Monday, 10 April 2017

2017 - Week 14 Winner

Sergio Garcia (ranked 8th* by Golf Predictor) won the first major of the year, The Masters (European/US PGA Tour). The 37 year old Spaniard finally won his first major at the 74th time of asking after an incredible final day battle with Justin Rose. After years of near misses and disappointments, Garcia got the monkey off his back and fulfilled his youthful promise with a play-off victory over the brave Englishman. After opening up an early two shot lead on Sunday, Garcia went through a sticky patch just after the turn. However, an heroic par after a drop in the pine needles on thirteen spurred him on and both golfers went toe to toe for the rest of the back nine. Although Garcia missed a short putt on the last for the win, he wasn't to be denied and he prevailed at the first extra hole after Rose found trouble off the tee. Our top ranked player, Dustin Johnson, had to withdraw at the very last minute after he hurt his back in a freak accident slipping on stairs. Overall, we had ten of the top eighteen plus ties (10/21).

*Technically 7th, due to DJ's withdrawal!

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