Monday, 3 May 2010

2010 - Week 19 Winners

A brilliant weekend display by Rory McIlroy (ranked 17th by Golf Predictor) enabled him to storm to his maiden US PGA Tour victory in the Quail Hollow Championship. The soon to be 21 year old Northern Irish man became the youngest winner on tour since Tiger in 1996 in some style. He broke the course record by 2 shots with a wonderful closing 62. Despite just making the cut on the number, McIlroy went 16 under par over the weekend to run away with the title. Reminiscent of Tiger in his pomp, McIlroy negotiated one of the toughest finishing stretches on the PGA Tour with some aplomb. He closed with 6 straight threes, including a majestic eagle at the 15th to claim victory over a quality field. Speaking of Tiger, he was our top ranked player, but he crashed out on Friday with a very ragged back nine. However, we had seven of the top seventeen plus ties (7/21) in total.

On the European PGA Tour, Alvaro Quiros (Garcia) (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) delighted the home crowd by becoming the third Spaniard to win the Open de Espana. The big hitting Quiros beat in form rookie Morrisson at the first hole of a sudden death play-off to join Seve and Sergio in the home grown winners circle. Our top ranked player, Francesco Molinari, finished in tied 27th and we had twelve of the top seventeen plus ties (12/26) in total.

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