Monday, 2 April 2018

2018 - Week 13 Winner

Ian Poulter (ranked 29th by Golf Predictor) won the Shell Houston Open on the US PGA Tour. The 42 year old Englishman showed great fortitude to win his first stroke play tour title on American soil. After being told erroneously last week that he was in the Masters, Poulter needed to win in Houston to actually make that happen. After being 123rd after the first round, it didn't look likely, but he fought back brilliantly to get into contention on Sunday. Trailing Beau Hossler by one on the extremely challenging final hole, he pulled it out of the fire with a tremendous birdie putt from twenty feet to tie the young American. Hossler got into all sorts of trouble on the same hole in the play-off, going from sand to sand to water to hand Poulter his first title in over five years. Our top ranked player, Justin Rose, threaded water over the weekend and finished in tied 52nd. Overall, in an event where several of the bigger names faded, we only had eight of the top eighteen plus ties (8/23).

There was no event on the European PGA Tour this week.  

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