Monday, 12 November 2018

2018 - Week 45 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions/statistics for this week, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai (European PGA Tour) and The RSM Classic (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. It's the last event of the season (but not the year!) on the European PGA Tour and the last event of the year (but not the season!) on the US Tour! There is a strong field of tour regulars for the European season finale, including Masters champion Patrick Reed and defending champion Jon Rahm. While six of the top twenty in the world are teeing it up in Dubai, the field is more modest in Georgia. World number twenty Webb Simpson headlines the field and it will be the last chance before January for the lesser lights to put some FedEx Cup points on the board.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

2018 - Week 44 Winners

Lee Westwood (ranked 12th by Golf Predictor) won the Nedbank Golf Challenge on the European PGA Tour. The 45 old Englishman won his twenty fourth tour title in a final day battle with home favourite Louis Oosthuizen and long-time leader Sergio Garcia. Despite trailing Garcia overnight by three shots, Westwood shot a brilliant closing 64 (-8) on the tough Sun City layout to take the title by three shots. A delighted Westwood was emotional afterwards, having ended a barren spell of four years. Our top ranked golfer, Rory McIlroy, never really fired and finished in tied 21st. Overall, we had fourteen of the top sixteen plus ties (14/26*) in total. 

Matt Kuchar (ranked 12th by Golf Predictor) won the Mayakoba Golf Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 40 year old American also ended a four year barren spell with victory in Mexico. Despite having  a four shot cushion overnight, Kuchar needed a two putt par from distance on the last to win by a single shot over Danny Lee. Our top ranked golfer, Rickie Fowler, finished in tied 16th and we had twelve of the top twenty one plus ties (12/25).


*Withdrawals/non-starts promoted Pavan into the top 26 of the GP rankings.

Monday, 5 November 2018

2018 - Week 44 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Nedbank Golf Challenge (European PGA Tour) and the Mayakoba Golf Classic (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. Rory McIlroy will be hoping to reclaim a place in the world's top five with a victory in South Africa. Meanwhile, Rickie Fowler will be hoping to build on his promising display last week in Mexico, where Jordan Spieth will also be trying to find some form.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

2018 - Week 43 Winners

Justin Rose (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the Turkish Airlines Open on the European PGA Tour. The 38 year old Englishman successfully defended a title for the first time with a play-off victory in Turkey. Rose came from three shots back to overtake overnight leader Hao-Tong Li early on the back nine. However, two closing bogeys by the Englishman saw the duo finish level after seventy two holes. After hitting a great tee shot and approach shot, unfortunately Li handed Rose the title when he missed a tiddler for par on the first extra hole. Rose was our top ranked player and returned to world number one with his win. Overall, we had eleven of the top eighteen plus ties (11/22).

Bryson DeChambeau (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on the US PGA Tour. The 25 year old American won his fourth title of the year (and first of the new season) by a single shot from defending champion Patrick Cantlay. DeChambeau surged clear late on the back nine with an eagle on the sixteenth, but when Cantlay birdied the last, he only had the minimum advantage up the last. However, DeChambeau kept his cool and tapped in for the winning par. Our top ranked player, Rickie Fowler, finished tied 4th and we had nine of the top fifteen plus ties (9/22).

Monday, 29 October 2018

2018 - Week 43 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Turkish Airlines Open (European PGA Tour) and the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. The European Tour heads back to Turkey for the first of the final three events of the Rolex Series. Justin Rose is once again headlining the field and will be hoping no doubt to reclaim the number one spot in the world rankings with a win. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas event on the US PGA Tour has a few big names competing in it this year, with six of the top twenty three in the world teeing it up at TPC Summerlin with the lesser lights and Web.com graduates.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

2018 - Week 42 Winners

Xander Schauffele (ranked 20th by Golf Predictor) won the WGC - HSBC Champions on the European/US PGA Tour. The 25 year old American won his first WGC title in a play-off in Shanghai. On a difficult blustery final day, Schauffele shot the lowest round, a 68 (-4), to catch overnight leader Tony Finau after 72 holes. The younger American then played the par five eighteenth in exemplary fashion, with his tap in birdie good enough after Finau left his putt to half criminally short. Our top ranked player, Dustin Johnson, was one of several big names not to perform well and finished in tied 30th. Despite that, we had a very respectable fourteen of the top twenty one in total.

Cameron Champ (ranked 52nd by Golf Predictor) won the Sanderson Farms Championship on the US PGA Tour. The aptly named 23 year old American won his maiden tour title with an impressive finish on Sunday. Despite leading by four shots overnight, Champ was caught by Corey Conners after an ordinary start to his final round. However, the long hitting rookie collected himself and hit five birdies in his last six holes to  restore his advantage and win in only his ninth start on tour. Our top ranked player, Dylan Frittelli, finished in tied 54th and we had only five of the top fourteen plus ties (5/18) in an event that is traditionally hard to call.

Monday, 22 October 2018

2018 - Week 42 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the WGC - HSBC Champions (European/US PGA Tour) and the Sanderson Farms Championship (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. There is a strong field again this year for the last WGC of the season. While twelve of the top twenty in the world will be teeing it up in Shanghai, a second string line up will be battling it out in Mississippi. There are only three of the world's top one hundred playing in the event, so there is a good chance of a surprise winner!

2018 - Week 41 Winners

Host Sergio Garcia (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation on the European PGA Tour. The 38 year old Spaniard successfully defended his title (again!) with another impressive display at Valderrama. Garcia didn't let the frequent weather delays unnerve him and he won comfortably on Monday after the tournament was cut to fifty four holes. Garcia was our top ranked player and we had only seven of the top sixteen plus ties (7/21) in the weather plagued event.
 
Brooks Koepka (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) won The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges on the US PGA Tour. The 28 year old American continued his great year by winning a regular tour title to go with his two majors in 2018. Although Koepka won by four shots in the end, he was pushed all the way by Gary Woodland, who finished strongly with a 63 (-9) for second place. However, a chip in on sixteen by Koepka, a bogey on seventeen by Woodland and a closing eagle by the champion restored his overnight advantage. That win was good enough to make Koepka the latest golfer to take over the world number one position. Our top ranked player, Justin Thomas, finished in tied 36th and we had twelve of the top eighteen plus ties (12/22) in the restricted field event.

Monday, 15 October 2018

2018 - Week 41 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation (European PGA Tour) and The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges (US PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. The PGA Tour returns to Jeju Island in South Korea on the second leg of its Asia swing, with Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka headlining the field. Meanwhile, on the European Tour, host Sergio Garcia is teeing it up with not much else by way of top talent against him.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

2018 - Week 40 Winners

Eddie Pepperell (ranked 8th by Golf Predictor) won the Sky Sports British Masters on the European PGA Tour. The 27 year old Englishman led from start to finish to secure his second tour title at Walton Heath. Pepperell played well in the difficult conditions and could even afford to drop a couple of shots coming in and still win by two strokes. Our top ranked player, host Justin Rose, finished in tied 8th and we had eleven of the top sixteen plus ties (11/21).

Marc Leishman (ranked 4th by Golf Predictor) won the CIMB Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 34 year old Australian won his fourth tour title with an impressive finish in Malaysia. Tied for the lead overnight, Leishman started strongly and wasn't put under any pressure down the stretch. That allowed him to coast home and a closing birdie meant he won by five shots in the end. Our top ranked player, Justin Thomas, finished strongly for tied 5th and we had eleven of the top nineteen plus ties (11/21).