Alfred Dunhill Championship 2020: Form stats for Leopard Creek

Leopard Creek, home of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, enjoys a rural setting
Leopard Creek is laid out close to Kruger National Park

The European Tour remains in South Africa for a second straight week. Check out course and current form stats supplied by Andy Swales...

"The 27-year-old, who won a Rolex Series event in Scotland two years ago, has slipped down the World Ranking from 67 to 204, but his tie-for-fourth in Johannesburg represents his best finish since before the first lockdown in March."

The European Tour travels 180 miles east from Johannesburg to set up camp in the South African province of Mpumalanga for this week's tournament at Leopard Creek.

Designed by Gary Player and opened 24 years ago, Leopard Creek is no stranger to the European Tour having hosted the Alfred Dunhill Championship 15 times since 2004.

And with the $7.5m Nedbank Challenge postponed for 2020, it means that this week's Alfred Dunhill Championship will be the richest event taking place on the Sunshine Tour this year.

The Alfred Dunhill is also the second of three consecutive co-sanctioned European Tour events in South Africa, which concludes next week with the national open.

For the fourth time this season, the European Tour will be re-visiting the same venue, having already returned to Celtic Manor (Wales), Aphrodite Hills (Cyprus) and Randpark (Johannesburg).

Leopard Creek actually kicked off the 2020 campaign exactly 12 months ago, when Spain's Pablo Larrazabal triumphed by a single shot.

Joburg performers

All those who finished inside the top 10 at Randpark on Sunday are teeing-up again including Brandon Stone, winner at Leopard Creek in 2016.

The 27-year-old, who won a Rolex Series event in Scotland two years ago, has slipped down the World Ranking from 67 to 204, but his tie-for-fourth in Johannesburg represents his best finish since before the first lockdown in March.

The trusty Darren Fichardt, who tied-for-11th last week, is making his 16th appearance in this event.

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Now 45, Fichardt triumphed at Leopard Creek as long ago as 2001 when the course hosted South Africa's Tour Championship.

Two Brits with excellent records at the Creek are Scott Jamieson and David Drysdale, while Hampshire's Richard Bland - who tied-7th in Joburg - has posted a brace of top-10s over this week's course.

As for good current form, Jacques Blaauw has notched up five straight top-seven finishes, while Jamie Donaldson makes his debut here on the back of a solid run of results during autumn.

The same can be said for Eddie Pepperell who tied-eighth at Leopard Creek five years ago.

Meanwhile, defending champion Larrazabal has not finished inside the top-20 of any event since golf re-opened for business in June following a three-month lockdown.

Course details

Gary Player's gently undulating design is situated on the southern edge of the vast Kruger National Park.

His layout incorporates many of the characteristics of the local area, which means there is no shortage of trees, bushes and dense vegetation.

The tournament was not staged in 2017 because the course underwent extensive changes to its playing surfaces.

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Water comes into play on six holes and, during the recent renovation, the majority of changes involved replacing turf on both fairways and greens.

Where once was Kikuya, the fairways have now been sown with the faster-running Bermudagrass.

As for putting surfaces, the original Creeping Bent is now ultradwarf Bermuda, while a number of fairway bunkers were repositioned. Routing remains untouched.

Prior to hosting the Alfred Dunhill Championship for the first time in December 2004, Leopard Creek staged South Africa's Tour Championship on four occasions.

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MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Note: Leopard Creek did not host the tournament in 2017 as course underwent a revamp.

