Genworth Stats Pack - Round 1 Review

11/14/2013 5:52:00 PM
Race to Dubai leader Henrik Stenson   (Getty Images)
Race to Dubai leader Henrik Stenson (Getty Images)

Round 1 of the DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, DUBAI produced 26 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 71.93. We analyse the performances of the main Race to Dubai contenders as well as the tournament leaders, plus we round up the hole averages and the early Genworth Statistics leaders.

RACE TO DUBAI CONTENDERS - IN CURRENT PREDICTED FINAL ORDER

Henrik STENSON -4  (Tournament Position: T4)

Henrik Stenson converted five birdies against a single bogey on his way to an opening 68. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 37 year old Swedish golfer was exceptional from tee to green, driving the ball long, hitting 12/14 fairways and 17/18 Greens in Regulation, plus his Par 4 Scoring was the best out of all the players (with 4 birdies and 6 pars on those holes).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 4
Driving Accuracy 85.7% 4
Driving Distance 315 yds 1
Greens in Reg 94.4% 1
Scrambles 100.0% 1
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.824 21
Putts per Round 32.0 28
1 Putts per Rnd 5.00 23
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 14
Par 4 Scoring 3.60 1
Par 5 Scoring 5.00 36
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 3
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 4
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 4
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 6

Justin ROSE -2  (Tournament Position: T10)

Justin Rose converted three birdies against a single bogey on his way to an opening 70. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 33 year old English golfer hit 17/18 Greens in Regulation, but we can see by his lower putting rankings that those approach shots may have finished slightly further from the hole in comparison to his usual high standards. The current world number five should sharpen things up tomorrow though.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 70.00 10
Driving Accuracy 78.6% 10
Driving Distance 305 yds 11
Greens in Reg 94.4% 1
Scrambles 100.0% 1
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.941 43
Putts per Round 34.0 49
1 Putts per Rnd 3.00 45
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 14
Par 4 Scoring 4.00 14
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 6
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 3
Birdies per Rnd 3.00 20
Pars per Rnd 14.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 4
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 6

Ian POULTER -3  (Tournament Position: T7)

Ian Poulter converted four birdies against a single bogey on his way to an opening 69. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 37 year old English golfer was superb from tee to green much the same as Stenson, hitting 11/14 fairways and 16/18 Greens in Regulation. But in slight contrast to Stenson, the 12-time European Tour winner did his best scoring on the Par 3’s and Par 5’s.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 69.00 7
Driving Accuracy 78.6% 10
Driving Distance 309 yds 6
Greens in Reg 88.9% 4
Scrambles 50.0% 26
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.750 12
Putts per Round 31.0 22
1 Putts per Rnd 5.00 23
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 2
Par 4 Scoring 4.10 25
Par 5 Scoring 4.25 1
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 3
Birdies per Rnd 4.00 11
Pars per Rnd 13.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 4
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 24

Graeme MCDOWELL E  (Tournament Position: T27)

Graeme Mcdowell converted four birdies against four bogeys on his way to an opening Even Par 72. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 34 year old golfer from Northern Ireland recorded some lengthy drives with good accuracy, but his approach play and scrambling was not quite up to his usual high standards (12/18 Greens in Regulation and just 2/6 up and downs for Par).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 72.00 27
Driving Accuracy 71.4% 19
Driving Distance 309 yds 6
Greens in Reg 66.7% 35
Scrambles 33.3% 42
Sand Saves 0.0% 25
Putts per GIR 1.750 12
Putts per Round 31.0 22
1 Putts per Rnd 5.00 23
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.00 14
Par 4 Scoring 4.10 25
Par 5 Scoring 4.75 18
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 3
Birdies per Rnd 4.00 11
Pars per Rnd 10.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 4.00 42
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 6

Jamie DONALDSON -4  (Tournament Position: T4)

Jamie Donaldson converted five birdies against a single bogey on his way to an opening 68. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 38 year old Welsh golfer was not quite so accurate off the tee (hitting only 7/14 fairways) but his approach play and short game more than made up for it (with 14/18 Greens in Regulation, 3/4 up and downs for Par and just 28 putts in total).

