Monday, 15 October 2018

2018 - Week 41 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation (European PGA Tour) and The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges (US PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. The PGA Tour returns to Jeju Island in South Korea on the second leg of its Asia swing, with Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka headlining the field. Meanwhile, on the European Tour, host Sergio Garcia is teeing it up with not much else by way of top talent against him.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

2018 - Week 40 Winners

Eddie Pepperell (ranked 8th by Golf Predictor) won the Sky Sports British Masters on the European PGA Tour. The 27 year old Englishman led from start to finish to secure his second tour title at Walton Heath. Pepperell played well in the difficult conditions and could even afford to drop a couple of shots coming in and still win by two strokes. Our top ranked player, host Justin Rose, finished in tied 8th and we had eleven of the top sixteen plus ties (11/21).

Marc Leishman (ranked 4th by Golf Predictor) won the CIMB Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 34 year old Australian won his fourth tour title with an impressive finish in Malaysia. Tied for the lead overnight, Leishman started strongly and wasn't put under any pressure down the stretch. That allowed him to coast home and a closing birdie meant he won by five shots in the end. Our top ranked player, Justin Thomas, finished strongly for tied 5th and we had eleven of the top nineteen plus ties (11/21). 

Monday, 8 October 2018

2018 - Week 40 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the CIMB Classic (US PGA Tour) and the Sky Sports British Masters (European PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. Like the past few years, the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club is hosting the US Tour. There aren't many big names in the Malaysian event this year, but at least Justin Thomas is once again in the field. Justin Rose has managed to attract some big European names to the event in England, where the tournament has moved to yet another new course and another new host. This doesn't make the task of forecasting it any easier!


2018 - Week 39 Winners

Lucas Bjerregaard (ranked 35th by Golf Predictor) won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 27 year old won his second tour title in windy Scotland by a single shot from Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood. After a rare shotgun start on Sunday to avoid strong winds, the big hitting Dane overtook double defending champion Hatton, who faltered unexpectedly on his closing nine, to win at the home of golf. Our top ranked player, Brooks Koepka, despite the horror of hitting that fan at the Ryder Cup last week, finished in tied 7th. Overall, we only had six of the top twenty plus ties (6/23) in the tough conditions.

Kevin Tway (ranked 23rd by Golf Predictor) won the Safeway Open on the US PGA Tour. The 30 year old American won his maiden tour title in California, joining his father Bob as a PGA Tour winner! In the difficult conditions on Sunday, Tway finished strongly with two closing birdies in regulation and three birdies in the play-off to take the title. Despite leading by five shots after eleven holes on Sunday, Brandt Snedeker's game deserted him, opening the door for the field. That allowed Tway and Ryan Moore to catch the faltering leader, who was the first man eliminated from the play-off. Our top ranked player, Patrick Cantlay, finished in tied 17th and we had nine of the top seventeen plus ties (9/24). 

Monday, 1 October 2018

2018 - Week 39 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (European PGA Tour) and the Safeway Open (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. It's the first event of the new 2018/19 US PGA Tour season, but after the excitement of the Ryder Cup last week, there aren't many big guns trying to get their new campaigns off to a flying start. There are a few US and European Ryder Cup stars (and vice-captains!) teeing it up on the three courses in Scotland, while Phil Mickelson is the only one playing in California. It looks like golfers and celebrities alike have the usual difficult weather conditions for the European event!