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Weekly Winners: Gary Player Tweet Edition

Gary Player has a classy tradition of sending a congratulatory tweet to the winners of the weekly pro tour events. And because we close out each week with a quick rundown of the winners, we thought it would be kind of neat to include the all-time great’s congratulatory messages with the content.

And what better time to start archiving Mr. Player’s tweets than the week of the Masters.

POULTER WINS HOUSTON OPEN

Ian Poulter shot a final-round 5-under 67 on Sunday at the Golf Club of Houston and then beat Beau Hossler with a par on the first playoff hole to capture the 2018 Houston Open.

Tour: PGA Tour
Event: Houston Open
Winner: Ian Poulter
Scores: 73-64-65-67 (-19)
Earnings: $1.2m
STATS
Driving: 280.8
Fairways: 80.4% (45/56)
Greens: 83.3% (60/72)
Putts Per GIR: 1.700
Scores: 23 Birdies, 45 Pars, 4 Bogeys


SAM BURNS CAPTURES MAIDEN PRO TITLE

Sam Burns posted his third straight 65, highlighted by a hat trick of birdies on Nos. 16, 17, and 18 to capture the 2018 Savannah Golf Championship. In just three starts on the Web.com Tour, the former LSU star has a win and a runner-up to go along with a T20. Additionally, in five starts on the PGA Tour, Burns owns three top 20s (20, 8, 12).

Tour: Web.com Tour
Event: Savannah Golf Championship
Winner: Sam Burns
Scoring: 72-65-65-65 (-21)
Earnings: $99k
STATS
Driving: 300.0
Fairways: 82.1% (46/56)
Greens: 81.9% (59/72)
Putts Per GIR: 1.678
To-Par: 1 Eagle, 24 Birdies, 42 Pars, 5 Bogeys


LINDBERG GUTS OUT WIN AT ANA INSPIRATION

The leader after each of the first three rounds, Pernilla Lindberg shot a final-round 71 on Sunday, highlighted by a birdie on the 72nd hole, to reach 15-under par and join Inbee Park and Jennifer Song in a playoff. On the eighth sudden-death hole (No. 10), stretching into Monday, Lindberg broke the ice with a 30-foot birdie to claim victory over the legendary Park, and capture the ANA Inspiration – her first career victory of any kind as a pro.

Tour: LPGA Tour
Event: ANA Inspiration
Winner: Pernilla Lindberg
Scores: 65-67-70-71 (-15)
Earnings: $420k
STATS
Driving: 258.13
Fairways: 57.1% (32/56)
Greens: 70.8% (51/72)
Putts Per GIR: 1.65
To-Par: 19 Birdies, 49 Pars, 4 Bogeys


Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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