Monday 2 March 2015

2015 - Week 8 Winners

Andy Sullivan (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the Joburg Open on the European PGA Tour. The 28 year old Englishman won his second tournament in as many months in South Africa with a two shot victory over the field. Sullivan got off to a fast start on Sunday and held on while his nearest competitors fell away. Including the winner, we had eight of the top eighteen plus ties (8/23) in this large field event with a relatively poor field.

Padraig Harrington (ranked 116th by Golf Predictor) won the Honda Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 43 year old Irishman won his first US title in seven years in a play-off with Daniel Berger. Harrington seemed to be out of contention after dropping three shots early on, but four consecutive birdies on the back nine saw him vault into the lead. However, after a double on seventeen, the Irishman showed his mettle by birdieing the last to force the play-off. After Berger went in the water on the second extra hole, Harrington became the second world number 297 in a row to win on tour. Our top ranked player, Rory McIlroy, missed the cut and in a good week for the bookies, we had a very disappointing three of the top seventeen plus ties (3/21) in the weather affected event.

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