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 68.00 4
Driving Accuracy 50.0% 51
Driving Distance 295 yds 22
Greens in Reg 77.8% 11
Scrambles 75.0% 13
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.714 9
Putts per Round 28.0 5
1 Putts per Rnd 6.00 15
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 3.25 39
Par 4 Scoring 3.70 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 6
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 3
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 4
Pars per Rnd 12.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 4
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 24

PLAYERS LEADING THE DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, DUBAI

Alejandro CAÑIZARES -6

Alejandro Cañizares converted seven birdies against a single bogey on his way to an opening 66. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 30 year old Spanish golfer ranked 1st for Driving Accuracy (with 13/14 fairways) and 11th for Greens in Regulation (with 14/18 greens), plus his performance on and around the greens was sublime - leading to great scoring on the Par 3's / Par 4's / Par 5's.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 66.00 1
Driving Accuracy 92.9% 1
Driving Distance 279 yds 46
Greens in Reg 77.8% 11
Scrambles 75.0% 13
Sand Saves 100.0% 1
Putts per GIR 1.571 3
Putts per Round 27.0 3
1 Putts per Rnd 9.00 3
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 2
Par 4 Scoring 3.70 2
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 6
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 3
Birdies per Rnd 7.00 1
Pars per Rnd 10.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 1.00 4
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 1 6

Marcus FRASER -5

Marcus Fraser converted seven birdies against two bogeys on his way to an opening 67. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 35 year old Australian golfer was steady with the longer clubs but he putted arguably the best out of all the players on Day 1 (accumulating 12 single putts). The 2-time European Tour winner also birdied every Par 3 hole, for a 2.00 Par 3 Scoring Average.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.00 2
Driving Accuracy 78.6% 10
Driving Distance 279 yds 46
Greens in Reg 72.2% 22
Scrambles 80.0% 10
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.538 2
Putts per Round 25.0 1
1 Putts per Rnd 12.00 1
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.00 1
Par 4 Scoring 3.90 9
Par 5 Scoring 5.00 36
Eagles per Rnd 0.00 3
Birdies per Rnd 7.00 1
Pars per Rnd 9.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 16
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 0 24

Kiradech APHIBARNRAT -5

Kiradech Aphibarnrat converted one eagle and five birdies against two bogeys on his way to an opening 67. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 24 year old talent from Thailand drove the ball long and straight, and he was one of five players to hit two of the Par 5 greens in sub-regulation (two shots). Like Fraser, Kiradech also holed his fair share of putts as well.

Tournament Stats Result Rank
Stroke Average 67.00 2
Driving Accuracy 78.6% 10
Driving Distance 297 yds 19
Greens in Reg 72.2% 22
Scrambles 60.0% 22
Sand Saves - -
Putts per GIR 1.615 5
Putts per Round 28.0 5
1 Putts per Rnd 8.00 5
Tournament Stats Result Rank
Par 3 Scoring 2.75 2
Par 4 Scoring 3.80 4
Par 5 Scoring 4.50 6
Eagles per Rnd 1.00 1
Birdies per Rnd 5.00 4
Pars per Rnd 10.00 -
Bogeys per Rnd 2.00 16
Others per Rnd 0.00 1
Par 5's in 2 2 1

OFFICIAL GENWORTH STATISTICS LEADERS

  • Stroke Average: 66.00
    Alejandro CANIZARES.
  • Driving Accuracy: 92.9%
    Alejandro CANIZARES, Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ, Scott JAMIESON.
  • Driving Distance: 315 yards
    Henrik STENSON.
  • Greens in Regulation: 94.4%
    Henrik STENSON, Justin ROSE, Shane LOWRY.
  • Scrambles: 100%
    Henrik STENSON, Justin ROSE, Shane LOWRY, Darren FICHARDT, Mikko ILONEN, Matteo MANASSERO.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    15 players.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.455
    David LYNN.
  • Putts per Round: 25.0
    Marcus FRASER.
  • 1 Putts: 12
    Marcus FRASER.

OTHER INTERESTING STATISTICS PROVIDED BY THE GENWORTH STATS PACK

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.00
    Marcus FRASER.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.60
    Henrik STENSON.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.25
    Francesco MOLINARI, Ian POULTER, Victor DUBUISSON, Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTANO, Tommy FLEETWOOD.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 2
    Rory MCILROY, Kiradech APHIBARNRAT, Tommy FLEETWOOD, Martin KAYMER, Thongchai JAIDEE.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 1
    Jamie DONALDSON, Martin KAYMER, David HOWELL, Darren FICHARDT, Scott JAMIESON, David HORSEY.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: No dropped shots
    Matteo MANASSERO.
  • Most 3 Putts: 2
    7 players.
  • Most Eagles: 2
    Kiradech APHIBARNRAT, Tommy FLEETWOOD.
  • Most Birdies: 7
    Marcus FRASER, Alejandro CANIZARES.
  • Most Pars: 17
    Matteo MANASSERO.
  • Most Bogeys: 6
    Garth MULROY.
  • Most Others: 2
    Felipe AGUILAR, Raphaël JACQUELIN, Thomas AIKEN.

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