Monday, 26 March 2018

2018 - Week 12 Winners

Bubba Watson (ranked 19th by Golf Predictor) won the WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play on the European/US PGA Tour. The 39 year old American left hander won his second WGC title with an easy win over Kevin Kisner in the final. After both players played well to get to the decider, Kisner seemed to run out of the steam and was lucky to be only six down after seven holes! It was plain sailing after that for Watson, who won 7&6 in the end. Like previous years, a surprising number of the bigger names exited after the round robin stage, including defending champion Dustin Johnson. The world number who unexpectedly had a shocker and finished tied last (T59th). That gave Justin Thomas a chance to overtake him in the world rankings, but he came up just short, losing in the semi-final.

Brice Garnett (ranked 21st by Golf Predictor) won the inaugural Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 35 year old Australian won his first tour title with a wire to wire victory in the Dominican Republic. Garnett opened up with 63 (-9) and held the field off quite comfortably, winning by four shots in the end. Our top ranked player, Emiliano Grillo, finished in tied 50th and in this new second string event, we had only six of the top nineteen plus ties (6/21).

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