2018 Season Wrap

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Ian started hot by winning the B’n’D, then got another couple results to claim 2018 Player of the Year by a whisker from Leroy.

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.

World Ranking

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.

Majors

Three different winners this year:

Ian – Bash’n’Dash. Cravo – MM. Tim J – Bougle.  

Bash’n’Dash

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.

MM

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.

Lost Bougle

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.

Best Scores 

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!

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End of year combined GWT and PGA World Rankings

  1. Basil 10.53
  2. Brooks Koepka 10.35
  3. DJ 9.86
  4. Justin Rose 9.65
  5. Cravo 9.08
  6. Justin Thomas 9.04
  7. Rory 7.01
  8. Leroy 6.86
  9. Franceso Molinari 6.78
  10. Bryson DeChambeau 6.76

Other Gents:

12. Ian 6.53        37. Felix 3.31            1099. Gaz 0.0

*Tim J not ranked

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