Lyoness Open 2017: Latest course and form guides for this week's event in Austria

Dutchman Joost Luiten has always finished inside the top six at Diamond Country Club.
Dutchman Joost Luiten has always finished inside the top six at Diamond Country Club.

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"Further down the pecking order, but can’t be overlooked, are South African Zander Lombard and senior statesman Miguel Angel Jimenez."

For an eighth straight year, the Lyoness Open is being staged at Diamond Country Club, situated around 20 miles north-west of Vienna.

This stunning parkland course was opened in 2002, and has water hazards on half of its holes.

Austria's No 1 golfer Bernd Wiesberger is both the star attraction and highest-ranked golfer teeing-up this week.

He is also likely to be installed as favourite thanks to his excellent record at the venue.

In six previous starts, Wiesberger has only once finished outside the top-15, and is a former winner and runner-up.

He has also tasted victory during 2017, thanks to his play-off success in China two months ago.

Two other pros who stand out as potential winners, in this week's mixed field, are Chris Wood and Joost Luiten.

Both are former champions at Diamond, with Luiten posting four top-six finishes from as many starts.

Although the Dutchman missed the cut last week in Sweden, he was a top-25 performer at Wentworth.

As for Wood, the Englishman tied-for-second at the Nordea Masters which ended on Sunday.

Another course specialist is Gregory Bourdy whose French compatriot Benjamin Hebert was well-placed at Barseback over the weekend, until slipping down the field with a closing 75 to finish in a tie-for-eighth.

Further down the pecking order, but can't be overlooked, are South African Zander Lombard and senior statesman Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Lombard, who was runner-up in Sicily recently, will be keen to make up for last year's disappointment in Austria where he led after 54 holes but could only finish in a tie-for-fifth.

Regarding Jimenez, he takes a break from senior golf to play a course where he has never finished lower than 20th in four attempts.

The Spaniard currently stands third in the Champions Tour money list in the United States.

One final name to conjure with is little-known American Julian Suri who has occupied all three podium positions during his exploits on the Challenge Tour this past month.

