Genworth Stats Pack 16.5 - Joburg Open Summary

10/02/2013 20:21:04
 Richard Sterne   (Getty Images)
Richard Sterne (Getty Images)

Richard Sterne completed a wire to wire victory at the Joburg Open this week, his 6th win to date on the European Tour. We analyse his Genworth tournament statistics in depth, showing how he blew the field away with a record score to Par (-27) and a record victory margin (7 shots) for this event.

TOURNAMENT STATISTICS -27

Richard Sterne drove the ball long and straight, which enabled him to then rank 1st for the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic with 65/72 greens (90.3%). Players that top the Greens in Regulation statistic at tournaments often win, the best ever example being when Tiger Woods led the Greens in Regulation statistic in all four of his back to back major victories in 2000/2001. Overall Richard racked up one eagle and 26 birdies for the week, but the most astonishing statistic of all was the fact that he dropped just one shot over the 72 holes (a feat last accomplished by Tiger Woods back in 2002).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 65.00 1
Driving Accuracy 71.4% 15
Driving Distance 303 yds 7
Greens in Reg 90.3% 1
Scrambles 85.7% 2
Sand Saves 100.0% 1
Putts per GIR 1.649 4
Putts per Round 28.5 12
Tournament Stats Result Rank
0 Putts 1 10
1 Putts 28 19
2 Putts 43 -
3 Putts 0 1
Eagles 1 10
Birdies 26 1
Pars 44 -
Bogeys 1 1
Others 0 1

PAR 3 STATISTICS -3

Richard Sterne ranked 9th for Par 3 Scoring with a 2.81 average (-3 to Par). His strategy seemed to be a little more conservative on these holes compared to the Par 4’s and Par 5’s, whereby he made sure to hit most of the greens (14/16) and take the odd birdie when it came along. Felipe Aguilar, Trevor Fisher Jnr and Garth Mulroy scored the best on the Par 3’s with a 2.63 average (-6 to Par), with Garth Mulroy hitting every one of the 16 Greens in Regulation.

Par 3 Statistics Result Rank
Total Holes 16 -
Par 3 Scoring 2.81 9
Greens in Reg 87.5% 2
Scrambles 100.0% 1
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.786 27
Putts per Hole 1.69 35
Par 3 Statistics Result Rank
0 Putts 0 18
1 Putts 5 38
2 Putts 11 -
3 Putts 0 1
Eagles 0 3
Birdies 3 15
Pars 13 -
Bogeys 0 1
Others 0 1

PAR 4 STATISTICS -11

Richard Sterne ranked 1st for Par 4 Scoring with a 3.73 average (-11 to Par). His performance over these holes was imperious with 37 out of 41 Greens in Regulation (3 more than any other player). He enjoyed 12 birdies with his only drop shot of the week coming on the 15th hole in Round 3. Runner-up Charl Schwartzel and George Coetzee ranked tied 2nd for Par 4 Scoring with a 3.78 average.

Par 4 Statistics Result Rank
Total Holes 41 -
Par 4 Scoring 3.73 1
Driving Accuracy 75.6% 8
Greens in Reg 90.2% 1
Scrambles 75.0% 8
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.703 7
Putts per Hole 1.63 18
Par 4 Statistics Result Rank
0 Putts 0 16
1 Putts 15 16
2 Putts 26 -
3 Putts 0 1
Eagles 0 3
Birdies 12 1
Pars 28 -
Bogeys 1 2
Others 0 1

PAR 5 STATISTICS -13

Richard Sterne ranked 1st for Par 5 Scoring with a 4.13 average (-13 to Par) alongside Trevor Fisher Jnr, Garth Mulroy, Jaco Van Zyl, Tyrone Ferreira and Espen Kofstad. In total he hit 14 out of the 15 Greens in Regulation (including four in sub-regulation two shots) and converted one eagle and eleven birdies against just three Pars. As a side note, Felipe Aguilar managed an amazing 9/15 sub-regulation hits on the Par 5’s (well worth a mention).

Par 5 Statistics Result Rank
Total Holes 15 -
Par 5 Scoring 4.13 1
Driving Accuracy 60.0% 29
Greens in Reg 93.3% 14
Par 5's in 2 4 23
Scrambles 100% 1
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.462 8
Putts per Hole 1.33 9
Par 5 Statistics Result Rank
0 Putts 1 1
1 Putts 8 5
2 Putts 6 -
3 Putts 0 1
Eagles 1 9
Birdies 11 5
Pars 3 -
Bogeys 0 1
Others 0 1

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