Canary Islands Championship 2021: Form stats for this week's tournament in Tenerife

Costa Adeje: A second straight week at this stunning golf resort in Tenerife
Plenty of space on Costa Adeje's Paspalum grass fairways

The third and final event of the European Tour's Canary Islands Swing takes place on Tenerife's south-west coast. Words and form stats by Andy Swales...

"South Africans have won the last four non-American based European Tour events. One of these victories belonged to Justin Harding who tied-12th on Sunday and should contend again this coming weekend."

Costa Adeje Part Two. For the fourth time in less than 10 months, the European Tour stages back-to-back events at the same course.

With Covid continuing to decimate schedules at short notice, the European Tour has had to remain on high alert at all times, sometimes making changes to the calendar at the 11th hour.

This week's tournament was originally planned for France, but had to be switched during early spring.

Therefore last week's Tenerife Open becomes this week's Canary Islands Championship, with the golfers staying put at Costa Adeje.

This week's event will be the third straight tournament in the Canary Islands, with one feature of the previous two competitions being low scoring.

In Gran Canaria, as many as 51 players broke 270 for 72 holes, while last week's total at Costa Adeje was 17.

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Both courses were shorter than the Tour normal, and if conditions remain the same this coming week, then the pros should be able to shoot lower, having learnt a few tricks from Costa Adeje Part One.

Costa Adeje is also unusual in that it has five par-5s and six par-3s, and that means only seven par-4s.

The fairways are fairly inviting for those wanting to blast it long from the tee, and together with lack of overall length and fewer-than-normal par-4s, no wonder there are plenty of birdie opportunities available.

And Costa Adeje follows in the footsteps of Celtic Manor in Wales, Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus, and Karen Country Club in Kenya, in hosting back to back Tour events since last August.

At Celtic Manor, seven players registered top-15 finishes in both events, compared to five at Aphrodite Hills and six in Nairobi.

And of these 18 instances, only six performed better during week one, the rest improved as they became acclimatised to the venue.

On the tee

This week's field is largely identical to last week's one, with just two members of the world's top 100 taking part.

Once again, quality is thin on the ground but so far during 2021, the European Tour has witnessed some strong performances by golfers from South Africa.

The opening two events of the Canary Islands Swing were won by South Africans, and both Garrick Higgo and Dean Burmester tee-up again on Thursday.

The 21-year-old Higgo is going places fast and over the past three weeks has gone: 4th-1st-8th.

During the past 23 months, the Johannesburg-born pro has chalked up five victories in various parts of the globe, and is now 66th in the World Ranking, having stood 473rd in February of last year.

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South Africans have won the last four non-American based European Tour events.

One of these victories belonged to Justin Harding who tied-12th on Sunday and should contend again this coming weekend.

European challenge

The highest-ranked European in the field is 22-year-old Finn, Sami Valimaki, who posted a tie-for-22nd on Sunday which was his first outing since late February.

Working on the theory that there's a strong chance that this week's winner will be a player who posted a top-15 finish at Costa Adeje on Sunday, then Spaniard Adri Arnaus fits the bill.

Still without a European Tour triumph - following four podium finishes - Arnaus tied-eighth at the weekend, ending a run of four straight mediocre performances.

Two others to consider are big-hitting Zimbabwe-born American Sean Crocker and experienced Aussie Scott Hend.

Hend posted a top-10 in the first Costa Adeje event, his highest finish in more than two years.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Last 10 Weeks / Costa Adeje Form

