Sunday, 16 July 2017

2017 - Week 28 Winners

Rafa Cabrera Bello (ranked 11th by Golf Predictor) won the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on the European PGA Tour. The 33 year old Spaniard finally won his third tour title with an impressive final day performance in Scotland. Cabrera Bello closed with a course record 64 (-8) and after Callum Shinkwin took four to get down from about 10 yards over the final green, the duo finished level on -13. Shinkwin played the par five eighteenth in a similar manner again and after the Spaniard hit a great second shot to about twelve feet, it was all but over. Shinkwin still had a chance to prolong the play-off, but left his putt criminally short for the second time. That allowed the happy Cabrera Bello to end his five and a half year wait for another title. Our top ranked player, Henrik Stenson, finished tied 26th and in an event where many of the top players failed to perform in the sometimes difficult conditions, we only had six of the top nineteen plus ties (6/25).   

Byron DeChambeau (ranked 5th by Golf Predictor) won the John Deere Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 23 year old American became the tenth first time winner on the PGA Tour this season at TPC Deere Run. DeChambeau finished superbly with two birdies for what he believed would be a tie at best. However, after Patrick Rodgers bogeyed the seventeenth and failed to bounce back at the last, the title went to the golfing scientist! Our top ranked player, Daniel Berger, faded slightly on the back nine, but finished with two birdies for tied 5th. Overall, we had nine of the top nineteen plus ties (9/24).

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