Monday, 28 July 2008

2008 - Week 36 Winners

As with most tournaments with lowly ranked Golfers, the Russian Open turned out to be a hard one to forecast. Having said that, a former winner, Mikael Lundberg (ranked 9 by Golf Predictor) continued Swedish golfers' love of the event by coming through to reclaim the title. Interestingly, one poor Russian amateur finished 40 over after 2 rounds, including an almost unbelievable 99 on day one! He must be Putin's nephew to get a place in the field because I'd almost score better than that! I won't name him to spare him a few blushes, but I can't see how that is going to help his game or his confidence. On a more positive note, Joakim Bäckström bagged the most rare of birds, an albatross, on day 1 of the event. The only other one that I can recall in recent times is Graeme McDowell's in last year's Volvo Masters.

Meanwhile, Jim Furyk (ranked 1) failed to make it 3 titles in a row at the soggy
RBS Canadian Open. Furyk finished in a tie for 14th this time, but well done to rookie Chez Reavie (ranked 87) for coming through to claim his maiden tour victory. We had Anthony Kim, Mike Weir and Sean O'Hair in the top 10.

Interestingly Greg Norman finished lower
(tied 5th) in the British Seniors Open yesterday than in the British Open proper (tied 3rd). If he hadn't double bogeyed the 17th, it could have been better for Norman, but I guess "if" has been the story of his major career.

1 comment:

Golf Predictor Guru! said...

We've just noticed that the previous results for the Canadian Open were not uploaded onto Golf Predictor in advance of the prediction generation.

We have retrospectively rerun the engine and found that we now have 4 of the top 11 plus ties (i.e. the top 13).