Andalucia Masters 2019: Your course and current form guides for southern Spain

Andalucia Masters 2019 at Valderrama hosted by Sergio Garcia
Valderrama has been a European Tour regular since the late 1980s

Check out the stats ahead of this week's Andalucia Masters, with course and current form guides compiled by Andy Swales ...

"In 14 starts at Valderrama, Sergio Garcia has stood on the podium seven times, and only once failed to finish inside the top 10."

Sergio Garcia will once again take centre stage, as the European Tour pitches up in southern Spain for the Andalucia Masters at Valderrama.

Not only is the 39-year-old hosting this week's event, he is also the two-time defending champion on a course where he has tasted victory three times before.

In 14 starts at Valderrama, Garcia has stood on the podium seven times, and only once failed to finish inside the top 10.

Even withstanding his run of three missed cuts from his most recent four starts, the 2017 champion from Augusta National remains the man to beat around this layout.

Check out the latest odds ahead of the Andalucia Masters

Spaniards Out In Force

Four of the top-eight ranked golfers teeing-up in Sotogrande are from Spain, with world No 11 Jon Rahm leading the way.

Rahm, who teamed-up with Ryan Palmer to win this year's Zurich Classic on the PGA Tour, arrives on home soil following his podium finish at this month's US Open.

Jorge Campillo and Adrian Otaegui are the next two leading Spaniards in the field, with the former highly ranked in the European Tour's Greens in Regulation (GiR) chart.

Among those with solid course histories are Joost Luiten, Ross Fisher and Soren Kjeldsen.

In five visits to Valderrama, Luiten has twice finished second, once fifth, plus 11th last year. The Dutchman is another golfer with a current high ranking for GiR.

Kjeldsen, meanwhile, has stood on the podium three times, including once as champion.

As for those further down the pecking order, who have enjoyed reasonable levels of consistency at the course in the past, read the names Robert Rock, Richie Ramsay, Oliver Fisher and Ashley Chesters.

Of this quartet, Ramsey and Chesters may be worth keeping an eye on this week.

Good Current Form

In-form Matthew Fitzpatrick goes again, as does the rapidly improving Matthias Schwab.

The Austrian has posted three top-10s, from his last six starts, including a podium position in Germany on Sunday.

He is also a respectable top-40 for Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, a category worth checking out ahead of Thursday's opening round.

Valderrama's Majestic History

Arguably Spain's most famous course, Valderrama never fails to provide a stiff test for those who tee-up here.

This year's instalment witnesses a change of dates, after the past two Andalucia Masters took place during October.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the course started life as Sotogrande New in 1974, before being renamed Las Aves, and this later became Valderrama.

In 1988 it made its debut on the European Tour, staging the prestigious Volvo Masters for the first time.

It has also hosted the WGC-American Express Championship, Spanish Open and, in 1997, the Ryder Cup.

More than 20 top tier events have been held at Valderrama over the past 30 years, including 18 season-ending finales on the European Tour.

The course has always demanded great accuracy from tee-to-green, probably one of the reasons why Garcia usually plays well here.

Cork trees line the narrow fairways and, although water hazards are only present on three holes, the venue's small, fast and undulating greens allow for little margin of error.

