Monday, 15 July 2019

2019 - Week 29 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, The Open Championship (European/US PGA Tour) and the Barbasol Championship (US PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. The excitement is mounting this side of the pond for the most venerable major of them all, which returns to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951. World number one Brooks Koepka leads the strong field and he will be aiming to add the claret jug to his burgeoning major trophy cabinet! Meanwhile, a second string field is once again lining up for the US PGA Tour event in Kentucky.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

2019 - Week 28 Winners

Bernd Wiesberger (ranked 15th by Golf Predictor) won the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on the European PGA Tour. The 33 year old Austrian won his second title of the season with a play-off win in Scotland. In a week of low scoring, overnight leader Wiesberger defeated the fast finishing Benjamin Hebert with a par on the third extra hole, after the Frenchman had missed a number of chances to win. Our top ranked player, Rory McIlroy, finished tied 34th and we only had twelve of the top twenty plus ties (12/25).   

Dylan Frittelli (ranked 20th by Golf Predictor) won the John Deere Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 29 year old South African won his first tour title on at TPC Deere Run. Frittelli hunted down the fast finishing Russell Henley with a strong front nine and overtook him with a couple of birdies after the turn. Frittelli then finished solidly to win by two shots in the end. Our top ranked player, Sungjae Im finished in tied 26th and we had ten of the top eighteen plus ties (10/25).

Monday, 8 July 2019

2019 - Week 28 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the ASI Scottish Open (European PGA Tour) and the John Deere Classic (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. It's the final week before The Open Championship and it's the last chance for a competitive tune up. There is a fairly strong field playing in Scotland this year, with four of the top fifteen in the world rankings hoping to get some competitive links practice before heading to Portrush. However, there aren't many big names in Illinois, where there is none of the top fifty in the world teeing it up at TPC Deere Run.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

2019 - Week 27 Winners

Jon Rahm (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open on the European PGA Tour. The 24 year old Spaniard continued his love affair with Ireland by winning the event for the second time in three years. Trailing by seven shots in tied 38th place after Friday, Rahm roared home over the weekend with 64-62 to slice through the field and win by two shots. he was helped by some of his nearest challengers who fell back in the face of his onslaught. Rahm was our top ranked player and we only had eight of the top nineteen plus ties (8/22).

Matthew Wolff (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) won the inaugural 3M Open on the US PGA Tour. The 20 year old American rookie won his first tour title in only his third start as a pro. Wolff did it in style, eagling the last to edge out Bryson DeChambeau and fellow rookie Collin Morikawa by a single shot. Our top ranked player, Brooks Koepka, didn't really turn up in another regular tour event and finished in tied 65th. Overall, we had seven of the top fifteen plus ties (7/22) in this new event.

Monday, 1 July 2019

2019 - Week 27 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (European PGA Tour) and the and the 3M Open (US PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. The PGA Tour heads to Minnesota for another new tournament this week and there is a fairly decent field lined up in the Twin Cities area for the event. Meanwhile, here in Ireland, no Rory McIlroy this year, but new host Paul McGinley has managed to persuade some big names to Lahinch for the tournament.

Sunday, 30 June 2019

2019 - Week 26 Winners

Christiaan Bezuidenhout (ranked 29th by Golf Predictor) won the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters on the European PGA Tour. The 25 year old South African won his first tour title with an impressive display at Valderrama. Leading by five strokes overnight, a closing round of even par was good enough for Bezuidenhout to extend his winning margin to six on the testing Valderrama layout. Our top ranked player, Jon Rahm, finished in tied second despite an over par final round. Overall, we had seven of the top fifteen plus ties (7/19).

Nate Lashley (not ranked by Golf Predictor as he was a late alternate) won the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 36 year old American also won his first tour title by six shots with a great display in Detroit. Lashley opened up with 63 (-9) ans easily went wire to wire to complete an amazing story. Having lost his parents and girlfriend in a plane crash, only getting his tour card a couple of years ago, missing out in Monday qualifying and getting in anyway, Lashley's win was as popular as it was unlikely. Our top ranked player,  Dustin Johnson, missed the cut, despite it being a turkey shoot in Detroit! Overall, we had seven of the top seventeen plus ties (7/20) in this new event where the lesser lightly largely took the limelight.

Monday, 24 June 2019

2019 - Week 26 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters* (European PGA Tour) and the Rocket Mortgage Classic (US PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. The PGA Tour goes to Detroit for the first time and there is a decent field lined up in the Great Lakes area for the event. Meanwhile on the European Tour, host Sergio Garcia and compatriot Jon Rahm are once again headlining the field on the challenging Valderrama layout.


*Full title is the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation.

2019 - Week 25 Winners

Andrea Pavan (ranked 30th by Golf Predictor) won the BMW International Open on the European PGA Tour. The 30 year old Italian won his second tour title with a birdie on the second extra hole. Pavan came from four shots back to edge out Matthew Fitzpatrick in a play-off, thanks to a fine approach from the rough to a few feet. Our top ranked player, Matt Wallace, finished in tied 3rd and we had nine of the top sixteen plus ties (9/19)

Chez Reavie (ranked 17th by Golf Predictor) won the Travelers Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 37 year old American ended an eleven year winless streak at TPC River Highlands. Leading by six shots overnight, only a total collapse would have prevented Reavie from finally landing that second win. Remarkably, Keegan Bradley got within one stroke, but a three shot swing on the penultimate hole with a Bradley double bogey and Reavie birdie meant the latter could relax up the last with a four shot lead. Our top ranked player, Brooks Koepka, finished in tied 57th and we had seven of the top twenty in total.

Monday, 17 June 2019

2019 - Week 25 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the BMW International Open (European PGA Tour) and the Travelers Championship (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. After the excitement of the US Open, it's back to the grind! Unusually for a week after a major, there are a large number of the top players teeing it up this week. Nine of the top twenty in the world are teeing it up in Connecticut and a couple or top thirty players are making the trip from California to Germany to compete.

2019 - Week 24 Winner

Gary Woodland (ranked 15th by Golf Predictor) won the US Open on the European/US PGA Tour. The 35 year old American won his first major, taming a tricked up Pebble Beach with four rounds in the sixties. That allowed Woodland to win by three shots from double defending champion Brooks Koepka. Interestingly, Koepka also shot four rounds in the sixties and becam the first man to do so and not win the event. Our top ranked player, Dustin Johnson, ever really featured at the top end of the leaderboard and finished in tied 35th. Overall, we had seventeen of the top twenty one plus ties (17/27) in an event where most of the big names played well.