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W18 W17 W16 W15 W14 W13 W12 W11 W10 W9
Garrick Higgo 8 1 4 MC 16 19 11
Sami Valimaki 22 64
Dean Burmester 1 38 MC MC 8 Wd 2
Kalle Samooja 3 MC 12 28
Laurie Canter 48 MC 64
Justin Harding 12 15 MC 14 1 MC
Calum Hill MC 29 3 8 MC
Adri Arnaus 8 62 MC Wd
Romain Langasque MC 45 30 5 50
Mike Lorenzo-Vera MC 62
Renato Paratore MC 12 MC
Jorge Campillo MC MC MC MC 28
Guido Migliozzi 33 15 MC 12 2
Adrian Meronk 3 15 56 MC 47 MC
Adrian Otaegui 60 MC 42 24 MC
Connor Syme MC 5 MC 3 62
Masahiro Kawamura 28 MC 33 14 MC MC
Wil Besseling 29 4 48 MC 47
Ondrej Lieser MC MC MC 30 33
Chris Paisley MC MC 7
Sean Crocker 18 56 47 35
Eddie Pepperell 33 MC 64
Paul Waring 28 52
Richard Bland MC 8 MC MC 52 MC
Joakim Lagergren 18 MC MC MC 42
Francesco Laporta 33 62 MC 47 72
Matthew Jordan 56 MC MC Wd
Gavin Green MC 41 MC
Sebastian Soderberg 56 MC 26 MC MC
Matthew Southgate MC MC MC 70 MC
Pep Angles 33 29 33 MC 8
Sebastian Heisele MC 45 MC MC
Dave Horsey MC Wd
Fabrizio Zanotti MC 56 22 14
Andrew Johnston 42 62
Niklas Lemke Wd 14 33 9
Victor Dubuisson MC 21 7 16
Justin Walters 48 52 21 12 35
Johannes Veerman MC MC MC 16 14
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia 8 MC MC 14 4 MC
Jack Senior MC 8 MC 48 28 35
Ashun Wu 48 21 33
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen 2 24 38
Alexander Levy 42 MC MC MC 50
Dale Whitnell 54 MC 15 38 41 28
Maverick Antcliff 42 21 53 48 MC 19
Richard Mansell 42 56 28 MC MC
Nino Bertasio 22 38 MC 10 12 19
Darius Van Driel 63 8 56 10 52 MC
Grant Forrest 33 MC 61 MC 33 19
Gaganjeet Bhullar MC MC 42 16 2
Andrea Pavan MC MC
Marcel Schneider 33 8 53 MC 28
Joel Stalter MC MC MC MC MC
Yikeun Chang 6 MC MC MC MC 19
Matthieu Pavon 63 8 MC 38 MC 35
Louis De Jager 12 71 MC 20 33 42 27
Richie Ramsay 22 29 42 47 58
Jonathan Caldwell 42 21 MC 57 MC MC
Robin Sciot-Siegrist 22 MC MC 30 65 MC
Scott Hend 8 42 16 MC
Shubhankar Sharma MC MC 61 30 MC 28
Rhys Enoch 69 38 MC 20 MC 47 1
Matt Ford 69 69 MC MC 52
Zander Lombard 42 45 24 MC Wd MC MC
Aaron Cockerill 48 29 MC 28 52 MC
Suradit Yongcharoenchai MC MC MC
Cormac Sharvin MC MC 28 48 MC 64
Robin Roussel MC 29 MC MC MC MC
Garrick Porteous MC 29 15 38 16 MC
Nicolai Hojgaard 74 15 7 MC MC
Julien Guerrier MC 38 45 48 62
Bernd Ritthammer MC 33 MC 33 MC
Nacho Elvira MC MC MC 68
Alejandro Canizares 28 38 7 20 MC 58
Lars Van Meijel 72 29 MC 48 65 14
Tyler Koivisto MC MC 56 MC MC
Julian Suri 60 MC 67 66 MC 50
Clement Sordet MC 21 MC 48 MC MC
SSP Chawrasia MC MC 15 MC MC MC
Shiv Kapur
Edoardo Molinari 28 MC MC MC MC MC
Ajeetesh Sandhu MC MC 61
Dave Coupland MC MC MC 63 MC 62
Tapio Pulkkanen 72 MC MC MC MC
Oliver Fisher MC MC MC MC MC
Alejandro Del Rey MC 21 24
Harry Ellis MC
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia 33 MC
Richard McEvoy MC MC 33 MC 28 5
Sihwan Kim 18 45 47 57 MC MC
Toby Tree 69 MC MC 30 65 58
Ricardo Santos MC MC 28 67 33 35
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC MC 45 14 MC 50
Alejandro Tosti
Haydn Porteous 63 MC MC MC 73 MC
Oliver Wilson 75 52 MC 33 MC
Eduard Rousaud 18 MC
Benjamin Poke MC 29 73 MC 41 MC
Jake McLeod 75 MC MC 26 MC 16
Scott Gregory
Alvaro Quiros MC MC MC MC MC
Paul Peterson
Raphael Jacquelin 63 MC 52 35
Carlos Pigem MC MC MC MC MC MC
