Champion's Breakfast :: Apr 20th Fired up Furyk, Kim holes out & awesome Aphibarnrat

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Fired up Furyk

Since his last PGA Tour win at the 2010 Tour Championship, Jim Furyk had recorded 16 top five finishes, with seven of those as a runner-up.

So, a lot of ‘frustration’ was let out as he pipped Kevin Kisner to victory at the second play-off hole at the RBC Heritage.

He said: “I was frustrated. I was starting to get to the point where losing hurts a lot more than winning feels good. I think that dropping the putt and getting excited on 17 there was a lot of pent‑up frustration.”

And he was so confident about his putting throughout the final round that he dropped the putter and celebrated before the ball had found the hole…

Kim holes out in play-off

South Korea’s Sei-Young Kim grabbed her second LPGA Tour victory in emphatic style after chipping in to force a play-off with Inbee Park before holing out from the fairway for an eagle.

The 22-year-old shot a final round of 73 and chipped in magnificently on the 18th to save par and take it to a play-off.

She said: “Today I didn't see it coming. I don't know what I've done again to deserve this, but I feel like every time I win a tournament I have to do something crazy or overcome some type of obstacles. I don't know why it keeps happening, but it feels good.”

Here’s the two shots that won it for Kim:

Shenzhen International - Day Four

Awesome Aphibarnrat

Another tournament, another play-off as Kiradech Aphibarnrat defeated home star Li Hao-Tong at the inaugural Shenzhen International.

Speaking to the European Tour, Aphibarnrat said: “Special thanks to my caddie, he was always pushing me.

“When we were two behind on the last two holes he said you have not lost, we have not signed the scorecard yet and he was completely right and I just got the job done.

“I had a chance to win in 72 holes but the putt in the play-off is the best putt I have ever made in my life.”

Shenzhen International - Day Four

Fleetwood earns Match Play place

England’s Tommy Fleetwood finished alone in third place at the Shenzhen International and in doing so, boosted himself up to No.55 in the world rankings, meaning he will be playing at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play in two weeks’ time.

The 24-year-old edged out Miguel Angel Jimenez for the final spot after four solid days of golf with a first round of 70 followed by three 69s.

Below par Bubba

The two-time Masters champion was the star attraction in China but finished well down the field in T29, despite a fantastic final round of 65.

It seems like Bubba did enjoy his time in China though and you’d know that if you follow him on Twitter. The 36-year-old has been posting ‘Night Golf’ videos on his account alongside caddie Ted Scott, and was keen to make the top ten ‘Sports Center plays of the week’ back in the US with this effort…

Ramsay delighted with weekend showing

Playing in his first tournament since winning the Trophee Hassan II, the Scot finished T11 after only just making the cut on Friday.

Ramsay was one-over after his first two rounds but some excellent golf over the weekend saw him finish on nine-under for the tournament, just three shots behind the leaders.

He tweeted:

Ramsay tweet

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