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W22 W21 W20 W19 W18 W17 W16 W15 W14 W13
Bernd Wiesberger 30 12 4 1 43 23
Chris Wood 2 49 4 MC 49
Joost Luiten MC 24 31 29 13
Dylan Frittelli MC MC 2 5 19
Jaco Van Zyl 36 14 24 MC 34
Graeme Storm 41 6 42 57
Dave Horsey 51 7 MC
Matt Wallace MC 38 1 25
Brett Rumford MC Wd 59 14
Alexander Bjork MC 14 27 MC 14 MC
Gaganjeet Bhullar 2 MC 58
Phachara Khongwatmai MC 55 6 18 MC
Gregory Bourdy 21 62 MC 3 34
Nacho Elvira 57 MC 36 25 MC
Richard Bland 53 MC MC MC 53 34
Ryan Fox 21 MC MC MC 51
James Morrison MC 23 31 29 13
Miguel Tabuena 5 MC
Alexander Knappe MC MC MC MC 67 MC
Romain Langasque MC MC MC MC MC MC
Carlos Pigem MC MC MC 8
Pep Angles MC MC 4 MC 42 MC MC
Alejandro Canizares 30 MC MC 29 48
Thomas Detry MC 65 48 MC
Anthony Wall MC 40 MC 34
Mikko Korhonen MC 11 MC 39 MC
Sam Walker MC MC 4 36 MC MC
Julien Quesne MC MC MC 18 33 MC
Benjamin Hebert 8 58 13 45 19
Danthai Boonma 16 5 56 11 MC
Jaco Ahlers MC MC 59 25 18 4 MC
Jbe Kruger 7 11 45 36 MC
Shih-Chang Chan Wd 56 MC MC 45 MC MC
Ashun Wu MC MC MC 24 MC MC
Matthew Southgate 65 MC MC 42 14 65
Paul Peterson MC 40 67 42 64
Zander Lombard 65 MC 2 35 MC 47 MC
Julian Suri 3 1 31 2
Lucas Bjerregaard 62 MC 56 53 27
Paul Waring 36 MC MC 3
Maximilian Kieffer MC 24 MC 45 MC
Trevor Fisher MC 35 2 8
Shiv Kapur 41 2 1 MC
Stephen Gallacher 53 21 MC 26 MC
Adrien Saddier 52 48 26 MC 48
Robert Rock MC MC 12 48 MC
Ryan Evans MC MC 15 1
Marcus Armitage MC 38 10 21 66
Pavit Tangkamolprasert 70 MC MC MC
Chris Hanson MC MC MC MC 6
Lee Slattery MC MC 11 MC MC 60
Poom Saksansin 11 25 47 5 51
Prom Meesawat 9 44
Joel Stalter MC MC MC 19
Nicholas Fung MC 22 MC 1
Marc Warren MC MC
Florian Fritsch MC 30 MC MC MC
Oliver Fisher MC 40 27 6 MC
Kristoffer Broberg 30 MC MC
Julien Guerrier 26 29 8 MC 3 56
Magnus A Carlsson MC MC MC MC
Duncan Stewart MC MC 68 39 27
Adrian Otaegui MC MC MC MC MC 56
Felipe Aguilar 57 MC 48 MC MC
David Howell Wd 48 MC 56 MC MC
Johan Carlsson MC 58 18 24 MC MC
Nino Bertasio MC 14 MC MC MC MC
Haydn Porteous MC MC 38 MC 45 13
Johan Edfors 36 MC 53 56
Gregory Havret MC MC MC 67 19
Eduardo De La Riva 36 MC 18 14 MC
Keith Horne 28 11 MC
Jeff Winther 53 38 68 2 52 34
Richard Green 30 MC MC MC
Yong-Eun Yang MC MC 6 Wd MC
Damien Perrier MC MC 42 MC 66
Daniel Brooks 57 54 MC MC 6
Chiragh Kumar 72 60 MC
Stuart Manley MC 11 MC MC
Pelle Edberg 71 MC MC MC 27
Max Orrin 15 Dq 18 15 27
James Heath MC MC MC
Sebastian Soderberg 41 18 64 MC 48
Gary King MC MC MC MC
Sebastian Heisele MC MC 31 4 19 19
Jens Dantorp MC 38 42 MC 66
Thomas Linard 5 MC 12 32 MC
Daniel Im MC MC 18 14 60
Oscar Stark MC 67 35 60
Anton Karlsson MC MC MC 48
Mark Foster MC 8 6 19 48
Thitiphun Chuayprakong 20 42
Ben Evans 27 6 11 71
Oliver Farr 17 3 MC MC 32
Richard McEvoy MC 48 MC MC
Eddie Pepperell 8 38 MC MC
Tom Lewis 41 11 18 60
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Michael Hoey 5 11 MC MC MC
Scott Henry MC MC MC MC MC
Ashley Chesters MC MC 18 MC 8
Simon Forsstrom MC MC MC
Gary Boyd MC
Borja Virto 38 MC 73 5
Ben Eccles MC 24 14 48 23 MC
Garrick Porteous MC 27 MC 16 MC MC
Robert Dinwiddie MC MC MC MC MC
Terry Pilkadaris 6 18 56
Mikael Lundberg 11 MC MC 25
Jens Fahrbring 47 MC MC 13
Simon Khan MC 59
Craig Lee 2 MC Wd
Michael Jonzon MC MC
Steven Tiley MC MC MC 56
Alvaro Velasco MC MC MC
Roope Kakko 55 22 MC
Charlie Ford 43 MC 3 26 56
Jurrian Van Der Vaart 35 MC MC 47
Ross McGowan MC MC MC MC
Sebastien Gros 47 64 MC Dq 46
Nathan Kimsey 30 48 MC MC
Reinier Saxton 8 MC MC 52 MC
Austin Connelly 8 31 MC
Matteo Del Podio 20 MC MC MC
Laurie Canter 41 MC 26 34
Lukas Nemecz 3 1
Markus Brier 6
Paul Maddy MC 47 38 72 47 MC
Pontus Widegren MC MC 12 MC MC
Matthew Nixon MC MC 26 MC 60
Matt Ford 33 MC 35 59
Manuel Trappel 7 MC 22 27
Gary Stal MC MC MC MC MC 34
Lorenzo Gagli 12 71 53 MC
Matthew Baldwin 53 52 7 26 MC
Oliver Wilson MC 52 MC MC MC
John Parry MC 55 MC Wd
Simon Dyson 57 MC MC MC Wd MC
Ricardo Gonzalez MC MC MC 48
Rafael Echenique MC MC MC MC 70
Richard Finch MC MC MC MC MC
Andrea Maestroni Wd MC MC MC
Mike Weir 72 MC MC MC
