Sunday, 23 September 2018

2018 - Week 38 Winners

Tom Lewis (ranked 34th by Golf Predictor) won the Portugal Masters on the European PGA Tour. The 27 year old Englishman won his second tour title and second time in this event in Vilamoura. After a modest opening round of 72 (+1), Lewis came through the field helped by a 61 on Saturday to build on his recent Challenge Tour victory and take the title. That 61 by Lewis was two shots higher than the best score of the week - an historic 59 by Oliver Fisher on Friday! The leaders got jittery down the stretch, but a hero par after finding water on seventeen by Lewis and a closing double by nearest challenger Lucas Herbert meant the Englishman won by three shots. Our top ranked player, Sergio Garcia, finished in tied 7th, showing some welcome good form ahead of the Ryder Cup. Overall, we had eleven of the top twenty plus ties (11/26) in the Algarve.

Tiger Woods (ranked 18th by Golf Predictor) won the Tour Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 42 year old American superstar capped a tremendous comeback by taking the prestigious title at East Lake. Leading by three overnight, his nearest challengers Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose made it easy on Woods to land his eightieth title. Both played incredibly poorly on Sunday, which allowed Tiger to coast to the win. Rose had the consolation of pipping Tiger for the $10 million FedEx Cup jackpot with a birdie on the final hole. Our top ranked player, Dustin Johnson, finished strongly for 3rd place and we had fifteen of the top nineteen in the restricted field event. 


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