Sunday, 28 April 2013

2013 - Week 17 Winners

Brett Rumford (ranked 33rd by Golf Predictor) won the Ballantine's Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 35 year old Aussie ended his six year winless streak the hard way. After double bogeying the 17th and scrambling a par on the last, Rumford had to sweat it out while Peter Whiteford and Marcus Frasar tried to overtake him. However, when the duo could only finish on the same score, it came down to a play-off. After straightening out his driver on the practice range, Rumford prevailed at the first extra hole with an exquisite approach to about five feet to set up a winning eagle. Our top ranked player, Louis Oosthuizen, finished in 5th and we had six of the top eleven plus ties (6/16).
Billy Horschel (ranked 16th by Golf Predictor) won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on the US PGA Tour. The 26 year old American won his maiden tour title thanks to a brilliant closing round of 64 (-8) that included six straight birdies from the seventh. Despite that, he was pushed all the way by recent winner D.A. Points and Horschel had to sink a long birdie putt on the last to edg out his compatriot by one shot. Our top ranked player, Justin Rose, finished in tied 15th and we had seven of the top fifteen plus ties (7/20)* in total.

*With two higher ranked golfers not playing, Colsaerts makes the top twenty in our rankings.

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