The week that was - Review 
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PGA Tour

Danny Lee has faded with a final round 75 to finish in a tie for 64th place at the Houston Open. Meanwhile, Ian Poulter edged out Beau Hossler in the first hole of sudden death playoff to win the trophy, and also book himself a spot in the field at Augusta this week.


Lydia Ko has posted a final round 4 under par 68 to climb the leaderboard and sneak into a top 20 finish in the first major of the year. After a 3 way playoff which lasted 8 holes and had to be completed on Monday morning, Pernilla Lindberg outlasted Inbee Park to make the ANA Inspiration major championship her first LPGA Tour win.

CGA China Tour

Following a 10th place finish last week, Luke Toomey has put in another great performance to narrowly miss his first win at the Bo Ao Open in China. Rounds of 67 66 66 68, (with only 1 bogey for the week if you don’t mind!!) and a total of 21 under par, saw Toomey 2 shots behind winner Charlie Saxon. Also a solid week for Matt Perry, 12 under par and a tie for 14th. Hayden Beard was the only other Kiwi to play the weekend, 3 under tied 51st, while Fraser Wilkin, Shane Kuiti and Kieren Muir all missed the cut.

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Jennian Homes Charles Tour – Barfoot and Thompson Akarana Open

Obviously it’s Masters week, aka the greatest week in golf… But while we don’t have any Kiwis to cheer for at Augusta, there will be plenty of our top players in action in the season opening Barfoot and Thompson Akarana Open.

Mike Hendry and Josh Geary will headline the field as they sharpen their games for upcoming assaults on the Japan and European Tours. Joining them will be likes of Gareth Paddison, Harry Bateman, Mark Brown and Ryan Chisnall, so as usual there should be some super low scoring on the Akarana Course.

Australasian Legends Tour

Martin Pettigrew and Peter Hayes line up at the lucrative David Mercer Senior Classic at the Killara Golf Club in NSW.

The Masters

We are really looing forward to this one, Tiger is back and in great form and he is not along, Phil Mickleson is back to his best and a proven performer at Augusta as is Bubba Watson who won a couple of weeks ago, Jordan Spieth is looking like he is about to peak at the right time, look out for Rory McIlroy and Jason Day who are both fired up for this week, and the current world number one Dustin Johnson cannot be counted out, nor can last years form player Justin Thomas. We have not even mentioned the defending champion Sergio Garcia who will be determined to defend his green jacket.

Keep you eye out for last weeks winner Ian Poulter and our roughie – The big Aussie Marc Leishman. We also like the look of the big hitting Spaniard Jon Rahm and Englishman Justin Rose, this is going to be a great week of golf and if you can not be there follow the action at 

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