Monday 5 September 2016

2016 - Week 35 Winners

Alexander Noren (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) won the Omega European Masters on the European PGA Tour. The 34 year old Swede won his sixth tour title by defeating Scott Hend in a play-off in the scenic Swiss mountains. Noren had a two shot lead on the back nine, but was caught by Hend on the penultimate hole. However, the Swede was not to be denied his second win both of the summer and at this event and he birdied the first extra hole to take the title. Our top ranked player, defending champion Danny Willett, finished in tied 12th and in an event where many bigger names failed to perform, we had only eight of the top eighteen plus ties (8/23). 

Rory McIlroy (ranked 5th by Golf Predictor) won the Deutsche Bank Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 27 year old Northern Irishman won his first tour title of the year with a two shot win over Paul Casey. McIlroy put his recent putting woes behind him and a poor start on Friday to come through the field and return to the winner's circle. Despite being +4 after his opening few holes, McIlroy fought back gamely and improved each day to take the title in the worsening weather on Monday. Our top ranked player, Jason Day, finished well for tied 15th and in an event where many of the bigger names also did not perform, we had only seven of the top fifteen plus ties (7/20).

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