Genworth Stats Pack 1.1 - Alfred Dunhill Championship Preview

10/2/2012 6:24:41 PM

European Tour introduces the “Genworth Stats Pack”

Genworth and the European Tour are pleased to announce that, for the first time here at the Dunhill Links Championship, the “Genworth Stats Pack” is available to all media to provide them with reports that outline the stories created from expert analysis of the Genworth statistics.

The Genworth Stats Pack comprises 5 reports each week (pre-event, after rounds 1, 2 and 3, and post-event), which will provide unique, interesting and useful information around the Genworth Statistics. The reports will draw data from historical and current Genworth Statistics, and several other sources; for example course information. It will identify several story lines each week, such as streaks, course form, player improvements and many others.

The European Tour and Genworth truly hope this new tool will become essential in helping enhance the usability and understanding of the Genworth Statistics.

How the Ryder Cup players are shaping up for the Dunhill Links Championship

There is great anticipation as to how the Ryder Cup players will perform at the Dunhill Links Championship following the drama of last week. Read our Genworth Snap Shot Analysis below on how the players have performed at the event over the past two years. Green statistics highlight world class performances, amber statistics highlight solid performances, and red statistics highlight performances where there is room for improvement, relative to the field at the Dunhill Links Championship - all powered by the Genworth Statistics.

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Peter HANSON

Dunhill Links 2010 2011
Finish Position MC 9
Score to Par +1 -15
Genworth Snap Shot Analysis

The Genworth Ambassador missed the cut in 2010 but performed well last year. To contend this week Peter needs to improve his scoring on the Par 3 holes. As a solid ball striker, he should be capable of hitting closer to 90% of the Greens in Regulation at this event - if the weather permits.

Two Year Accumulative Stats
Rounds Played 7
Stroke Average 70.00
Driving Accuracy 72.6%
Greens in Reg 81.0%
Putts per Round 31.57
Par 3 Scoring 3.20
Par 4 Scoring 3.94
Par 5 Scoring 4.35

Martin KAYMER

Dunhill Links 2010 2011
Finish Position 1 30
Score to Par -17 -10
Genworth Snap Shot Analysis

Martin won here in 2010 so we know he likes the format. His stats from the past two years are very strong across the board, and the wider fairways will most definitely suit his game. After holing the crucial putt in the Ryder Cup last week, Martin could well return to winning ways.

Two Year Accumulative Stats
Rounds Played 8
Stroke Average 68.63
Driving Accuracy 73.0%
Greens in Reg 82.6%
Putts per Round 30.50
Par 3 Scoring 2.82
Par 4 Scoring 3.91
Par 5 Scoring 4.36

Paul LAWRIE

Dunhill Links 2010 2011
Finish Position 22 45
Score to Par -4 -8
Genworth Snap Shot Analysis

As a former winner of this event Paul tends to excel in bad weather. We look for him to hit more fairways this week than in years past. The knock-on effect should be approach shots that finish closer to the hole on these big greens, and hence more makeable putts.

Two Year Accumulative Stats
Rounds Played 8
Stroke Average 70.50
Driving Accuracy 65.6%
Greens in Reg 78.5%
Putts per Round 31.25
Par 3 Scoring 3.09
Par 4 Scoring 3.95
Par 5 Scoring 4.59

Who is performing well leading into the Dunhill Links Championship

The table below lists the top ten Stroke Average performances for players that will be competing in the Dunhill Links Championship, as derived from the most recent four events on the European Tour Genworth Statistics (being the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, the Omega European Masters, the KLM Open and the BMW Italian Open presented by CartaSi).

We can see that it is headed by a couple of Scots (both Aberdonians), Richie Ramsey and Paul Lawrie.

Richie Ramsey has been busy getting married over in the United States since his victory at the Omega European Masters, and we look for him to continue his recent run of good form. Noteable social events such as getting married, becoming a father or milestone birthdays often lead to great performances.

Paul Lawrie has been performing well in most of the Genworth Statistics. But close inspection highlights room for improvement in his Par 3 Scoring. The same can be said for Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Gonzalo Fdez-Castaño. Interestingly, the lack of Par 3 holes in this event may fall into their favour.

Anders Hansen has played all four events and seems to be performing nicely in each of the Genworth Statistics Categories, especially in the more detailed Par 3 Scoring, Par 4 Scoring and Par 5 Scoring - always a good sign.

And do look out for Martin Kaymer - if he gets over his Ryder Cup hangover in time.

The most important thing to note is the Genworth Statistics at this event are distorted by wider fairways and bigger putting surfaces. And the weather can also play a huge part.

Rounds Played Stroke Average Driving Accuracy Greens in Reg Putts per Round Par 3 Scoring Par 4 Scoring Par 5 Scoring
Richie RAMSAY 12 67.75 73.0% 79.6% 29.83 2.87 3.92 4.48
Paul LAWRIE 8 68.00 68.2% 78.5% 30.00 3.08 3.85 4.41
Martin KAYMER 8 68.13 58.0% 75.0% 29.38 2.97 3.98 4.17
Danny WILLETT 8 68.38 58.9% 73.6% 29.63 3.05 3.90 4.58
Jamie DONALDSON 8 68.50 56.1% 70.8% 29.13 3.05 3.93 4.54
Anders HANSEN 16 68.63 71.2% 71.5% 28.69 2.99 3.94 4.45
Peter HANSON 8 68.63 54.2% 65.3% 27.63 2.86 4.01 4.58
Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTAÑO 12 68.76 58.3% 69.9% 28.33 3.09 3.91 4.50
Rafa CABRERA-BELLO 8 68.76 64.3% 79.9% 29.50 3.09 3.89 4.38
Grégory BOURDY 16 68.76 79.0% 74.7% 29.56 3.01 3.90 4.59