Tuesday 13 January 2015

2015 - Week 1 Winners

In the opening golfing week of 2015, Andy Sullivan (ranked 9th by Golf Predictor) won the South African Open Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 27 year old Englishman won his maiden title after Charl Schwartzel once again squandered a third round lead at his home open. Schwartzel was five up after round three and four up with five to play, but conspired to fritter away his lead and lost at the first extra hole in the ensuing play-off. Schwartzel was our top ranked golfer, and we had seven of the top fifteen plus ties (7/19) in total.

Patrick Reed (ranked 3rd by Golf Predictor) won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. The 24 year old American surprised even himself by winning from four down with four to play. However, an adventurous finish of birdie, eagle, bogey and birdie and some help from Jimmy Walker saw him make the play-off with his aforementioned compatriot. Reed prevailed at the first extra hole with yet another birdie to win his fourth tour title. Our top ranked player, Bubba Watson, finished in tenth and we had eight of the top fourteen plus ties (8/16) in this restricted field event.

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