Genworth Stats Pack - Round 3 Review

9/7/2013 8:09:55 PM
Craig Lee  (Getty Images)
Craig Lee (Getty Images)

Round 3 of the Omega European Masters produced 35 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 70.69. Craig Lee leads on -16 with Cañizares, Dubuisson and Björn following close behind. We analyse their performances and round up the Genworth Statistics leaders.

Craig LEE -16

Craig Lee fired eleven birdies (including nine in the first ten holes) on his way to an amazing third round 61, to lead by two shots going into Sunday. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 36 year old Scottish golfer is looking solid from tee to green and he is putting the best of all the players in the field, ranking either 1st or 2nd in the three official Gentworth putting categories. He also ranks 1st for Par 3 Scoring and Birdies per Round (with 21 birdies in total) and he will be trying to win his first European Tour title tomorrow (Craig has competed in 81 previous European Tour events with one top three finish to date).

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average65.671
Driving Accuracy69.2%10
Driving Distance318 yds26
Greens in Reg66.7%29
Scrambles72.2%10
Sand Saves80.0%9
Putts per GIR1.5281
Putts per Round25.31
1 Putts per Rnd10.002
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.871
Par 4 Scoring3.782
Par 5 Scoring4.338
Eagles per Rnd0.0032
Birdies per Rnd7.001
Pars per Rnd9.33-
Bogeys per Rnd1.678
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2330

Alejandro CAÑIZARES -14

Alejandro Cañizares converted one eagle and five birdies against a single bogey on his way to a third round 65. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, incredibly the 30 year old Spanish golfer has recorded a near identical set of statistics to the leader, with the exception of holing a few less putts (this is almost unprecedented). He also leads the Par 5 Scoring with a 4.00 average, firing three eagles, six birdies and three pars on those holes.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average66.332
Driving Accuracy69.2%10
Driving Distance318 yds26
Greens in Reg66.7%29
Scrambles72.2%10
Sand Saves71.4%16
Putts per GIR1.6114
Putts per Round26.74
1 Putts per Rnd9.673
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.2040
Par 4 Scoring3.816
Par 5 Scoring4.001
Eagles per Rnd1.001
Birdies per Rnd4.6716
Pars per Rnd10.33-
Bogeys per Rnd2.0016
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 249

Victor DUBUISSON -14

Victor Dubuisson converted two eagles and three birdies against two bogeys on his way to a third round 66. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 23 year old French golfer does not seem to be performing that well from tee to green on the face of things, but just take a look at his Par 5’s in 2, which highlights that he has hit 7 of the Par 5 greens in sub-regulation two shots, more than any other player (note that he has also managed a Par 4 in sub-regulation as well). Sub-regulation hits help the players scoring because they enable them to make easy two-putt birdies and momentum changing eagles.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average66.332
Driving Accuracy53.8%42
Driving Distance313 yds34
Greens in Reg68.5%23
Scrambles64.7%25
Sand Saves100.0%1
Putts per GIR1.67610
Putts per Round28.318
1 Putts per Rnd7.6715
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.1325
Par 4 Scoring3.782
Par 5 Scoring4.173
Eagles per Rnd0.672
Birdies per Rnd5.334
Pars per Rnd10.00-
Bogeys per Rnd2.0016
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 271

Thomas BJÖRN -14

Thomas Björn converted five birdies against a single bogey on his way to a third round 67. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 42 year old Great Dane is looking the strongest from tee to green of the leading players outlined in this report. He ranks 16th for Driving Accuracy, 19th for Greens in Regulation and 1st for Scrambles (saving Par 14/16 times). This has enabled him to lead the Par 4 Scoring and drop the fewest shots of all the players in the field (just two bogeys).

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average66.332
Driving Accuracy66.7%16
Driving Distance321 yds20
Greens in Reg70.4%19
Scrambles87.5%1
Sand Saves77.8%13
Putts per GIR1.6588
Putts per Round26.74
1 Putts per Rnd8.677
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.0713
Par 4 Scoring3.671
Par 5 Scoring4.5023
Eagles per Rnd0.0032
Birdies per Rnd5.334
Pars per Rnd12.00-
Bogeys per Rnd0.671
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2330

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 65.67
    Craig LEE.
  • Driving Accuracy: 94.9%
    Simon WAKEFIELD.
  • Driving Distance: 353 yards
    Scott HENRY.
  • Greens in Regulation: 83.3%
    Ross FISHER.
  • Scrambles: 87.5%
    Thomas BJORN.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    Maximilian KIEFFER, Ross FISHER, Victor DUBUISSON, Mark TULLO, Seve BENSON, Jaco VAN ZYL.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.528
    Craig LEE.
  • Putts per Round: 25.3
    Craig LEE.
  • 1 Putts: 33
    Jean-Baptiste GONNET.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.87
    Craig LEE, Brett RUMFORD.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.67
    Thomas BJORN.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.00
    Alejandro CAÑIZARES.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 7
    Victor DUBUISSON.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 4
    Padraig HARRINGTON.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 2 bogeys
    Thomas BJORN.
  • Most 3 Putts: 4
    Tom LEWIS, Padraig HARRINGTON, Kiradech APHIBARNRAT, Berry HENSON, Jorge CAMPILLO, Thomas LEVET.
  • Most Eagles: 3
    Alejandro CAÑIZARES.
  • Most Birdies: 21
    Craig LEE.
  • Most Pars: 41
    Anthony WALL.
  • Most Bogeys: 13
    Christian CÉVAËR, Jonathan MOORE.
  • Most Others: 8
    Thomas LEVET.

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