Sunday, 28 May 2017

2017 - Week 21 Winners

Alex Noren (ranked 3rd by Golf Predictor) won the BMW PGA Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 34 year old Swede won his ninth tour title with a spectacular final round at Wentworth. Noren finished with a fantastic eagle on the last hole to shoot a course record 62 (-10) and set a respectable clubhouse target. He then had to endure a two hour wait as all his rivals fell away one by one in the rain, as if intimidated by his performance. Our top ranked player, Henrik Stenson, stalled somewhat on the back nine Sunday, but still finished tied third. Overall, we had eight of the top fourteen plus ties (8/20) on the testing and redesigned Wentworth layout. 

Kevin Kisner ranked 15th by Golf Predictor) won the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational on the US PGA Tour. The 33 year old American won his second tour title by a single shot from a trio of golfers, including Spanish Sensation Jon Rahm and defending champion Jordan Spieth. Kisner went two clear down the stretch with a run of four birdies in six holes after the turn. However, a bogey on sixteen cut his lead to the minimum and he had to sweat a twelve foot birdie attempt on the last for Rahm and a bunker shot from Web Simpson before taking the title. Our top ranked player, Sergio Garcia, had a poor weekend and finished in tied 12th. Overall, we had only seven of the top eighteen plus ties (7/23).

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