Feb 26, 2007

Stenson Wins Accenture Match Play- Funk Wins In Mexico

Henrik Stenson was pretty impressive Sunday hell he was pretty impressive all week. After playing 120 holes in five days in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Stenson's all around game was just amazing. In the finals that featured five lead changes and countless mood shifts,Stenson made back-to-back birdies for a 2 & 1 victory.
Stenson Road to Victory
Round 1 def. Zach Johnson, 1-up
Round 2 def. K.J. Choi, 2-up
Round 3 def. Aaron Baddeley, 4&3
Quarter Final def. Nick OHern, 1-up
Semi-Final def. Trevor Immelman, 3&2
Final def. Geoff Ogilvy, 2&1

Stenson move to No. 5 in the world, taking his place among the elite, the highest ranking ever by a Swede, Jesper Parnevik was ranked #7 a few years back. He earned $1.35 million to move atop the PGA European Tour Order of Merit. Pretty impressive week. I had Stenson in my Ottawa Golf Fantasy League so that help vault me to #1 with another top 10 week.

In Mexico Fred Funk won the Mayakoba Golf Classic on the second hole of a playoff with Jose Coceres. Funk becomes the second man to win a PGA Tour event after winning on the Champions Tour(Craig Stadler was the other). Funk earned $630,000 for his eighth career PGA Tour victory.

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