Genworth Stats Pack 6.1 - Barclays Singapore Open Preview

11/6/2012 9:35:27 PM

Can Scott fend off McIlroy, Oosthuizen and others to make it four at Sentosa?

This week's Genworth Stats Pack heads to Sentosa Golf Club for the Barclays Singapore Open, a venue where Adam Scott has won three times. The event throws up some interesting stories. Will McIlroy put himself out of reach at the top of the Race to Dubai? Will Scott win for a fourth time at Sentosa Golf Club? Will Casey continue his recent form and qualify impressively for the big one? Our Genworth Analysis looks at some of the big names.

Rory McIlroy

Genworth Analysis

The other tournament favourites will carry a slight advantage over the world number one this week, being previous knowledge of the Sentosa course. But Rory will take that in his stride, and love the fact that his closest rivals in the Race to Dubai have not attended the event. After a 2nd place finish at the BMW Masters (where he topped the Genworth Par 4 Scoring statistic) he will be relaxed and confident.

Season Statistics Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.00 3rd
Driving Accuracy 55.2% 189th
Driving Distance 299 yds 21st
Greens in Reg 79.3% 2nd
Scrambles 53.7% 111th
Sand Saves 80.0% 3rd
Putts per GIR 1.747 22nd
Putts per Round 29.8 93rd

Louis Oosthuizen

Genworth Analysis

Louis is statistically the best player on the European Tour this year. He leads three of the Genworth Statistics categories, including Stroke Average and Greens in Regulation. And he also leads the Genworth Performance Award. With a 3rd place finish at this event last year (where he produced great stats) and solid performances over the last two weeks, Louis is one of the strong favourites here.

Season Statistics Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.67 1st
Driving Accuracy 68.2% 28th
Driving Distance 296 yds 34th
Greens in Reg 80.7% 1st
Scrambles 70.2% 1st
Sand Saves 64.0% 29th
Putts per GIR 1.730 8th
Putts per Round 29.4 54th

Adam Scott

Tournament Results 2010 2011
Finish Position 1st N/A
Score to Par -17 N/A
Genworth Analysis

Having won at Sentosa Golf Club three times (2005 / 2006 / 2010) Adam obviously likes the course. His last appearance came in 2010 where he performed brilliantly from tee to green. Analysing his Genworth Statistics from that year, he ranked 5th in Driving Accuracy, 3rd in Greens in Regulation and 4th in Putts per GIR en route to victory. Desperate to win before the end of the year Sentosa may be his best chance.

Tournament Stats 2010 / 2011
Stroke Average 66.75
Rounds 4
Par 3 Scoring 2.94
Par 4 Scoring 3.84
Par 5 Scoring 4.25
Driving Accuracy 73.2%
Greens in Reg 84.7%
Scrambles 63.6%
Sand Saves 57.1%
Putts per GIR 1.704
Putts per Round 29.8

Padraig Harrington

Tournament Results 2010 2011
Finish Position Cut Cut
Score to Par -1 +4
Genworth Analysis

Padraig's form at this tournament over the past two years has not been great, but he arrives here in good spirits off the back of a win at the Grand Slam Of Golf. Looking at his Genworth Tournament Statistics in 2010 / 2011 he played quite well over the Tanjong Course, but below his best over the Serapong Course, where he averaged 34.5 putts per round. A better eye on the greens this week should see his recent good form continue.

Tournament Stats 2010 / 2011
Rounds 4
Stroke Average 71.75
Par 3 Scoring 3.13
Par 4 Scoring 4.05
Par 5 Scoring 4.92
Driving Accuracy 58.9%
Greens in Reg 79.2%
Scrambles 40.0%
Sand Saves 33.3%
Putts per GIR 1.895
Putts per Round 33.25

Phil Mickelson

Tournament Results 2010 2011
Finish Position 37th 33rd
Score to Par -3 -5
Genworth Analysis

Phil is a regular at this event so he possesses a good amount of course knowledge. But his performance over the past two years has been pretty average. He does rank very high on the Genworth Par 3 Scoring statistic for this tournament, and he steered clear of all greenside bunkers in both 2010 / 2011, but he will need to reduce the number of double bogeys on the Par 4's and Par 5's (compared to recent years) if he is to fend off the likes of McIlroy, Oosthuizen and Scott.

Tournament Stats 2010 / 2011
Rounds 7
Stroke Average 69.86
Par 3 Scoring 2.79
Par 4 Scoring 4.00
Par 5 Scoring 4.90
Driving Accuracy 54.1%
Greens in Reg 77.8%
Scrambles 53.6%
Sand Saves N/A
Putts per GIR 1.837
Putts per Round 30.71