The RSM Classic
1. (-19, 263) Tyler Duncan (Odds: 150/1)
2. (-19, 263) Webb Simpson (Odds: 8/1)
3. (-18, 265) Sebastian Munoz (Odds: 110/1)
4. (-16, 265) Brendon Todd (Odds: 40/1)
5. (-15, 267) Henrik Norlander (Odds: 200/1)
5. (-15, 267) Scottie Scheffler (Odds: 30/1)
5. (-15, 267) Kyoung-Hoon Lee (Odds: 200/1)
Notes: Todd's bid to become the first player to win three straight PGA TOUR events since Tiger Woods in 2006 was very much on after the rejuvenated 34-year-old took a two-shot lead into the final round but the magic finally wore off as he stumbled to a 2-over 72. Simpson looked as if he'd be the one to cash in but Duncan came through with a birdie at the second extra hole to secure his first PGA TOUR win, aged 30.
Fate of the favorites
Notes: Feast or famine. You'd have got long odds on all of Horschel, Kuchar and Howell missing the cut but the American trio all failed to make it to the weekend. By contrast, Simpson made the playoff.
DP World Tour Championship
1. (-19, 269) Jon Rahm (Odds: 13/2)
2. (-18, 270) Tommy Fleetwood (Odds: 16/1)
3. (-17, 271) Mike Lorenzo-Vera (Odds: 100/1)
4. (-12, 276) Rory McIlroy (Odds: 4/1)
5. (-11, 277) Danny Willett (Odds: 40/1)
Notes: A golden week for Rahm, whose victory also saw him win the Race to Dubai and become just the second Spaniard after Seve to be crowned European No. 1. Had Rahm not produced a winning birdie at 18, Fleetwood would have captured both titles (worth a combined $5m) if he'd come through a playoff. Lorenzo-Vera gave his 100/1 backers a great run while Rory fell away in the final round.
Fate of the favorites
Notes: The betting market proved an excellent guide with the top three in the betting all finishing in the top four. Reed never really got going.
Coming up this week…
Alfred Dunhill Championship
Location: Leopard Creek, Malelane, South Africa. 7,249 yards, par 72.
Notes: And straight away we're back into the action with the first event of the 2020 schedule. The following week's Hong Kong Open has been cancelled due to social unrest in the region although we do still have European Tour action next week via the Mauritius Open.
Who’s playing? It's actually a decent field. Erik van Rooyen, Charl Schwartzel, Justin Harding, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Branden Grace, George Coetzee, Brandon Stone, Eddie Pepperell, Ross Fisher, Ernie Els, Alexander Bjork
Not to be confused with: The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.... as one high-profile U.S. website did last year.
Past winners of the Alfred Dunhill Championship
2018 (-14, 274) David Lipsky – 2nd European Tour win
2017 No tournament
2016 (-21, 267) Brandon Stone – 2nd European Tour win
2015 (-15, 273) Charl Schwartzel – 10th European Tour win
2014 (-20, 268) Branden Grace – 5th European Tour win
2013 (-17, 271) Charl Schwartzel – 9th European Tour win
Notes: Lipsky ended a run of six straight South African victories at Leopard Creek when scoring a two-shot win last year. Schwartzel is a four-time winner there.