Monday, 27 March 2017

2017 - Week 12 Winners

Dustin Johnson (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play on the European/US PGA Tour. The 32 year old American continued his impressive recent form and won his third tournament and second WGC title in a row with a one up win over Jon Rahm in the final. Both big hitters had played very well to reach the decider, but after Rahm got off to a bad start and was five down after eight holes, DJ looked like he would be able to coast to the title. However, Rahm bounced back and brought the match to the final green. Indeed, he was unlucky not to extend the match further when he was distracted as he chipped to the final green. and extend his lead at the top of the world rankings. Bill Haas beat surprise packet Hideki Tanihara in the third place play-off, despite the Japanese player recording an ace. Last previous years, a surprising number of the bigger names exited after the round robin stage and the event wasn't helped this year by three withdrawals over the first couple of days.

D.A. Points (ranked 87th by Golf Predictor) won the Puerto Rico Open on the US PGA Tour. The 40 year old American won his first third title in the second string event in Puerto Rico. Points finished strongly with four birdies in his last six holes to win by two shots from a trio of players. Our top ranked player, Wesley Byron, finished in tied 62nd and in this usually difficult to predict event, we had eight of the top seventeen plus ties (8/23).

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