Last 10 Weeks / Form at Leopard Creek

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W47 W46 W45 W44 W43 W42 W41 W40 W39 W38
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 15 38 40 MC 55
Robert MacIntyre 1 3 Wd 58 14 56
George Coetzee MC 59 48 3
Garrick Higgo 61 MC 3 27 26 MC 1
Jorge Campillo 3 53 48 MC 48
Eddie Pepperell 16 6 9 MC
Matthias Schwab MC 21 30 37 MC 56 MC
Shaun Norris 3 28 MC MC
Daniel Van Tonder 76 1 28 1 1
Adri Arnaus MC 5 32 26 23
Joost Luiten MC MC* 53 10 MC 19 11
Adrian Otaegui 51 22 1 MC 42 MC
Laurie Canter 41 2 MC 14
Masahiro Kawamura MC 2 34 MC 20 56 14
Gavin Green 74 7 MC 48 42
Wil Besseling MC 17 16 30 54
JC Ritchie MC 41 5 MC MC
Matthew Jordan 23 9 12 30 25
Dean Burmester 18 5 MC MC MC 22
Andrea Pavan MC MC MC MC
Calum Hill MC 41 25 63 28
Marcus Armitage 30 14 12 10 7 23
Scott Vincent 30 MC 49 MC MC
Brandon Stone 4 16 MC 19
Pablo Larrazabal MC* MC 27 59
Joachim B Hansen 1 Wd 7 MC 28
Jack Senior 76 MC MC 63 MC 28
Connor Syme MC MC 37 48 MC MC
Steven Brown 61 9 MC MC 24 MC 39
Darren Fichardt 11 5 43 MC 4
Jaco Ahlers MC 24 20 28 2 8
Jamie Donaldson 19 3 39 9 42
Ross McGowan MC MC 1 MC 67 42
Adrian Meronk MC MC MC 22 51 10
Scott Jamieson 20 48 37 MC 36 54
Johannes Veerman 35 4 34 46 Wd
Oliver Farr 30 MC MC 9 39
Justin Walters 30 MC 16 MC MC
Richard Bland 7 16 MC 16 MC 14
Darius Van Driel MC 30 33 60
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia 74 MC* 66 MC MC
Richard Sterne MC
Joel Stalter MC* 41 22 43 62 MC 68
Dale Whitnell 35 MC 6 22 MC 39
Louis De Jager 42 9 34 22 17 4
Scott Hend MC MC 10 59 11 MC
Lucas Bjerregaard MC MC MC 51
Wilco Nienaber 2 MC 53 MC 48
Adrien Saddier MC MC 9 MC 6
Thriston Lawrence MC 24 40 18 7 14
Hurly Long 21 8 58 16 51 1 61
Sean Crocker MC MC 9 44 36 39
Dave Horsey MC* 58 48 13 14 MC
Zander Lombard 15 MC
Robin Roussel MC MC MC 53 MC
Matthieu Pavon MC MC 49 30 27 55
Adilson Da Silva 70 4 MC 2 24
Yikeun Chang 42 MC 63 39 Wd
Jonathan Caldwell 35 16 MC 5 7 54
Shubhankar Sharma MC MC* 14 37 48 26 64
MJ Viljoen 56 MC 3 35 7 2
Joel Sjoholm 23 MC* 58 22 69
Lorenzo Gagli MC 41 55 MC MC
Ewen Ferguson 42 MC MC 16 30 14
David Drysdale MC MC 10 MC 51 MC MC MC
Bryce Easton 7 MC 16 16
Neil Schietekat 11 24 2 MC MC 8
Ben Stow MC MC 16 14
Martin Rohwer 15 5 MC
Cormac Sharvin MC MC 28 60 MC MC
Alexander Levy MC 7 MC 16 48 MC
Fabrizio Zanotti MC 62 48 7
Julian Suri 23 MC 21 MC 36 MC 32
Anton Karlsson 29 MC MC MC
Ricardo Santos MC MC 34 MC 63 24
Nacho Elvira MC* MC MC 54 MC 39
Jacques Kruyswijk MC
Philip Eriksson MC 11 63 MC 53
Emilio Cuartero Blanco MC 14 11 14 35 MC
Jacques Blaauw 7 5 6 2 4 18
Rhys Enoch 29 12 MC 53
Aaron Cockerill 4 MC 14 22 MC 58 24
Steve Surry 4 MC
Nicolai Hojgaard MC 16 MC 65
Hennie Du Plessis 35 MC 36 5 MC
Tyler Koivisto 32 21 65 MC MC MC
Kristoffer Reitan MC 5 37 MC
Alvaro Quiros 42 MC 53 MC MC MC
Garrick Porteous MC MC MC 4 39
Oliver Fisher MC MC 67 MC MC
Julien Guerrier 44 MC 48
Ockie Strydom 79 MC 21 12 MC MC
Daan Huizing 51 MC MC MC 14 MC
Merrick Bremner MC MC 14 1 MC MC
Lars Van Meijel 7 MC MC 53 43 35
Keith Horne 66 12 4 35 8
Jbe Kruger 35 24 MC MC
Keenan Davidse MC 5 7 2 MC
Jaco Van Zyl MC 14 12 Wd
