Genworth Stats Pack - Round 1 Review

17/01/2013 20:32:00
Justin Rose  (Getty Images)
Justin Rose (Getty Images)

Below we analyse the performance of the leaders Justin Rose and Jamie Donaldson, plus compare the Genworth Statistics of the marquee group Kaymer, McIlroy and Woods at the finish of the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Justin ROSE -5

World number 5 Justin Rose ranked well in most of the Genworth Statistics categories over a course that has been significantly toughened up compared to previous years. For the round he managed 13/18 Greens in Regulation and Scrambled successfully 4/5 times. Best of all, Justin led the field alongside five other players for scoring on the Par 5 holes (with a 4.25 average) and holed a greenside bunker shot for birdie on his final hole (the 9th).

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.001
Driving Accuracy50.0%54
Driving Distance289 yds31
Greens in Reg72.2%16
Scrambles80.0%12
Sand Saves100%1
Putts per Gir1.61510
Putts per Round26.09
1 Putts per Rnd8.0030
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.0036
Par 4 Scoring3.802
Par 5 Scoring4.251
Eagles per Rnd0.00-
Birdies per Rnd6.001
Pars per Rnd11.00-
Bogeys per Rnd1.003
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5s in 20.0%12

Jamie DONALDSON -5

Considering the playing conditions, Jamie Donaldson drove the ball well, hitting 64.3% of the fairways (9/14). He was also pretty accurate into the greens (12/18). But it was his short game that really sparkled with 9 single putts over the 18 holes and a Genworth Scrambles statistic of 83.3% (5/6). Jamie scored under Par for each of the different hole types, including leading the Par 5 Scoring statistic alongside Rose, Coetzee, Singh, Whiteford and Mulroy.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.001
Driving Accuracy64.3%13
Driving Distance287 yds42
Greens in Reg66.7%29
Scrambles83.3%8
Sand Saves50.0%52
Putts per Gir1.5836
Putts per Round25.04
1 Putts per Rnd9.009
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.758
Par 4 Scoring3.908
Par 5 Scoring4.251
Eagles per Rnd0.00-
Birdies per Rnd6.001
Pars per Rnd11.00-
Bogeys per Rnd1.003
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5s in 20.0%12

Genworth Statistics of the marquee group

On a day where the field as a whole averaged approximately 50% of Fairways in Regulation, incredibly the eagerly awaited marquee group managed a total of just 13 Fairways in Regulation between them out of a possible 42 (that's 31%). Their wayward driving combined with the penal rough quickly put a stop to any potential low scores, turning it into a day for survival. Martin and Tiger managed to keep their scores respectable but Rory just couldn’t get anything going. Below we list their Round 1 Genworth Statistics side by side.

Genworth Statistics Martin KAYMER
-1
Tiger WOODS
Even
Rory MCILROY
+3
  Stat Rank Stat Rank Stat Rank
Stroke Average 71.00 16 72.00 32 75.00 83
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 8 2.75 8 3.50 111
Par 4 Scoring 4.00 19 4.20 70 4.10 37
Par 5 Scoring 5.00 63 4.75 24 5.00 63
Driving Accuracy 21.4% 116 35.7% 94 35.7% 94
Driving Distance 280 yds 73 289 yds 31 289 yds 31
Greens in Reg 66.7% 29 55.6% 67 66.7% 29
Par 5's in 2 0 12 1 2 0 12
Scrambles 50.0% 67 62.5% 40 50.0% 67
Sand Saves - - - - 66.7% 35
Putts per GIR 1.750 42 1.900 86 1.833 63
Putts per Rnd 29.0 47 29.0 47 31.0 78
1 Putts per Rnd 7 51 6 64 5 82
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 - 0.00 - 0.00 -
Birdies per Rnd 4 11 4 11 2 63
Pars per Rnd 11 - 10 - 13 -
Bogeys per Rnd 3 49 4 71 1 3
Others per Rnd 0.00 1 0.00 1 2 115

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