Abu Dhabi Championship 2017: Course and current form guide

Martin Kaymer is a three-time course winner in Abu Dhabi
Martin Kaymer is a three-time course winner in Abu Dhabi

Andy Swales provides the first of our golf form guides to the new year, rating every player in the Abu Dhabi Championship field....

"Dustin Johnson makes his debut in the event. If the reigning US Open champion lifts the trophy on Sunday, he will become only the second golfer - after compatriot Chris DiMarco - to win on his first visit."

The European Tour heads to Abu Dhabi for the first of its three-week Desert Swing in the Middle East.

As ever, the Abu Dhabi Championship has attracted an excellent field, with three of last year's four Major champions teeing-up. Three members of the world's top 10 are in action, as well as seven of the top 20.

The 19-year-old course has water coming into play on half of its holes and, traditionally, Abu Dhabi provides some of the fastest greens on Tour.

Since first hosting the tournament in 2006, the layout has undergone a number of changes - mainly around the greens. Much of this work has been carried out to create more challenging pin positions on what is generally a flat course.

One of the big stars taking part is American Dustin Johnson who makes his debut in the event. And if the reigning US Open champion lifts the trophy on Sunday, he will become only the second golfer - after compatriot Chris DiMarco - to win on his first visit.

DiMarco won the very first Abu Dhabi Championship 11 years ago, when every competitor was playing the course for the first time!



