Sunday, 9 July 2017

2017 - Week 27 Winners

Jon Rahm (ranked 4th by Golf Predictor) won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation on the European PGA Tour. The 22 year old Spaniard secured his first win on the European Tour at Portstewart at his first time of asking as a professional. Despite bogeying the last, Rahm won by six shots on a tournament record -24 with an impressive display on Sunday in difficult conditions. In doing so, Rahm joined his heroes Seve, Olazabal and Garcia as Spanish winners of the Irish Open. Our top ranked player, Hideki Matsuyama, finished in tied 14th and we had six of the top fourteen plus ties (6/19) in the latest Rolex Series event. 

Xander Schauffele (ranked 28th by Golf Predictor) won the Greenbrier Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 23 year old American won his first tour title with a great final tee shot at the restored Old White TPC. Tied for the tied on the last tee, Schauffele hit his tee shot to three feet to set up what turned out to be the winning birdie. Once Robert Streb wasn't able to emulate him on the last, Schauffele became the eight first time winner this season. Our top ranked player, Patrick Reed, finished in tied 20th and we had thirteen of the top twenty plus ties (13/28*) in total.

*Due to a non-finish, Mackenzie Hughes is promoted to the top 28 of the GP rankings. 

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