Monday, 30 June 2008

2008 - Week 32 Winners

Golf Predictor narrowly missed out on a hat trick of successful predictions when our second choice for the Buick Open, veteran Kenny Perry, continued his great season by winning the Buick Open. Second placed Woody Austin was our 6th ranked player while our top choice, Jim Furyk, ended up in a tie for 36th place.

The French Open has been a forecaster's nightmare in recent years with all manner of lowly ranked golfers coming through and triumphing. This year proved no exception when the young Spanish qualifier, Pablo Larrazabal, romped to victory. Showing impressive steel, the 481st ranked player in the world easily held off his pursuers in the final round, led by a resurgent Monty. He reckoned himself that he was only the 150th most likely to win the tournament before it started, but we think he was unduly harsh on himself - Golf Predictor had him ranked 136th! He never used his driver during the entire tournament, which tells you about the power of these young guns (or how wayward he is with it!).

Let's hope Montgomerie can keep his form up now and make the Ryder Cup automatically, as he isn't the best of buddies with Faldo (but then again, who is?!!). A lot of the bigger names tanked this week, but our top choice, Lee Westwood, finished in a tie for fifth place. Even the ultra consistent Robert Karlsson didn't finish in the top 3 - "only" managing a tie for 13th this time.

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