Sunday 13 November 2016

2016 - Week 44 Winners

Alex Noren (ranked 3rd by Golf Predictor) won the Nedbank Golf Challenge on the European PGA Tour. The 34 year old Swede continued his rich vein of form by winning his fourth tour title in his last eleven starts. Despite trailing overnight by six shots, Noren blitzed the field with a stunning closing 63 (-9) on the tough Sun City layout to win by six shots in the end. Our top ranked golfer, Henrik Stenson, finished in eighth place and, despite a good weekend from Danny Willett, increased his lead in the battle for the Race to Dubai. Overall, we had ten of the top sixteen plus ties (10/19) in total. 

Pat Perez (ranked 79th by Golf Predictor) won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on the US PGA Tour. The 40 year old American won his second tour title by two shots in Mexico. Perez put his recent shoulder injury woes behind him with his first win on the US PGA Tour in over seven years. No one put the hot headed American under any pressure on the back nine, despite him seeming to lose his cool on a couple of occasions. Our top ranked player, Russell Knox, finished in third place and in an event plagued by weather delays and which is usually hard to predict, we only had nine of the top fifteen plus ties (9/23*).

* Withdrawals promote Vegas into the top 23 of the GP rankings.

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