Sunday, 27 March 2016

2016 - Week 12 Winners

Jason Day (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the WGC - Dell Match Play Championship on the European/US PGA Tour. The 28 year old Australian secured his second tournament in a row and second WGC-Match Play title in three years with a 5&4 win over Louis Oosthuizen in the final. Day overcame an injury scare with his back on the opening day and played some great (if slow!) golf to take the victory in Austin, Texas. Day had reclaimed the number one spot in the world rankings by making the semifinals, but went on to cement his position as top dog by taking the title. Rafa Cabrera Bello defeated defending champion Rory McIlroy in the third place play-off. Last last year, a surprising number of the bigger names exited after the round robin stage. 

Tony Finau (ranked 11th by Golf Predictor) won the Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach on the US PGA Tour. The 26 year old American finally won his first tour title in windy Puerto Rico in a play-off with Steve Marino. Both players were vying for their first tour win, but it was Finau who completed his incredible journey to the top of the game with a birdie on the third extra hole. Our top ranked player, George Coetzee, finished in tied 35th and in this usually difficult to predict event, we had ten of the top twenty one plus ties (10/25).

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