Sunday, 30 July 2017

2017 - Week 30 Winners

Jordan Smith (ranked 14th by Golf Predictor) won the Porsche European Open on the European PGA Tour. The 24 year old Englishman won his maiden tour title in a play-off in Germany. After swapping the lead with defending champion Alexander Levy all day, Smith birdied the last to force a play-off. After Levy missed a short birdie putt to win on the first extra hole, Smith holed his on the next hole to take the title. Our top ranked player, Charl Schwartzel, finished in tied 12th, but we had eleven of the top nineteen plus ties (11/27*) in the weather affected event.

Defending champion Jhonattan Vegas (ranked 44th by Golf Predictor) won the RBC Canadian Open on the US PGA Tour. The 32 year old Venezuelan won his third tour title in a play-off in Canada. After posting -21 with a closing par, Vegas and to watch and hope he wasn't overtaken by Charley Hoffman. When the American narrowly missed his eagle putt on the last for the win, they went back to the eighteenth to decide the winner. Both found sand off the tee, but Vegas was still able to power it to the back of the green in two, to a similar spot to regulation. However, this time he made a better fist of it and got up and down for the winning birdie. Our top ranked player, Dustin Johnson, finished in tied 8th and we had nine of the top nineteen plus ties (9/22). 

*Due to non-finishes, Fisher Jr is promoted to the top 27 of the GP Rankings.

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