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MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W25 W24 W23 W22 W21 W20 W19 W18 W17 W16
Jon Rahm 3 MC MC 1
Sergio Garcia MC 52 MC MC 4 2
Matthew Fitzpatrick 2 12 68 64 41 39
Jorge Campillo MC MC 3 1
Joost Luiten MC 62 64 8 25
Adrian Otaegui 26 16 MC MC 25
Mikko Korhonen MC MC 1 30
Guido Migliozzi MC 1 33 35 32 25
Julian Suri MC MC 19 2
Andrea Pavan 1 MC 25 15 MC 21
Kurt Kitayama 21 66 64 MC 14
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 16 5 34
Marcus Kinhult 32 MC 55 1 MC
Ross Fisher MC 60 15 MC
David Lipsky 26 48 71 5 5
Sean Crocker MC MC 42 10 2
Oliver Wilson 26 34 4 8 Dq 54
Paul Waring 18 6 25
Richard Sterne MC 58 9
Adri Arnaus MC 58 MC MC MC 29 MC
Aaron Rai 18 MC 49 MC
Thomas Detry MC 13 33 15 Wd 9
Masahiro Kawamura 44 MC MC MC Wd 6
Chris Paisley MC 17 4 MC 38
Paul Dunne MC 4 70 Wd 38
John Catlin 44 MC 12 MC 19 MC
Victor Perez MC MC 15 MC
Nacho Elvira 12 MC 42 32 MC
Scott Hend MC 39 MC 35 65
Gaganjeet Bhullar 62 MC 62 25 MC
Dean Burmester MC 9 MC 42 MC MC
Jake McLeod 42 MC MC MC 30
Benjamin Hebert 47 51 MC 2 38
Jason Scrivener 26 25 58 32 MC
Shubhankar Sharma 62 73 MC 22
Andy Sullivan 26 33 MC 21
Joachim B Hansen 20 MC MC MC 32 38
Darren Fichardt MC 25 MC MC
Pablo Larrazabal 67 Wd 4 8 38
Louis De Jager 25 24 25 MC 51 MC
Dimitrios Papadatos MC MC MC 15 MC 21
Fabrizio Zanotti 60 53 43 63
David Law 37 13 66 53 14
Gavin Green 37 5 MC 15 19
Darius Van Driel 62 MC 2 15 45 MC 3
Sihwan Kim 21 38 MC 13 MC MC
Maximilian Kieffer 37 MC MC 58 49
Stephen Gallacher MC MC MC 57
Ashun Wu 37 MC MC 5 MC
Wade Ormsby 29 33 MC 60 14
Matthias Schwab 3 52 9 42 MC 9
Johannes Veerman 24 33 MC
George Coetzee MC MC MC MC
Matthew Southgate MC 6 9 MC MC
David Drysdale 66 MC 72 MC MC
Jack Singh Brar MC 52 MC 53 40 MC
Grant Forrest MC 52 25 68 MC 6
Scott Jamieson MC 41 58 51 MC
Soren Kjeldsen 61 MC 15 Wd
Kalle Samooja MC MC MC 55 38
Nicolas Colsaerts MC MC MC 42 43
Clement Sordet 72 MC MC 14
Tapio Pulkkanen MC MC 12 MC 14 8
Robert Rock 37 MC 62 25
Min Woo Lee MC MC 14
Andrew Johnston 34 25 42
Zander Lombard MC MC MC MC MC
Yusaku Miyazato MC MC MC MC MC MC
Anton Karlsson 53 18 MC MC MC
Kim Koivu 16 MC 51 MC MC 49
Richard McEvoy 62 42 33 53 MC
Liam Johnston MC MC MC 42 MC MC
Thomas Aiken
Joakim Lagergren 21 47 47 MC MC
Victor Dubuisson MC 54 23 11 30
Sebastian Soderberg 14 21 MC MC MC 57
Jeff Winther 34 11 18 MC 25
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 3 25 MC MC 14
Justin Walters MC 65 33 MC MC 54
Hideto Tanihara MC MC MC MC MC 71
Alvaro Quiros 3 18 Wd 70
Richie Ramsay MC 42 12 5 14 57
Niklas Lemke 53 MC 51 8 MC MC
Oliver Fisher MC 38 25 35 MC
Ashley Chesters 21 37 MC 42 38
Renato Paratore 68 MC 29 MC 8 MC MC
Ben Stow 5 5 MC 15 36 9 17
Lee Slattery MC MC MC MC MC 34
Paul Peterson 49 29 45 MC 32 18
Hyo Won Park MC 33 33 63 MC
Matthieu Pavon 10 MC MC MC MC 40 49
Stuart Manley MC MC 41 58 55 MC
Shiv Kapur MC MC MC
