Sunday 22 June 2014

2014 - Week 25 Winners

Mikko Ilonen (ranked 17th by Golf Predictor) won the Irish Open on the European PGA Tour. The 34 year old Finn won his fourth tour title at sun baked Fota Island with an impressive Kaymeresque wire to wire display! I had the pleasure of being inside the ropes for the four days, mainly with Graeme McDowell and the other Irish major champions, in my capacity as volunteer buggy driver for the TV camera crew. Our top ranked player, Rory McIlroy disappointed the enthusiastic home fans by missing the cut. He wasn't the only one to under perform in the benign conditions as overall, we only had nine of the top twenty one plus ties (9/25). 

Kevin Streelman (ranked 52nd by Golf Predictor) won the Travelers Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 35 year old American won his second tour title with an impressive finishing spurt. Streelman birdied the final seven holes to come home in 28 and win by a single shot. Our top ranked player, Bubba Watson, finished in tied 31st and we had eight of the top eighteen plus ties (8/23) in total.

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