Sunday, 12 November 2017

2017 - Week 45 Winners

Branden Grace (ranked 9th by Golf Predictor) won the Nedbank Golf Challenge on the European PGA Tour. The 29 year old South African delighted the home crowd by winning "Africa's Major" at Sun City. Despite trailing overnight by three shots, Grace played hit all eighteen greens in an impressive closing 66 (-6) on the tough Sun City layout to overtake Scott Jamieson and Victor Dubuisson. Our top ranked golfer, Tyrrell Hatton, bounced back from a poor finish on Saturday to finish in tied nineteenth place. Overall, we had seventeen of the top nineteen plus ties (17/26*) in total. 

Patton Kizzire (ranked 49th by Golf Predictor) won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on the US PGA Tour. The 31 year old American held off favourite Rickie Fowler to win his maiden tour title in stormy Mexico. Despite having a three or four shot cushion for most of the final round, Fowler turned the screw on Kizzire with late birdies to cut the deficit to a single shot on the last. However, he wasn't able to repeat the trick on the last and a relieved Kizzire was able to par the last for the win. Fowler was our top ranked player and in an event plagued by weather delays, we had ten of the top fourteen plus ties (10/19).

* Uihlein's withdrawal promoted Sterne into the top 26 of the GP rankings.

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