Sunday, 31 May 2015

2015 - Week 21 Winners

Soren Kjeldsen (ranked 61st by Golf Predictor) won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation on the European PGA Tour. The 40 year old Dane won his first tour title in six years in a play-off at Royal County Down. The magnificent links layout proved to be a stern test for the field in the cold, wet and windy conditions. Kjeldsen bogeyed the penultimate hole and failed to birdie the par five final hole to fall into a play-off with Bernd Wiesberger and Eddie Pepperell. However, the Dane was not to be denied and after two great shots into the eighteenth, just about holed his short second putt for a winning birdie. Our top ranked player,  tournament host Rory McIlroy, disappointed the enthusiastic home fans by missing the cut for the second year in a row. He wasn't the only one to under perform in the very tough conditions as overall, we only had only seven of the top twenty one plus ties (7/28). 

Stephen Bowditch (ranked 68th by Golf Predictor) won the AT&T Byron Nelson on the US PGA Tour. The 31 year old Australian comfortably won his second tour title by four shots with an assured final day performance. Bowditch returned to the scene of his wedding to record more happy memories as he built on a great start in the rain plagued event. So much water fell in the area that the par fourth fourteenth was reduced to a par three after the first round. Our top ranked player, Justin Spieth, finished in tied 30th and overall, we had eight of the top sixteen plus ties (8/21) in total.

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