Dave Horsey 26 34 55 30 60
Jens Dantorp 37 42 MC 58 MC MC
Callum Shinkwin 10 MC MC MC 60
Bradley Dredge MC MC Wd MC MC
Gregory Havret 26 14 4 MC 12 MC 5
Thongchai Jaidee MC 33 35 MC 9
Haydn Porteous 26 52 47 25 32 MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC 20 18 25 MC
Lorenzo Gagli MC 47 MC 75 MC
Tom Murray MC 47 71 MC 38 68
Steven Brown 34 61 MC 58 MC 38
Romain Wattel MC MC MC MC 55 MC
Nino Bertasio MC 61 MC 23 Wd MC
Jin Ho Choi MC 50 MC 66 19 13 MC MC
Pedro Figueiredo MC MC MC 58 MC MC
Oliver Farr 30 5 MC 68
Max Schmitt 53 MC 4 MC MC
Adam Bland 43 59 MC MC 53 MC
Hugo Leon 53 9 MC 30 MC MC
Marc Warren MC MC MC Dq 68
Jeung-Hun Wang MC MC MC MC MC
Christofer Blomstrand MC 5 MC 47 MC 42 MC
Ricardo Gouveia 44 MC MC MC 30
Joel Girrbach 53 MC MC 55 MC MC 67
Edoardo Molinari 3 26 41 30 63
Deyen Lawson MC MC MC MC MC MC
Raphael Jacquelin MC MC Wd 76 60
Robert Karlsson MC MC 58 MC
Gavin Moynihan MC 47 16 MC 63
Santiago Tarrio MC MC MC MC MC MC 17
Max Orrin MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Nick Cullen Wd 66 MC MC
Matthew Nixon MC MC MC MC Wd
Ben Evans MC 42 62 MC MC
Michael Hoey MC Wd MC 41 30 27 34
David Borda MC MC MC MC 47 MC
Adrien Saddier MC 38 41 MC MC
Alejandro Canizares MC MC 9 MC 34
Thomas Bjorn MC
Austin Connelly MC MC MC MC 42 MC
Andres Romero 49 MC 32
Jack Senior MC MC 33 MC MC 58 35 38
Sam Brazel MC MC 19
Sebastien Gros MC MC MC 8 MC 36
Kristian Krogh Johannessen MC 52 60 MC 47 MC
Kristoffer Reitan MC 21 MC MC 14
James Morrison MC MC 50 MC 43 54
Per Langfors MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
SSP Chawrasia 53 MC 18 MC 65
Pep Angles MC 8 35 28 25 MC MC
Brett Rumford MC MC MC MC
Pedro Oriol MC 52 25 MC MC
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez Wd 24 MC 73 MC MC MC
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia 26 33 36 38
Espen Kofstad 26 19 12 MC MC MC
Daniel Gavins MC 16 MC MC Wd MC
Jamie Donaldson MC MC 62 73
Bernd Ritthammer MC MC MC MC MC MC
Javi Colomo MC MC
Samuel Del Val MC 42 MC
David Howell 44 MC 42 MC MC
Luis Gagne 62 MC
Rikard Karlberg MC 29 MC MC MC
Filippo Bergamaschi 14 MC 52 MC MC MC MC
Pelle Edberg MC 55
Eduardo De La Riva MC MC MC MC 47
Jose Maria Olazabal MC
Alejandro Del Rey
Player `18 `17 `16 `11 `10 `08 `07 `06 `05 `04
Jon Rahm MC
Sergio Garcia 1 1 3 1 10 4 34 2 2 2
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Jorge Campillo Dq 36 MC
Joost Luiten 11 2 2 MC 5
Adrian Otaegui 12 38
Mikko Korhonen 3 MC
Guido Migliozzi MC
Julian Suri 8
Andrea Pavan
Kurt Kitayama
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 6
Marcus Kinhult 22 42
Ross Fisher 6 23 14 11 14
David Lipsky 22 MC
Sean Crocker 58
Oliver Wilson 63 MC 23 33 46 21
Paul Waring 42 30
Richard Sterne Ret 45 34 41
Adri Arnaus
Aaron Rai MC 8
Thomas Detry 36
Masahiro Kawamura
Chris Paisley MC MC
Paul Dunne 16
John Catlin
Victor Perez
Nacho Elvira 57 MC 53
Scott Hend 66 MC
Gaganjeet Bhullar
