Sunday 4 February 2018

2018 - Week 5 Winners

Shubhankar Sharma (ranked 58th by Golf Predictor) won the Maybank Championship on the European PGA Tour The 21 year old Indian won his second tour title in a matter of months with a fantastic finish in Malaysia. Trailing by four shots overnight, Sharma closed with a 62 (-10) to beat third round joint leader Jorge Campillo by two shots. Our top ranked player, Henrik Stenson, never got going and finished in tied 60th. In an an event where once again many of the bigger names did not perform, we had only six of the top seventeen plus ties (6/22).

Gary Woodland (ranked 26th by Golf Predictor) won the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the US PGA Tour. The 33 year old American won his third title in a play-off with Chez Reavie. On a back nine where no one seemed to want to win at one stage, Woodland finished strongly to post -18. After a bogey on the raucous 16th, Reavie needed to birdie the last two holes to tie. That's exactly what he did, with a great putt on the last to leave Woodland possibly ruing a missed short birdie putt on the last. However, Reavie made a mess out of the first extra hole after having the advantage after the tee shots. A poor second and chip meant the bunkered Woodland won with a par. Our top ranked player, John Rahm, had a frustrating final day and finished in tied 11th. Overall, we had ten of the top seventeen plus ties (10/20) in total.

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