Oliver Wilson 61 MC MC 43 MC MC
Haydn Porteous MC MC 68 MC MC MC
Ruan Korb 66 1 21 MC 6 MC
Deon Germishuys 56 3 14 12 MC MC
Jean-Paul Strydom MC MC 36 MC
Benjamin Poke 42 MC 56 MC 35
Jean Hugo MC
Lorenzo Scalise 23 MC 63 56 30 MC
Jake Roos MC MC 11 MC MC 21
Luke Jerling MC MC 33 23 40 8
Toby Tree 20 Wd MC 46 MC 14
Anton Haig 56 2 8 MC 12 MC
Liam Johnston MC MC MC MC
MJ Daffue MC MC 12
Toto Thimba MC Wd MC MC MC MC
Jaco Prinsloo 42 20 29 MC MC 44
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 30 Wd 58 39 33 53
Romain Wattel 11 MC MC 60 MC
Oliver Bekker MC 5 8 12 MC 18
Trevor Fisher MC
David Law MC 33 MC MC 35
Hennie Otto 66 35 MC MC 24 31
Anthony Michael MC 5 24 10 17 MC
SSP Chawrasia MC MC MC 51
Carlos Pigem 21 MC 68 MC MC 5
Jack Harrison 61 MC
Ruan Conradie Wd Wd MC 9 MC MC
Daniel Greene 66 33
Michael G Palmer MC 24 13 MC 36
Stephen Ferreira MC MC MC 28
James Hart Du Preez 23 MC MC MC MC MC
Jayden Trey Schaper 18 17 MC 5 7 29
Alex Haindl MC 29 5 MC MC
Jake Redman 42 3 31 MC MC 14
Lee Slattery MC MC MC
Ruan De Smidt 51 MC MC MC MC MC
Max Schmitt 58
Estiaan Conradie 35 MC 19
Benjamin Follett-Smith 51 MC MC
Marcel Siem 56 Wd 45 35 53
Christiaan Basson MC 24 36 11 17 MC
JJ Senekal MC MC MC MC MC MC
Callum Mowat MC 13 39 12 17 44
Richard McEvoy 42 MC 49 MC MC 69
Pedro Figueiredo 70 MC 53 MC 43 18
Chris Wood MC MC 66
David Howell MC MC MC 65 56 MC
CJ Du Plessis MC MC 27 MC MC
Dylan Naidoo MC MC 14 18 MC 31
Casey Jarvis
James Kingston MC 38 MC MC
Rourke Van der Spuy MC MC 45 35
Joe Long MC
Jake Bolton
Andrew Van Der Knaap 17 MC 36 MC
Albert Venter MC MC 17 35
Chris Cannon 24 45
Heinrich Bruiners 51 20 41 28 40 29
James Kamte
Louis Albertse 70 5 18 MC MC
Michael Hollick MC MC 24 MC
Musiwalo Nethunzwi MC 7 MC
Riekus Nortje MC MC 24 35
Sean Bradley MC 18 MC 50
Siyanda Mwandla MC MC 45 MC
Stefan Wears Taylor MC MC MC 35
Teaghan Gauche MC MC MC 24
Thanda Mavundla MC MC MC MC
Thomas Plumb
Tristen Strydom MC 32 24 18
Player `19 `18 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11 `10 `09
Christiaan Bezuidenhout MC 18 56 MC
Robert MacIntyre 15
George Coetzee 24 26 32 MC MC 10 3 MC
Garrick Higgo MC
Jorge Campillo 41 MC 44 MC
Eddie Pepperell 19 MC 8 MC 30
Matthias Schwab
Shaun Norris MC 70 11 8 MC MC 38 MC
Daniel Van Tonder 6 MC MC MC 16 MC 15
Adri Arnaus 9
Joost Luiten 5 35
Adrian Otaegui 33 MC MC MC MC
Laurie Canter 14 MC 34
Masahiro Kawamura 18
Gavin Green
Wil Besseling 3
JC Ritchie 55 47 28 MC MC
Matthew Jordan 49 56
Dean Burmester MC MC 17 11 MC MC MC MC
Andrea Pavan MC 11 7
Calum Hill 13
Marcus Armitage 42 MC
Scott Vincent 69 MC
Brandon Stone 59 15 1 18
Pablo Larrazabal 1 9 23 MC
Joachim B Hansen 62 MC MC 44
Jack Senior MC
Connor Syme 11
Steven Brown 47
Darren Fichardt MC 12 MC 27 28 MC 20 13 37 25
Jaco Ahlers 24 MC 11 63 43 61 MC MC MC MC
Jamie Donaldson
Ross McGowan MC MC 58
Adrian Meronk 42
Scott Jamieson 3 4 41 43 MC 3 MC 30
Johannes Veerman 7
Oliver Farr MC MC
Justin Walters MC 34 MC 18 MC 62 20 32 MC
Richard Bland 42 44 10 MC MC
Darius Van Driel MC
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia MC
Richard Sterne 14 34 2 34 11 MC 7 30 4
Joel Stalter 23
