Monday, 20 May 2013

2013 - Week 20 Winners

Peter Uihlein (ranked 8th by Golf Predictor) won the Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI on the European PGA Tour. The 23 year old American won his first tour title with an assured final day performance. Morten Orum Madsen will be kicking himself though, having double bogeyed the last to undo all his great work and finish two shots back. Our top ranked player, defending champion Ricardo Santos, finished in tied 19th and we had eight of the top nineteen plus ties (8/23)* in an event that is usually hard to predict. 

Graeme McDowell (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the Volvo World Match Play Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 33 year old Ulster man went one better than last year, beating Thongchai Jaidee 2&1 in the final to register his second win in five weeks. Golf Predictor isn't designed for match play events, but as the annual joke goes, we had 24 of the top 24!!!!

Sang-Moon Bae (ranked 29th by Golf Predictor) won his maiden title at the HP Byron Nelson Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 26 year old South Korean lost a lost a four shot lead during a sticky patch in his final round, but he finished strongly to win by two shots. Our top ranked player, Matt Kuchar, finished in tied 33rd and we had eight of the top seventeen plus ties (8/20) in total.

*Shiv Kapur was a non-finisher, thus promoting Richard Bland into the top 23 in our rankings.

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