Monday, 22 April 2013

2013 - Week 16 Winners

Raphael Jacquelin (ranked 11th by Golf Predictor) won the Open de Espana on the European PGA Tour. The 38 year old Frenchman won his fourth tour title in a record equalling marathon play-off. Jacquelin had to play the 18th hole ten times in total to finally defeat rookie Maximilian Kieffer at the ninth extra hole. The tough layout in Valencia combined with the weather to give the players a stern test of golf and make the tournament even more of a lottery than expected. Our top ranked player, Sergio Garcia, finished in tied 12th and we had only five of the top sixteen plus ties (5/20).

Graeme McDowell (ranked 25th by Golf Predictor) won the RBC Heritage on the US PGA Tour. The 33 year old Northern Irishman won his first title in three years after a play-off with Web Simpson at a windy Hilton Head. Our top ranked player, Luke Donald, finished in tied 3rd and we had four of the top nine plus ties (4/17)* in total.

The weather and the relatively weak fields (especially in Spain) made it a good week for the bookies!

*Hanson's withdrawal promotes De Jonge into the top seventeen in the rankings.

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