Monday, 19 August 2019

2019 - Week 34 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions for this week, the Tour Championship (US PGA Tour) and the Scandinavian Invitation (European PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. Only the top thirty in the FedEx Cup rankings are playing in the US season finale this week and it's the usual cream of the crop, with some exceptions e.g. Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth. The field in Sweden is obviously nowhere near as strong, with local favourites Henrik Stenson and Alex Noren among the bigger names in the event.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

2019 - Week 33 Winners

Thomas Pieters (ranked 7th by Golf Predictor) won the D+D REAL Czech Masters on the European PGA Tour. The 27 year old Belgian won his fourth tour title and first in three years in Prague. In doing so, Pieters became the first man to win the event twice and continued his streak of winning all his events in the month from mid August! Pieters had built up a four shot cushion on the back nine, but a good finish by Adri Arnaus meant the final winning margin was a single shot. Our top ranked player, Bernd Wiesberger, finished 30th and we had only five of the top eighteen plus ties (5/23) in the weak fielded event. 

Justin Thomas (ranked 6th by Golf Predictor) won the second event of the FedEx Cup play-offs, the BMW Championship. The 26 year old American won his tenth tour title with an impressive victory at Medinah. Leading by six overnight, Thomas was put under some pressure by Patrick Cantlay and others, with his lead being reduced to two shots at one stage. However, he steadied the ship down the stretch and won by three in the end. Our top ranked player, Brooks Koepka, finished well for tied 24th and we had twelve of the top nineteen plus ties (12/23).

Monday, 12 August 2019

2019 - Week 33 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the D+D REAL Czech Masters (European PGA Tour) and the BMW Championship (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. It's the second leg of the FedEx Cup play-offs in the US this week and the pressure will be on to qualify for the lucrative Tour Championship next week. As usual, the bigger names are still in FedEx Cup contention in America and the top twenty four players in the world are teeing it up at Medinah. The field in the Czech Republic is obviously not quite as impressive, with only seven members of the top hundred in the world playing in Prague. However, with a five week hiatus since the last regular event, the European Tour players will be chomping at the bit!


Sunday, 11 August 2019

2019 - Week 32 Winner

Patrick Reed (ranked 11th by Golf Predictor) won The Northern Trust on the US PGA Tour. The 29 year old American won his seventh tour title in the first FedEx Cup play-off event in New Jersey. Leading by one shot overnight, Reed fell behind Jon Rahm after the front nine on Sunday. However, a couple of dropped shots by the Spaniard in conjunction with two birdies and a gutsy par save by Reed meant he reclaimed the lead. Despite a tight back, Reed then saw it home, beating Abraham Ancer by a single shot with a closing par. Our top ranked player, Brooks Koepka, finished tied 30th and despite several of the stellar field not performing, we had ten of the top eighteen plus ties (10/20) in total.

There was no event on the European PGA Tour this week.  

Monday, 5 August 2019

2019 - Week 32 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, The Northern Trust (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. It's the first week of the lucrative FedEx Cup play-offs on the US PGA Tour and once again, there is an impressive line up in New Jersey. It's a different course this year and there are forty two of the top fifty players in the world teeing it up at Liberty National this week.

There is no event on the European PGA Tour this week.   

2019 - Week 31 Winner

J.T. Poston (ranked 87th by Golf Predictor) won the Wyndham Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 26 year old American won his first tour title with an impressive display at Sedgefield Country Club. Poston became the first player since Lee Trevino in 1974 to win a tournament by going bogey free. Poston was in a final day battle with Byeong Hun An, who was also bogey free for the week until the fifteenth on Sunday. That bogey gave Poston some breathing space and when An also bogeyed the final hole, he fell to third behind tournament favourite Webb Simpson. Simpson was our top ranked player and in an event where many of the bigger names failed to perform, we had six of the top nineteen  plus ties (6/21) in total.  

There was no event on the European PGA Tour this week.   

Monday, 29 July 2019

2019 - Week 31 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Wyndham Championship (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. There are not many big names competing in America  this week, with the Wyndham Championship coming right before the play-offs and after two big tournaments. However, there is a host of middle tier guys trying to improve/maintain their place in the FedEx Cup standings ahead of those play-offs.

There is no event on the European PGA Tour this week.   

2019 - Week 30 Winners

Brooks Koepka (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational on the European/US PGA Tour. The 29 year old American won his first WGC title and second title of the season in the tournament's first staging in Memphis. Despite only arriving at the course less than an hour before his tee time, Koepka won easily, finishing three shots clear of Webb Simpson. The final round shoot-out with his final round playing partner Rory McIlroy never materialised, with the Northern Irishman closing another up and down tournament with a poor performance. Koepka was our top ranked player and we had twelve of the top twenty plus ties (12/23) in total.

Colin Murikawa (ranked 7th by Golf Predictor) won the Barracuda Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 22 year old American rookie secured his first tour title with an impressive finish in the modified Stableford event. Morikawa birdied four of the last five holes to win by three points, thus realising his early potential. Our top ranked player, Martin Kaymer finished in tied 31st and we had eleven of the top eighteen plus ties (11/24*) in the second tier event. 


*Vegas withdrew due to the arrival of his new son, promoting Sloan to the top 24 of the GP Rankings.

Monday, 22 July 2019

2019 - Week 30 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational (European/US PGA Tour) and the Barracuda Championship (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. While there aren't many big golfing names teeing it up in Reno this week, the WGC makes up for it with the vast majority of the world's top fifty golfers!

2019 - Week 29 Winners

Shane Lowry (ranked 36th by Golf Predictor) won The Open Championship on the European/US PGA Tour. The 32 year old Irishman delighted the huge home crowd with a brilliant victory at Royal Portrush, which was hosting the tournament for the first time since 1951. Leading by four overnight after a brilliant 63 on Saturday, Lowry was never really threatened in the extremely difficult conditions on Sunday and won by six shots in the end. Our top ranked player, Brooks Koepka, started poorly on Sunday, but still finished tied 4th and we had eleven of the top twenty plus ties (11/29) in the weather affected tournament. 

Jim Herman (ranked 96th by Golf Predictor) won the Barbasol Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 41 year old American overcome some poor form to win his second tour title in Kentucky. Despite only making Sunday twice in nineteen events this season, Herman came out on top by one stroke at the birdie fest, pipping Kelly Kraft to the title. Our top ranked player, Jhonattan Vegas, finished in 64th and we had seven of the top eighteen plus ties (7/21) in total in this second tier event.