Sunday, 19 April 2015

2015 - Week 15 Winners

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the Shenzhen International on the European PGA Tour. The 25 year old Thai won his second tour title in a play-off with young local Hao-tong Li. Despite playing patchy over the opening sixteen holes, the overnight leader eagled the penultimate hole and parred the last to catch Li, who must have been confident of victory in regulation. Our top ranked player, Bubba Watson, didn't challenge after flying half way across the world following the Masters. Watson did finish strongly however, closing with  a 65 (-7) for tied 29th. Overall, we had seven of the top fifteen plus ties (7/21).
Jim Furyk (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) won the RBC Heritage on the US PGA Tour. The 44 year old American won his seventeenth tour title in a play-off with Kevin Kisner. Furyk was pushed all the way, having to birdie the two extra holes and nine more in regulation, just to win his first title in almost five years. Our top ranked player, Jordan Spieth, still managed to finish tied 11th, despite his Masters hangover.  Overall, we had only five of the top fifteen plus ties (5/17). Despite the relatively benign conditions, many of the bigger names failed to perform.

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