Genworth Stats Pack 5.5 - WGC HSBC Champions Summary

10/29/2012 10:48:42 AM

Genworth Tournament Summary

Our Genworth Tournament Summary shows how Ian Poulter came out on top at the 2012 WGC HSBC Champions tournament in Shenzhen. Alongside our Genworth Summery we present his Genworth tournament statistics and rankings.

1st Place - Ian POULTER

Genworth Summary

Our preview highlighted that Ian had a great chance of winning because he led the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic last week at the BMW Masters. Incredibly he did the same thing here. His long game has been phenomenal over the past two weeks. It's as though he has progressed to another level off the back of his Ryder Cup heroics. Could we be moving into the time of Ian Poulter?

Tournament Statistic Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.75 1st
Driving Accuracy 76.9% 19th
Driving Distance 307 yds 25th
Greens in Reg 83.3% 1st
Scrambles 75.0% 3rd
Sand Saves 91.7% 7th
Putts per GIR 1.650 12th
Putts per Round 28.5 21st

Other notable performances

  • Louis Oosthuizen and Ernie Els both performed brilliantly from tee to green this week, finishing tied 3rd in the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic (58 of 72 greens - 80.6%). Louis now leads the Genworth Greens in Regulation season statistic on 80.7% with Ernie and Rory McIlroy chasing close behind on 79.8% and 79.3% respectively.
  • It should be noted that Ernie Els and Ian Poulter finished 2nd and 3rd in the Genworth Scrambles statistic which confirms the quality of their long games this week. If a player ranks well in both the Genworth Greens in Regulation and Scrambles statistics, it generally means the few times they did miss the green they tended to miss in good spots. This then made their subsequent scramble attempts a little easier. It's all knock-on effect.
  • Those that question Lee Westwood's putting need to look at the statistics. This week he ranked a pretty average 14th position (by his standards in a small field event) in the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic, but he ranked 1st in the Genworth Putts per GIR statistic and 12th in the Genworth Putts per Round statistic (obviously helped by a superb third round 61).
  • Martin Kaymer's 9th place finish was distorted by his triple bogey 6 on the penultimate hole. Martin continues to show improvement each week. He finished 8th in the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic as well as 2nd in the Genworth Putts per GIR statistic. He also made the most birdies of any player for the tournament (27 in total). We look for a win from Martin before the end of the year, perhaps even at the big one in Dubai.
  • The two main Race to Dubai contenders behind Rory McIlroy being Peter Hanson and Justin Rose performed steadily this week, both finishing on -9. Peter was consistent across the board whereas Justin finished 2nd in the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic behind his pal Ian Poulter (but figured less well on the greens).

Did the Olazábal Course Par 5's shape the tournament as much as was anticipated

Ian Poulter won the 2012 WGC HSBC Champions but did the Olazábal Course Par 5's shape the tournament as much as was anticipated through the week? Well the players that scored best on the Par 5's did indeed contend, but it was damage limitation on the Par 3's combined with great scoring on both the Par 4's and Par 5's that prevailed in the end. The following table lists the leading players, with their Genworth Statistics broken down by the different hole types.

Player Name   Par 3 Holes Par 4 Holes Par 5 Holes Par 5's in 2 Shots
Ian POULTER -21 To Par
EVEN
Pos
23rd
To Par
-7
Pos
2nd
To Par
-14
Pos
6th
Hit
3
Pos
25th
DA
n/a
GIR
70.0%
DA
75.0%
GIR
81.3%
DA
80.0%
GIR
100%
Jason DUFNER -19 To Par
-6
Pos
1st
To Par
-3
Pos
8th
To Par
-10
Pos
22nd
Hit
-
Pos
-
DA
n/a
GIR
-
DA
-
GIR
-
DA
-
GIR
-
Scott PIERCY -19 To Par
-2
Pos
7th
To Par
-1
Pos
18th
To Par
-16
Pos
3rd
Hit
-
Pos
-
DA
n/a
GIR
-
DA
-
GIR
-
DA
-
GIR
-
Ernie ELS -19 To Par
-3
Pos
3rd
To Par
-6
Pos
4th
To Par
-10
Pos
22nd
Hit
3
Pos
25th
DA
n/a
GIR
80.0%
DA
78.1%
GIR
78.1%
DA
70.0%
GIR
85.0%
Phil MICKELSON -19 To Par
EVEN
Pos
23rd
To Par
-1
Pos
18th
To Par
-18
Pos
1st
Hit
-
Pos
-
DA
n/a
GIR
-
DA
-
GIR
-
DA
-
GIR
-
Louis OOSTHUIZEN -18 To Par
EVEN
Pos
23rd
To Par
-1
Pos
18th
To Par
-17
Pos
2nd
Hit
5
Pos
8th
DA
n/a
GIR
65.0%
DA
71.9%
GIR
78.1%
DA
80.0%
GIR
100%
Lee WESTWOOD -18 To Par
-2
Pos
7th
To Par
-2
Pos
12th
To Par
-14
Pos
6th
Hit
4
Pos
15th
DA
n/a
GIR
65.0%
DA
71.9%
GIR
71.9%
DA
80.0%
GIR
95.0%
Adam SCOTT -17 To Par
-1
Pos
13th
To Par
-1
Pos
18th
To Par
-15
Pos
4th
Hit
5
Pos
8th
DA
n/a
GIR
60.0%
DA
90.6%
GIR
84.4%
DA
60.0%
GIR
95.0%
Martin KAYMER -16 To Par
+3
Pos
52nd
To Par
-12
Pos
1st
To Par
-7
Pos
42nd
Hit
2
Pos
41st
DA
n/a
GIR
60.0%
DA
78.1%
GIR
90.6%
DA
65.0%
GIR
80.0%
Bill HAAS -15 To Par
EVEN
Pos
23rd
To Par
-4
Pos
6th
To Par
-11
Pos
18th
Hit
0
Pos
68th
DA
n/a
GIR
60.0%
DA
90.6%
GIR
78.1%
DA
75.0%
GIR
100%