Genworth Stats Pack 21.5 - Maybank Malaysian Open Summary

24/03/2013 19:42:46
Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand celebrates winning the 2013 Maybank Malaysian Open  (Getty Images)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand celebrates winning the 2013 Maybank Malaysian Open (Getty Images)

Thunderstorms dominated the week right up to the finish of the Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (reducing the tournament to 54 holes). Kiradech Aphibarnrat emerged as the eventual winner over a host of star studded names. We analyse his performance together with the other tournament contenders.

Kiradech APHIBARNRAT -13

Kiradech Aphibarnrat did not produce the best long game statistics for the tournament but he was very strong in each of the Genworth Short Game Statistics categories. The 23 year old golfer from Thailand ranked 6th for Scrambles, 5th for Putts per GIR, 6th for Putts per Round and 2nd for 1 Putts per Round, plus he excelled on the Par 3 holes and hit 25% of the Par 5 greens in sub-regulation (two shots). It has been an incredible two weeks for Kiradech Aphibarnrat, finishing fourth at the Avantha Masters last week before winning here at the Maybank Malaysian Open.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.67 1
Driving Accuracy 59.5% 29
Driving Distance 290 yds 16
Greens in Reg 68.5% 36
Scrambles 76.5% 6
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.622 5
Putts per Round 27.0 6
1 Putts per Rnd 9.33 2
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 2
Par 4 Scoring 3.90 11
Par 5 Scoring 4.42 4
Eagles per Rnd 0.33 2
Birdies per Rnd 5.33 2
Pars per Rnd 10.67 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.67 11
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 3 2

Edoardo MOLINARI -12

Edoardo Molinari fired a bogey free final round of 67 to finish in second place overall (in doing so also making his first cut of the year). The older of the two Italian golfing brothers hit the ball long and straight off the tee which then enabled him to be very accurate with his approach play (ranking 4th for the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic). The winter work with his coach Sean Foley looks to be taking effect.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 2
Driving Accuracy 69.0% 14
Driving Distance 293 yds 9
Greens in Reg 81.5% 4
Scrambles 70.0% 12
Sand Saves 80.0% 16
Putts per GIR 1.705 25
Putts per Round 29.0 31
1 Putts per Rnd 6.33 46
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.92 16
Par 4 Scoring 3.80 3
Par 5 Scoring 4.58 15
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 18
Birdies per Rnd 5.33 2
Pars per Rnd 11.67 -
Bogeys per Rnd 0.67 1
Others per Rnd 0.33 27
Par 5's in 2 2 6

Anders HANSEN -11

Anders Hansen putted sublimely over the three rounds to finish in third place overall. The two time winner of the European Tour’s flagship event (BWM PGA Championship at Wentworth) ranked 1st for the Genworth Putts per GIR statistic, 3rd for Putts per Round and 4th for 1 Putts per Round. Anders also ranked 2nd for Par 4 Scoring and was the only player to make two eagles over the week.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.33 3
Driving Accuracy 52.4% 45
Driving Distance 286 yds 25
Greens in Reg 66.7% 46
Scrambles 72.2% 8
Sand Saves 50.0% 34
Putts per GIR 1.556 1
Putts per Round 26.3 3
1 Putts per Rnd 9.00 4
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 36
Par 4 Scoring 3.77 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.67 23
Eagles per Rnd 0.67 1
Birdies per Rnd 4.33 21
Pars per Rnd 11.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.33 5
Others per Rnd 0.33 27
Par 5's in 2 1 26

Victor DUBUISSON -10

Victor Dubuisson is off to a great start in 2013, with his third top ten finish from five starts. The long hitting 22 year old Frenchman is developing well and is most definitely one to watch over the coming months. Looking at his Genworth Tournament Statistics, Victor drove the ball long and straight off the tee and hit 77.8% of the greens in regulation (plus he scrambled and putted well). The only real mistakes were a couple of bogeys on the Par 5 holes.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.67 4
Driving Accuracy 71.4% 11
Driving Distance 297 yds 8
Greens in Reg 77.8% 9
Scrambles 66.7% 16
Sand Saves 50.0% 34
Putts per GIR 1.738 38
Putts per Round 29.3 39
1 Putts per Rnd 6.33 46
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.83 10
Par 4 Scoring 3.80 3
Par 5 Scoring 4.83 48
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 18
Birdies per Rnd 4.67 15
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.33 5
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 6

