Monday, 15 May 2017

2017 - Week 19 Winners

Matt Wallace (ranked 12th by Golf Predictor) won the Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort on the European PGA Tour. The the 27 year old Englishman won his maiden tour title with an impressive wire to wire victory at the resurrected event. After opening with a 63 (-10), Wallace closed out his win with his third blemish free round of the week. Despite that, he didn't have it all his own way and after a slow start Sunday, he was almost caught by a fast finishing Julian Suri. However, Wallace was able to raise his game and close out a three shot win. Our top ranked player, Ricardo Melo Gouveia, disappointed the home fans by missing the cut and we had nine of the top twenty two plus ties (9/25) in the weak fielded event on a new course in winy conditions.

Si-Woo Kim (ranked 63rd by Golf Predictor) won The Players Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 21 year old South Korean rank outsider won his second tour title with an impressive final day performance at Sawgrass. After hitting the lead on the front nine, the young Korean showed great composure and a brilliant touch around the greens. That allowed him to keep the high quality field at bay and become the youngest ever winner of this prestigious event by a three shot margin. Our top ranked player, Dustin Johnson, finished strongly for tied 12th. Overall, we only had five of the top sixteen plus ties (5/21) in an event where many of the bigger names floundered on the tough layout.

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