Sunday, 24 September 2017

2017 - Week 38 Winners

Lucas Bjerregaard (ranked 37th by Golf Predictor) won the Portugal Masters on the European PGA Tour. The 26 year old Dane won his first tour title with an impressive front running display in Vilamoura. Leading by one overnight, Bjerregaard shot an eight birdie 65 (-6) to put his poor season behind him and win by four shots. Our top ranked player, Thomas Pieters, finished in 74th and we had only six of the top twenty plus ties (6/24*) at the birdiefest in the Algarve.

Xander Schauffele (ranked 30th by Golf Predictor) won the Tour Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 23 year old American rookie capped a fantastic d├ębut season by taking the prestigious title at East Lake. Schauffele showed nerves of steel to hold off a quality field, pipping Justin Thomas with a short birdie putt on the last. Runner-up  Thomas had the consolation of banking the $10 million FedEx Cup jackpot. Our top ranked player, Dustin Johnson, finished in tied 17th and we had twelve of the top seventeen plus ties (12/18) in the restricted field event.  

 *Gallacher withdrew, promoting Burmester to the top 24 of the GP rankings.

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