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Wednesday, 06 February 2013
Charl Schwartzel   (Getty Images)
Charl Schwartzel (Getty Images)

This week the Genworth Stats Pack travels to South Africa for the 7th staging of the Joburg Open. Since its inception in 2007 the event has always been played at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club, which gives us the chance to dig into the past as well as analyse the 2013 early season form of the marquee players.

Charl SCHWARTZEL

This week Charl Schwartzel returns to compete on the European Tour following some well-earned time off. His early season Genworth Statistics below are heavily distorted having played just the once so far on the 2013 European Tour Calendar. Note that he is a two time champion of this event and knows the course like the back of his hand. The only question is following the lengthy break can Charl carry on where he left off in mid-December, when he won back to back tournaments by healthy margins?

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.00 1
Driving Accuracy 61.9% 27
Driving Distance 308 yds 1
Greens in Reg 83.3% 2
Scrambles 77.8% 2
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.600 1
Putts per Round 27.0 3
1 Putts per Rnd 6.33 35
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 1
Par 4 Scoring 3.80 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 1
Eagles per Rnd 0.25 6
Birdies per Rnd 6.25 1
Pars per Rnd 10.75 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.75 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5s in 2 25.0% -

Branden GRACE

Media attention is likely to be intense on Branden Grace this week, considering the Joburg Open kick started his rise to fame last year (it was the first of his four European Tour victories). But the defending champion actually arrives in excellent form with top 10 finishes in his last three events. He is putting very well and scoring heavily on the Par 5 holes.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.5 10
Driving Accuracy 47.3% 127
Driving Distance 294 yds 29
Greens in Reg 67.0% 91
Scrambles 65.3% 28
Sand Saves 58.3% 55
Putts per GIR 1.684 7
Putts per Round 27.9 10
1 Putts per Rnd 6.88 16
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.01 71
Par 4 Scoring 3.96 29
Par 5 Scoring 4.48 3
Eagles per Rnd 0.17 12
Birdies per Rnd 4.28 22
Pars per Rnd 11.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.78 25
Others per Rnd 0.28 76
Par 5s in 2 18.2% -

Richard STERNE

Richard Sterne has participated in every one of the Joburg Opens since they began back in 2007, and is a past champion from 2008. He is in superb form off the back of a 2nd place finish in Dubai last week where he accumulated 26 birdies (that’s 1 in every 2.8 holes). Looking at his Genworth Season Statistics he is ranking very high for Stroke Average, Putts per GIR, Par 4 Scoring, Par 5 Scoring, Eagles and Birdies.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.38 3
Driving Accuracy 55.4% 71
Driving Distance 294 yds 31
Greens in Reg 72.9% 37
Scrambles 56.4% 89
Sand Saves 77.8% 16
Putts per GIR 1.676 5
Putts per Round 28.3 16
1 Putts per Rnd 5.00 110
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 58
Par 4 Scoring 3.90 7
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 6
Eagles per Rnd 0.20 9
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 4
Pars per Rnd 10.30 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.30 61
Others per Rnd 0.20 51
Par 5s in 2 27.3% -

George COETZEE

George Coetzee currently ranks 6th on the Genworth Stroke Average rankings having played four events so far on the 2013 European Tour calendar, and he arrives off the back of a dramatic 2nd place finish in Qatar. George is an extremely long hitter which enables him to bully the Par 5 holes. Over the 50 Par 5 holes that he has played so far, he has converted 2 eagles and 26 birdies, ranking 6th for Par 5 Scoring.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.17 6
Driving Accuracy 48.8% 121
Driving Distance 300 yds 6
Greens in Reg 70.8% 52
Scrambles 71.4% 11
Sand Saves 78.9% 15
Putts per GIR 1.693 12
Putts per Round 27.8 9
1 Putts per Rnd 6.75 20
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.94 26
Par 4 Scoring 3.96 29
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 6
Eagles per Rnd 0.14 25
Birdies per Rnd 4.14 29
Pars per Rnd 12.07 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.36 2
Others per Rnd 0.29 78
Par 5s in 2 10.0% -

Steve WEBSTER

Steve Webster is in fantastic form. From five starts so far on the 2013 European Tour Calendar he has accumulated four top 10 finishes and ranks 8th on the Genworth Stroke Average rankings. His statistics suggest that his long game is the best on tour at the moment (with him ranking 1st for Greens in Regulation). We look for Steve to go well.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.44 8
Driving Accuracy 61.6% 31
Driving Distance 293 yds 36
Greens in Reg 83.7% 1
Scrambles 46.8% 128
Sand Saves 47.4% 98
Putts per GIR 1.739 48
Putts per Round 30.6 117
1 Putts per Rnd 5.06 105
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.95 33
Par 4 Scoring 3.89 6
Par 5 Scoring 4.64 36
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 70
Birdies per Rnd 4.78 9
Pars per Rnd 11.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.72 21
Others per Rnd 0.17 34
Par 5s in 2 9.1% -

