Monday, 10 May 2010

2010 - Week 20 Winners

Following in Rory McIlroy's footsteps, Tim Clark (ranked 17th by Golf Predictor) put in a brilliant weekend display to finally win on the US PGA Tour. The South African had a bogey free final two rounds (66 - 67) to win the prestigious Players Championship. Longtime leader Lee Westwood once again came up short with a poor inward nine. World number one (for now!) Tiger Woods pulled out on the final day with a neck/back (depending on where you read it!) injury. Our top ranked player, Phil Mickelson, finished in tied 17th and therefore failed to dislodge Tiger from top spot in the rankings. In an event where most big names failed to perform, we had five of the top seventeen plus ties (5/21)* in total.

On the European PGA Tour, Fredrik Andersson Hed (ranked 37th by Golf Predictor) also ended a long wait for a maiden victory. The Swede finally won at the 245th time of asking at the BMW Italian Open, which will delay his 15th visit to Q-school for a few years! He did his best not to win though, almost throwing away an overnight 6 shot lead. Our top ranked player, Edoardo Molinari, finished in tied 13th and we had seven of the top thirteen plus ties (7/16)** in total.

*Tiger Woods (ranked 2nd) withdrew, so we exclude him.
**Simon Dyson (ranked 8th) withdrew, so we exclude him.

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