Monday, 9 February 2015

2015 - Week 5 Winners

Anirban Lahiri (ranked 15th by Golf Predictor) won the Maybank Malaysian Open on the European PGA Tour. The 27 year old Indian won his first title, helped by a fast start that enabled him to pip the in-form Bernd Wiesberger by a shot. Lahiri birdied four of his first five holes and when the Austrian made a mess of the fifth, it enabled the comeback from five shots back behind. Our top ranked player, Victor Dubuisson, was a late withdrawal and in an event where a lot of the bigger names failed to perform, we had only eight of the top twenty plus ties (8/24)* .
Jason Day (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) won the Farmers Insurance Open on the US PGA Tour. The 27 year old Australian won his third tour title in a four man play-off with defending champion Scott Stallings, Harris English and J.B Holmes. After Stallings and English were knocked out at the first extra hole, Day went on to take the title at the next when Holmes flew threw the green and couldn't get up and down. It was another disappointing tournament for Tiger Woods, who had to pull out during the first round with another back injury. It wasn't an auspicious comeback for Dustin Johnson either, who missed the cut. Our top ranked player, Justin Rose, also failed to make the weekend and we had only seven of the top nineteen (7/23) in total on the testing layout, which took its toll on some of the bigger names.

*Due to a withdrawals and non-starts, Pieters makes the top 24 in the GP rankings.

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