Monday, 16 June 2008

2008 - Week 30 Winners

Despite our reservations, Golf Predictor's top pick, Tiger Woods, won the US Open with an unbelievable display on his comeback from injury. In a close battle with the gallant Rocco Mediate, Tiger won on the first hole of sudden death after 2 rounds of 71. It was third time unlucky for Rocco when it came to play-offs in this year's event!

Most of the other Golf Predictor big guns finished in the top 20. Robert Karlsson and Miguel Angel Jimenez continued their fine recent form, despite having no track record on the course or form of note in this event in the past. That fact alone may help us generate more accurate predictions in the future. Luke Donald and Ian Poulter both withdrew (the latter somewhat controversially) but our top 10 doesn't improve without them.

The expected crap shoot materialised at the St. Omer Open in France. Our only top ten was Francois Delamontagne (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) who finished in a tie for 4th. Despite being the highest world ranked player in the field by a country mile, Paul McGinley missed the cut, paving the way for our 27th pick, David Dixon to claim his maiden victory. A fine achievement considering he was 9 shots back after the first round. Like like week's third round leader (Jeev Milkha Singh), Christian Nilsson parred the final round. Unfortunately for him, lightning didn't strike twice as he was overhauled by Dixon with his fine closing 66.

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