Jake Roos 13 28 MC MC MC
Steve Webster 48 35
Ricardo Santos 16 51 68 19
Gary Hurley 47 23 42 MC
Jamie Rutherford MC 66 42 MC MC
Niclas Johansson MC MC 58 MC
Robert Coles MC MC 48
Borja Etchart 45 MC 25
James Allan MC MC 53 MC
Ryan McCarthy 22 MC 25 MC MC
Maarten Lafeber MC MC 22 MC 42
Petr Dedek MC MC MC MC MC
Filip Mruzek MC MC 48 MC
Luca Cianchetti 48 67 MC
Jose Manuel Lara
Petr Gal MC MC 24
Sepp Straka 39 34 MC 7 50
Lukas Lipold
Gerold Folk MC
Christopher Fisher MC
Clemens Gaster MC MC MC
Felix Schulz MC MC
Matthias Schwab
Markus Maukner
Christoph Pfau
David J Wealth
Player 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Bernd Wiesberger 10 MC 2 14 1 5
Chris Wood 6 1 12
Joost Luiten 6 3 1 3
Dylan Frittelli MC Dq
Jaco Van Zyl
Graeme Storm MC MC 10 MC
Dave Horsey 31 38 9 MC MC
Matt Wallace MC
Brett Rumford MC 32 30
Alexander Bjork
Gaganjeet Bhullar 55 45 39
Phachara Khongwatmai
Gregory Bourdy 6 6 8 18
Nacho Elvira MC
Richard Bland 31 52 42 36 8 39
Ryan Fox MC
James Morrison 4 32 MC
Miguel Tabuena
Alexander Knappe
Romain Langasque
Carlos Pigem 26 52
Pep Angles
Alejandro Canizares
Thomas Detry
Anthony Wall 63 59 17 Ret
Mikko Korhonen 9 24 45 19
Sam Walker 42 MC Wd
Julien Quesne 22 49 41
Benjamin Hebert 38 6 45 45
Danthai Boonma
Jaco Ahlers
Jbe Kruger 42 MC MC MC
Shih-Chang Chan
Ashun Wu 1
Matthew Southgate 19 52
Paul Peterson 59
Zander Lombard 5
Julian Suri
Lucas Bjerregaard MC
Paul Waring 5 60
Maximilian Kieffer 22 MC
Trevor Fisher 63
Shiv Kapur MC 10 MC 65
Stephen Gallacher 40
Adrien Saddier Ret
Robert Rock 3 55 MC MC
Ryan Evans MC 32
Marcus Armitage
Pavit Tangkamolprasert
Chris Hanson 10 MC
Lee Slattery 42 32 4 9 54
Poom Saksansin
Prom Meesawat MC
Joel Stalter
Nicholas Fung
Marc Warren 31 21 56
Florian Fritsch 51 45 17 MC MC
Oliver Fisher 55 Ret MC 56
Kristoffer Broberg MC 6 MC
Julien Guerrier MC 61
Magnus A Carlsson 10 19 30 8
Duncan Stewart MC
Adrian Otaegui 2 38 MC
Felipe Aguilar 18
David Howell 31
Johan Carlsson 38 32 MC
Nino Bertasio 19
Haydn Porteous
Johan Edfors MC MC Wd MC
Gregory Havret 42
Eduardo De La Riva 10 MC 7 7 40
Keith Horne MC 36
Jeff Winther MC
Richard Green MC 11
Yong-Eun Yang MC
Damien Perrier
Daniel Brooks 55 MC MC
Chiragh Kumar 51
Stuart Manley 26 MC MC 59
Pelle Edberg 65 70 MC 11
Max Orrin Ret
James Heath 48
Sebastian Soderberg MC
Gary King
Sebastian Heisele
Jens Dantorp MC
Thomas Linard MC
Daniel Im 51 70 7 MC
Oscar Stark
Anton Karlsson
Mark Foster 19 MC
Thitiphun Chuayprakong
Ben Evans 63 MC
Oliver Farr
Richard McEvoy 3 38 47 MC
Eddie Pepperell
Tom Lewis 26 30 10
Miguel Angel Jimenez 5 19 14 15
Michael Hoey 31 20 48
Scott Henry 24 59 25 63
Ashley Chesters
Simon Forsstrom
Gary Boyd MC MC 40 45
Borja Virto 24 MC
Ben Eccles
Garrick Porteous 32
Robert Dinwiddie 10 3 48 MC
Terry Pilkadaris 38 MC MC 15
Mikael Lundberg 31 22 1 60 30 Ret
Jens Fahrbring MC
Simon Khan MC 22
Craig Lee MC 14 MC
Michael Jonzon MC MC 66
Steven Tiley
Alvaro Velasco MC
Roope Kakko 16 Dq Wd
Charlie Ford
Jurrian Van Der Vaart
Ross McGowan Wd 48 40
Sebastien Gros
Nathan Kimsey
Reinier Saxton MC
Austin Connelly
Matteo Del Podio MC
Laurie Canter MC
Lukas Nemecz 38 73 42 43 49 MC MC
Markus Brier MC MC MC 45
Paul Maddy MC
Pontus Widegren
Matthew Nixon 22 48 52 MC
Matt Ford 59 MC
Manuel Trappel MC 64 70
Gary Stal 6 9 25 52
Lorenzo Gagli 10 MC
Matthew Baldwin MC 12 25
Oliver Wilson MC 15 21
John Parry MC 20
Simon Dyson MC 25
Ricardo Gonzalez MC MC
Rafael Echenique 33 76
Richard Finch MC MC 32
Andrea Maestroni 45 26
Mike Weir
Jake Roos 45 17 MC
Steve Webster 19 Ret 25 26 30
Ricardo Santos 52 66 60 33
Gary Hurley
Jamie Rutherford
Niclas Johansson
Robert Coles MC MC MC 10 41
Borja Etchart
James Allan MC
Ryan McCarthy
Maarten Lafeber MC Ret MC
Petr Dedek MC MC
Filip Mruzek
Luca Cianchetti
Jose Manuel Lara MC 38 MC MC MC MC 1
Petr Gal MC MC MC MC Ret
Sepp Straka MC MC MC
Lukas Lipold 68
Gerold Folk MC
Christopher Fisher
Clemens Gaster MC
Felix Schulz
Matthias Schwab 14 MC 45 32
Markus Maukner MC
Christoph Pfau 69 MC
David J Wealth

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