Genworth Stats Pack - Trophée Hassan II Preview

26/03/2013 14:03:00
Edoardo Molinari  (Getty Images)
Edoardo Molinari (Getty Images)

This week the Genworth Stats Pack heads to Morocco for the Trophée Hassan II, held at the exclusive Golf du Palais Royal, set in the grounds of the Royal Palace of Agadir. Past winners Rhys Davies (2010), David Horsey (2011) and Michael Hoey (2012) are all competing. We analyse some of the marquee names as well as those with recent form coming into the event.

Francesco MOLINARI

Francesco Molinari is lightly raced so far in 2013 having played just four events on the European Tour, so his Genworth Statistics have not really settled as of yet. But as usual the younger of the two Italian brothers is ranking well for Driving Accuracy and he is already showing good form on the greens. This will be Francesco’s third time of competing in the Trophée Hassan II, with finishes of 10th in 2010 and 17th in 2012. He will start as the tournament favourite.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 71.30 115
Driving Accuracy 72.6% 13
Driving Distance 272 yds 177
Greens in Reg 65.7% 155
Scrambles 54.1% 140
Sand Saves 30.0% 185
Putts per GIR 1.718 30
Putts per Round 29.0 64
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 69
Par 4 Scoring 4.02 93
Par 5 Scoring 4.79 170
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 147
Birdies per Rnd 3.67 109
Pars per Rnd 11.50 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.67 145
Others per Rnd 0.17 42
Par 5's in 2 % 4.2% 182

Edoardo MOLINARI

The older of the two Italian brothers has been making swing changes with coach Sean Foley over the winter, and after a slow start to the 2013 season, those changes look to be taking effect. Edoardo was very strong from tee to green last week in Malaysia, ranking 14th for Driving Accuracy, 9th for Driving Distance and 4th for Greens in Regulation, plus the two-time European Tour winner also finished 6th here last year. We look for him to go well.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 72.23 165
Driving Accuracy 64.3% 53
Driving Distance 293 yds 68
Greens in Reg 68.4% 124
Scrambles 48.6% 174
Sand Saves 63.6% 58
Putts per GIR 1.769 107
Putts per Round 30.4 162
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.08 143
Par 4 Scoring 4.05 130
Par 5 Scoring 4.85 189
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 147
Birdies per Rnd 3.46 135
Pars per Rnd 11.38 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.77 162
Others per Rnd 0.38 131
Par 5's in 2 % 5.8% 166

Rafa CABRERA-BELLO

Rafa Cabrera-Bello has competed in this event twice before (in 2010/11) with very average results it must be said. But the 28 year old Spanish golfer and two-time European Tour winner is performing consistently week on week in the early season. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, Rafa is hitting 76.9% Greens in Regulation which is enabling him to convert a good number of birdies whilst limiting any mistakes. His Par 3 Scoring and Par 4 Scoring is excellent.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.74 81
Driving Accuracy 59.4% 95
Driving Distance 288 yds 109
Greens in Reg 76.9% 16
Scrambles 53.2% 146
Sand Saves 61.5% 73
Putts per GIR 1.734 51
Putts per Round 29.7 118
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.96 42
Par 4 Scoring 3.96 33
Par 5 Scoring 4.62 71
Eagles per Rnd 0.05 123
Birdies per Rnd 4.53 22
Pars per Rnd 11.16 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 43
Others per Rnd 0.26 86
Par 5's in 2 % 10.5% 118

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Pablo LARRAZÁBAL

Genworth Ambassador Pablo Larrazábal has competed in this event on all three previous occasions, with a best of 9th last year. The 29 year old Spanish golfer is showing some good recent form, especially in Malaysia last week where he finished 6th (ranking 3rd for the Genworth Driving Distance statistic, 11th for Greens in Regulation and 1st for Par 4 Scoring).

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 71.43 122
Driving Accuracy 51.2% 167
Driving Distance 291 yds 75
Greens in Reg 75.6% 21
Scrambles 54.4% 136
Sand Saves 58.3% 90
Putts per GIR 1.784 130
Putts per Round 30.5 164
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.01 80
Par 4 Scoring 4.03 104
Par 5 Scoring 4.76 156
Eagles per Rnd 0.04 135
Birdies per Rnd 3.65 115
Pars per Rnd 11.65 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.22 75
Others per Rnd 0.43 148
Par 5's in 2 % 12.8% 88

Alvaro QUIROS

This will be the third straight week back following wrist surgery and a three month lay-off for Alvaro Quiros. All is progressing well. The 30 year old crowd favourite has already jumped to the top of the Genworth Driving Distance rankings, averaging 320 yards off the tee, and he is destroying the Par 5 holes with a 4.54 scoring average (in doing so hitting 32.1% of the greens in sub-regulation two shots).

