Monday, 30 September 2019

2019 - Week 39 Winners

Victor Perez (ranked 70th by Golf Predictor) won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 27 year old Frenchman won his first tour title with an impressive display in Scotland. In a week of low scoring, the Challenge Tour graduate held him nerve admirably in a final day battle with Matthew Southgate. The Englishman was also seeking his first win, but he bogeyed two of the last five to allow Perez to grab the lead and win by a single shot. Our top ranked player, Rory McIlroy, finished with six straight birdies, but could still only manage tied 26th. Overall, we only had seven of the top fifteen plus ties (7/22), in an event where many of the bigger names failed to perform.

Cameron Champ (ranked 86th by Golf Predictor) won the Safeway Open on the US PGA Tour. The 24 year old American won his second title in emotional circumstances in California. Despite not much form this season and his grandfather seriously ill in a nearby hospice, Champ somehow still managed to come out on top in Napa. Even though he increased his three shot overnight lead to five shots early on Sunday, Champ prevailed by the bare minimum in the end. Our top ranked player, Justin Thomas, finished in tied 4th, despite being a poor start to the tournament. Overall, we had eight of the top seventeen plus ties (8/22) in the relatively weak fielded event.

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