Sunday 8 February 2009

2009 - Week 10 Winner

Nick Watney (ranked 22nd by Golf Predictor) proved timing is everything by winning the Buick Invitational on the US PGA Tour. Trailing John Rollins (ranked 59th) by three shots with five to play, Watney grabbed the lead for the first time with his three foot birdie putt on the final hole. Rollins must be rueing his mini-collapse, but Watney showed admirable mettle by birdieing two of the final three holes to snatch the title with a closing 68.

Similar to last week, the big guns didn't perform too well. Our top pick, Phil Mickelson, managed to make the cut this week, but a disappointing final round of 75 left him languishing in joint 42nd place. Padraig Harrington (ranked 2nd) finished strongly with a 68 to move up 24 places to tied 24th, but we had Camilo Villegas and Luke Donald in the top seven plus ties.

There was no European PGA Tour event this week.

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