Monday, 12 November 2018

2018 - Week 45 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions/statistics for this week, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai (European PGA Tour) and The RSM Classic (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. It's the last event of the season (but not the year!) on the European PGA Tour and the last event of the year (but not the season!) on the US Tour! There is a strong field of tour regulars for the European season finale, including Masters champion Patrick Reed and defending champion Jon Rahm. While six of the top twenty in the world are teeing it up in Dubai, the field is more modest in Georgia. World number twenty Webb Simpson headlines the field and it will be the last chance before January for the lesser lights to put some FedEx Cup points on the board.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

2018 - Week 44 Winners

Lee Westwood (ranked 12th by Golf Predictor) won the Nedbank Golf Challenge on the European PGA Tour. The 45 old Englishman won his twenty fourth tour title in a final day battle with home favourite Louis Oosthuizen and long-time leader Sergio Garcia. Despite trailing Garcia overnight by three shots, Westwood shot a brilliant closing 64 (-8) on the tough Sun City layout to take the title by three shots. A delighted Westwood was emotional afterwards, having ended a barren spell of four years. Our top ranked golfer, Rory McIlroy, never really fired and finished in tied 21st. Overall, we had fourteen of the top sixteen plus ties (14/26*) in total. 

Matt Kuchar (ranked 12th by Golf Predictor) won the Mayakoba Golf Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 40 year old American also ended a four year barren spell with victory in Mexico. Despite having  a four shot cushion overnight, Kuchar needed a two putt par from distance on the last to win by a single shot over Danny Lee. Our top ranked golfer, Rickie Fowler, finished in tied 16th and we had twelve of the top twenty one plus ties (12/25).

*Withdrawals/non-starts promoted Pavan into the top 26 of the GP rankings.

Monday, 5 November 2018

2018 - Week 44 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Nedbank Golf Challenge (European PGA Tour) and the Mayakoba Golf Classic (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. Rory McIlroy will be hoping to reclaim a place in the world's top five with a victory in South Africa. Meanwhile, Rickie Fowler will be hoping to build on his promising display last week in Mexico, where Jordan Spieth will also be trying to find some form.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

2018 - Week 43 Winners

Justin Rose (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the Turkish Airlines Open on the European PGA Tour. The 38 year old Englishman successfully defended a title for the first time with a play-off victory in Turkey. Rose came from three shots back to overtake overnight leader Hao-Tong Li early on the back nine. However, two closing bogeys by the Englishman saw the duo finish level after seventy two holes. After hitting a great tee shot and approach shot, unfortunately Li handed Rose the title when he missed a tiddler for par on the first extra hole. Rose was our top ranked player and returned to world number one with his win. Overall, we had eleven of the top eighteen plus ties (11/22).

Bryson DeChambeau (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on the US PGA Tour. The 25 year old American won his fourth title of the year (and first of the new season) by a single shot from defending champion Patrick Cantlay. DeChambeau surged clear late on the back nine with an eagle on the sixteenth, but when Cantlay birdied the last, he only had the minimum advantage up the last. However, DeChambeau kept his cool and tapped in for the winning par. Our top ranked player, Rickie Fowler, finished tied 4th and we had nine of the top fifteen plus ties (9/22).