Sunday, 6 December 2015

2015 - Week 48 Winners

Marc Leishman (ranked 22nd by Golf Predictor) won the Nedbank Golf Challenge on the European PGA Tour. The 32 old Australian won his first tour title with an impressive weekend performance. After a steady opening couple of days, Willett shot -11 over the two closing rounds in blistering heat to win comfortably by six shots. Our top ranked golfer, Henrik Stenson, finished in second place and as the now annual joke goes, we had thirty of the top thirty plus ties (30/30) in total!! 

Nathan Holman (ranked 11th by Golf Predictor) won the Australian PGA Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 24 year old Australian won his maiden tour title on soil soil in difficult conditions on the Gold Coast. Despite an opening double bogey and two closing bogeys, Holman won on the first extra hole in three man play-off with Harold Varner III and Dylan Frittelli. The trio were the only players not over par on a difficult course in windy conditions, finishing on even par after 72 holes. Our top ranked golfer, Brandt Snedeker, was one of the biggest casualties of the weather, slumping to an opening 84 and missing the cut. In an event difficult to predict because of the weather and a lack of history in the system, we only had four of the top nine plus ties (4/17) in total. 

There was no "proper" event on the US PGA Tour this week! Golf Predictor doesn't cover the (very) restricted field junket that is the Hero Challenge. 

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