Sunday, 25 February 2018

2018 - Week 8 Winners

Eddie Pepperell (ranked 32nd by Golf Predictor) won the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on the European PGA Tour. The 27 year old Englishman won his first tour title with a one shot victory over Oliver Fisher in Qatar. Despite having built up a three shot lead on the back nine, Pepperell was made to sweat by Fisher, who overcame a poor front nine to finish strongly and narrowly miss forcing a play-off. In a hard to call event, our top ranked player, Thorbjorn Olesen, missed the cut and we had nine of the top nineteen plus ties (9/27).

Justin Thomas (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) won the Honda Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 24 year old American won his eighth tour title after a play-off victory over Luke List. In a tight contest all day, both Thomas and List birdied the last to finish tied at the top after seventy two holes. List found trouble off the tee on the first extra hole, but still had a chance on the green to extend the play-off. However, he missed his birdie putt and Thomas two putted for his win after finding the green in two. Our top ranked player, Rickie Fowler, disappointingly missed the cut in his title defence and we had seven of the top seventeen plus ties (7/23) in the tough conditions. 

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