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Saturday, 25 May 2013
Alejandro Canizares   (Getty Images)
Alejandro Canizares (Getty Images)

Improved conditions for Round 3 of the BMW PGA Championship produced 36 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 71.23. Alejandro Cañizares leads on -9 with Westwood, Manassero, Warren and Lowry following behind. We analyse their performances plus we round up the Genworth Statistics leaders.

Alejandro CAÑIZARES -9

Alejandro Cañizares converted six birdies against two bogeys on his way to a third round 68, and a one shot lead going into Sunday. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 30 year old golfer from Spain ranks 7th for Driving Accuracy (with 32/42 fairways) and 31st for Greens in Regulation (with 34/54 greens), but it is his putting that really stands out. Alejandro ranks 1st or 2nd in each of the putting categories and he seems to be performing better on the greens than any other player in the field.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.00 1
Driving Accuracy 76.2% 7
Driving Distance 267 yds 49
Greens in Reg 63.0% 31
Scrambles 70.0% 9
Sand Saves 66.7% 25
Putts per GIR 1.559 1
Putts per Round 26.0 2
1 Putts per Rnd 10.00 2
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.92 23
Par 4 Scoring 3.97 3
Par 5 Scoring 4.42 12
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 24
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 3
Pars per Rnd 11.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 8
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 59

Lee WESTWOOD -8

Lee Westwood converted one eagle and four birdies against just one bogey on his way to a superb third round 67. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 40 year old Englishman is performing very strongly from tee to green, ranking 13th for Driving Accuracy, 14th for Greens in Regulation and 7th for Scrambles (plus he ranks 8th for Par 5’s in 2). As a result of his consistency, Lee has dropped the fewest shots during the tournament so far (just five bogeys).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.33 2
Driving Accuracy 71.4% 13
Driving Distance 270 yds 39
Greens in Reg 68.5% 14
Scrambles 70.6% 7
Sand Saves 50.0% 49
Putts per GIR 1.757 37
Putts per Round 28.7 28
1 Putts per Rnd 6.67 41
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.83 14
Par 4 Scoring 4.10 15
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 3
Eagles per Rnd 0.33 5
Birdies per Rnd 3.67 29
Pars per Rnd 12.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.67 2
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 3 8

Matteo MANASSERO -7

Matteo Manassero converted four birdies against one bogey on his way to a 69 in the easier third round playing conditions. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 20 year old rising star from Italy ranks quite low down the field for the Driving statistics, but surely he cannot be missing the fairways by much because in contrast he ranks 1st for Greens in Regulation (with 41/54 greens hit). Note that Matteo also ranks 1st for Par 3 Scoring which confirms the quality of his iron approach play this week.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.67 3
Driving Accuracy 57.1% 52
Driving Distance 257 yds 66
Greens in Reg 75.9% 1
Scrambles 61.5% 25
Sand Saves 25.0% 58
Putts per GIR 1.756 36
Putts per Round 29.3 41
1 Putts per Rnd 6.00 59
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.58 1
Par 4 Scoring 4.10 15
Par 5 Scoring 4.58 33
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 24
Birdies per Rnd 4.33 10
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.33 1
Others per Rnd 0.33 24
Par 5's in 2 2 15

Marc WARREN -7

Marc Warren converted four birdies against two bogeys on his way to a third round score of 70. The 32 year old golfer from Scotland is driving the ball long off the tee and he is hitting a reasonable number of greens in regulation, but it is on and around the greens where Marc seems to be excelling. He ranks 5th for Scrambles, 6th for Putts per Round and 3rd for 1 Putts per Round.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.67 3
Driving Accuracy 50.0% 62
Driving Distance 283 yds 8
Greens in Reg 61.1% 37
Scrambles 71.4% 5
Sand Saves 83.3% 12
Putts per GIR 1.667 11
Putts per Round 27.0 6
1 Putts per Rnd 9.33 3
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 3
Par 4 Scoring 4.07 10
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 20
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 24
Birdies per Rnd 4.67 7
Pars per Rnd 11.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.33 13
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 15

Shane LOWRY -6

Shane Lowry converted four birdies against one bogey on his way to a third round 69, to sit three shots back with 18 holes to play. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 26 year old Irish talent is looking strong across the board with no real weaknesses. He is hitting it long and straight, averaging a good number of greens in regulation and his touch around the greens is excellent.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.00 5
Driving Accuracy 71.4% 13
Driving Distance 275 yds 27
Greens in Reg 64.8% 20
Scrambles 73.7% 3
Sand Saves 71.4% 19
Putts per GIR 1.714 22
Putts per Round 27.7 10
1 Putts per Rnd 9.00 5
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 39
Par 4 Scoring 4.10 15
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 3
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 24
Birdies per Rnd 4.67 7
Pars per Rnd 11.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 8
Others per Rnd 0.33 24
Par 5's in 2 2 15

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 69.00
    Alejandro CAÑIZARES.
  • Driving Accuracy: 85.7%
    Sergio GARCIA.
  • Driving Distance: 302 yards
    Nicolas COLSAERTS.
  • Greens in Regulation: 75.9%
    David DRYSDALE, Simon KHAN, Matteo MANASSERO.
  • Scrambles: 75.0%
    Anders HANSEN.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    8 players including Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ who saved 6/6.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.559
    Alejandro CAÑIZARES.
  • Putts per Round: 24.3
    Richard BLAND.
  • 1 Putts: 32
    Mikko ILONEN.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.58
    Matteo MANASSERO, Pablo FLEETWOOD.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.93
    Mark FOSTER, Edoardo MOLINARI.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.17
    Alvaro QUIROS, Oliver FISHER.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 6
    Martin KAYMER.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 4
    Richard BLAND, Peter LAWRIE.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 5 bogeys
    Pablo LARRAZÁBAL, Lee WESTWOOD.
  • Most 3 Putts: 5
    Anders HANSEN.
  • Most Eagles: 3
    Wenchong LIANG.
  • Most Birdies: 17
    Mikko ILONEN.
  • Most Pars: 41
    Paul MCGINLEY.
  • Most Bogeys: 14
    Wenchong LIANG.
  • Most Others: 3
    Alessandro TADINI, Ricardo SANTOS, Mikko ILONEN.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1MANASSERO, MatteoITA18-10
T2KHAN, SimonENG18-10
T2WARREN, MarcSCO18-10
T4JIMÉNEZ, Miguel AngelESP18-9
T4CAÑIZARES, AlejandroESP18-9
T6ELS, ErnieRSA18-8
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