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.43 53
Driving Accuracy 48.0% 181
Driving Distance 320 yds 1
Greens in Reg 70.6% 85
Scrambles 54.1% 138
Sand Saves 33.3% 181
Putts per GIR 1.809 156
Putts per Round 30.0 138
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.07 135
Par 4 Scoring 4.00 68
Par 5 Scoring 4.54 36
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 147
Birdies per Rnd 4.57 19
Pars per Rnd 10.43 -
Bogeys per Rnd 3.00 178
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 % 32.1% 5

Garth MULROY

Garth Mulroy is one of the form players coming into this event. The 34 year old South African has achieved three top ten finishes so far this season and he is yet to miss the cut from eight starts. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, Garth ranks 8th for Stroke Average (better than any other player in the field), 7th for Putts per GIR and 10th for Birdies per Round, and he is scoring well across the different hole types being the Par 3’s, Par 4’s and par 5’s.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.36 8
Driving Accuracy 62.1% 70
Driving Distance 298 yds 29
Greens in Reg 70.8% 71
Scrambles 57.8% 104
Sand Saves 43.3% 156
Putts per GIR 1.658 7
Putts per Round 28.2 24
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.94 32
Par 4 Scoring 3.94 22
Par 5 Scoring 4.53 32
Eagles per Rnd 0.03 144
Birdies per Rnd 4.90 10
Pars per Rnd 10.77 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.17 67
Others per Rnd 0.13 27
Par 5's in 2 % 14.7% 73

David HOWELL

David Howell has competed in this event twice before (in 2010/11) but missed the cut here last year. The 37 year old Englishman is performing very consistently week on week and showing signs of the form that previously took him into the world top ten. His long game is solid but his short game and putting statistics are exceptional. Very few mistakes are being made and a Genworth Season Stroke Average of 69.41 is the result. David arrives off the back of a 6th place finish in Malaysia so expect a strong performance once again.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.41 9
Driving Accuracy 60.1% 80
Driving Distance 280 yds 148
Greens in Reg 70.0% 93
Scrambles 75.3% 5
Sand Saves 77.5% 20
Putts per GIR 1.724 37
Putts per Round 28.0 21
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.97 48
Par 4 Scoring 3.92 13
Par 5 Scoring 4.61 62
Eagles per Rnd 0.07 97
Birdies per Rnd 4.10 58
Pars per Rnd 12.21 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.45 5
Others per Rnd 0.17 42
Par 5's in 2 % 9.1% 135

Tommy FLEETWOOD

Tommy Fleetwood is another player showing great consistency this year, finishing inside the top 15 in four of his last five starts. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 22 year old Englishman is excelling on the Par 5 holes, hitting 21.6% of the Par 5 greens in sub-regulation (two shots) on his way to a scoring average of 4.56. A good week on the greens could see him right up there in contention come Sunday.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.21 41
Driving Accuracy 58.8% 104
Driving Distance 297 yds 39
Greens in Reg 71.5% 60
Scrambles 61.1% 61
Sand Saves 51.7% 125
Putts per GIR 1.772 117
Putts per Round 29.6 112
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.02 88
Par 4 Scoring 3.99 58
Par 5 Scoring 4.56 44
Eagles per Rnd 0.10 71
Birdies per Rnd 4.28 37
Pars per Rnd 11.14 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.28 85
Others per Rnd 0.21 66
Par 5's in 2 % 21.6% 24

Scott JAMIESON

Scott Jamieson enjoyed an incredible start to the 2013 season with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finish in his first three events. A couple of missed cuts followed that but the 29 year old Scotsman has been very steady the last three times out. At this tournament in 2011 he missed the cut and in 2012 he finished 52nd, so Scott will be looking for better things this week.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.43 53
Driving Accuracy 53.8% 148
Driving Distance 289 yds 102
Greens in Reg 72.2% 54
Scrambles 56.8% 119
Sand Saves 67.9% 38
Putts per GIR 1.745 72
Putts per Round 29.4 93
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.86 9
Par 4 Scoring 4.01 79
Par 5 Scoring 4.64 82
Eagles per Rnd 0.19 22
Birdies per Rnd 4.19 49
Pars per Rnd 11.14 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.19 70
Others per Rnd 0.29 96
Par 5's in 2 % 16.7% 54

Felipe AGUILAR

Felipe Aguilar has competed in this event twice before with a best finish of 44th last year. Although the 38 year old golfer from Chile arrives off the back of a missed cut at the Avantha Masters, he produced consecutive 3rd place finishes at the two events prior to that. Looking his Genworth Season Statistics, Felipe ranks 34th for Stroke Average and 26th for Driving Accuracy, and he is yet to make a double bogey from 16 rounds played so far.

Season Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.06 34
Driving Accuracy 69.4% 26
Driving Distance 280 yds 147
Greens in Reg 70.1% 93
Scrambles 61.9% 50
Sand Saves 57.1% 95
Putts per GIR 1.775 120
Putts per Round 29.7 118
1 Putts per Rnd - -
Season Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.89 14
Par 4 Scoring 3.98 52
Par 5 Scoring 4.68 104
Eagles per Rnd 0.06 111
Birdies per Rnd 4.17 51
Pars per Rnd 11.39 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.39 101
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 % 25.4% 13

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