Cazoo Classic 2021: Your form stats for this week's European Tour event in Kent

The Heritage Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus
The gently undulating Heritage Course last staged a European Tour event in 2009

The European Tour journeys to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Heritage Course near Canterbury, host of the Cazoo Classic. Words and stats by Andy Swales...

"Conditions won’t be too dissimilar to those at other venues in rural England, so experienced golfers such as Andy Sullivan and Richard Bland should feel completely at home this week."

The seven-tournament 'British Isles Swing' comes to a close this weekend, as the European Tour heads to the London Club in east Kent.

For the second time this summer, Cazoo are the tournament sponsors with the players teeing-up at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Heritage Course which opened for business 28 years ago.

This heathland course has twice hosted the European Open, most recently in 2009 when Frenchman Christian Cevaer triumphed by a single stroke.

Situated just outside the village of Ash, the London Club is 12 miles east of Canterbury, and even closer to this year's Open Championship venue Royal St George's.

The Heritage Course is a typical well-bunkered Nicklaus layout, with gently undulating fairways and subtle changes in direction.

The putting surfaces are well-contoured while water comes into play on six holes.

On the tee

As it's been 12 years since the Tour last visited the Heritage Course, the vast majority of those teeing-up on Thursday will be competing here for the first time.

That said, conditions won't be too dissimilar to those at other venues in rural England, so experienced golfers such as Andy Sullivan and Richard Bland should feel completely at home this week.

Bland tweeted recently to say he was looking forward to playing in the Cazoo Classic following three weeks of inactivity since The Open.

The 48-year-old should still be riding high following his long overdue maiden Tour victory at The Belfry back in May.

New look schedule

Since the European Tour re-emerged from lockdown in July of last year, it's drastically remodelled schedule witnessed the inclusion of a plethora of tournaments with total prize funds of between €1-1.5m.

And with most of the Tour's leading players now spending longer in the United States, as a result of this vast reduction in prize money, it has heralded a whole new group of winners on the European Tour.

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One player who is moving ever closer to a first European Tour title is Scotsman Calum Hill.

The 26-year-old from Kirkcaldy is a three-time champion on the Challenge Tour and appears almost ready to step up another notch.

He tied fourth on Sunday at Fairmont, after being co-leader through 54 holes, which was his best finish since late March.

Despite a few problems mid-way through his final round, Hill will head to Kent with his game in good shape.

Earlier this year he impressed with another tie-for-fourth at the Saudi International, a tournament full of top-ranked pros such as Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau and Justin Rose.

Likely contenders

Other in-form players include Japan's Masahiro Kawamura and American Chase Hanna.

Kawamura recovered from a poor opening round at Fairmont to finish in a tie-for-16th, while Hanna has enjoyed a number of top-10s (six in his last eight starts) on both the European and Challenge tours this summer.

Since the start of June, the 27-year-old Hanna has moved more than 400 spots up the World Ranking to sit at a career-high 247.

Finally, Callum Shinkwin seems to be returning to some better form of late, thanks to a top-six finish at Celtic Manor, as well as a tie-for-16th at Fairmont on Sunday.

Shinkwin, who made his breakthrough last autumn with a first Tour title in Cyprus, had been off the pace a little during the first half of 2021.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Note: Only those who played the Heritage Course in either 2008 or 2009 have been included in the Course Form list.

