Sunday, 5 March 2017

2017 - Week 9 Winners

Dustin Johnson (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the WGC - Mexico Championship on the European/US PGA Tour. The 32 year old American won his fourteenth tour title just two weeks after his thirteenth and enjoyed a successful first outing as world number one! Despite playing a tight, tree lined course at altitude in Mexico, the big hitting Johnson put in an impressive performance on the short, but testing layout against a quality field. Johnson did make it hard on himself on the back nine though, having frittered away a four shot lead to be caught briefly by Jon Rahm. However, he steadied the ship and won by a shot in the end from the fast finishing Tommy Fleetwood. Including the winner, we had eight of the top sixteen plus ties (8/19).

Dean Burmester (ranked 3rd by Golf Predictor) won the Tshwane Open on the European PGA Tour. The 27 year old South African* won his first tour title with an impressive final day performance. Burmester came out of the traps quickly, going out in 29 and building up a six shot lead. After that, the tournament was practically over and, despite some back nine jitters, he had a comfortable three shot victory. Our top ranked player, Jaco van Zyl, missed the cut, but we had eight of the top eighteen plus ties (8/21).

*originally a Zimbabwean! 

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