Charl SCHWARTZEL -10

Tournament Favourite Charl Schwartzel got off to a fast start in the final round but perhaps ran out of steam as the day progressed. Overall the 28 year old South African ranked 2nd for the Genworth Driving Distance statistic, but the most impressive part of his game this week was his play over the Par 5 holes. Charl hit five of the Par 5 greens in sub-regulation (two shots) on his way to ranking 1st for Par 5 Scoring with a 4.17 average.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.67 4
Driving Accuracy 66.7% 19
Driving Distance 311 yds 2
Greens in Reg 72.2% 26
Scrambles 60.0% 31
Sand Saves 50.0% 34
Putts per GIR 1.769 49
Putts per Round 29.0 31
1 Putts per Rnd 5.67 62
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 2
Par 4 Scoring 4.10 58
Par 5 Scoring 4.17 1
Eagles per Rnd 0.33 2
Birdies per Rnd 4.67 15
Pars per Rnd 11.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 19
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 5 1

Padraig HARRINGTON -9

Padraig Harrington ranked 1st for the Genworth Greens in Regulation statistic for the tournament (with 45/54 greens hit), which is a great improvement on recent weeks. Predictably his short game and putting statistics dipped as a result of the accurate approach play, but overall things seem to be moving in the right direction. A final round back nine of 39 stopped a good week being a great week for the three time major winner.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.00 6
Driving Accuracy 45.2% 59
Driving Distance 289 yds 19
Greens in Reg 83.3% 1
Scrambles 55.6% 44
Sand Saves 0.0% 55
Putts per GIR 1.756 44
Putts per Round 30.7 63
1 Putts per Rnd 6.00 56
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 36
Par 4 Scoring 3.87 9
Par 5 Scoring 4.58 15
Eagles per Rnd 0.33 2
Birdies per Rnd 4.33 21
Pars per Rnd 11.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 19
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 6

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Pablo LARRAZÁBAL -9

Genworth Ambassador Pablo Larrazábal was strong in most departments of the game this week. The 29 year old Spanish golfer ranked 3rd for Driving Distance (averaging 306 yards), 11th for Greens in Regulation and 13th for Scrambles, plus he topped the Par 4 Scoring with a 3.73 average. Pablo made few mistakes over the Kuala Lumpur course and looks to be settling into his stride with decent results over the past two weeks.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.00 6
Driving Accuracy 59.5% 29
Driving Distance 306 yds 3
Greens in Reg 75.9% 11
Scrambles 69.2% 13
Sand Saves 66.7% 22
Putts per GIR 1.732 34
Putts per Round 29.3 39
1 Putts per Rnd 6.67 38
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.08 52
Par 4 Scoring 3.73 1
Par 5 Scoring 4.83 48
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 18
Birdies per Rnd 4.33 21
Pars per Rnd 12.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.33 5
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 6

Alexander NOREN -9

Alexander Noren hit just 17/42 fairways over the three rounds but the rest of his game was razor sharp. Despite the lack of accuracy from the tee the 30 year old Swedish Golfer still managed 39/54 greens in regulation and putted exceptionally well, ranking high in each of the Genworth Putting Statistics categories. Alexander also ranked 2nd for Birdies per Round but overall there were just a few too many bogeys to seriously contend the title.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.00 6
Driving Accuracy 40.5% 66
Driving Distance 284 yds 30
Greens in Reg 72.2% 26
Scrambles 60.0% 31
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.667 13
Putts per Round 27.7 11
1 Putts per Rnd 9.00 4
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.83 10
Par 4 Scoring 3.93 18
Par 5 Scoring 4.58 15
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 18
Birdies per Rnd 5.33 2
Pars per Rnd 10.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.33 35
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 6

Mark FOSTER -9

Mark Foster struck the ball with great consistency over the week. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 37 year old Englishman ranked 7th for Driving Accuracy and 1st for Greens in Regulation with 83.3% (alongside Padraig Harrington and Chinnarat Phadungsil). Mark also ranked high for Scrambles and was 3/3 for Sand Saves. An excellent week of golf.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.00 6
Driving Accuracy 73.8% 7
Driving Distance 261 yds 68
Greens in Reg 83.3% 1
Scrambles 66.7% 16
Sand Saves 100% 1
Putts per GIR 1.733 35
Putts per Round 29.7 45
1 Putts per Rnd 6.67 38
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 36
Par 4 Scoring 3.83 6
Par 5 Scoring 4.67 23
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 18
Birdies per Rnd 4.33 21
Pars per Rnd 12.33 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.33 5
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 51

David HOWELL -9

Unfortunately there is a delay with David Howell’s Genworth Statistics so they cannot be presented in this report. But overall the 37 year old Englishman continued his good form with yet another cut made and a top ten finish. He scored well on the Par 3’s and Par 4’s but perhaps did not make enough birdies on the Par 5 holes to seriously contend the title.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.00 6
Driving Accuracy - -
Driving Distance - -
Greens in Reg - -
Scrambles - -
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR - -
Putts per Round - -
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.83 10
Par 4 Scoring 3.83 6
Par 5 Scoring 4.83 48
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 18
Birdies per Rnd 4.67 15
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 2
Others per Rnd 0.33 27
Par 5's in 2 1 26

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