Sunday 10 March 2019

2019 - Week 10 Winners

Justin Harding (ranked 5th by Golf Predictor) won the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on the European PGA Tour. The 32 year old South African broke out of a packed leaderboard to win his first tour title in Qatar. Despite a poor third round, Harding regrouped and pulled away with a string finish to win by two shots from nine runners-up. Our top ranked player, Thomas Pieters, missed the cut and we had nine of the top twenty plus ties (9/26) in the wind affected event.

Francesco Molinari (ranked 7th by Golf Predictor) won the Arnold Palmer Invitational pres. by Mastercard on the US PGA Tour. The 36 year old Italian won his third tour title by coming through the field at Bay Hill. Molinari also overcame a poor Saturday, roaring home with 64 (-8) on Sunday to post the winning score early. He could then watch while his opponents failed to match him, including overnight leader Matthew Fitzpatrick, who finished two shots back in second. Our top ranked player, Justin Rose, faded badly over the weekend and we had nine of the top seventeen plus ties (9/22*) on the testing layout. 

*Day withdrew, promoting Wallace into the top 22 of the  rankings.

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