Monday, 14 October 2019

2019 - Week 42 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Amundi Open de France (European PGA Tour) and The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor.The PGA Tour returns to South Korea and there is a decent (restricted) field heading to Jeju Island for the first week of the Asian Swing. While there are four members of the world's top twenty, including world number one Brooks Koepka, playing in Korea, the downgraded French event has a much weaker field as it is not a Rolex Series event this year.

2019 - Week 41 Winners

Bernd Wiesberger (ranked 8th by Golf Predictor) won the Italian Open on the European PGA Tour. The 34 year old Austrian continued his great season by winning for the third time this season. Wiesberger finished with a flawless 65 (-6) to beat overnight leader Matthew Fitzpatrick by a single shot. The Englishman will rue the seven on the par five ninth hole on Sunday. Our top ranked player, Justin Rose, had a very poor Saturday, but bounced back on Sunday to finish in tied 15th. Overall, we had ten of the top eighteen plus ties (10/23). 

Lanto Griffin (ranked 16th by Golf Predictor) won the Houston Open on the US PGA Tour. The 31 year old American won his first tour title with an impressive final day performance in Texas. Griffin prevailed in a battle with fellow recent Korn Ferry Tour graduates Scott Harrington and Mark Hubbard to win by a shot. Our top ranked player, Henrik Stenson, was one of many bigger names who failed to perform and disappointingly missed the cut. Overall, we only had seven of the top twenty one plus ties (7/22).

Monday, 7 October 2019

2019 - Week 41 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Houston Open (US PGA Tour) and the Italian Open (European PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor It's the tournament's first year as a Fall Series event, so there's a much weaker field than usual in Houston. Now that it isn't a tune up for The Masters, just two of the top fifty in the world are teeing it up. Meanwhile, the latest Rolex Series event in Italy has attracted a somewhat better field, with four of the tour twenty in the world and a supporting cast of tour regulars.


2019 - Week 40 Winners

Jon Rahm (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the Mutuactivos Open de Espana on the European PGA Tour. The 24 year old Spaniard and short odds favourite delighted the large home following by winning his national open for the second year running. Rahm easily saw off several compatriots and even with a bogey on his penultimate hole won by five shots from a fast finishing Rafa Cabrera Bello. Rahm was our top ranked player (by some margin!) and we had twelve of the top seventeen plus ties (12/22).

Kevin Na (ranked 34th by Golf Predictor) won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on the US PGA Tour. The 36 year old American put on an incredible display of putting to win in Las Vegas for the second time. Na holed a record setting just under 559 feet of putts (+14.262 strokes gained on the greens!), but still just pipped another former winner Patrick Cantlay in a play-off. Na was cruising to the win until a treble bogey on ten brought him back to the field, but he finally got the job done on the second extra hole. Our top ranked player, Brooks Koepka, yet again didn't perform at a regular event and missed the cut. Overall, we had only eight of the top eighteen plus ties (8/28), in a birdie fest where many of the lesser lights came to the fore.