Mayakoba Golf Classic
1. (-20, 264) Brendon Todd (Odds: 100/1)
2. (-19, 265) Carlos Ortiz (Odds: 70/1)
2. (-19, 265) Adam Long (Odds: 125/1)
2. (-19, 265) Vaughn Taylor (Odds: 125/1)
5. (-17, 267) Harris English (Odds: 50/1)
Notes: Back-to-back victories for Brendon Todd! Not a sentence I thought I'd write! English was a popular pick amongst gamers/bettors but, overall, an unlikely leaderboard.
Fate of the favorites
Notes: Horschel performed well and Kuchar jumped into the top 15 with a closing 62 but Finau and Hovland were flops.
Nedbank Golf Challenge
1. (-12, 276) Tommy Fleetwood (Odds: 12/1)
2. (-12, 276) Marcus Kinhult (Odds: 60/1)
3. (-8, 280) Thomas Detry (Odds: 50/1)
3. (-8, 280) Jason Scrivener (Odds: 90/1)
3. (-8, 280) Bernd Wiesberger (Odds: 28/1)
Notes: In the end, Fleetwood edged out Kinhult in a playoff but no-one could have predicted that outcome earlier in the day. The Englishman started the final 18 six back but made three eagles in his closing 65 to secure a fifth European Tour win and jump to second in the Race to Dubai. Louis Oosthuizen looked to be on course for a home win but came home in 40 to drop to tied sixth.
Fate of the favorites
Notes: Fitzpatrick plugged away all week and joined Oosthuizen and Fleetwood in the top ten while Stenson was never really near the leaderboard although did manage to finish tied 17th.
Coming up this week…
The RSM Classic
Location: Sea Island GC, Georgia. The Seaside Course (7,005 yards, par 70) stages three of the four laps while golfers play one of their first two rounds at the newly-designed Plantation Course.
Notes: The final event of the fall portion of the 2019/20 season. And it's been a good one for those looking for a first win at this level.
Past winners at Mayakoba
2018/19 (-19, 263) Charles Howell III – 3rd PGA TOUR win
2017/18 (-21, 261) Austin Cook – 1st PGA TOUR win
2016/17 (-17, 265) Mackenzie Hughes – 1st PGA TOUR win
2015/16 (-22, 260) Kevin Kisner – 1st PGA TOUR win
2014/15 (-14, 266) Robert Streb – 1st PGA TOUR win
DP World Tour Championship
Location: Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE. 7,677 yards, par 72.
Notes: So here we are then, the final event of the season with 12,000 Race to Dubai points up for grabs (that's more than WGCs). It was first played here in 2009 and this is the 11th edition. Bernd Wiesberger leads the standings but there are plenty still in it.
Who’s playing? The top 50 on the Race to Dubai qualify. Current top 10: Bernd Wiesberger, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Shane Lowry, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Rory McIlroy, Matt Wallace, Tyrrell Hatton, Louis Oosthuizen, Erik van Rooyen.
Past winners of the DP World Tour Championship
2018 (-18, 270) Danny Willett – 6th European Tour win
2017 (-19, 269) Jon Rahm – 2nd European Tour win
2016 (-17, 271) Matthew Fitzpatrick – 3rd European Tour win
2015 (-21, 267) Rory McIlroy – 12th European Tour win
2014 (-16, 272) Henrik Stenson – 9th European Tour win
Notes: The cream always seems to rise to the top in this event and that continued when Masters champion Willett lifted the trophy last year. It's a long course but scoring is low.