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.

2019 - Week 44 Winners

Rory McIlroy (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the WGC - HSBC Champions on the European/US PGA Tour. The 30 year old Northern Irishman won his third WGC title in a play-off in Shanghai with defending champion Xander Schauffele. Despite going bogey free over the weekend, third round leader McIlroy was caught by Schauffele with a birdie on the final hole. The world number two then played the par five eighteenth in exemplary fashion in the play-off, with his tap in birdie good enough after Schauffele had to lay up and missed his birdie try. McIlroy was our top ranked player and including the winner, we had eight of the top seventeen (8/19*) in total.

Brendon Todd (ranked 55th by Golf Predictor) won the inaugural Bermuda Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 34 year old American overcame a major career slump to win his second tour title in Bermuda. Trailing Harry Higgs by two shots overnight, Todd came out with all guns blazing, hitting seven birdies in a row on the front nine to leave the field in his wake. A sub-60 round was on when he started the back nine with two further birdies, but he slowed down coming down the stretch. In the end, Todd finished with a bogey on the final hole for a 62 (-9) and a four shot victory over Higgs. Our top ranked player, Alex Noren, finished in tied 15th and we had ten of the top eighteen plus ties (10/23) in total in this second tier event.


*Poulter's withdrawal promoted Hatton into the top 19 of the GP Rankings.

Monday, 28 October 2019

2019 - Week 44 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the WGC - HSBC Champions (European/US PGA Tour) and the Bermuda Championship (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. The field isn't quite as strong this year for the last WGC of the season, but ten of the top twenty in the world will still be teeing it up in Shanghai. That doesn't leave much top talent for Bermuda, where a second string line up will be battling it out. Alex Noren is the only one out of the world's top sixty that will be playing in the new event, so there is a good chance of a surprise winner!

2019 - Week 43 Winners

Steven Brown (ranked 74th by Golf Predictor) won the Portugal Masters on the European PGA Tour. The 32 year old Englishman won his first tour title with an impressive display in Vilamoura. Needing at least a third place finish to secure his card for next season, Brown held his nerve impressively with a closing 66 to put his poor season behind him and win by a shot from Justin Walters. That 66 included a brilliant 267 yard second shot on the long 12th to about five feet to set up an eagle. Our top ranked player, Matt Wallace, finished in tied 8th and we had eight of the top fourteen plus ties (8/20) at the birdiefest in the Algarve. 

Tiger Woods (ranked 10th by Golf Predictor) won the inaugural ZOZO Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 43 year old American won his record equalling 82nd title with an impressive performance at the first ever tour event held in Japan. Coming off  a relatively long lay-off and yet more knee surgery, Woods went wire to wire to add to his legend and tie Sam Snead for most tour wins. Our top ranked player, Rory McIlroy, overcame a slow start yet again to finish in tied 3rd. Overall, we had nine of the top seventeen plus ties (9/21) in total in this restricted field event.

Monday, 21 October 2019

2019 - Week 43 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions for this week, The ZOZO Championship (US PGA Tour) and the Portugal Masters (European PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. The PGA Tour moves to Japan for the first time, where Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are among the impressive field teeing it up near Tokyo. The field in Portugal is much more modest, but there are a significant number of European Tour regulars playing in the Algarve.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

2019 - Week 42 Winners

Nicolas Colsaerts (ranked 41st by Golf Predictor) won the Amundi Open de France on the European PGA Tour. The 36 year old Belgian won his third tour title in Paris, seven years after his last victory. Colsaerts prevailed on a nervy final day to win by one from Joachim B. Hansen. Needing a good finish to secure his card, Colsaerts got off to a great start on Sunday, increasing his lead to five shots after the first hole. However, he still managed to crack and find himself two behind George Coetzee with six to play. When the South African cracked, he found himself one behind Hansen with two to play. However, the Dane cracked with a poor double on seventeen, allowing a relieved and emotional Colsaerts to win. Our top ranked player, Alex Noren, finished in tied eighteenth and we managed to have eleven of the top twenty three plus ties (11/25*) on the testing layout with a weak field.

Justin Thomas (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) won The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges on the US PGA Tour. The 26 year old American won his eleventh tour title and second CJ Cup in three years in South Korea. Thomas cemented his status as a good frontrunner by converting another 54 hole co-lead to take the title. Tied with Korean born Danny Lee overnight, Thomas prevailed by two shots after Lee carded two late bogeys to fall out of the running. Our top ranked player, Brooks Koepka, pulled out before the third round after slipping on a path and hurting his knee. Overall, we had thirteen of the top twenty plus ties (13/25) in the restricted field event.


*Withdrawals promote Ramsay into the top 25 of the GP rankings.