Monday, 4 July 2016

2016 - Week 26 Winners

Thongchai Jaidee (ranked 9th by Golf Predictor) won the 100th Open de France on the European PGA Tour. The 46 year old Thai won his eight tour title with an impressive weekend performance. Jaidee went 40 holes without a bogey on the tough Le Golf National layout until the very last hole. That meant he had to settle for a four shot victory on a day where he was never put under any pressure. Despite bedding in some swing changes, our top ranked player, Rory McIlroy, finished in third place and we had eleven of the top sixteen plus ties (11/21).

Dustin Johnson (ranked 42nd by Golf Predictor) won the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational on the European/US PGA Tour. The 32 year old American continued his recent US Open form by securing his second big title in a row. Although Johnson finished strongly on the weekend, he still needed help from world number one Jason Day to take the title. Day looked in control until a series of ropey drives late in the round saw him drop four shots in the final four holes and fall to tied third. Day was our top ranked player and we had ten of the top sixteen plus ties (10/20) in total.

Greg Chalmers (ranked 82nd by Golf Predictor) won the Barracuda Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 42 year old Australian secured his first tour title at the 386th time of asking with a six point win over Gary Woodland in the modified Stableford event. It was still difficult to get over the line, as Chalmers needed a five point eagle on the final hole and a bogey from Woodland on the same hole to finally get that win. Our top ranked player, Brendan Steele, finished in tied 5th and we had only six of the top seventeen plus ties (6/19) in the second tier event. 

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