Monday, 22 April 2019

2019 - Week 17 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Trophee Hassan II (European PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. No big names are teeing it up in Morocco as the European Tour starts up again this week, so they have to make do with five golfers from the lower reaches of the top one hundred in the world.

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans (US PGA Tour) will not covered as it now a team event. Unfortunately, this makes it incompatible with Golf Predictor.

2019 - Week 16 Winners

Cheng-Tsung (C.T.) Pan (ranked 62nd by Golf Predictor) won the RBC Heritage on the US PGA Tour. The 27 year old Taiwanese golfer came from nowhere at windy Hilton Head to capture his first tour title. With overnight leader, world number one Dustin Johnson unexpectedly crumbling on the back none Sunday, Pan kept his nerve on the difficult closing holes to win by a single shot from Matt Kuchar. DJ was our top ranked player and he finished a lowly tied 28th in the end thanks to a closing 77. Overall, we had only six of the top sixteen plus ties (6/24) in an event where many of the bigger names floundered in the difficult conditions.

There was no event on the European Tour this week. 

Monday, 15 April 2019

2019 - Week 16 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the RBC Heritage (US PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. After the excitement of The Masters, it's back to the grind this week! Despite the exertions of Augusta, there are quite a few big names teeing it up this week. Headlining the field is Dustin Johnson, newly back in the world number one spot. DJ is joined by big names such as Francesco Molinari, Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth for the popular event in South Carolina.

There is no event on the European Tour this week. 

Sunday, 14 April 2019

2019 - Week 15 Winner

Tiger Woods (ranked 16th by Golf Predictor) won the first major of the year, The Masters (European/US PGA Tour). The 43 year old American completed his fairytale return by finally adding to his total of fourteen majors, eleven years after winning his last one. After long time leader Francesco Molinari and others faltered on the back nine on Sunday, Woods turned on the style to edge clear of a stacked field and record a very popular fifth Masters victory. Our top ranked player, Rory McIlroy, seemed to suffer under the burden of completing the career grand slam and finished in tied 21st. Overall, we had eighteen of the top twenty one plus ties (18/28).



Monday, 8 April 2019

2019 - Week 15 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, The Masters (European/US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. Only one tournament this week, but it's the big one! It's that time of the year again and excitement is mounting among golf fans ahead of the first major of the season at Augusta. It's wide open again this year with several top players showing good form ahead of the tournament. It promises to be an exciting week's golf and I, for one, will be glued to the TV!

2019 - Week 14 Winners

Corey Conners (ranked 72nd by Golf Predictor) won the Valero Texas Open on the US PGA Tour. The 27 year old Canadian won his first tour title with a topsy turvy final round in San Antonio. After a fast start, Conners reeled off four bogeys in a row, before getting back on the birdie train and finishing strongly. In total, Conners only had four pars in his final round, winning by two shots from Charley Hoffman. Our top ranked player, Rickie Fowler, faded on the weekend and finished in tied 17th. Overall, we had nine of the top twenty plus ties (9/22) in the final Masters warm up.

There was no event on the European Tour this week.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

2019 - Week 14 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Valero Texas Open (US PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. Despite the move to the week before The Masters, the field isn't particularly strong this year. There are only three of the top twenty five in the world teeing it up in Texas as a final tune up before the first major of the year.

There is no event on the European Tour this week. 

Monday, 1 April 2019

2019 - Week 13 Winners

Kevin Kisner (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the WGC - Dell Technologies Matchplay on the European/US PGA Tour. The 35 year old American secured his first WGC title with a 3&2 win over Matt Kuchar in the final. It was a sweet victory for Kisner after he lost in the final last year. He never trailed in the final and Kuchar didn't play his best golf. Francesco Molinari defeated Lucas Bjerregaard in the third place play-off. Like previous years in Austin, a surprising number of the bigger names exited after the round robin stage.

Stephen Gallacher (ranked 46th by Golf Predictor) won the Hero Indian Open on the European PGA Tour. The 44 year old Scot ended a five year drought by winning his fourth tour title on the tough layout in New Delhi. On a course where many floundered, including the third round leaders, Gallacher overcame a quadruple bogey on the seventh hole on Sunday to finish strongly and win by a shot. It was an especially sweet victory for the Scot, as he had his son on the bag. Our top ranked player, Jazz Janewattananond, missed the cut and we had eight of the top eighteen plus ties (8/22) in the weak fielded event.

Graeme McDowell (ranked 21st by Golf Predictor) won the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 39 year old Northern Irishman won his fourth tour title with a grinding performance in the Dominican Republic. After putting in back to back 64s on Friday and Saturday, it was a more workman like performance on Sunday that saw McDowell edge the title by a single shot after he bogeyed the final hole. Luckily for him, his nearest competitor Chris Stroud did worse, bogeying his two last holes. Our top ranked player, Sungjae Im, faded slightly over the weekend, but still finished in tied 7th. In this new second string event, we had twelve of the top twenty two plus ties (12/25).
 

Monday, 25 March 2019

2019 - Week 13 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the WGC - Dell Technologies Matchplay (European/US PGA Tour), the Hero Indian Open (European PGA Tour) and the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. There's an impressive forty eight of top fifty in the world rankings playing in the WGC in Austin this week. Although Golf Predictor is not designed for matchplay events, as usual the WGC has been put through the ringer! Meanwhile, the US PGA Tour also heads back to the Dominican Republic. With so many big names playing in Texas, the field is decidedly second tier in the Caribbean. There are only three members of the top one hundred in the world teeing it up in the Dominican Republic. It is a similar story in India, where the European Tour only has four of the top hundred in the world playing in New Delhi.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

2019 - Week 12 Winners

Scott Hend (ranked 51st by Golf Predictor) won the Maybank Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 45 year old Australian won his third tour title with a play-off victory in Malaysia. Trailing by three shots overnight, Hend closed with a 67 (-5) to finish level with overnight leader Nacho Elvira. Indeed, Elvira had to hole a long birdie putt 100 minutes after the pitch during a thunder storm that produced it just to make it to extra holes. Despite hitting trees with his first two shots on the first extra hole, Hend took the title with a winning birdie. Our top ranked player, Ryan Fox, finished in tied 36th and in an event where many of the bigger names did not perform, we had only eight of the top twenty plus ties (8/24).

Paul Casey (ranked 7th by Golf Predictor) won the Valspar Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 41 year old Englishman defended a professional title for the first time with another victory at the event. On a tough final day, Casey was over par for the day, but still won by a shot from Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Kokrak. Our top ranked player, Dustin Johnson, didn't fire on the final day, going birdieless but still finishing in tied 6th. Overall, we had seven of the top eighteen plus ties on the challenging Copperhead layout (7/23).