Sunday, 16 April 2017

2017 - Week 15 Winners

Edoardo Molinari (ranked 80th by Golf Predictor) won the Trophee Hassan II on the European PGA Tour. The 36 year old Italian won his first tour title in almost seven years, defeating Paul Dunne in a play-off. Molinari had an impressive birdie-eagle finish to overtake long time leader Dunne, but the Irishman rallied to birdie the last and tie the Italian. After a poor drive on the first extra hole, Dunne was in trouble, but still missed a six foot putt to extend the play-off. Our top ranked player, defending champion Jeung-Hun Wang, was fighting his game this year and missed the cut. Overall, we had only seven of the top nineteen plus ties (7/26) on the testing layout.

Wesley Bryan (ranked 40th by Golf Predictor) won the RBC Heritage on the US PGA Tour. The 27 year old American completed his amazing journey from trick shot specialist on the mini tours to PGA Tour winner in just a few short years with an assured final day performance. On a bunched leaderboard, Bryan broke away on the back nine and became the first South Carolina native to win at Harbour Town, beating course specialist Luke Donald into yet another runner-up finish. Our top ranked player, Matt Kuchar, finished strongly for tied 11th and we had seven of the top eleven plus ties (7/21) in total.

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