Sunday, 22 May 2016

2016 - Week 20 Winners

Rory McIlroy (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation on the European PGA Tour. The 27 year old tournament host secured an emotional first home open in difficult conditions at the K Club. Despite taking a three shot lead into the final day, McIlroy was overtaken by Russell Knox on the fifteenth hole. However, the Northern Irishman produced a blazing finish and won by three shots mainly thanks to a brilliant eagle on the last. Including the winner, we had nine of the top nineteen plus ties (9/22*) in the rain (and hailstone!) affected event. 

Sergio Garcia (ranked 4th by Golf Predictor) won the AT&T Byron Nelson on the US PGA Tour. The 36 year old Spaniard won his ninth tour title in a play-off with Brooks Koepka. Garcia finished strongly to catch the faltering American and after Koepka made a mess of the first extra hole, Garcia won the event for a second time. Our top ranked player, Justin Spieth, battled with his game, but still finished in tied 18th. Overall, we had nine of the top eighteen plus ties (9/23) in total.

*Levy withdrew, thus promoting Olesen into the top 22 of the GP Rankings.

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