So far this year, the majority of tournaments have been won by the
player who was leader or co-leader at the start of the final round and virtually all
playoffs have been settled on the first hole of sudden death. This week we have seen the
Stewart Cink started the final day nine shots behind the leader in the
MCI Heritage and went on to win in a playoff which took five holes to decide. Tom Jenkins
came from behind and won by 5 strokes on the Champions Tour. Christie Kerr (LPGA) lost her
4 stroke lead but managed to come back and win a 7 hole playoff. The only event which
followed this year's trends was the Open de Sevilla on the European Tour which was won
outright by overnight leader Ricardo Gonzalez.
All this certainly made great viewing and we have reports and photos so
that you can catch up on any of the action you may have missed, along with the latest
facts and figures updated after the events.
The European Tour is coming to the Canary Islands this week, to the
island of Fuerteventura, not Tenerife where I live unfortunately, but I'm going to try and
get across there at the weekend which may delay publication next week but not by more than
a day. Hopefully it will be worth it, I might even get an interview with double Masters
winner José Maria Olazábal who will be trying to win his first Spanish Open.
That's it for now. Don't forget, if there is anything you would like us
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