As we continue the build-up to the inaugural D+D REAL Czech Masters, EuropeanTour.com stats guru Steve Doughty picks his five men to watch out for at Albatross Golf Resort, Prague...
Already a winner this season in The Championship at Laguna National. Amassed four top ten finishes this year, including his win in Singapore. Began last week with a 66 in the Made in Denmark, which was his first event for a month. So a good bet to be in the mix this week.
The Welshman is still in prime position to make The European Ryder Cup Team next month. Just requires one more good finish to assure himself of a berth at Gleneagles. Has been placed in the top five in two of his last six European Tour events. Shown plenty of consistency without a victory this season, only missing one cut.
Winner of the last European Tour event to be played in the Czech Republic, the 2011 Czech Open. Been in good form of late, highlighted by a tie for fourth in the Made in Denmark last week. Also tied ninth in the Alstom Open de France and tied 12th in the BMW International Open. So don’t be surprised to see the man from Essex go close once more.
Making his first appearance since his excellent week in the US PGA Championship, where he played in the final group with Rory McIlroy, before finishing in a tie for 15th. Has been second twice this season, so hopefully can make it through into the winners’ circle.
Has shown a lot of consistent form in recent events. Was tied third in the Irish Open, tied eighth in the BMW International Open, tied 11th in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and finished a very creditable tied 30th in the US PGA Championship. His second European Tour victory cannot be far away.