Monday, 18 August 2008

2008 - Week 39 Winners

Greensboro's Swede, Carl Pettersson (ranked 9* by Golf Predictor), won his "local" tournament, the Wyndham Championship, by 2 strokes. Despite a wobbly patch just after the turn, Pettersson put the hammer down with 3 birdies in four holes to secure his third US PGA Tour victory. It was a bit of a duck shoot after the rigours of the PGA Championship last week, but that didn't stop a few of the favourites from tanking. The two highly ranked Singhs, Vijay (1) and Jeev Milkha (5*), were both out of tune and missed the cut. On a brighter note, Tim Clark and Briny Baird finished in the top 10 as expected.

Rounding off a great week for Swedish golf, Peter Hanson (ranked 3 by Golf Predictor), won his home event, the SAS Masters in Stockholm. Robert Karlsson, the pre-tournament home town favourite, had an uncharacteristically bad week, missing the cut and finishing in a lowly 73rd place. However, Nick Dougherty, Soren Kjeldsen and Paul McGinley all finished high as expected.

*Two of the predicted top 10, Angel Cabrera (3) and Rocco Mediate(6), were late withdrawals from the tournament.

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