Genworth Stats Pack 20.1 - Avantha Masters Preview

3/12/2013 11:46:34 AM
Jaypee Greens Golf Course  ()
Jaypee Greens Golf Course ()

This week the Genworth Stats Pack heads to India for the Avantha Masters, to be held for the first time at Jaypee Greens Golf Club. The 7,347 yards, Par 72 golf course designed by Greg Norman is India’s longest, and features 14 water hazards and 88 bunkers. Whilst we analyse some of the form players in this report, a special mention must be given to Alvaro Quiros who makes his return to action following wrist surgery and a three month lay-off.

S.S.P CHOWRASIA

Two time champion S.S.P Chowrasia deserves centre stage for this one. The 5 feet 5 inches tall, 34 year old golfer from Calcutta has started the year pretty steadily, making three cuts from four events (with a best of tied 17th in Abu Dhabi). But his early season Genworth Statistics highlight that he is not one of the longer hitters, and that he currently ranks below average for Greens in Regulation. S.S.P does however possess an excellent short game, which should serve him well around this course.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 71.20 99
Driving Accuracy 63.0% 63
Driving Distance 268 yds 158
Greens in Reg 64.4% 146
Scrambles 64.6% 32
Sand Saves 68.2% 34
Putts per GIR 1.776 97
Putts per Round 28.6 30
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.02 74
Par 4 Scoring 4.07 124
Par 5 Scoring 4.62 56
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 123
Birdies per Rnd 3.67 94
Pars per Rnd 11.53 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.67 128
Others per Rnd 0.13 27
Par 5's in 2 % 5.2% 145

Jeev Milkha SINGH

India’s most recognised golfer Jeev Milkha Singh has played four times on the European Tour so far in 2013, producing two good finishes and two missed cuts. Currently he ranks high for the Genworth short game and putting categories but he has not yet produced his best golf with the longer clubs. If Jeev can improve his accuracy from the tee just a little, it should enable him to hit more greens, in-turn helping him to score consistently better.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.93 79
Driving Accuracy 53.6% 141
Driving Distance 293 yds 59
Greens in Reg 62.7% 157
Scrambles 66.0% 28
Sand Saves 60.0% 68
Putts per GIR 1.722 27
Putts per Round 28.0 13
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.07 116
Par 4 Scoring 3.98 48
Par 5 Scoring 4.71 109
Eagles per Rnd 0.14 36
Birdies per Rnd 3.93 61
Pars per Rnd 11.29 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.21 64
Others per Rnd 0.43 129
Par 5's in 2 % 8.9% 117

Felipe AGUILAR

Felipe Aguilar arrives as the form player this week. The 38 year old golfer from Chile has broken 70 in eleven of his last twelve rounds of competitive play, amassing three top ten finishes in a row (with tied 3rd finishes in his last two events). Looking at his Genworth Statistics, he ranks 8th for Stroke Average, made up of some very straight driving, solid approach play and a superb short game. From a total of 56 Par 3 holes Felipe has converted 14 birdies against just 3 bogeys to rank 3rd for Par 3 Scoring.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.43 8
Driving Accuracy 69.4% 28
Driving Distance 278 yds 133
Greens in Reg 69.8% 87
Scrambles 63.2% 39
Sand Saves 66.7% 36
Putts per GIR 1.733 38
Putts per Round 29.0 52
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.80 3
Par 4 Scoring 3.97 40
Par 5 Scoring 4.64 68
Eagles per Rnd 0.07 90
Birdies per Rnd 4.57 16
Pars per Rnd 11.14 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.21 64
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 % 25.5% 11

Thongchai JAIDEE

Thongchai Jaidee is playing with great consistency in the early season. He has already racked up three top ten finishes and is yet to make a double bogey score on any hole from 16 rounds played. The 43 year old golfer from Thailand currently ranks 14th for the Genworth Stroke Average statistic, and is averaging 73.6% Greens in Regulation (ranking 31st). Look for the five time European Tour winner to go well.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.75 14
Driving Accuracy 63.4% 59
Driving Distance 287 yds 94
Greens in Reg 73.6% 31
Scrambles 72.4% 9
Sand Saves 53.6% 106
Putts per GIR 1.750 67
Putts per Round 29.1 60
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.92 17
Par 4 Scoring 3.94 19
Par 5 Scoring 4.66 82
Eagles per Rnd 0.06 98
Birdies per Rnd 3.88 68
Pars per Rnd 12.31 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.75 22
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 % 6.3% 138

Anders HANSEN

Two-time BMW PGA Champion Anders Hansen is lightly raced having competed just three times on the European Tour so far in 2013. His Genworth Statistics highlight that he has driven the ball well, hitting 70% of the fairways, and his short game is very strong. But whilst his Par 3 Scoring is excellent he seems to be struggling on the Par 5 holes, converting just 8 birdies from 40 attempts. This in turn is leaving him down in 119th position for overall Birdies per Round. Some better scoring on the longest holes should help generate some momentum this week.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.70 63
Driving Accuracy 70.0% 26
Driving Distance 279 yds 131
Greens in Reg 68.9% 104
Scrambles 69.6% 14
Sand Saves 69.2% 29
Putts per GIR 1.766 83
Putts per Round 28.8 35
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.83 5
Par 4 Scoring 3.98 48
Par 5 Scoring 4.90 172
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 123
Birdies per Rnd 3.40 119
Pars per Rnd 12.70 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.70 20
Others per Rnd 0.20 55
Par 5's in 2 % 2.5% 165

