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Sunday, 23 June 2013
Ernie Els  (Getty Images)
Ernie Els (Getty Images)

Round 4 of the BMW International Open produced 47 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 70.69. Ernie Els emerged victorious with Thomas Björn coming in second, then Levy, Wiesberger, Kaymer and Noren finishing as the other closest challengers. We analyse their performances plus we round up the final Genworth Statistics leaders.

Ernie ELS -18

Ernie Els held the field at bay to secure a wire to wire victory and the 28th European Tour title of his career. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 43 year old South African did not rank very high rank for Driving Accuracy but he produced some imperious approach play, hitting 64/72 Greens in Regulation as well as 7 of the Par 5 Greens in sub-regulation two shots (the best by quite some margin). What can we say about the four-time Major Champion? He is a class act.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.50 1
Driving Accuracy 55.4% 50
Driving Distance 296 yds 22
Greens in Reg 88.9% 1
Scrambles 62.5% 19
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.781 50
Putts per Round 31.0 62
1 Putts per Rnd 5.50 55
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 4
Par 4 Scoring 3.95 27
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 5
Eagles per Rnd 0.25 14
Birdies per Rnd 5.50 9
Pars per Rnd 11.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 2
Others per Rnd 0.25 30
Par 5's in 2 7 4

Thomas BJÖRN -17

A couple of errant drives on the back nine were potentially all that stood between Thomas Björn and his 14th European Tour title today (they were almost unexpected considering it was a real strength in his game this week). Looking at his overall Genworth Statistics, the 42 year old Great Dane ranked 9th for Driving Accuracy, 15th for Greens in Regulation, 2nd for Putts per GIR and 1st for Birdies per Round. He is now 4th / 2nd / 2nd from his last three starts.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.75 2
Driving Accuracy 69.6% 9
Driving Distance 289 yds 37
Greens in Reg 77.8% 15
Scrambles 56.3% 36
Sand Saves 0.0% 66
Putts per GIR 1.589 2
Putts per Round 28.0 11
1 Putts per Rnd 8.25 5
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 4
Par 4 Scoring 3.90 14
Par 5 Scoring 4.44 13
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 38
Birdies per Rnd 6.50 1
Pars per Rnd 9.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.75 18
Others per Rnd 0.25 30
Par 5's in 2 2 41

Alexander LEVY -16

After a strong start to his final round, Alexander Levy dropped a few shots on the inward nine to finish up with a 71 and 3rd place overall. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 22 year old French talent performed steadily from tee to green but he really excelled with the short stick. This cheque for €125,200 is Alexander’s biggest to date and it will do wonders for his Race to Dubai position and securing his playing rights for next year.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 3
Driving Accuracy 50.0% 65
Driving Distance 289 yds 37
Greens in Reg 76.4% 20
Scrambles 47.1% 63
Sand Saves 66.7% 31
Putts per GIR 1.600 4
Putts per Round 27.8 8
1 Putts per Rnd 8.25 5
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.94 33
Par 4 Scoring 3.93 19
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 5
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 38
Birdies per Rnd 6.25 3
Pars per Rnd 9.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.25 43
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 3 31

Martin KAYMER -15

Martin Kaymer converted six birdies against three bogeys on his way to a final round 69, finishing as the highest placed German golfer. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 28 year old home favourite produced some fantastic long game statistics, ranking 2nd for Greens in Regulation (although a full 7% behind Ernie Els for this category) and ranking 1st for Par 5’s in 2 (hitting 9 Par 5 greens in sub-regulation).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.25 4
Driving Accuracy 60.7% 30
Driving Distance 296 yds 22
Greens in Reg 81.9% 2
Scrambles 53.8% 45
Sand Saves 50.0% 43
Putts per GIR 1.814 62
Putts per Round 31.5 70
1 Putts per Rnd 5.75 51
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.81 7
Par 4 Scoring 4.00 47
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 5
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 38
Birdies per Rnd 5.75 6
Pars per Rnd 10.25 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 30
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 9 1

Bernd WIESBERGER -15

Bernd Wiesberger finished the final round strongest of all the contenders, with four birdies in the last five holes. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 27 year old Austrian golfer drove the ball superbly, ranking 9th for Driving Accuracy and 2nd for Driving Distance, plus he single putted 35 greens (only Darren Fichardt accumulated more). A third European Tour title may not be far away for Bernd, who is showing some excellent form.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.25 4
Driving Accuracy 69.6% 9
Driving Distance 305 yds 2
Greens in Reg 73.6% 32
Scrambles 68.4% 11
Sand Saves 66.7% 31
Putts per GIR 1.679 12
Putts per Round 28.3 15
1 Putts per Rnd 8.75 2
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 4
Par 4 Scoring 3.90 14
Par 5 Scoring 4.56 25
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 38
Birdies per Rnd 5.75 6
Pars per Rnd 10.25 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 30
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 4 18

Alex NOREN -15

An indifferent final round for Alex Noren of four birdies and four bogeys for 72 dropped him down into a tie for fourth overall. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 30 year old Swedish golfer seemed to struggle a little with the long game in comparison to the other leaders, but his touch on and around the greens was sublime and he still managed to drop just six shots in total. With tied 4th place finishes from his last two events, Alex most definitely has another gear to his game, which may appear at any point.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.25 4
Driving Accuracy 57.1% 42
Driving Distance 283 yds 60
Greens in Reg 68.1% 56
Scrambles 73.9% 4
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.694 17
Putts per Round 27.3 4
1 Putts per Rnd 6.75 35
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.88 16
Par 4 Scoring 3.80 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.69 43
Eagles per Rnd 0.25 14
Birdies per Rnd 4.75 21
Pars per Rnd 11.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.50 11
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 41

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 67.50
    Ernie ELS.
  • Driving Accuracy: 83.9%
    David HIGGINS.
  • Driving Distance: 318 yards
    Peter UIHLEIN.
  • Greens in Regulation: 88.9%
    Ernie ELS.
  • Scrambles: 86.7%
    Felipe AGUILAR.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    18 players including Dustin JOHNSON, Paul WARING and Ross FISHER who each saved 4/4.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.588
    Matteo MANASSERO.
  • Putts per Round: 25.5
    Darren FICHARDT.
  • 1 Putts: 41
    Darren FICHARDT.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.63
    Peter LAWRIE.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.75
    Wen-yi HUANG.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.13
    Peter UIHLEIN.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 9
    Martin KAYMER.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 4
    Alexander NOREN.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 5 bogeys
    Brett RUMFORD, David HIGGINS, Danny WILLETT.
  • Most 3 Putts: 6
    Tommy FLEETWOOD, Ricardo GONZALEZ.
  • Most Eagles: 3
    Seve BENSON.
  • Most Birdies: 26
    Thomas BJORN, Ross FISHER.
  • Most Pars: 56
    Felipe AGUILAR.
  • Most Bogeys: 16
    Joakim LAGERGREN.
  • Most Others: 4
    Victor DUBUISSON.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1ELS, ErnieRSA18-18
2BJÖRN, ThomasDEN18-17
3LEVY, AlexanderFRA18-16
T4WIESBERGER, BerndAUT18-15
T4KAYMER, MartinGER18-15
T4NOREN, AlexSWE18-15
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