Genworth Stats Pack 2.1 - Portugal Masters Preview

10/9/2012 6:26:14 PM

Big name players in form going into the Portugal Masters

As usual, the Portugal Masters field boasts some big names this week, including our winning Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazábal. Below are the marquee players that bring course form into the tournament.

Francesco MOLINARI

Portugal Masters 2010 2011
Finish Position 2 38
Score to Par -16 -11
Genworth Snap Shot Analysis

Francesco has one win and two runner up spots under his belt this season, and has not missed a single cut. Having played only two of the last five European Tour events around the Ryder Cup, he should have recovered from the recent drama, and brings course form to the event.

Form Since Gleneagles
Rounds Played 8
Stroke Average 69.50
Driving Accuracy 67.8%
Greens in Reg 78.5%
Putts per Round 29.88
Par 3 Scoring 3.09
Par 4 Scoring 3.93
Par 5 Scoring 4.46



Portugal Masters 2010 2011
Finish Position 22 11
Score to Par -12 -16
Genworth Snap Shot Analysis

The Genworth Ambassador brings a mixed bag of recent form into the event with two top five finishes and two missed cuts. His Genworth statistics highlight no big strengths but no real weaknesses either. And Pablo has very solid course form over the last two years.

Form Since Gleneagles
Rounds Played 17
Stroke Average 69.23
Driving Accuracy 61.5%
Greens in Reg 74.2%
Putts per Round 29.29
Par 3 Scoring 3.00
Par 4 Scoring 3.91
Par 5 Scoring 4.63


Portugal Masters 2010 2011
Finish Position N/A 8
Score to Par N/A -17
Genworth Snap Shot Analysis

Martin continues his return to form week on week after his mid-season blip. With a Stroke Average of 68.67 and a Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic of 79.1% for his last twelve rounds his next win can only be just around the corner. He brings solid course form into the event as well.

Form Since Gleneagles
Rounds Played 12
Stroke Average 68.67
Driving Accuracy 64.7%
Greens in Reg 79.1%
Putts per Round 30.25
Par 3 Scoring 2.98
Par 4 Scoring 3.94
Par 5 Scoring 4.34


Portugal Masters 2010 2011
Finish Position 2 N/A
Score to Par -16 N/A
Genworth Snap Shot Analysis

Gonzalo's recent form (which includes a win) and his form at this course is excellent. Amazingly though, he has struggled on the Par 3 holes of late, an area where in form players generally excel. Improve on the Par 3's and this week he may well win again.

Form Since Gleneagles
Rounds Played 16
Stroke Average 68.94
Driving Accuracy 64.3%
Greens in Reg 75.3%
Putts per Round 29.44
Par 3 Scoring 3.14
Par 4 Scoring 3.90
Par 5 Scoring 4.45

Other notable players to look out for

Thomas Björn - Although recent vice captain duties may have proved a slight distraction from his golf, Thomas brings good course form into this event. Over the past two years he has finished 8th and 17th.

George Coetzee - The South African talent returned to the European Tour after some time away last week to finish fifth at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Our Genworth Analysis highlights him is a dark horse for the Portugal Masters. George came in third at this event last year, and in doing so, he led the field in the Genworth Par 5 Scoring statistic. Over the 16 Par 5 holes he made a staggering 2 eagles, 11 birdies and just 3 pars (4.06 average).

Padraig Harrington - Padraig has played a slightly reduced schedule on the European Tour so far this year (38 rounds to date). He has been consistent without excelling in any one department of the game. In terms of the Genworth Statistics he ranks 35th in the all important Stroke Average rankings (70.97 average), and 34th in the Greens in Regulation rankings (72.2%).

Henrik Stenson - Although his recent results may seem a little up and down, Henrik deserves a special mention for his amazing performance on the Par 5 holes. From nine rounds of golf (encompassing 25 Par 5 holes) he has made 5 eagles, 12 birdies and 8 pars (4.12 average). Now that's impressive.

Danny Willet - Danny is a player in form at the moment, with two top five finishes in his last three events. In terms of Genworth Statistics he is hitting 75.9% Greens in Regulation, and his Par 4 Scoring is 3.87, which is excellent. The only department of his game that needs a little improvement is his Par 3 Scoring. Over his last 48 Par 3 holes he has made just 5 birdies and has a 3.06 average.