Sunday, 08 September 2013
Thomas Bjorn  (Getty Images)
Thomas Bjorn (Getty Images)

Round 4 of the Omega European Masters produced 47 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 69.47. Thomas Björn emerged as the winner from a playoff against Craig Lee, with Dubuisson and Cañizares finishing as their closest challengers. We analyse their performances and round up the final Genworth Statistics leaders.

Thomas BJÖRN -20

Thomas Björn navigated the new and improved Crans-sur-Sierre layout without dropping a single shot on his way to a brilliant fourth round 65, and then emerged as the winner from a playoff against Craig Lee. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 42 year old Great Dane performed steadily with the longer clubs but he really excelled with his course management and his short game around the greens (ranking 1st for Scrambling with an incredible 18/20 up and downs for Par). Overall, the now 14 time European Tour winner dropped the fewest shots of all the players in the field (just two bogeys) and as a result of this win, he climbs up to 8th position on the Race to Dubai.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average66.001
Driving Accuracy65.4%24
Driving Distance313 yds29
Greens in Reg72.2%17
Scrambles90.0%1
Sand Saves84.6%6
Putts per GIR1.6355
Putts per Round26.52
1 Putts per Rnd9.004
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.008
Par 4 Scoring3.671
Par 5 Scoring4.5021
Eagles per Rnd0.0037
Birdies per Rnd5.505
Pars per Rnd12.00-
Bogeys per Rnd0.501
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2345

Craig LEE -20

Craig Lee also threaded his way around Crans-sur-Sierre without dropping a single shot, on his way to a fourth round 67, to make it into the playoff and eventually finish runner up. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 36 year old Scottish golfer was solid across the board, accumulating more birdies than any other player in the field (25 in total). And much like Björn, he ranked very high in each of the short game categories, being arguably the best putter of the week. With this result Craig climbs out of the danger zone and up into 55th position on the Race to Dubai.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average66.001
Driving Accuracy67.3%16
Driving Distance315 yds27
Greens in Reg68.1%29
Scrambles78.3%5
Sand Saves75.0%10
Putts per GIR1.5922
Putts per Round26.01
1 Putts per Rnd9.502
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.901
Par 4 Scoring3.814
Par 5 Scoring4.317
Eagles per Rnd0.0037
Birdies per Rnd6.251
Pars per Rnd10.50-
Bogeys per Rnd1.253
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2427

Victor DUBUISSON -19

Victor Dubuisson converted seven birdies against two bogeys on his way to a final round 66, to finish one behind in third. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 23 year old French talent followed the trend of the leading players, with what appears to be steady tee to green play plus a great touch on and around the greens. But looking closer, we can see that he actually produced some excellent stats on the Par 5’s, ranking 1st for Par 5’s in 2 (with no less than 8 sub-regulation hits) and 3rd for overall Par 5 Scoring with a 4.19 average. With this result Victor climbs up to 41st position on the Race to Dubai.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average66.253
Driving Accuracy57.7%39
Driving Distance317 yds22
Greens in Reg70.8%20
Scrambles66.7%17
Sand Saves80.0%8
Putts per GIR1.6676
Putts per Round28.312
1 Putts per Rnd8.0010
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.1535
Par 4 Scoring3.752
Par 5 Scoring4.193
Eagles per Rnd0.503
Birdies per Rnd5.753
Pars per Rnd9.75-
Bogeys per Rnd2.0018
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 281

Alejandro CAÑIZARES -18

Alejandro Cañizares converted one eagle and four birdies against two bogeys on his way to a fourth round 67, to finish two behind in fourth. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 30 year old Spanish golfer yet again followed the leading trend of steady tee to green play with a superb touch on and around the greens (the short game really has been the vital ingredient over the tricky Crans-sur-Sierre course), plus he produced an even better Par 5 Scoring average than Dubuisson of 4.00 (that’s outstanding). With this result Alejandro climbs up to 52 position on the Race to Dubai.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average66.504
Driving Accuracy69.2%11
Driving Distance316 yds24
Greens in Reg66.7%35
Scrambles70.8%9
Sand Saves66.7%17
Putts per GIR1.6253
Putts per Round27.06
1 Putts per Rnd9.253
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.1022
Par 4 Scoring3.8911
Par 5 Scoring4.001
Eagles per Rnd1.001
Birdies per Rnd4.5021
Pars per Rnd10.50-
Bogeys per Rnd2.0018
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 268

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 66.00
    Thomas BJORN, Craig LEE.
  • Driving Accuracy: 96.2%
    Simon WAKEFIELD.
  • Driving Distance: 349 yards
    Scott HENRY.
  • Greens in Regulation: 83.3%
    Ross FISHER.
  • Scrambles: 90.0%
    Thomas BJORN.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    Maximilian KIEFFER, Mark TULLO, Seve BENSON, Gaganjeet BHULLAR, Jaco VAN ZYL.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.542
    Grégory HAVRET.
  • Putts per Round: 26.0
    Craig LEE.
  • 1 Putts: 40
    Jean-Baptiste GONNET.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.90
    Craig LEE, Brett RUMFORD, Paul LAWRIE.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.67
    Thomas BJORN.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.00
    Alejandro CAÑIZARES.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 8
    Victor DUBUISSON.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 4
    Padraig HARRINGTON.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 2 bogeys
    Thomas BJORN.
  • Most 3 Putts: 7
    Berry HENSON.
  • Most Eagles: 4
    Alejandro CAÑIZARES.
  • Most Birdies: 25
    Craig LEE.
  • Most Pars: 54
    Stephen DODD.
  • Most Bogeys: 18
    Jonathan MOORE.
  • Most Others: 8
    Thomas LEVET.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1BJÖRN, ThomasDEN18-20
2LEE, CraigSCO18-20
3DUBUISSON, VictorFRA18-19
4CAÑIZARES, AlejandroESP18-18
T5FISHER, RossENG18-15
T5JIMÉNEZ, Miguel AngelESP18-15
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