the third-round action from Stockholm, Sweden.
Westwood cruises to victory in Sweden
Lee Westwood carded a 69 on the final day of the Nordea Masters to win by five shots. Steve Burkowski brings you all the final-round action from Sweden.
Can Westwood turn momentum into U.S. Open win?
In this edition of GolfTalkCentral, Mike Ritz and Charlie Rymer talk about Lee Westwood. The No. 3 player in the world won the Nordea Masters and seems to be in fine form heading to the U.S. Open at Olympic Club this upcoming week.Europe and just bleaches the field. -Yeah, absolutely a big win for Lee Westwood . Really no one even get close to him. This-- This golf tournament I think was over earlier in the week. I think that second round where Lee Westwood only had 20 putts that really impressed me with him on the greens. He??s 20-second career win on the European Tour , but beyond that Charlie even saying, ??Look-- Look what this guy has been doing? He??s been playing well all over the worldwin is just a little bit a hit on the greens for Lee Westwood . -So, he scrambled well, playing in Sweden, got up and down 19 out of 20 times, but you say he??s still gonna struggle probably on the lightning fast, firm greens at the Olympic club at the US Open. -Yeah, I mean when you look at Lee Westwood ??s stats this season on the PGA Tour it??s no surprise that he leads the PGA Tour in greens in regulation right at 74 percent, but he struggles on the greens. He is 153rd in strokes gained putting. He is a 141st in scrambling. How can he go to Sweden and be 19 for 20, scrambling for the week and then come to the PGA Tour and struggle. It was pretty simple. The greens in Sweden and the other places that he is so dominant have slower greens. Lee Westwood , I don??t think he??s comfortable on the faster greens in the US. Week end and week out when you??re global player like Lee Westwood , you gonna see slower greens and the players that play full time on the PGA Tour . I mean even on the PGA Tour when you go from Bent to Bermuda, you don??t have a fall off in the speed of the greens. And so I think from that standpoint, Lee Westwood choosing to be a global player actually hurts his short game a little bit. -Alright, Lee will be playing the first 2 rounds in Olympic with Roy McIlroy and Luke Donald . That is it for Golf Talk Central. Thanks for watching.
Westwood, Garcia off to hot start in Sweden
Lee Westwood is 4 under par after carding a 68 in Round 1 of the Nordea Masters. Sergio Garcia is 3 under par after shooting a 69. Steve Burkowski brings you all the Round 1 action from Stockholm.event. The big names are here. Final preparation for our next week's US Open , Sergio Garcia began on the back nine, so we picked him up on the par-3 fourth, his thirteenth hole of the day currently even par, but not for long. The tee shot on the 200-yard hole, always nearly perfect so, that kick in birdy moves, Garcia the 100-par after a par at the fifth, Garcia for birdy here at 6. When it sneaks in the right side, Sergio Garcia moving to 200-par. Now at the par-5 ninth, Sergio's final hole of his opening round. This is to close with birdie and shoot 69. Oh, watch out as this putter remains odd. Gotta like his chances this weekend perhaps next. Lee Westwood here is our World Number 3 at the eleventh currently 300-par this from just off the green and moved up for under, Lee Westwood . Fine form here in Sweden. We'll jump ahead to the par-4 eighteenth his final hole after a bogey at 14. He was back to 300-par. There was approach about 12 to 13 feet pass the hole, so our good chance for Westwood to finish with birdy and shoot 68. Oh, and he's done it, so watch out for World Number 3. Fine start for Lee Westwood here in Stockholm. How about Peter Hanson , made a run at the Masters getting ready for the US Open . We'd love to win on home soil for a birdie at 14 and he curls. That went in. So, Peter Hanson moves to 400-par. Then at the very next hole, the par-5 fifteenth, just short of the green, this is third. Now we're good touch here by Peter. He would make that for birdy move to 500-par. That's where he would finish the first round of 67 for Peter Hanson . You can catch all the second round action on Thursday morning from Stockholm, Sweden. We'll begin 9am Eastern and you can catch
Westwood cards 64, grabs halfway lead in Sweden
Lee Westwood fired a 64 to take a 3 shot lead after 36 holes at the Nordea Masters. Steve Burkowski brings you the exciting days play from the Bro Hof Slott GC in Stockholm, Sweden.under. But the heavy hitters were out and they were playing together, Peter Hanson and Lee Westwood along with defending champ Alex Noren. Here's Hanson's tee shot at 4th, ranked 25th in the world, 8th in the race tothen at the 8th. Three birdie is in a 5-hole stretch for Peter Hanson and that moves him to 8 under par and then for good measure at the 9th his final hole of the second round. Oh, you guessed at 4 birdies coming in for Peter Hanson over the last 6 holes. He shoots 68 in at 9 under but they're all chasing world number 3 Lee Westwood open with 68, shot 31 on his first 9, the back nine on Thursday then here at the 4th his 13th for birdie and Lee Westwood gets the double digits 10 under par. And at the 5th just like Hanson taking advantage of this part of the golf
Westwood remains three shots clear in Sweden
Lee Westwood maintained his three-shot lead on the field at the Nordea Masters by carding a 68 on Day 3. Steve Burkowski brings you all the action from Stockholm, Sweden.through 54 holes. But the man they're all chasing, world number 3, Lee Westwood begun the day at 12-under par. This is third at par-5, 1st. Oh, great play from the bunker there by Westwood that11th. Westwood still 13-under, this for a birdie, oh that goes so Lee Westwood moves to 14-under par. He would birdie the par-5, 12th and at the par-5, 13th for three in a row to move to 16-under. New irons in the bag this week, a new cutter in the bag and Lee Westwood continues his fine form, 16-under par, third round of 68, three clear of Fisher, Hanson is four back. The world number 3the figures that you've given us. Good luck tomorrow. -Thank you. -Well Lee Westwood will head into the final round with the 3 shot lead again. The final round comes your way Saturday morning, all the