Monday 22 May 2017

2017 - Week 20 Winners

Alvaro Quiros (ranked 13th by Golf Predictor) won The Rocco Forte Open - Verdura on the European PGA Tour. The 34 year old Spaniard won his seventh tour title with a nervy closing day performance in Sicily. Despite being seven shots clear after six holes on Sunday, Quiros leaked shots on back nine in the windy conditions and needed a play-off to defeat Zander Lombard. It was a welcome return to the winner's circle after six years for the Spaniard, who has struggled with his game. Our top ranked player, Jordan Smith, finished in tied 48th and we had only four of the top eighteen plus ties (4/22) in the weak fielded event in difficult conditions.

Billy Horschel (ranked 66th by Golf Predictor) won the AT&T Byron Nelson on the US PGA Tour. The 30 year old American won his fourth tour title in a play-off with Jason Day. Horschel overcame poor recent form to take his fist title in almost three years in a close battle with Day and James Hahn. However, after Hahn finished one shot short, Horschel won when Day surprisingly missed a four foot par putt at the first extra hole. Our top ranked player, Dustin Johnson, finished in tied 13th and we had eleven of the top twenty plus ties (11/26) in total.

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