Dean Burmester
Jake McLeod
Benjamin Hebert
Jason Scrivener 22 27
Shubhankar Sharma
Andy Sullivan 18 16
Joachim B Hansen Ret
Darren Fichardt 71
Pablo Larrazabal MC 12 29 38 47 39
Louis De Jager
Dimitrios Papadatos
Fabrizio Zanotti MC 41 35
David Law MC
Gavin Green 52
Darius Van Driel
Sihwan Kim
Maximilian Kieffer 5 MC 29
Stephen Gallacher 29 MC 12 50 29 44
Ashun Wu 48
Wade Ormsby 52 5 MC
Matthias Schwab
Johannes Veerman
George Coetzee MC
Matthew Southgate 58 MC
David Drysdale 29 34 28 26
Jack Singh Brar
Grant Forrest
Scott Jamieson 6 MC
Soren Kjeldsen 29 18 4 49 2 1 2 18 22 25
Kalle Samooja
Nicolas Colsaerts MC 28 MC
Clement Sordet 58
Tapio Pulkkanen MC
Robert Rock 16 8 MC 28 21
Min Woo Lee
Andrew Johnston 22 23 1
Zander Lombard MC 36
Yusaku Miyazato
Anton Karlsson 58
Kim Koivu MC
Richard McEvoy 29 MC Wd
Liam Johnston
Thomas Aiken 16 MC 18
Joakim Lagergren MC MC MC
Victor Dubuisson
Sebastian Soderberg 23
Jeff Winther 42 MC
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 29
Justin Walters MC 54 MC
Hideto Tanihara
Alvaro Quiros 16 MC 56 MC MC 34
Richie Ramsay 11 29 3
Niklas Lemke MC
Oliver Fisher 11 12 MC MC 25
Ashley Chesters 4 12
Renato Paratore MC 23 56
Ben Stow
Lee Slattery MC 48 MC
Paul Peterson 16 46
Hyo Won Park
Matthieu Pavon
Stuart Manley MC 38
Shiv Kapur MC 44
Dave Horsey 42 MC MC
Jens Dantorp MC
Callum Shinkwin 29 67
Bradley Dredge 52 48 34 MC MC 50 50 15 34
Gregory Havret MC MC MC 6 21 43 53 19
Thongchai Jaidee 58 50 32 22 33
Haydn Porteous MC MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 5 MC 34 12 26 22 22 21 34
Lorenzo Gagli
Tom Murray
Steven Brown 42
Romain Wattel MC MC MC 19
Nino Bertasio 73 8 11
Jin Ho Choi 42
Pedro Figueiredo
Oliver Farr 22
Max Schmitt
Adam Bland MC
Hugo Leon
Marc Warren 11 MC 40 42 41
Jeung-Hun Wang 29
Christofer Blomstrand MC
Ricardo Gouveia 16 23 38
Joel Girrbach
Edoardo Molinari 22 58 42 MC MC
Deyen Lawson
Raphael Jacquelin 52 30 53 15 7 17 9 29 44
Robert Karlsson 58 MC 32 11 21 29
Gavin Moynihan 8
Santiago Tarrio MC
Max Orrin
Nick Cullen
Matthew Nixon 8 MC MC
Ben Evans 36 56
Michael Hoey 35
David Borda
Adrien Saddier 29
Alejandro Canizares 16 36 11 7 21
Thomas Bjorn 58 19 15 5 9 38 11
Austin Connelly MC 54
Andres Romero 54 13 25 54
Jack Senior
Sam Brazel
Sebastien Gros MC MC 45
Kristian Krogh Johannessen
Kristoffer Reitan
James Morrison MC 36 4 MC MC
Per Langfors
SSP Chawrasia 56 9
Pep Angles 29 54 19
Brett Rumford Ret 36 25 53 42
Pedro Oriol MC Dq
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez MC
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia
Espen Kofstad
Daniel Gavins MC
Jamie Donaldson 4 49 33
Bernd Ritthammer 75 48
Javi Colomo
Samuel Del Val 29 Wd
David Howell Dq MC 19 26 25 5 38 5
Luis Gagne
Rikard Karlberg
Filippo Bergamaschi
Pelle Edberg MC 38 42
Eduardo De La Riva 71 MC MC
Jose Maria Olazabal MC MC 47 10 7 3
Alejandro Del Rey

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