Sunday, 23 April 2017

2017 - Week 16 Winners

Bernd Wiesberger (ranked 3rd by Golf Predictor) won the Shenzhen International on the European PGA Tour. The 31 year old Austrian won his fourth tour title with a play-off victory over the fast finishing Tommy Fleetwood. Despite having a three shot lead overnight, Wiesberger needed a gritty finish to match Fleetwood in the clubhouse, after the Englishman had closed with an excellent 63 (-9). Wiesberger almost went into the water both times on eighteen, but a fantastic second shot at the first extra hole set up a winning birdie. Despite a great start, our top ranked player, Bubba Watson, faded over the weekend and finished tied 26th. Overall, we had twelve of the top twenty one plus ties (12/24*) in the weather affected event, which finished on Monday.

Kevin Chappell (ranked 11th by Golf Predictor) won the Valero Texas Open on the US PGA Tour. The 30 year old American finally won his first tour title at the 180th time of asking in San Antonio. Chappell was put under pressure by the fast finishing Brooks Koepka and needed a birdie on the last hole to record a one shot victory. Our top ranked player, Matt Kuchar, finished in tied 40th and we had seven of the top eighteen plus ties (7/21) in an event partially played in difficult conditions.

*Dubuisson withdrew, promoting Bourdy into the top twenty four of the GP Rankings.

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