Ricardo SANTOS

Ricardo Santos has enjoyed a very lucrative Middle East Swing, having accumulated nearly €167,000 from the three events. His early season Genworth Statistics are highlighting a very solid all round game, with good Greens in Regulation, an imaginative short game and steady putting. Ricardo is competing in the Joburg Open for the 2nd time (last year he missed the cut).

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.88 18
Driving Accuracy 51.3% 108
Driving Distance 291 yds 42
Greens in Reg 74.0% 29
Scrambles 61.3% 52
Sand Saves 82.4% 9
Putts per GIR 1.718 27
Putts per Round 29.0 46
1 Putts per Rnd 6.06 51
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.89 13
Par 4 Scoring 4.00 57
Par 5 Scoring 4.58 16
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 70
Birdies per Rnd 4.75 10
Pars per Rnd 11.13 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.69 17
Others per Rnd 0.44 110
Par 5s in 2 10.9% -

Garth MULROY

Garth Mulroy competes in the Joburg Open for the 6th time. He has a tremendous record over the course with two previous 2nd place finishes. He has started the 2013 season steadily and ranks high in each of the Genworth Putting Statistics rankings. As a player that tends to perform well at certain venues Garth Mulroy should not be overlooked.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.13 25
Driving Accuracy 56.3% 65
Driving Distance 295 yds 24
Greens in Reg 70.5% 60
Scrambles 54.1% 99
Sand Saves 30.8% 131
Putts per GIR 1.685 8
Putts per Round 28.8 32
1 Putts per Rnd 7.44 4
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 58
Par 4 Scoring 3.95 24
Par 5 Scoring 4.64 36
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 70
Birdies per Rnd 4.56 13
Pars per Rnd 10.89 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.39 71
Others per Rnd 0.17 34
Par 5s in 2 12.1% -

Danny WILLETT

Danny Willett returns to compete in the Joburg Open for the 5th consecutive time, with previous finishes of tied 4th in 2009, tied 4th in 2010, tied 33rd in 2011 and tied 14th in 2012. His early season form has been pretty steady, ranking 31st for the Genworth Stroke Average ranking and 33rd for the Genworth Greens in Regulation ranking. A little spark may be all that is needed to contend this week.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.29 31
Driving Accuracy 53.8% 88
Driving Distance 294 yds 30
Greens in Reg 73.1% 33
Scrambles 58.7% 71
Sand Saves 40.0% 118
Putts per GIR 1.754 67
Putts per Round 29.8 93
1 Putts per Rnd 6.54 28
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.96 38
Par 4 Scoring 3.97 35
Par 5 Scoring 4.68 49
Eagles per Rnd 0.14 25
Birdies per Rnd 4.00 36
Pars per Rnd 11.64 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.86 31
Others per Rnd 0.36 93
Par 5s in 2 13.5% -

Robert ROCK

Robert Rock brings steady early season form into the Joburg Open, an event that he has participated in four times previously (with a best of tied 9th last year). Looking at his Genworth Season Statistics he ranks 3rd for Par 5 Scoring with a 4.48 average. From a total of 52 Par 5 holes, he has converted 2 eagles and 29 birdies (that’s a superb 55.8% birdie conversion rate).

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.69 47
Driving Accuracy 56.5% 63
Driving Distance 289 yds 52
Greens in Reg 69.9% 65
Scrambles 49.2% 121
Sand Saves 50.0% 84
Putts per GIR 1.689 11
Putts per Round 29.0 46
1 Putts per Rnd 6.00 56
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.04 92
Par 4 Scoring 4.06 105
Par 5 Scoring 4.48 3
Eagles per Rnd 0.23 8
Birdies per Rnd 4.62 12
Pars per Rnd 9.77 -
Bogeys per Rnd 3.00 121
Others per Rnd 0.38 95
Par 5s in 2 21.2% -

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1STERNE, RichardRSA18-27
2SCHWARTZEL, CharlRSA18-20
T3SANTOS, RicardoPOR18-19
T3COETZEE, GeorgeRSA18-19
T3AGUILAR, FelipeCHI18-19
T6HORNE, KeithRSA18-18
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