Monday, 15 June 2009

2009 - Week 28 Winner

Brian Gay (ranked 14th by Golf Predictor) won his second US PGA Tour title of the season at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis. Despite averaging only 265.8 yards off the tee (76th), Gay comfortably completed his wire to wire victory with the help of some good putting (first in putts per GIR, 1.510). There's the old "drive for show and putt for dough" again! It was always going to be difficult for our top ranked player, Phil Mickelson, on his emotional comeback to the tour. He slipped down the leaderboard with a 75 (+5) on Sunday to finish in tied 59th. Other big names such as Harrington, Garcia, Stenson, Leonard and Ames all failed to perform and missed the cut. Harrington and Garcia in particular hopefully said a few prayers to St. Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes, while at the tournament!! Overall, we had six of the top fourteen plus ties (6/18).

There was no tournament on the European PGA Tour last week.

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