Sunday, 10 June 2018

2018 - Week 23 Winners

Mikko Korhonen (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the innovative Shot Clock Masters on the European PGA Tour. The 37 year old Finn finally won his maiden tour title with an impressive display of frontrunning in Austria. After building up a five shot lead with a blemish free opening 54 holes, Korhonen won his first title in 146 attempts by six strokes. That banished the demons of twelve visits to Q-School for the Finn, who obviously wasn't phased by the time restrictions! Including the winner, we had ten of the top nineteen plus ties (10/22*) in total. 

Dustin Johnson (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the FedEx St. Jude Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 33 year old American won his second event of the season, despite not having his A game in Memphis. The two horse race after round three of DJ and Andrew Putnam turned into a one horse race after a poor start by Putnam. Despite not playing his best golf, DJ was able to bring it home, finishing in style with a hole out eagle for a six shot victory and a return to number one in the world. Including the winner, we had eight of the top eighteen plus ties (8/25), in an event where many of the bigger names competing didn't show great form ahead of the US Open next week.

*Due to withdrawals, Austin Connolly was promoted to the top 22 of the GP rankings.

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