Monday, 26 September 2016

2016 - Week 38 Winners

Alexander Levy (ranked 14th by Golf Predictor) won the Porsche European Open on the European PGA Tour. The 26 year old Frenchman won his third tour title in dramatic fashion in Germany. Despite opening up with 62 and 63 for -17, Levy only lead Ross Fisher by one coming up the last in the fog shortened event. The Frenchman ended up hitting his second on the 54th hole into a statue and did well to rescue a bogey to force a play-off after Fisher had narrowly failed to hole a winning birdie putt. On the second extra hole, Levy holed a great downhill long distant birdie putt to secure the title and launch into the most ebullient celebration seen on tour this year! Our top ranked player, Thomas Pieters, finished in tied 57th, but we had eight of the top thirteen plus ties (8/19).

Rory McIlroy (ranked 4th by Golf Predictor) won The Tour Championship by Coca-Cola on the US PGA Tour. The 27 year old Northern Irishman capped a fantastic end to the season by banking the FedEx Cup jackpot with his second title of the play-offs. On an exciting final day, McIlroy finished strongly to tie Kevin Chappell and Ryan Moore after 72 holes. With Dustin Johnson struggling, the FedEx Cup was also on the line for McIlroy and after Chappell was quickly eliminated, he finally overcame Moore's stiff resistance at the fourth extra hole. As a consolation, Moore was named in the US Ryder Cup team ahead of Bubba Watson. Our top ranked player, Jason Day, withdrew with more back problems and we had seven of the top ten plus ties (7/14) in the restricted field event.  

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