Dale Whitnell MC 51 4
Louis De Jager MC MC MC 59 16 MC 30 MC MC 61
Scott Hend
Lucas Bjerregaard MC 49 16
Wilco Nienaber 24
Adrien Saddier 36 MC 70 29
Thriston Lawrence 49 MC MC MC
Hurly Long
Sean Crocker 18
Dave Horsey MC
Zander Lombard 7 3 56 MC
Robin Roussel 14
Matthieu Pavon 42 MC 25
Adilson Da Silva 61 34 MC MC 54 MC 29
Yikeun Chang
Jonathan Caldwell 14 MC
Shubhankar Sharma
MJ Viljoen 7 MC
Joel Sjoholm 2 MC 32 MC
Lorenzo Gagli 42 MC 20 MC
Ewen Ferguson
David Drysdale 36 2 11 18 6 11 25 MC 8 MC
Bryce Easton MC MC 10 MC MC 20
Neil Schietekat MC 12 48 MC MC MC MC 60 MC MC
Ben Stow MC
Martin Rohwer 61
Cormac Sharvin MC
Alexander Levy MC 52
Fabrizio Zanotti MC MC 13 51
Julian Suri
Anton Karlsson MC
Ricardo Santos MC 16
Nacho Elvira MC 33 MC
Jacques Kruyswijk MC MC
Philip Eriksson MC
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
Jacques Blaauw 36 MC 44 63 62 MC MC 29
Rhys Enoch MC MC
Aaron Cockerill MC
Steve Surry MC MC MC 67 Ret
Nicolai Hojgaard
Hennie Du Plessis MC MC 62
Tyler Koivisto
Kristoffer Reitan 42
Alvaro Quiros MC
Garrick Porteous 11 14
Oliver Fisher MC 37 Ret MC
Julien Guerrier MC MC 17
Ockie Strydom MC 56 63 MC MC 62
Daan Huizing MC
Merrick Bremner MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 20 30 MC
Lars Van Meijel 24
Keith Horne 24 11 18 MC MC 7 44 15 34
Jbe Kruger 32 27 16 52 9 10 MC
Keenan Davidse 64 51 37 MC MC MC
Jaco Van Zyl 14 56 8 29 47 3 MC
Oliver Wilson 61 5 MC MC Ret MC
Haydn Porteous 55 MC MC MC MC 44 MC
Ruan Korb
Deon Germishuys MC
Jean-Paul Strydom MC 18 44 34
Benjamin Poke 36
Jean Hugo MC 72 48 MC 43 MC 55 44 51 MC
Lorenzo Scalise
Jake Roos MC MC 25 MC 61 MC MC MC MC MC
Luke Jerling MC
Toby Tree 64 MC
Anton Haig MC 50 MC
Liam Johnston MC
MJ Daffue MC
Toto Thimba MC MC MC MC MC MC
Jaco Prinsloo MC 26
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC MC
Romain Wattel 18 3
Oliver Bekker 71 9 MC MC 49 MC 47 29 MC 39
Trevor Fisher MC MC MC 4 MC MC 49 21 MC
David Law 59 26
Hennie Otto 49 MC MC 22 24 55 7 15 MC
Anthony Michael MC MC 72 MC 2
SSP Chawrasia
Carlos Pigem 68 4
Jack Harrison 24
Ruan Conradie MC
Daniel Greene 24 61 MC MC
Michael G Palmer MC MC
Stephen Ferreira MC
James Hart Du Preez MC
Jayden Trey Schaper 42
Alex Haindl 22 66 MC 34 28 29 MC MC 6
Jake Redman MC MC MC MC
Lee Slattery 64 65 33 52 44 37 MC
Ruan De Smidt MC MC MC MC MC 37 MC
Max Schmitt MC
Estiaan Conradie
Benjamin Follett-Smith MC
Marcel Siem MC MC MC
Christiaan Basson 19 MC 57 33 MC 62 15 43 MC
JJ Senekal MC MC MC MC 52 MC
Callum Mowat MC 63 MC MC
Richard McEvoy MC 37 MC 63 15 49 MC 51
Pedro Figueiredo 42 MC
Chris Wood
David Howell Ret 12 13
CJ Du Plessis MC
Dylan Naidoo 22
Casey Jarvis
James Kingston MC 16 MC MC 10 17
Rourke Van der Spuy MC MC MC 54
Joe Long
Jake Bolton
Andrew Van Der Knaap
Albert Venter MC
Chris Cannon MC MC
Heinrich Bruiners MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
James Kamte MC 75 MC 70 9 MC 17
Louis Albertse
Michael Hollick
Musiwalo Nethunzwi MC
Riekus Nortje MC MC MC
Sean Bradley
Siyanda Mwandla
Stefan Wears Taylor
Teaghan Gauche MC
Thanda Mavundla MC
Thomas Plumb
Tristen Strydom

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