Samuel Del Val MC MC
Steven Tiley MC MC
Max Schmitt MC 62 33 MC MC
Pedro Oriol 6 MC 33
Austin Bautista MC 7
Kristoffer Broberg 54
Mario Galiano Aguilar
Jacobo Pastor
Pedro Figueiredo MC MC MC MC MC 50
Berry Henson MC 62 56 MC
Scott Fernandez MC MC
Niall Kearney 60 21
Paul Dunne MC MC 33 MC
Janne Kaske MC MC MC 19
Eduardo De La Riva 28 MC 56
David Howell MC MC 48 MC MC
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez MC 38
David Borda
Borja Virto MC MC
Tom Gandy MC MC MC
Gregory Bourdy
Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela 48
Carl Suneson MC
Luis Claverie MC
Tom McKibbin MC
Oscar Sanchez MC
Sam Broadhurst MC
Thomas Plumb
Player 2021
Garrick Higgo 8
Sami Valimaki 22
Dean Burmester 1
Kalle Samooja 3
Laurie Canter 48
Justin Harding 12
Calum Hill MC
Adri Arnaus 8
Romain Langasque MC
Mike Lorenzo-Vera MC
Renato Paratore MC
Jorge Campillo MC
Guido Migliozzi 33
Adrian Meronk 3
Adrian Otaegui 60
Connor Syme MC
Masahiro Kawamura 28
Wil Besseling
Ondrej Lieser MC
Chris Paisley
Sean Crocker 18
Eddie Pepperell 33
Paul Waring 28
Richard Bland MC
Joakim Lagergren 18
Francesco Laporta 33
Matthew Jordan 56
Gavin Green
Sebastian Soderberg 56
Matthew Southgate MC
Pep Angles 33
Sebastian Heisele MC
Dave Horsey MC
Fabrizio Zanotti MC
Andrew Johnston 42
Niklas Lemke
Victor Dubuisson MC
Justin Walters 48
Johannes Veerman MC
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia 8
Jack Senior MC
Ashun Wu 48
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen 2
Alexander Levy 42
Dale Whitnell 54
Maverick Antcliff 42
Richard Mansell 42
Nino Bertasio 22
Darius Van Driel 63
Grant Forrest 33
Gaganjeet Bhullar MC
Andrea Pavan MC
Marcel Schneider 33
Joel Stalter MC
Yikeun Chang 6
Matthieu Pavon 63
Louis De Jager 12
Richie Ramsay 22
Jonathan Caldwell 42
Robin Sciot-Siegrist 22
Scott Hend 8
Shubhankar Sharma MC
Rhys Enoch 69
Matt Ford 69
Zander Lombard 42
Aaron Cockerill 48
Suradit Yongcharoenchai MC
Cormac Sharvin MC
Robin Roussel MC
Garrick Porteous MC
Nicolai Hojgaard 74
Julien Guerrier MC
Bernd Ritthammer MC
Nacho Elvira MC
Alejandro Canizares 28
Lars Van Meijel 72
Tyler Koivisto MC
Julian Suri 60
Clement Sordet MC
SSP Chawrasia MC
Shiv Kapur
Edoardo Molinari 28
Ajeetesh Sandhu MC
Dave Coupland MC
Tapio Pulkkanen 72
Oliver Fisher MC
Alejandro Del Rey MC
Harry Ellis
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia 33
Richard McEvoy MC
Sihwan Kim 18
Toby Tree 69
Ricardo Santos MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC
Alejandro Tosti
Haydn Porteous 63
Oliver Wilson 75
Eduard Rousaud 18
Benjamin Poke MC
Jake McLeod 75
Scott Gregory
Alvaro Quiros MC
Paul Peterson
Raphael Jacquelin 63
Carlos Pigem MC
Samuel Del Val MC
Steven Tiley MC
Max Schmitt MC
Pedro Oriol 6
Austin Bautista
Kristoffer Broberg 54
Mario Galiano Aguilar
Jacobo Pastor
Pedro Figueiredo MC
Berry Henson MC
Scott Fernandez MC
Niall Kearney 60
Paul Dunne MC
Janne Kaske MC
Eduardo De La Riva 28
David Howell
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez MC
David Borda
Borja Virto MC
Tom Gandy MC
Gregory Bourdy
Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela 48
Carl Suneson
Luis Claverie MC
Tom McKibbin MC
Oscar Sanchez
Sam Broadhurst
Thomas Plumb

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