Sunday, 18 November 2018

2018 - Week 45 Winners

Danny Willett (ranked 48th by Golf Predictor) won the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai on the European PGA Tour. The 31 year old Englishman put his almost three year drought behind him with victory at the season ending event in Dubai. Willett started strongly on Sunday with a great eagle on the second, and although he was caught during the round, he also finished strongly to pull away and win by two shots. After overcoming injuries and loss of form since his Masters triumph in 2016, Willett was understandably emotional in his post round interview. Francesco Molinari capped a great year by securing the Race to Dubai title. Our top ranked player, Rory McIlroy, had another indifferent week with his wedges and finished tied 20th. Overall, we had eleven of the top twenty plus ties (11/21) 

Charles Howell III (ranked 7th by Golf Predictor) won The RSM Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 39 year old American won his first PGA Tour title in over eleven years in a play-off with Patrick Rodgers in Georgia. After letting his overnight advantage slip, Howell finished strongly to tie the fast finishing Rodgers, who had cosed with a record setting 61-62 over the weekend. After missing two putts to win, Howell prevailed with a birdie at the second extra hole to finally win his third tour title. Afterwards, Howell was also understandably emotional to get the monkey off his back. Our top ranked player, Webb Simpson, finished in third and in an event that's usually hard to predict, we had eight of the top fifteen plus ties (8/22) overall. 

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