Monday 23 March 2009

2009 - Week 16 Winners

Estanislao Goya (ranked 13th by Golf Predictor) has won his first European PGA Tour title at the Madeira Islands Open BPI. The 20 year old Argentinian survived an amazing back nine charge by Callum MacAulay of Scotland to secure a title at only the sixth attempt. MacAulay came home in 28 with birdies at eight of the last nine holes for a final round 64. That stupendous effort involved only 10 putts in the last 10 holes. However, it wasn't enough and Goya managed to hold out for a one shot victory. Our top pick, Anthony Wall, finished in a tie for 5th and we had seven of the top fifteen in total.

On the US PGA Tour, Retief Goosen (ranked 10th by Golf Predictor) overcame tricky putting conditions to win the Transitions Championship. On greens similar to his US Open victory at Shinnecock Hills, The Goose sank a gutsy five footer to win by a shot. The fairytale ending didn't happen as veteran Tom Lehman wilted on the final day and eventually finished in tied eight place. Our top pick, Kenny Perry, finished in a tie for seventeenth and we also had Steve Stricker (who once again let a lead slip on the back nine) in the top ten.

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