Sunday, 3 March 2019

2019 - Week 9 Winners

Kurt Kitayama (ranked 59th by Golf Predictor) won the Oman Open on the European PGA Tour. The 26 year old American continued the impressive start to his tour career, winning his second tour title in just his eleventh start. In a week of calamities in the windy conditions, Kitayama overcame a disastrous start to his third round where he dropped six shots in his opening three holes to prevail by a single shot in the desert. Our top ranked player, defending champion Joost Luiten, finished in tied 12th and we had only five of the top eighteen plus ties (5/20) in the weak fielded and weather affected event.

Keith Mitchell (ranked 82nd by Golf Predictor) won The Honda Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 27 year old American won his maiden tour title on one of the toughest tracks on the PGA Tour. Trailing by one overnight, Mitchell holed a fifteen foot putt on the last to win by a single shot from Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka. Our top ranked player, defending champion Justin Thomas, finished in tied 30th. Overall, we only had five of the top sixteen plus ties (5/19).

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