Sunday, 4 December 2016

2016 - Week 46 Winners

Brandon Stone (ranked 9th by Golf Predictor) won the Alfred Dunhill Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 23 year old South African won his second tour title (and second in his home country) with an impressive performance at Leopard Creek. Leading going into the final day, Stone was caught on the front nine by a fast starting Charl Schwartzel. However, event specialist Schwartzel fell away badly on the home stretch and Stone saw out the win easily, winning by seven shots in the end. Schwartzel was our top ranked golfer and still finished in tied 4th, despite that surprising meltdown. In an event that is usually difficult to predict, we had ten of the top seventeen plus ties (10/19) in total. 

Harold Varner III (ranked 9th by Golf Predictor) won the Australian PGA Championship on the European PGA Tour. The American won his maiden European tour title in an exciting battle down the stretch with long time leader Andrew Dodt. Varner, who co-led after the third round here last year but lost in a play-off, came from two shots back this time with a closing 65 to win by two himself in testing conditions on the Gold Coast. Our top ranked golfer, Adam Scott, finished third and despite the weather and limited history in the system, we had eight of the top fifteen plus ties (8/20) in total. 

There was no official event on the US PGA Tour this week! Golf Predictor doesn't cover the (very) restricted field junket that is the Hero Challenge, even if Tiger Woods made his latest comeback there!

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