Monday, 24 July 2017

2017 - Week 29 Winners

Jordan Spieth (ranked 3rd by Golf Predictor) won The Open Championship on the European/US PGA Tour. The young American won his third major with an amazing finish at Royal Birkdale. Despite leading by three overnight, Spieth started poorly, relinquishing his lead and even ending up among a group of trucks after taking an unplayable on the thirteenth. Having somehow escaped with a bogey on that hole, Spieth put on the afterburners and covered the next four holes in five under par. That allowed him to keep his three shot margin at the end and complete the third leg of the career grand slam at the ripe old age of 23! Our top ranked player, Dustin Johnson, finished poorly on Sunday for tied 54th and we had eight of the top fourteen plus ties (8/19) in the wind affected tournament. 

Grayson Murray (ranked 5th by Golf Predictor) won the Barbasol Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 23 year old American won his maiden tour title by a single shot in sweltering Alabama. Murray became the latest first time winner (the eleventh this season) by letting his clubs do the talking, rather than his controversial Twitter account!! Despite his well documented issues with anxiety, Murray showed great composure down the stretch to take the lead on the sixteenth and par in for the victory. Indeed, it took a ballsy par putt on the last to seal the win. Our top ranked player, Daniel Summerhays, finished in 63rd and we had twelve of the top eighteen plus ties (12/26) in total in this second tier event.

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