Sunday, 12 July 2015

2015 - Week 27 Winners

Rickie Fowler (ranked 3rd by Golf Predictor) won the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on the European PGA Tour. The 26 year old American won his second tournament of the season and his first on the European PGA Tour with an impressive finish in Gullane. After bogeying the fourteenth, Fowler birdied three of the last four holes to win by a single stroke from Raphael Jacquelin and fellow American Matt Kuchar. Our top ranked player, Justin Rose, faded badly over the weekend to finish 74th. Overall, we only had seven of the top seventeen plus ties (7/21).  

Jordan Spieth (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the John Deere Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 21 year old American won his fourth tour title of a stellar season in a play-off with Tom Gillis. In doing so, Spieth won the event for the second time, becoming another event specialist, like Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker. Despite a sluggish start to the tournament and a slow start to his final round, Spieth timed his surge to tie Gillis at the end of regulation play. After Gillis found water on the second extra hole, his fate was sealed and Spieth duly took the title. It may not have been the perfect preparation for the Open Championship next week, but no doubt Spieth will be full of confidence at St Andrews. Not all the bigger names performed as, including the winner, we had seven of the top eighteen plus ties (7/23).

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