Sunday, 24 February 2019

2019 - Week 8 Winners

Dustin Johnson (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the WGC - Mexico Championship on the European/US PGA Tour. The 34 year old American won his landmark twentieth tour title and sixth WGC title in Mexico. In winning there for the second time in three years, Johnson also joined an elite group who won in their first twelve seasons on tour. Despite playing a tight, tree lined course at altitude in Mexico, the big hitting Johnson put in another impressive performance on the short, but testing layout. He did make it somewhat hard on himself early on, having had his four shot overnight lead halved by Rory McIlroy. However, he steadied the ship and won easily by five shots in the end, despite a noble effort by the Northern Irishman on the back nine. Including the winner, we had eight of the top seventeen plus ties (8/18).

Martin Trainer (ranked 29th by Golf Predictor) won the Puerto Rico Open on the US PGA Tour. The 27 year old American overcame a shaky start to his PGa Tour career and won his first first title in the second string event in Puerto Rico. Trainer finished strongly with two birdies in his last four holes to win by three shots from a quartet of players. Our top ranked player, Daniel Berger, was one of those who finished in tied second. Overall, we had only five of the top sixteen plus ties (5/20) in this usually difficult to predict event.

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