Monday, 21 November 2016

2016 - Week 45 Winners

Matthew Fitzpatrick (ranked 28th by Golf Predictor) won the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai on the European PGA Tour. The 22 year old Englishman won his second title of the year at the season ending event in Dubai. Fitzpatrick birdied the par five last to pip Tyrrell Hatton to the lucrative title. Hatton will kick himself for finding the water on the last and not building on his miraculous par from the bunker on the penultimate hole. Henrik Stenson sowed up another Race to Dubai title and finished in style with Rory McIlroy. Both major champions finished strongly with 65 (-7) playing together for tied 9th. McIlroy was our top ranked player and we had thirteen of the top nineteen plus ties (13/22) 

McKenzie Hughes (ranked 118th by Golf Predictor) won The RSM Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 25 year old Canadian rookie won his first PGA Tour title in a five man play-off in Georgia. All five had birdie putts on the first extra hole, but Billy Horschel missed a tiddler for par and was eliminated. The four remaining golfers parred the next and came back on Monday to finish up. Despite missing the green with his first two shots, Hughes holed his par putt on the par three from just off the green to put pressure on his opponents, Blayne Barber, Camilo Villegas and Henrik Norlander. After the trio missed progressively shorter putts,  long time leader Hughes took the title. Our top ranked player, Matt Kuchar, uncharacteristically missed the cut and in an event that's usually hard to predict, we had seven of the top thirteen plus ties (7/20) overall. 

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