Sunday, 24 March 2019

2019 - Week 12 Winners

Scott Hend (ranked 51st by Golf Predictor) won the Maybank Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 45 year old Australian won his third tour title with a play-off victory in Malaysia. Trailing by three shots overnight, Hend closed with a 67 (-5) to finish level with overnight leader Nacho Elvira. Indeed, Elvira had to hole a long birdie putt 100 minutes after the pitch during a thunder storm that produced it just to make it to extra holes. Despite hitting trees with his first two shots on the first extra hole, Hend took the title with a winning birdie. Our top ranked player, Ryan Fox, finished in tied 36th and in an event where many of the bigger names did not perform, we had only eight of the top twenty plus ties (8/24).

Paul Casey (ranked 7th by Golf Predictor) won the Valspar Championship on the US PGA Tour. The 41 year old Englishman defended a professional title for the first time with another victory at the event. On a tough final day, Casey was over par for the day, but still won by a shot from Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Kokrak. Our top ranked player, Dustin Johnson, didn't fire on the final day, going birdieless but still finishing in tied 6th. Overall, we had seven of the top eighteen plus ties on the challenging Copperhead layout (7/23).

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