Sunday, 23 October 2016

2016 - Week 41 Winners

Padraig Harrington (ranked 10th by Golf Predictor) won the Portugal Masters on the European PGA Tour. The 45 year old Irishman won his first tour title in since 2008 and his fifteenth overall in Vilamoura. In a week of low scoring, Harrington made some trademark up and downs on the back nine to pip defending champion Andy Sullivan by a single shot on -23. Our top ranked player, Alex Noren, finished in tied 37th and we had only four of the top seventeen plus ties (4/21) at the birdiefest in the Algarve.

Justin Thomas (ranked 9th by Golf Predictor) won the CIMB Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 23 year old American successfully defended his title with another impressive display in Malaysia. Except for a blip on Saturday, Thomas played some great golf on Sunday to win by three from Hideki Matsuyama. Thomas had some help though, as another course specialist Anirban Lahiri threw away a commanding three shot lead with a calamitous quadruple bogey on the third hole. The Indian never recovered and Thomas never looked back, easing to his second win both here and on tour. Our top ranked player, Adam Scott, finished in tied 10th and like last year, we had ten of the top seventeen plus ties (10/20). 

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