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ning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. Jamie Whincup from 's blog

New Zealands Lydia Ko couldnt buy a putt Saturday at the womens Olympic golf tournament in Rio de Janeiro. White Ombre Hydro Flask 21 oz Standard Mouth Water Bottle . But when it mattered most, the worlds top-ranked player came through.Faced with a 7-foot putt on the 18th hole -- and the silver medal hanging in the balance -- Kos shot slid in the side door for a birdie on the final hole of golfs return to the Olympics in more than a century.My celebration was like as if I won the gold, said Ko, who shot a final-round 2-under-par 69. I wasnt putting very great today, so just to see something go in, I think was really cool because now theres no playoff.Had Ko missed her putt, there would have been a playoff with Chinas Shanshan Feng, who ended up with the bronze medal.Starting the final round 2 shots back of 54-hole leader and eventual gold-medal winner Inbee Park, Kos putting was just a touch off Saturday.In the final round, Ko managed just 69 feet of putts made over 18 holes, compared to nearly double that for Park (123 feet.) On the front nine, Ko sank just one putt more than 16 inches -- a 16-footer for birdie at the seventh hole -- for her only par breaker through the first 13 holes.On 14 of 18 holes, Kos final stroke came from less than 3? feet from the cup. And 38 of Kos 69 feet of putts came on the final five holes. Thats where she made three birdies that pulled her from off the podium into the silver-medal position when all was said and done.Coming down the stretch I tried to play a little more aggressively and that worked in my favor coming down on 16, said Ko, who drove the green on the short par-4 and two-putted for birdie.At one stage I was fifth, and I said, OK, Ive got a lot of work to do, Ko said. But it was a really good finish, and no matter what the result is, when youre finishing off with a birdie where theres the most crowds, its a great feeling.Early on in the final round, Ko showed a composure well beyond her 19 years. When her second shot on the par-4 second hole found a greenside sandy area, she was forced to take an unplayable lie penalty stroke.Ko nearly holed her next shot, a putt from the fringe that stopped an inch short of the hole.So what does it mean to Ko, a two-time major champion, to become the youngest female medalist in New Zealands Olympic history?I said if I get a medal, Im never going to take it off, she said. I think I might have to shower with it. And I know that it doesnt rust; or at least were going to try it.But you know, this is an honor. ... This medal is obviously something that Im very proud of. But its I think a medal that represents every golfer here, and, you know, everyone back at home in New Zealand. 21 oz Ombre Hydro Flask Sport Cap Standard Mouth Olive . Clarkson had been dealing with an elbow injury in early January and will be out of action for at least one week. He has three goals and five assists through 36 games with the Leafs this season. White Ombre Hydro Flask 18 oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. . Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. Jamie Whincups closest Supercars rivals are taking vastly different approaches to reeling in the series leader at this weekends Sandown 500.Red Bull team-mate Shane Van Gisbergen is a picture of intensity and action together with French co-driver Alex Premat.But in the garage next door, theres a decidedly laid-back feel that two veterans hope will bear fruit.Steven Richards, 44, and Craig Lowndes, 42, have paired up in car No.888 and are taking a different path towards bridging the 198-point gap to Whincup.Richards, a four-time Bathurst 1000 winner including last year with Lowndes, said the mood was more mellow in the Team VortexWe debrief with all the Red Bull guys and weve got our own shed and talk more, he said.Its a little bit nicer than in the past (at Red Bull). Craig and I are pretty easy-going guys.Jamie and Shane are quite intense characters but (Craig and I) well go and have a cup of tea and cruise along.And its so far, so good for the New Zealander.Richards was quickest and second-quickest in two practice sessions for co-drivers on Friday.The car feels great, really good, he said.Nice and consistent, easy to drive and thats what we need.We need to be abble to tick the box lap after lap after lap and not make too many errors. 21 oz Ombre Hydro Flask Sport Cap Standard Mouth Mint. In the No.97 Commodore, van Gisbergen is more focussed on the high stakes.After emerging through the seasons opening races as Whincups closest rival, the 27-year-old knows how important the endurance series is.If you break the year into three parts, the first part of the season was pretty good and this part really makes or breaks the championship, he said.Weve got three big weekends up for grabs. Well push for three good results and well be happy.Premat, who has competed both full-time and as a co-driver for Volvo in the Supercars tour before, said the vital signs were good at Triple Eight.Its pretty amazing what they do, he said.Everything is going right in the three weeks Ive been here.DJR Team Penske driver Fabian Coulthard was quickest in Fridays only practice session for full-time drivers ahead of Chaz Mostert and van Gisbergen.Tony DAlberto, in a DJR Team Penske Falcon of Scott Pye, topped the timing sheets in Fridays late session for co-drivers. 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