2009 European Tour: Season Ending "Race to Dubai"

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Portugal Masters

Postby ajay » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:13 pm

I didn't realized that we didn't make a single post about Portugal Masters in this thread :frown:
Jyoti once again missed the cut by one stroke :-( Is this becoming some mental problem. It show that he is lacking confidence in himself. I hope he bounces back soon. Next week he'll be playing in Asia. I don't know how he can afford to play in Asia when his 2010 card is not yet confirmed. May be prior commitment. Jyoti is currently 115th in the money list and only top 115 (or 116 ?) retain their card for next year.

On the other hand, some good news from Shiv as he did make the cut and earned some money that he needs so badly to keep his European card. He is now 117th in the money list.

45 KAPUR Shiv IND -9 69 70 71 69 279 € 14400.00
70 RANDHAWA Jyoti IND -3 71 70 141

Incidentally, Shiv Kapur has finished 116th two time in last 3 years to be the last person to earn the next year card. He was 116th in 2006 and then 2008. Currently it seems it will be top 115 who will retain their card. The current "Race to Dubai" (i.e. Moneylist) for the players in the buuble is:

111 Pablo MARTIN ESP 29 €245,294
112 François DELAMONTAGNE FRA 26 €244,191
113 Kenneth FERRIE ENG 24 €243,764
114 Seve BENSON ENG 26 €239,473
115 Jyoti RANDHAWA IND 23 €239,010
116 Boo WEEKLEY USA 9 €235,343
117 Shiv KAPUR IND 27 €232,652
118 Mark BROWN NZL 27 €231,767
119 Gary MURPHY IRL 31 €225,924
120 Trevor IMMELMAN RSA 10 €225,880

Both Jyoti and Shiv need one good performance to secure their card. hopefully they'll get it soon.

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Re: 2009 European Tour: CASTELLÓ MASTERS Costa Azahar

Postby Prem » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:36 pm

Shiv Kapur is the only one playing this week on the EPGA Tour and is desparate to make some money to retain his card.
Hope he makes some this week and secures his card.
Jyoti is also on the bubble but has decided to play in Asia ahead of next week's big prize money event in Singapore.
:goodluck: to both for retaining their cards......

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Madrid Masters

Postby ajay » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:56 pm

He has finished the front 9 and after 9 holes Shiv is -2 and T20. So far a decent start. :goodluck:

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Madrid Masters

Postby Prem » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:56 am

ajay wrote:He has finished the front 9 and after 9 holes Shiv is -2 and T20. So far a decent start. :goodluck:


He finished his first round on day 2 at -4.
Tied 11th for now and he needs a good 2nd round to build on this.
Just teed off for his 2nd round and is even par after 1 hole.

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Madrid Masters

Postby Prem » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:04 pm

Shiv had excellent round of 65 on day 2 and he is -10 after 2 rounds. :notworthy:
Leaders are at -12 and Shiv is currently 3rd on his own.
Some of the players are still playing but Shiv shold finish in top 5 or 10 for sure.
Fingers crossed for the weekend.. :goodluck: as the playing priviledges for 2010 is at stake.

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Madrid Masters

Postby ajay » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:45 pm

Excellent job! :bounce: I like it. :clap:
Yes! Fingers crossed. He need to make it count this time. C'mon Shiv! :goodluck:

He is T4 now. There are two players tied with him who are near him and still playing. Both are left with 5 holes to play and therefore have a chance to pass him in the 2nd round. So at the end of the day he could be anywhere from T4 to T6. He remains 2 strokes behind the leader and one stroke behind Sergio Garcia.

Update: The other two players played one more hole before the round was suspended. So Shiv stays at T4 for the night.

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Madrid Masters

Postby usaindian » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:12 am

shiv finished tied for 18th and moved up 7 spots in race to dubai rankings

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Race to Dubai

Postby ajay » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:45 pm

Positions for Race to Dubai

39 Jeev Milkha SINGH IND 18 €664,004
111 Shiv KAPUR IND 28 €261,452
115 Last direct 2010 Card €244,191
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118 Jyoti RANDHAWA IND 23 €239,010
197 S S P CHOWRASIA IND 20 €60,685

SSP and Jeev already have a card based on a tour victory. Shiv is €17,000 clear of last man to qualify for 2010. Bur he needs to build some margin to be safe. Jyoti badly needs a good performance to get into top 115

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Volvo World MatchPlay & Singapore Open

Postby ajay » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:33 am

This week Jeev is playing a prestigious Volvo World Match play in a group of 16 top notch players. The 16 players are divided into 4 groups. Jeev is in group D and he must win his group to move to semifinal

GROUP D
SEED PLAYER OWGR
2 Lee WESTWOOD 5
7 Camilo VILLEGAS 18
10 Ross FISHER 26
15 Jeev Milkha SINGH 54

Jeev's first match is against Lee Westwood on Thursday. Goodluck Jeev!

