Genworth Stats Pack 10.1 - The Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa Preview

04/12/2012 20:34:49

Royal Durban may suit Par 4 specialists

For the first event of the European Tour 2013 season, the Genworth Stats Pack heads down to Royal Durban Golf Club for the Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa. It is a course that may suit Par 4 specialists. Below we present the Genworth Statistics over the past three months of some of the likely contenders.

Branden GRACE

Looking at Branden's Genworth Statistics for his most recent 20 rounds, he is tending to play the Par 4 holes very well, but is a little inconsistent on the Par 3 and Par 5 holes. Like St Andrews, Royal Durban has an abundance of Par 4's which may play into his hands.

Overall Stats Result Rank
Rounds 20 -
Av Course Par 72.00 -
Av Course Length 7531 yds -
To Par per Rnd -1.50 50
Stroke Average 70.50 86
Driving Accuracy 59.4% 146
Driving Distance 302 yds 20
Greens in Reg 73.1% 58
Scrambles 52.6% 131
Sand Saves 55.0% 100
Putts per GIR 1.757 63
Putts per Round 29.9 107
1 Putts per Rnd 6.65 78
Scoring Stats Result Rank
Eagles 0.6% 56
Birdies 25.0% 23
Pars 58.6% -
Bogeys 13.9% 101
Others 1.9% 105
Par 3 Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.10 141
Greens in Reg 64.6% 123
Scrambles 53.6% 138
Putts per Hole 1.71 123
Par 4 Stats Result Rank
Par 4 Scoring 3.94 21
Driving Accuracy 61.9% 120
Greens in Reg 72.8% 36
Scrambles 52.7% 117
Putts per Hole 1.67 104
Par 5 Stats Result Rank
Par 5 Scoring 4.67 120
Driving Accuracy 53.2% 161
Greens in Reg 82.3% 130
Scrambles 50.0% 75
Putts per Hole 1.58 68
Par 5's in 2 15.2% 97

George COETZEE

Long hitting George is very much the man in form. His Genworth Statistics show no real weaknesses. Just look at how many Par 5 holes he hits in two. Off the back of a 2nd place finish last time out in his homeland, it will be interesting to see how he fares over the shorter Royal Durban layout.

Overall Stats Result Rank
Rounds 28 -
Av Course Par 71.71 -
Av Course Length 7455 yds -
To Par per Rnd -2.29 20
Stroke Average 69.43 29
Driving Accuracy 61.6% 123
Driving Distance 311 yds 5
Greens in Reg 74.0% 47
Scrambles 56.5% 84
Sand Saves 64.3% 49
Putts per GIR 1.748 46
Putts per Round 29.3 60
1 Putts per Rnd 6.75 68
Scoring Stats Result Rank
Eagles 1.2% 14
Birdies 24.8% 26
Pars 60.5% -
Bogeys 12.7% 63
Others 0.8% 31
Par 3 Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.04 88
Greens in Reg 66.7% 101
Scrambles 67.6% 53
Putts per Hole 1.67 83
Par 4 Stats Result Rank
Par 4 Scoring 3.93 16
Driving Accuracy 60.0% 142
Greens in Reg 72.1% 44
Scrambles 54.3% 100
Putts per Hole 1.62 48
Par 5 Stats Result Rank
Par 5 Scoring 4.53 34
Driving Accuracy 66.0% 73
Greens in Reg 87.4% 73
Scrambles 38.5% 128
Putts per Hole 1.60 83
Par 5's in 2 24.3% 21

Thomas AIKEN

Thomas is very straight off the tee and hits lots of greens. Looking at his Genworth Statistics the Royal Durban layout seems to play right into his hands. He is most definitely a Par 4 specialist of late, and with only two short Par 5 holes to contend with, his Par 5 Scoring should start to improve.

Overall Stats Result Rank
Rounds 34 -
Av Course Par 71.59 -
Av Course Length 7376 yds -
To Par per Rnd -1.68 40
Stroke Average 69.91 52
Driving Accuracy 77.6% 9
Driving Distance 291 yds 83
Greens in Reg 75.7% 30
Scrambles 55.0% 103
Sand Saves 76.3% 18
Putts per GIR 1.780 101
Putts per Round 30.0 120
1 Putts per Rnd 6.15 129
Scoring Stats Result Rank
Eagles 0.3% 120
Birdies 23.5% 35
Pars 62.6% -
Bogeys 12.6% 57
Others 1.0% 40
Par 3 Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.02 61
Greens in Reg 75.6% 22
Scrambles 54.5% 129
Putts per Hole 1.73 139
Par 4 Stats Result Rank
Par 4 Scoring 3.93 16
Driving Accuracy 79.5% 6
Greens in Reg 72.8% 36
Scrambles 59.8% 49
Putts per Hole 1.64 69
Par 5 Stats Result Rank
Par 5 Scoring 4.71 141
Driving Accuracy 71.9% 30
Greens in Reg 84.3% 112
Scrambles 31.6% 150
Putts per Hole 1.68 146
Par 5's in 2 16.5% 81

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Pablo LARRAZÁBAL

The Genworth Ambassador's game is in good shape. He either needs to be a little more aggressive with his approach play or he just needs to hole a few more putts (it's not often you get to say that about a Spanish player). Again as a Par 4 specialist of late, don't be surprised to see him up there at the end.

