Monday, 26 June 2017

2017 - Week 25 Winners

Andres Romero (ranked 147th by Golf Predictor) won the BMW International Open on the European PGA Tour. The 36 year old Argentinian won his second tour title with a birdie burst on the back nine to edge out Sergio Garcia, Thomas Detry and Richard Bland by a single shot. Ten years after his only other victory which was also in Germany, Romero relied on a sponsor's invite after falling to 837th in the world rankings. Indeed, he is the lowest ranked golfer ever to win on Golf Predictor (147) and he did it with an impressive blemish free final round 65 (-7). On a tightly packed leaderboard, Romero posted his score and after Garcia missed a tiddler on sixteen and Bland bogeyed seventeen, both needed an eagle on the last to tie. It wasn't to be and a grateful Romero returned unexpectedly to the winner's circle. Garcia was our top ranked player and we had ten of the top twenty plus ties (10/25)

Jordan Spieth (ranked 3rd by Golf Predictor) won the Travelers Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 23 year old American became the second youngest after Tiger Woods to register ten wins on the PGA Tour season in his first appearance at TPC River Highlands. Despite a good start, Spieth didn't play well on Sunday and was lucky not to find the water three times on the closing nine holes. He was caught by Daniel Berger, who played well on Sunday to come from five shots back to force a play-off. However, Spieth was not to be denied and he holed out spectacularly from the bunker on the first extra hole to get over the line. Our top ranked player, Rory McIlroy, finished strongly for tied 17th, despite swapping putters several times during the week! Overall, we had eleven of the top seventeen plus ties (11/25) in total.

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