Monday 20 February 2017

2017 - Week 7 Winners

Brett Rumford (ranked 14th by Golf Predictor) won the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth on the European PGA Tour. The 39 year old local put a bad year last year behind him to win the new super 6 format event in Australia. After suffering from injury woes and losing his card in 2016, Rumford bounced back to dominate both the 54 hole stroke play and the innovative six hole matchplay format among the top twenty four on Sunday. Our top ranked player, Alex Noren, missed the cut and he wasn't the only one of the bigger names did not perform. Overall, we had only five of the top seventeen plus ties (5/19) in the hot and breezy conditions.

Dustin Johnson (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the Genesis Open title on the US PGA Tour. The 32 year old American won his thirteenth tour title with a dominating display in Los Angeles. Johnson gave an impressive display of driving and putting at the weather affected event to blow the field away. After opening up a six shot lead after the end of his third round, Johnson opened up his final round with two birdies to all but end the tournament as a contest. After that, he eased off the throttle and won by five shots in the end. With the emphatic win, Johnson reached world number one for the first time and emulated Tiger Woods' streak of winning in his first ten seasons. Johnson was our top ranked player and we had nine of the top twenty two plus ties (9/27*) in total.

*With withdrawals, Howell III makes the top 27 in the GP rankings.

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