Abu Dhabi Championship: Course and Current Form

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player 2 1 52 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42
Dustin Johnson 6 3 35
Henrik Stenson 2 9 8 2
Alex Noren 23 Won 12 37 Won
Danny Willett 6 50 11 68 75
Rickie Fowler 3 6
Branden Grace 13 32 20 27 3 30 33 34
Tyrrell Hatton 2 25 10 23 9
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 2 23 55 19 10
Matthew Fitzpatrick Won 20 16 49
Chris Wood 35 25 23 22
Bernd Wiesberger 4 4 35 2
Lee Westwood 13 52 29 3
Andy Sullivan MC 40 3 25 2 41
Thomas Pieters 40 34 14 31
Byeong Hun An 13 10 63 39
Martin Kaymer 19 44 40
Thongchai Jaidee 6 14 40 16 17 30 22
Joost Luiten 13 14 16 45
Scott Hend 51 10 40 44 25 54 7 34
Jeung-Hun Wang MC 17 2 13 70 29 13
Thorbjorn Olesen 19 63 Won 50 MC
Ross Fisher 17 25 6 67
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 10 MC 4 35 39 25 12
Rikard Karlberg 23 37 19 45
Jordan L Smith 3 36 MC 17 Won MC MC
Bradley Dredge 57 16 47 MC
Tommy Fleetwood 3 9 14 22 37 4
Alexander Levy 27 64 25 58 4
Jaco Van Zyl 18 25 35 10 72 Wd
Dave Horsey MC 13 44 2 22 12
Richard Bland MC 54 20 17 30 4
Alexander Knappe 31 10 MC 2 Won
Nicolas Colsaerts 4 37 43 50 49
Ryan Fox 9 4 6 16 4 MC
Bernd Ritthammer MC MC 11 Won 32 6 MC
Graeme Storm Won MC 4 22 MC
Ricardo Gouveia 46 3 13 22
Sam Brazel Won 15 47 22 28
Alejandro Canizares 40 3 22 31 45
James Morrison 13 64 52 MC 33
Dylan Frittelli MC MC 25 8 36 42 6 6
Jamie Donaldson MC Dq
David Lipsky 5 35 49 6 5 54
George Coetzee MC 32 30 25 5 40 31 MC
Nacho Elvira 57 30 25 9 9
Pablo Larrazabal 8 23 52 39 8 MC 33
Julien Quesne MC 23 67 52 MC 33
Jorge Campillo 10 9 67 17 44 18
Anthony Wall 37 18
Shih-Chang Chan MC 7 MC 60 69 3
Dean Burmester 4 17 8 35 8
Soomin Lee 29 56 60 70 77 MC
Fabrizio Zanotti 16 62 60
Matthew Southgate MC 54 39 31 17 18
Romain Langasque 21 10 44 6 32
Thomas Aiken 5 4 32 60 37 33
Sam Walker MC MC 7 MC 61 6
Joakim Lagergren 40 44 6 17 18
Ian Poulter 61 21 36 MC MC 17 28
Thomas Detry 40 MC 3 41 60 6 17
Benjamin Hebert 36 4 34 68 10 MC
Lucas Bjerregaard 57 32 31 12 MC
Kristoffer Broberg MC MC
Mikko Ilonen 50 53 10 12
Peter Hanson 29 4
Paul Peterson 45 50 MC
Matthieu Pavon MC MC 25 3 47 2 17
Andrew Dodt 3 2 MC 8 MC
Lee Slattery MC 70 52 MC 12
Raphael Jacquelin 49 11 17 22 49
Marc Warren 64 47 12 22
Robert Rock 45 55 52 5 49
David Howell 14 MC 60
Richie Ramsay 25 52 31 MC
Jason Scrivener 10 62 4 14 17
Romain Wattel MC 57 60 62 MC MC
Peter Uihlein 7 14 MC
Mikko Korhonen 7 31 3 60
Callum Shinkwin 74 17 58
Renato Paratore MC 30 25 25 73 22
Brett Rumford MC 25 5 22 MC
Chris Paisley MC 54 49 43 5 60
Paul Dunne 29 28 MC
Marcus Armitage MC 68 MC 10 47 Won MC
Damien Perrier MC 43 37 29 24 32 17
Adrian Otaegui 55 MC 55 13 MC
Robert Karlsson 31 44 MC
Darren Clarke MC MC MC
Trevor Immelman MC
Matteo Manassero 55 17 MC 49
SSP Chowrasia MC Won 47 71 34
Gary Stal MC MC 58
Haydn Porteous MC MC MC 72 MC 65
Nathan Holman MC Wd 62 77 Wd
Eddie Pepperell MC MC MC 22
Tom Lewis 18 10 29 MC
Alvaro Quiros MC 31 MC
Curtis Luck MC 11 MC
Rayhan Thomas 25 55
Trevor Fisher 5 37 MC
Wade Ormsby 25 MC 41 4
Paul Waring 37 7 45 22 70
Gregory Bourdy 25 MC 35 20 31 52 33
Felipe Aguilar 27 DQ 31 44 67
Johan Carlsson 49 31 61 MC
Lasse Jensen MC MC 44 25 31
David Drysdale 7 57 11 49 13 44
Maximilian Kieffer 60 61 54
Marcel Siem MC 39 74 50 11
Gregory Havret MC 44 31 MC MC
Justin Walters 21 29 MC 31 17 33
Darren Fichardt 26 MC 31 MC
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 68 54
Nino Bertasio MC 67 MC 43 61 MC
Magnus A Carlsson MC 52 MC 22
Oliver Fisher 26 47 10 71
Daniel Brooks 52 61 MC 62 69 28
Pelle Edberg 62 66 12
Sebastien Gros 57 MC MC
Eduardo De La Riva 50 MC
Scott Jamieson 4 50 28
Chris Hanson 26 MC 11 65
Daniel Im 36 MC 69
Thomas Bjorn
Paul Lawrie 43 5 MC
Niclas Fasth 66 73
Simon Dyson 49 MC 45 44 Wd
Stephen Gallacher 25 10 12 12
Alexander Bjork 7 45 17 7 32 21 6
Duncan Stewart MC MC MC 20 24 6 49
