Sunday, 8 December 2019

2019 - Week 49 Winner

Rasmus Hjogaard (ranked 76th by Golf Predictor) won the AFRASIA BANK Mauritius Open on the European PGA Tour. The talented 18 year old Dane went one better than his twin brother Nicolai by taking first place in a tour event with his win in Mauritius. Hjogaard prevailed over my 80/1 betting tip Antoine Rozner with a fabulous eagle at the third extra hole after Renato Paratore was eliminated two holes earlier. Our top ranked player, Thomas Pieters, finished tied 13th and we had six of the top seventeen plus ties (6/20) in the weak fielded event. 

There was no official event on the US PGA Tour this week. Golf Predictor doesn't cover the (very) restricted field junket that is the Hero Challenge.

Monday, 2 December 2019

2019 - Week 49 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the AFRASIA BANK Mauritius Open (European PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. Despite the exotic setting in the Indian Ocean, only four golfers inside the top one hundred in the world rankings are teeing it up in Mauritius. Belgium's Thomas Pieters is probably the biggest name in the event and he will be hoping to add to his trophy cabinet on Sunday.

There is no event on the US PGA Tour this week, except for Tiger's invitational junket (Hero World Challenge). As in previous years, Golf Predictor is not not covering that (very) restricted field event.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

2019 - Week 48 Winner

Pablo Larrazabal (ranked 13th by Golf Predictor) won the Alfred Dunhill Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 36 year old Spaniard won his fifth tour title with an amazing performance at sweltering Leopard Creek. Leading by three shots going into the final day, Larrazabal could barely walk on Sunday due to blisters on his feet. That caused him to go out in 41 and drop eight shots in his first thirteen holes. However, he somehow managed to carry on and steady the ship, finishing strongly to pip Joel Sjoholm by a single shot. In doing so, he became the first player ever to win a European Tour even while dropping that amount of shots in his final round! Our top ranked golfer, Eddie Pepperell finished in tied 19th and in an event that is usually difficult to predict, we had nine of the top nineteen plus ties (9/21) in total. 

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

Monday, 25 November 2019

2019 - Week 48 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Alfred Dunhill Championship (European PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. It's the first week of the 2020 European Tour, even though it's still 2019 and of course, the event is not in Europe! With the postponement/cancellation of the UBS Hong Kong Open due to security concerns, just the one event this week. Like previous years, there is a strong home presence in South Africa, where the field is pretty weak this time around. There is only three of the top one hundred in the world teeing it up, with Eddie Pepperell the highest ranked golfer in the field.

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

Sunday, 24 November 2019

2019 - Week 47 Winners

John Rahm (ranked 3rd by Golf Predictor) won the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai on the European PGA Tour. The 25 year old Spaniard emulated his great hero Seve Ballesteros by becoming European number one with another victory at the season ending event in Dubai. Rahm started hot with five birdies in his first seven holes to take a commanding six shot lead. However he slowed down on the back nine and when Tommy Fleetwood finished in a similar fashion to his start, the Spaniard needed to birdie the last to pip the Englishman to both the title and Race to Dubai. Our top ranked player, Rory McIlroy, didn't play well over the weekend, but still finished fourth and we had sixteen of the top twenty plus ties (16/27)  in this limited field event.

Tyler Duncan (ranked 78th by Golf Predictor) won The RSM Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 30 year old American won his first PGA Tour title with an an impressive finish in Georgia. Duncan birdied three of the final four holes to tie Webb Simpson after 72 holes. After halving the first extra hole in par, Duncan took the title with a textbook birdie on the next. Simpson was our top ranked player, and in an event that's usually hard to predict, we had only five of the top fourteen plus ties (5/19) overall. 

Monday, 18 November 2019

2019 - Week 47 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! Rory McIlroy leads a strong, albeit small field in the world for the season finale. While eight of the top twenty in the world are teeing it up in Dubai, the field is more modest in Georgia. 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.

2019 - Week 46 Winners

Tommy Fleetwood (ranked 9th by Golf Predictor) won the Nedbank Golf Challenge on the European PGA Tour. The 28 year old Englishman came from behind with a scintillating final round to win at Sun City. Despite trailing overnight by six shots, Fleetwood came through the field with a closing 65 (-7) on the tough Sun City layout to tie Marcus Kinhult after 72 holes. Fleetwood's round included an incredible three eagles in six hole stretch from the ninth. He then took the title with a par on the first extra hole after the young Dane had to chip out to the fairway with his second shot. Fleetwood was our top ranked golfer and we had nine of the top seventeen plus ties (9/19) in total. 

Brendan Todd (ranked 76th by Golf Predictor) won the Mayakoba Golf Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 34 year old American came back on Monday to close out the win in Mexico. That made it two wins in a row for Todd, in his continuing resurgence after a fallow period. Our top ranked golfer, Tony Finau, once again failed to impress in a weaker field and missed the cut. Overall, in an event plagued by weather delays, we had only four of the top eighteen plus ties (4/19).

Monday, 11 November 2019

2019 - Week 46 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. Not much by way of top talent this week, with only one member of the world's top twenty in either event. Tommy Fleetwood is once again teeing it up in South Africa, while Tony Finau is the highest ranked in Mexico, where he is headlining the field with defending champion Matt Kuchar.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

2019 - Week 45 Winners

Tyrrell Hatton (ranked 7th by Golf Predictor) won the Turkish Airlines Open on the European PGA Tour. The 28 year old Englishman won his fourth tour title in a mammoth play-off in Turkey. On a week of low scoring, Hatton was one of six players to finish on -20 after seventy two holes. Despite looking dead and buried on the first extra hole, Hatton chipped in for a birdie to stay alive. He then outlasted long time leader Matthias Schwab under the floodlights to finally win on the fourth extra hole. Our top ranked golfer, Justin Rose, failed to make it a hat-trick of titles and finished in tied 21st. Overall, we had nine of the top seventeen plus ties (9/20).

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

Monday, 4 November 2019

2019 - Week 45 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Turkish Airlines Open (European 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. Although the field isn't quite as strong as previous years, there are still four members of the top twenty in the world rankings playing, led by double defending champion Justin Rose who will be hoping for a hat-trick of titles there.

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