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Race to Dubai

Postby Prem » Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:22 pm

ajay wrote:Positions for Race to Dubai

39 Jeev Milkha SINGH IND 18 €664,004
111 Shiv KAPUR IND 28 €261,452
115 Last direct 2010 Card €244,191
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118 Jyoti RANDHAWA IND 23 €239,010
197 S S P CHOWRASIA IND 20 €60,685

SSP and Jeev already have a card based on a tour victory. Shiv is €17,000 clear of last man to qualify for 2010. Bur he needs to build some margin to be safe. Jyoti badly needs a good performance to get into top 115


Ajay,

I think Shiv is safe as 5-6 players drop out of the ranking process, not having played the minimum quota of events on the Tour. So he should be about 105 now with 3 events to go. If he makes cut in any of these events, it will guarantee his card. Jyoti is the one on the bubble and surely needs a good showing in the next couple of events to make sure.
Good luck for morrow.

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Volvo World MatchPlay & Singapore Open

Postby ajay » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:34 pm

Jyoti made a good start in his quest to retain the European card as he finished his round in red. But not everyone could finish the round and the play was suspended for the day. Currently, Jyoti is T7 with a -2 round, however, by the end of the round tomorrow, he may as well be out of top 10.
Muniyappa, Shiv Kapur have started the round one well and hopefully they will keep it up in the remaining holes. Bhullar was again little disappointing as he is +2 after 10 holes. I hope he picks up few birdies on his way to round 1 completion.

The leader is Ian Poulter with -5, followed by Ernie Els(-4). Mickelson is tied with Jyoti at -2. Here are the scores at the end of day one:

T7 RANDHAWA, Jyoti * -2 18 69
T15 GHEI, Gaurav -1 6 --
T29 KAPUR, Shiv Par 13 --
T29 MUNIYAPPA, C Par 7 --
T52 SINGH, Digvijay 1 18 72
T74 BHULLAR, Gaganjeet 2 10 --
T74 CHOPRA, Daniel 2 8 --
T138 CHOWRASIA, S S P 5 18 76

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Volvo World MatchPlay & Singapore Open

Postby ajay » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:18 pm

Jeev has made an excellent start in his match against Lee Westwood. Jeev was 5 up in seven holes :bounce: and he has maintained the difference since then up to hole 10. If he keeps his 5up lead, it should be over in another 5 hoes.

Westwood
4 3 6 4 5 4 5 5 4 3 5
Singh
3 3 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 5
1up 1up 2up 3up 4up 4up 5up 5up 5up 5up 5up

Update: Well, I was wrong in saying that thee match will get over in another 5 hoes, as in this format they have to play all 18 holes even if you win it earlier. The total no of holes victory is used to break the tie.

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Volvo World MatchPlay & Singapore Open

Postby ajay » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:02 pm

Jeev upsets World #5 and 2nd seed Lee Westwood with 6up victory - the biggest margin of victory so far in this tournament. :bounce:

The two other players in his group are engaged in a tight battle as Ross Fisher is 1UP against Camilo Villegas after 15 holes.

Jeev gets two points from this match. Tomorrow he plays first against Villegas in the morning and than against Fisher. If tomorrow morning Jeev beats Villegas and Lee beats Fisher, Jeev will most likely (not 100%) be thru to semifinal.

Fisher won by 2. Now if Fisher wins against Lee in the morning, irrespective of Jeev-Villegas outcome Jeev will need to win against Fisher in the evening match.

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Volvo World MatchPlay & Singapore Open

Postby Prem » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:10 pm

Super stuff from Jeev :notworthy: woohoo :dance:
Beats Lee Westwood by 6 holes.
Jeev didnt lose a single hole out of the 18 played and thats commendable against world no. 5 and current European OOM no. 1. :bounce:
But Jeev plays 2 matches tomorrow and will have to win atleast 1 and hope the other results go his way.
Else, he can win both and crash into the semis.

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Re: 2009 European Tour: Volvo World MatchPlay & Singapore Open

Postby vidhyashankar » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:12 pm

Thanks ajay for the update...was waiting to catch up on the scores after 13 holes when Jeev was 5up...

Good Start by Jeev and the big victory margin in this new format helps tooo... :goodluck:


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