Jose-Filipe Lima Dq 37 2 24 17
Pep Angles 60 14 MC 17 24 MC 2
Joel Stalter 7 14 23 29 51 26 17
Player 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Dustin Johnson
Henrik Stenson 3 MC MC 23 MC 42 21 MC 2 8 2
Alex Noren 35 37 32 61 31 43 MC 11 MC
Danny Willett 54 57 19 23 MC 69 MC 8
Rickie Fowler Won 66
Branden Grace 5 20 52 5 MC
Tyrrell Hatton 46 6 10
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 14 MC 4 23 48 7 43 15
Matthew Fitzpatrick 26 MC
Chris Wood MC 65 70 MC 23 19
Bernd Wiesberger 26 6 MC 21 MC
Lee Westwood MC 17 64 MC 2
Andy Sullivan 22 57 19 68
Thomas Pieters 2 4 MC
Byeong Hun An 5 12
Martin Kaymer 16 3 31 6 MC Won Won 2 Won MC
Thongchai Jaidee 46 10 9 MC 46 13 13 34 14 12
Joost Luiten 5 6 6 42 23
Scott Hend 54 31
Jeung-Hun Wang
Thorbjorn Olesen 72 50 56 2 8
Ross Fisher 35 9 MC 42 31 37 MC MC
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 72 45 MC
Rikard Karlberg 66
Jordan L Smith
Bradley Dredge 35 50 56 53 56 10
Tommy Fleetwood MC MC 19 MC MC
Alexander Levy MC 20 56 MC
Jaco Van Zyl Wd 24
Dave Horsey 35 MC MC 69 63 53 8
Richard Bland 52 55 65 48 67 34 MC 50
Alexander Knappe
Nicolas Colsaerts MC 26 24 11 MC
Ryan Fox
Bernd Ritthammer
Graeme Storm MC MC MC 64 30 MC MC 15 MC 20 50
Ricardo Gouveia 61
Sam Brazel
Alejandro Canizares 5 12 49 39 24 MC 72 36
James Morrison 54 6 MC MC MC
Dylan Frittelli
Jamie Donaldson 9 56 Won 30 11 21 50 23 MC
David Lipsky MC MC
George Coetzee 35 37 4 9 6
Nacho Elvira MC 63
Pablo Larrazabal 26 MC Won 39 MC 11 43 42
Julien Quesne MC MC 52 Wd
Jorge Campillo MC 63 49 9
Anthony Wall 12 MC MC 35 11 37 4 17 29 45
Shih-Chang Chan
Dean Burmester
Soomin Lee
Fabrizio Zanotti 26 MC MC 56 MC 67 MC
Matthew Southgate
Romain Langasque
Thomas Aiken MC 19 MC 48 MC 21 55
Sam Walker MC MC
Joakim Lagergren 22
Ian Poulter 14 MC 2 9 10
Thomas Detry
Benjamin Hebert 46 MC
Lucas Bjerregaard MC MC
Kristoffer Broberg 35 45 MC MC
Mikko Ilonen 22 50 MC MC MC 58 13 MC 39 MC
Peter Hanson 11 10 9 35 MC 11 10 43 2 61
Paul Peterson
Matthieu Pavon
Andrew Dodt MC 17 MC MC
Lee Slattery MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 75
Raphael Jacquelin MC 31 37 39 63 23 37 MC MC 29 24
Marc Warren MC MC 37 MC MC MC 43 26 MC MC MC
Robert Rock 26 37 MC Wd Won MC MC 47 59
David Howell 35 MC 37 6 MC 23 64 Ret MC MC
Richie Ramsay 16 MC 23 48 MC MC MC
Jason Scrivener
Romain Wattel MC MC 45 64 14
Peter Uihlein MC 31 MC
Mikko Korhonen 69
Callum Shinkwin MC
Renato Paratore MC 57
Brett Rumford 35 MC MC MC MC 46 64 20 53
Chris Paisley MC MC
Paul Dunne
Marcus Armitage
Damien Perrier
Adrian Otaegui MC
Robert Karlsson MC 45 8 24 60 11 14 30
Darren Clarke 61 MC 52 MC MC MC 56 61
Trevor Immelman MC 50
Matteo Manassero MC MC 31 23 6 37 73
SSP Chowrasia 17 56 MC MC
Gary Stal MC Won MC
Haydn Porteous MC
Nathan Holman MC
Eddie Pepperell 46 26 45
Tom Lewis MC 45 61 MC
Alvaro Quiros MC MC 31 MC 23 11 26 17 50
Curtis Luck
Rayhan Thomas
Trevor Fisher 16
Wade Ormsby 26 MC 28 38
Paul Waring MC 37 MC 46 37 MC
Gregory Bourdy 54 37 61 MC 31 MC MC MC 47 MC
Felipe Aguilar MC MC MC MC MC
Johan Carlsson 16 63 7
Lasse Jensen
David Drysdale 22 66 MC 35 MC MC 68
Maximilian Kieffer 16 26 31
Marcel Siem 5 37 39 35 MC MC MC 20 MC
Gregory Havret MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 30
Justin Walters MC Dq
Darren Fichardt 70 10 32 17
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 52 31 MC 55
Nino Bertasio
Magnus A Carlsson 26 MC 65 59 MC
Oliver Fisher 35 12 37 66 63 MC MC 37 11 53
Daniel Brooks 61 MC
Pelle Edberg MC 26 MC
Sebastien Gros MC
Eduardo De La Riva 61 56
Scott Jamieson 46 MC MC MC
Chris Hanson
Daniel Im MC
Thomas Bjorn 11 10 52 3 MC 43 MC 67 47 24
Paul Lawrie MC 20 MC 52 8 MC 27 20 30 20 MC
Niclas Fasth 54 20 MC MC MC 23 69 MC MC 29 MC
Simon Dyson 61 MC MC 52 17 MC 37 32 23 Ret MC
Stephen Gallacher MC 8 MC 35 31 MC 20 MC 53 MC
Alexander Bjork
Duncan Stewart
Jose-Filipe Lima 28 63 MC 24
Pep Angles
Joel Stalter

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