Sunday, 26 April 2009

2009 - Week 21 Winners

Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (ranked 12th by Golf Predictor) proved himself to be the most durable in difficult conditions by winning the Ballantine's Championship in Korea. Jaidee secured his fourth European PGA title with a brilliant birdie on the first hole of a three way play-off with Gonzalo Fdez-Castano (ranked 5th) and Sung-Hoon Kang (ranked 132nd). That's three runner up finishes in a row now for Fdez-Castano, who seems to be turning into the new Padraig Harrington! In a tournament with high scoring (including a third round average of 78.55), we had two of the top four plus ties. Our top pick Henrik Stenson finished in a tie for 52nd.

On the US PGA Tour, Jerry Kelly (ranked 34th) finally secured another title at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Despite leading by 3 strokes overnight, a nervy Kelly soon found himself trailing Charles Howell III by the same margin. However, he battled back admirably to win for the first time in seven years. Our top pick Kenny Perry finished down in tied 59th place and we had Steve Stricker and Rory Sabbatini in the top ten.

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