GWT Player of the Year
This was super tight, and came down to a two way battle at Barny on the last day of the Bougle between Ian and Leroy. Ian smoked holes 19-24 to grab 3rd place at the Bougle and Player of the Year! His first POTY title, and indeed the first non-Basil/Leroy winner.
Basil predicted the World Number One would change hands this year, and it did, for a grand total of 2 weeks. Cravo snagged it for the first time ever, and immediately coughed it straight up (or should we say spewed it up? haha). Natural order restored – Bas back on top and edging closer to Tiger’s all time Weeks at Number One record…
GWT Rookie of the Year
Darvy recorded a creditable tied 4th at the BnD then exited the tour with a Tiger-style back injury. Tim J came on and ran 6th at the Matchplay Masters, before smashing it by winning the Bougle. Tim is your Rookie of the Year.
Three different winners this year:
Ian – Bash’n’Dash. Cravo – MM. Tim J – Bougle.
The Ian and Leroy show, with both players shooting their best scores ever. Ian won with a record-breaking 41 stableford points, proving that Basil can be beaten at his old home course.
A Felix handicap declaration after the playoffs put both Leighs into the Final. All Square on the 18th tee. Cravo won a classic with a 5m clutch par putt for a 1up result. Also snared his personal Grand Slam.
Another titanic battle that went to the 54th hole and a clutch putt to win it – with Basil claiming his 7th bridesmaid in 9 starts and Rookie of the Year Tim winning the Bougle at his first try. Epic.
Felix obliterated Tea Tree GC, with a 77 (+7) off the stick, for his new best score. Tim J tamed Llanherne with a 96 (+24) to lower his PB as well. Hot golf boys!
End of year combined GWT and PGA World Rankings
- Basil 10.53
- Brooks Koepka 10.35
- DJ 9.86
- Justin Rose 9.65
- Cravo 9.08
- Justin Thomas 9.04
- Rory 7.01
- Leroy 6.86
- Franceso Molinari 6.78
- Bryson DeChambeau 6.76
12. Ian 6.53 37. Felix 3.31 1099. Gaz 0.0
*Tim J not ranked