David HOWELL

Four-time European Tour winner David Howell has made twelve straight cuts and is showing the levels of consistency that he enjoyed back in 2006 when he ranked inside the world top ten. His Genworth Statistics highlight no real weaknesses. With 73.3% Greens in Regulation together with superb short game figures and solid putting, the 37 year old Englishman is one of the favourites to take the title.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.55 11
Driving Accuracy 61.4% 77
Driving Distance 280 yds 125
Greens in Reg 73.3% 38
Scrambles 72.9% 6
Sand Saves 78.6% 18
Putts per GIR 1.735 44
Putts per Round 28.9 46
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 57
Par 4 Scoring 3.91 9
Par 5 Scoring 4.63 59
Eagles per Rnd 0.05 112
Birdies per Rnd 4.05 51
Pars per Rnd 12.40 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.35 3
Others per Rnd 0.15 36
Par 5's in 2 % 7.5% 131

Ricardo SANTOS

The 2012 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year is in a rich vein of form off the back of four top ten finishes in his last five events, and is one of the favourites this week. The 30 year old golfer from Portugal ranks 5th for the all-important Genworth Stroke Average ranking and 19th for Greens in Regulation. With world class scoring across the different hole types and an average of 4.83 Birdies per Round, look for Ricardo to go well once again.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.33 5
Driving Accuracy 55.2% 131
Driving Distance 294 yds 51
Greens in Reg 76.1% 19
Scrambles 56.6% 103
Sand Saves 70.0% 28
Putts per GIR 1.721 26
Putts per Round 29.3 77
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.89 12
Par 4 Scoring 3.98 48
Par 5 Scoring 4.47 9
Eagles per Rnd 0.17 25
Birdies per Rnd 4.83 10
Pars per Rnd 10.83 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.83 29
Others per Rnd 0.33 99
Par 5's in 2 % 17.0% 47

Grégory BOURDY

Grégory Bourdy arrives off the back of a 2nd place finish at the Africa Open. But although the 30 year old French golfer ranks high for the Genworth Stroke Average ranking (due to strong Par 3 and Par 4 Scoring) his tournament results have been quite erratic. There are simply no patterns to his form, with two top three finishes thrown in amongst a string of mediocre performances. If Grégory can improve his Par 5 scoring in India this week he may go well.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.40 36
Driving Accuracy 65.1% 48
Driving Distance 282 yds 119
Greens in Reg 72.2% 51
Scrambles 63.0% 41
Sand Saves 51.9% 114
Putts per GIR 1.785 111
Putts per Round 29.3 77
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.97 38
Par 4 Scoring 3.97 40
Par 5 Scoring 4.71 109
Eagles per Rnd 0.10 66
Birdies per Rnd 3.65 99
Pars per Rnd 12.15 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.90 33
Others per Rnd 0.20 55
Par 5's in 2 % 8.0% 124

Jbe KRUGER

Defending champion Jbe Kruger has played the most rounds on the European Tour so far this season (28 alongside Darren Fichardt and Garth Mulroy). The 26 year old South African has finished in the money in each of his seven starts but has managed only one top ten finish so far. The same as Jeev Milkha Singh, if Jbe can improve his accuracy from the tee just a little bit, it should produce the desired knock on effect through his game, helping him to score better, especially on the Par 5 holes.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.71 66
Driving Accuracy 55.3% 130
Driving Distance 289 yds 85
Greens in Reg 69.2% 96
Scrambles 61.3% 55
Sand Saves 68.3% 33
Putts per GIR 1.739 52
Putts per Round 28.8 35
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.02 74
Par 4 Scoring 3.97 40
Par 5 Scoring 4.73 121
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 123
Birdies per Rnd 4.18 39
Pars per Rnd 11.36 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.14 59
Others per Rnd 0.32 98
Par 5's in 2 % 10.3% 105

Andy SULLIVAN

The 26 year old golfer from Nuneaton in England is enjoying a very lucrative early season, currently ranking highest on the Race to Dubai out of the Qualifying School Graduates (34th). We can see from his Genworth Statistics that Andy Sullivan is very strong both off the tee and into the greens, and that he has a lot of potential. This course should suit his game, especially if he improves his Par 3 Scoring, as few tour players will have played the course before.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.19 28
Driving Accuracy 67.9% 32
Driving Distance 297 yds 25
Greens in Reg 73.9% 31
Scrambles 54.1% 116
Sand Saves 61.1% 65
Putts per GIR 1.754 74
Putts per Round 29.9 117
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.06 108
Par 4 Scoring 3.96 26
Par 5 Scoring 4.59 43
Eagles per Rnd 0.12 59
Birdies per Rnd 4.35 29
Pars per Rnd 10.96 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.38 91
Others per Rnd 0.19 48
Par 5's in 2 % 16.2% 53

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