Monday 5 June 2017

2017 - Week 22 Winners

Renato Paratore (ranked 85th by Golf Predictor) won the Nordea Masters on the European PGA Tour. The 20 year old Italian captured his first tour title with a gutsy one shot victory in Sweden. Paratore took the lead on the back nine and finished with three gutsy pars to edge defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick and third round leader Chris Wood. The latter had a chance to win or make a play-off, but a wild drive on the last into the woods put an end to his chances. Our top ranked player, Alex Noren, finished in tied 15th and we had nine of the top fifteen plus ties (9/20)

Jason Dufner (ranked 19th by Golf Predictor) won the Memorial Tournament pres. by Nationwide on the US PGA Tour. The 40 year old American recovered from a poor moving day to take his fifth tour title. After opening up with a tournament record thirty six hole total (130), Dufner squandered his five shot halfway lead with a third round 77 to fall four behind. However, despite a suspect putting stroke on the front nine on Sunday, Dufner steadied the ship and finished with a great par save in front of host Jack Nicklaus to win by three shots. Our top ranked player, Dustin Johnson, surprisingly missed the cut and we had seven of the top eighteen plus ties (7/21) in this event.

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