Sunday, 05 May 2013
Brett Rumford   (Getty Images)
Brett Rumford (Getty Images)

At the finish of this week's event all talk is of course about Brett Rumford’s incredible back to back victories, so we thought we would analyse not only Brett’s Volvo China Open win but also his combined performance over the last two weeks. We also round up the final Genworth Statistics leaders for the Volvo China Open.


Brett Rumford converted six birdies against two bogeys on his way to a final round 68 for back to back victories. Looking at his Genworth Tournament Statistics, the much liked 35 year old Australian golfer did not rank that strongly for the long game categories, but his short game and putting was extraordinary. He ranked 1st for Scrambles (24/28 up and downs for Par), 1st for Putts per GIR (1.568 average), 1st for Putts per Round (100 putts in total) and 1st for 1 Putts per Round (42 single putts). Brett also converted 20 birdies in total over the week (only Pablo Larrazábal converted more with 21) and he dropped fewer shots than any other player in the field.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 1
Driving Accuracy 75.0% 30
Driving Distance 295 yds 31
Greens in Reg 61.1% 57
Scrambles 85.7% 1
Sand Saves 60.0% 15
Putts per GIR 1.568 1
Putts per Round 25.0 1
1 Putts per Rnd 10.50 1
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.88 4
Par 4 Scoring 3.85 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 1
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 11
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 2
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 1
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 15

Below we have combined Brett Rumford’s Genworth Statistics over the two winning weeks (Korea and China) and ranked them against the other 69 players that also competed in both events. Looking at Brett's long game, he ranks down in 49th for Driving Accuracy and 64th for Greens in Regulation, meaning only six players averaged fewer greens over the two weeks (not great to be fair). But as we get closer to the green things start to improve, with Brett Scrambling a superb 41/55 times, although he only managed 8/16 for Sand Saves. Moving onto the greens Brett used the putter on only 205 occasions over the 144 holes and astonishingly he single putted 78 times (that’s 17 better than next best Grégory Havret). Looking at his overall scoring, Brett converted 45 birdies (9 more than any other player) and his combined total of -27 is 11 shots better than next best Pablo Larrazábal. Simply put, we may have witnessed the best short game and putting display ever on the European Tour.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.63 1
Driving Accuracy 62.5% 49
Driving Distance 289 yds 28
Greens in Reg 61.8% 64
Scrambles 74.5% 1
Sand Saves 50.0% 32
Putts per GIR 1.562 1
Putts per Round 25.6 1
1 Putts per Rnd 9.75 1
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.94 8
Par 4 Scoring 3.86 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.56 2
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 22
Birdies per Rnd 5.63 1
Pars per Rnd 10.38 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.75 5
Others per Rnd 0.25 19
Par 5's in 2 1 32

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders - Volvo China Open

  • Stroke Average: 68.00
    Brett RUMFORD.
  • Driving Accuracy: 85.7%
    Paul WARING, Sang-hyun PARK, Richie RAMSAY, Terry PILKADARIS.
  • Driving Distance: 311 yards
    Kiradech APHIBARNRAT, Gaganjeet BHULLAR.
  • Greens in Regulation: 91.7%
    Victor DUBUISSON.
  • Scrambles: 85.7%
    Brett RUMFORD.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    Richard BLAND, Robert-Jan DERKSEN.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.568
    Brett RUMFORD.
  • Putts per Round: 25.0
    Brett RUMFORD.
  • 1 Putts: 42
    Brett RUMFORD.

Other interesting statistics - Volvo China Open

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.75
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.80
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.50
    Brett RUMFORD, Joost LUITEN, Byeong-hun AN.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 4
    Kiradech APHIBARNRAT.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 2
    9 players.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 4 Bogeys
    Brett RUMFORD.
  • Most 3 Putts: 8
    Soren HANSEN.
  • Most Eagles: 1
    10 players.
  • Most Birdies: 21
  • Most Pars: 54
    Felipe AGUILAR, Damien MCGRANE.
  • Most Bogeys: 16
    Edoardo MOLINARI.
  • Most Others: 5
    Wen-yi HUANG, Scott JAMIESON, Joel SJÖHOLM.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1RUMFORD, BrettAUS18-16
2ILONEN, MikkoFIN18-12
3DUBUISSON, VictorFRA18-11
4DERKSEN, Robert-JanNED18-10
T5SANTOS, RicardoPOR18-9
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