The Golf Thread (III)

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Post by tricycle on Mon 19 Jun 2017, 02:29

Seven straight first time major champions for the first time ever. The big x group of players definitely not materialising.

Matsuyama will move to number 2 while Koepka is to be world number 10 in the rankings

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Post by skully on Mon 19 Jun 2017, 02:35

Well done to Neville Kafka. Nice to see an unheralded player take out another big one.
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Post by Fred Nerk on Mon 19 Jun 2017, 06:18

Not a complete Neville (ie I had heard of him, unlike frinst Butch or the Mac).....somebody said he was the 7th maiden major winner on the trot. Played four good rounds and was a clear and worthy winner.

(Are there stats on which maje has coughed up the most one-slam winners? My instinct says it would be this one or the PGA)

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Post by tricycle on Mon 19 Jun 2017, 07:48

Yes, he's been a bloody solid player for a few years. Got to the ET by winning three tournaments on the challenge tour in one season. Such players usually go on to good things. He won a final series event (Turkish airlines Open) on the ET in his debut season there, and been top 5 in the past 2 PGA championships. That's not mentioning, while Reed stole the spotlight in the Ryder cup, Koepka was one of the USA's best players.

As for the point about one time winners. Just had a look through; the US  Open and USPGA are more prone to one time winners and unique winners. This is a bit skewed by the Open having a very thin field till the 70s, and the Masters being played on only one course.

Since Tiger Woods' last major in the 2008 US open, they've all been first time winners there.

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