Monday 19 January 2015

2015 - Week 2 Winners

Gary Stal (ranked 61st by Golf Predictor) won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 22 year old Frenchman closed with an impressive bogey free 65 (-7) to win his maiden title in extraordinary circumstances. Martin Kaymer led by six shots going into the final round and increased his lead to ten strokes early on in the round. However, the normally unflappable German began leaking shots, dropping six in total over his closing thirteen holes to end up finishing third behind the fast finishing Frenchman and world number one Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman was our top ranked golfer and we had seven of the top twelve plus ties  (7/19) in total.

In the first full field event of the year on the US PGA Tour, Jimmy Walker (ranked 4th by Golf Predictor) won the Sony Open in Hawaii. The 35 year old American successfully defended his title by blitzing the field and winning by nine shots. Walker put the disappointment of letting victory slip last week by shooting 62-63 over the weekend to run away with the title. Our top ranked player, Jason Day, finished in tied seventeenth and in an event where many of the bigger names didn't perform, we had nine of the top seventeen plus ties (9/25).

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