Overall Stats Result Rank
Rounds 31 -
Av Course Par 71.23 -
Av Course Length 7251 yds -
To Par per Rnd -1.42 54
Stroke Average 69.81 50
Driving Accuracy 62.9% 112
Driving Distance 293 yds 67
Greens in Reg 76.2% 28
Scrambles 56.4% 88
Sand Saves 68.6% 30
Putts per GIR 1.793 121
Putts per Round 30.6 155
1 Putts per Rnd 5.77 153
Scoring Stats Result Rank
Eagles 0.4% 95
Birdies 21.3% 78
Pars 66.1% -
Bogeys 10.6% 18
Others 1.6% 82
Par 3 Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.06 112
Greens in Reg 74.4% 34
Scrambles 48.4% 162
Putts per Hole 1.78 173
Par 4 Stats Result Rank
Par 4 Scoring 3.93 16
Driving Accuracy 63.5% 112
Greens in Reg 75.6% 19
Scrambles 60.2% 47
Putts per Hole 1.67 104
Par 5 Stats Result Rank
Par 5 Scoring 4.72 147
Driving Accuracy 60.8% 117
Greens in Reg 80.4% 144
Scrambles 52.6% 74
Putts per Hole 1.69 154
Par 5's in 2 20.6% 42

Peter LAWRIE

As one of the shorter hitters on tour Royal Durban should serve Peter well. Looking at his recent Genworth Statistics, his Driving Accuracy on the Par 4 holes is much better than on the Par 5 holes. A common trend where players seem to open their shoulders on the Par 5's for that little extra length. The question is does it help?

Overall Stats Result Rank
Rounds 26 -
Av Course Par 71.15 -
Av Course Length 7188 yds -
To Par per Rnd -1.58 45
Stroke Average 69.58 35
Driving Accuracy 68.3% 60
Driving Distance 273 yds 173
Greens in Reg 73.9% 48
Scrambles 56.6% 82
Sand Saves 73.7% 23
Putts per GIR 1.754 57
Putts per Round 29.5 73
1 Putts per Rnd 6.50 88
Scoring Stats Result Rank
Eagles 0.4% 95
Birdies 22.9% 46
Pars 63.2% -
Bogeys 12.2% 42
Others 1.3% 56
Par 3 Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.03 71
Greens in Reg 75.8% 21
Scrambles 62.5% 89
Putts per Hole 1.74 150
Par 4 Stats Result Rank
Par 4 Scoring 3.95 30
Driving Accuracy 70.9% 50
Greens in Reg 69.9% 63
Scrambles 55.7% 86
Putts per Hole 1.62 48
Par 5 Stats Result Rank
Par 5 Scoring 4.62 83
Driving Accuracy 58.4% 133
Greens in Reg 87.0% 78
Scrambles 50.0% 75
Putts per Hole 1.57 57
Par 5's in 2 14.3% 103

Scott JAMIESON

Scott's Genworth Statistics are heavily distorted by a few poor results in Singapore and Hong Kong, when he was playing with the added pressure of trying to qualify for the big one in Dubai. Don't be fooled, he is at the top of his game, making lots of eagles and birdies, and hitting lots of Par 5 holes in two.

Overall Stats Result Rank
Rounds 28 -
Av Course Par 71.36 -
Av Course Length 7217 yds -
To Par per Rnd -1.21 62
Stroke Average 70.14 60
Driving Accuracy 63.0% 110
Driving Distance 296 yds 46
Greens in Reg 69.7% 96
Scrambles 56.5% 84
Sand Saves 51.1% 126
Putts per GIR 1.771 88
Putts per Round 29.3 55
1 Putts per Rnd 6.71 73
Scoring Stats Result Rank
Eagles 0.8% 37
Birdies 22.8% 49
Pars 61.3% -
Bogeys 13.5% 95
Others 1.6% 82
Par 3 Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.98 39
Greens in Reg 70.3% 67
Scrambles 51.9% 148
Putts per Hole 1.65 66
Par 4 Stats Result Rank
Par 4 Scoring 4.01 72
Driving Accuracy 64.0% 101
Greens in Reg 66.0% 102
Scrambles 59.3% 53
Putts per Hole 1.62 48
Par 5 Stats Result Rank
Par 5 Scoring 4.62 83
Driving Accuracy 59.6% 126
Greens in Reg 82.2% 131
Scrambles 46.2% 105
Putts per Hole 1.61 90
Par 5's in 2 26.0% 13