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Last 10 Weeks / Heritage (2008 & 2009)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W32 W31 W30 W29 W28 W27 W26 W25 W24 W23
Victor Perez 61 MC 59 MC MC
Bernd Wiesberger 59 26 5 MC 40
Andy Sullivan 48 MC* 26 MC 12 5
Daniel Van Tonder MC MC 40 MC MC 12 MC
John Catlin 7 32 MC MC 41 MC
Richard Bland 67 15 4 50
Brandon Stone MC 75 MC MC
Sami Valimaki 27 MC* MC MC MC
Marcus Armitage 38 30 53 54 41 MC 1
Kalle Samooja 45 MC MC 52 18
Rasmus Hojgaard 38 MC 41 17 55
Calum Hill 4 MC* 62 MC* MC 17 29
Laurie Canter MC 40 59 MC 29
Masahiro Kawamura 16 3 5 59 MC 29 7 29
Wilco Nienaber 64 31 MC MC 68 14
Joachim B Hansen 56 27 MC MC MC 6 MC
Mikko Korhonen 3 MC MC 7
Grant Forrest 1 MC 73 4 55
Wade Ormsby 51 10 12 MC 55 40 MC
Callum Shinkwin 16 MC 4 MC MC Wd
Ryan Fox 34 42 67 44 MC 14 14 11
Daniel Gavins 38 1 9 8 21 42 15 6
Jamie Donaldson 34 65 MC MC 67
Jordan Smith 23 3 47 MC 41
Jorge Campillo 34 59 MC MC MC 3 25
Maximilian Kieffer 45 MC 39 MC 45
Marc Warren MC MC* 47 MC 28 76 MC
Marcel Siem 56 15 1 5 36 MC 66 MC
James Morrison 2 MC* 40 MC 17 42 4 MC
Sean Crocker MC 9 29 MC 11
Dave Horsey MC 2 MC MC MC 52 MC 25
Wil Besseling 30 MC* 18 17 52 33 18
Marcus Kinhult 68 MC 59 MC
Matthew Southgate 33 MC 26 MC 25 2
Jonathan Caldwell 30 MC MC MC MC 1 MC
Maverick Antcliff 26 40 MC 28 60 MC 11
Benjamin Hebert MC 33 MC 59 MC 7
Jeff Winther MC 44 28 55 Wd
Eddie Pepperell MC 22 MC MC MC
Marcel Schneider MC MC 1 62 7
Chris Paisley 10 MC 33 Wd
Jack Senior 22 MC 67 10 61 MC 70 18
Ross Fisher 56 MC 15 MC MC MC
Matthew Jordan 6 MC MC 18 12 17 65
Dale Whitnell 68 11 MC MC 4 42 MC 11
Chase Hanna 6 6 6 MC MC 2 7 6
Darius Van Driel 53 7 54 17 68 MC 2
Richie Ramsay 28 25 15 4 57 25
Pep Angles MC MC* Wd 18 MC
Scott Hend 56 MC 64 44 MC 26 4 MC
Justin Walters 8 MC 18 41 17 MC 40
Sebastian Heisele MC 44 Wd 29
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia MC MC MC MC 62 37 MC
Steven Brown MC 47 69 41 42 37 MC
Matthieu Pavon MC 12 MC MC
Niklas Lemke MC MC MC MC 52 Wd
Paul Waring MC MC MC MC
Robert Rock MC 64 MC* MC 46
Hugo Leon 16 7 14 2 38 MC 13 MC
Gavin Green 57 MC MC MC MC MC
Alexander Levy 38 26 52 26 65 MC MC
Oliver Farr 30 11 14 59 23 MC 61 MC
Louis De Jager 60
David Drysdale 38 32 32 MC MC MC 10 45
Gaganjeet Bhullar 38 38 MC MC 66 MC
Josh Geary MC MC MC 11 2 29 MC 60
Hao Tong Li MC MC MC MC MC MC
Nicolai Hojgaard MC MC* 14 42 MC 45
Ross McGowan MC MC MC MC MC MC
Adrien Saddier MC 39 MC MC 17 MC
Thorbjorn Olesen 54 MC 62 40
Anton Karlsson 63 25 MC MC 4
Alejandro Canizares 70 3 25 MC 42 MC MC
Daniel Hillier 23 3 21 MC 23 9 24
Vincent Norrman 11 10 61 5 14
Joel Stalter Wd MC 44 MC MC MC
David Law 4 15 18 35 41 62 7
Dimitrios Papadatos MC MC* MC 9 2 MC 36 57 29
Yikeun Chang 23 MC 67 52
Rhys Enoch 72 MC MC MC 14 29
Shubhankar Sharma 16 30 32 MC 56 MC MC
Robin Sciot-Siegrist 38 41 MC MC MC MC
Bryce Easton 10 MC* 8 MC MC MC 51 57
Dave Coupland MC MC* MC 61 MC
Niall Kearney 8 MC* 40 MC 12 MC
Ashley Chesters 48 15 18 MC MC MC 25 18
Aaron Cockerill MC 28 MC 46 MC
Matt Ford 16 MC MC MC Wd
Matthew Baldwin 56 MC MC Wd 9 26 MC Wd 18
Garrick Porteous 10 15 61 29 MC MC
Lorenzo Gagli MC MC MC MC 62 52 MC
Sihwan Kim 10 MC* 10 23 37 61 MC
Stephen Gallacher MC MC MC MC 60
Paul Peterson MC 19 MC 11 20 7 52
Cormac Sharvin MC MC MC 44 33 63
Tyler Koivisto 38 Wd MC MC MC MC MC
Suradit Yongcharoenchai MC MC 67 MC
Oliver Fisher MC 18 MC* MC MC MC
SSP Chawrasia 75
Deyen Lawson MC MC 32 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Emilio Cuartero Blanco MC Wd 17 23 23 66
Julian Suri MC MC* MC MC MC MC MC
Kristoffer Reitan 53 MC MC 49 MC
Clement Sordet MC MC* 40 MC MC 40
Alfie Plant 69 63 16 35 MC 7 28 MC
Lars Van Meijel 48 MC MC MC MC MC
Haydn Porteous MC Wd MC MC MC Wd 10 Wd
Shiv Kapur MC
Damien Perrier 48 MC MC MC MC MC MC 34 MC
Richard McEvoy 23 39 32 MC MC MC MC
Jonathan Thomson MC 53 MC 17 MC MC
Pedro Figueiredo 63 MC 57 MC MC 10 MC
David Dixon MC MC 28
Alvaro Quiros 16 Wd MC 18 MC 72
Oliver Wilson MC MC MC MC 18 MC
Jordan Wrisdale MC 26 28 MC MC 15 MC MC
Philip Eriksson MC MC 35 MC 36 53 MC
Toby Tree 16 57 51 MC 64
Chris Wood MC 32 77 MC MC
Ajeetesh Sandhu MC MC* MC MC 29
Steven Tiley MC 31 44
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC MC* 52 MC MC MC 52
Jake McLeod 70 MC MC MC MC MC
Ricardo Santos 63 MC 14 MC MC MC MC MC
Ben Evans MC 32 57 65 MC MC
Lucas Bjerregaard 10 32 MC MC MC MC 55
Tom Gandy MC MC 8 MC MC MC
Adrian Otaegui 38 MC MC 26 12 29 2 58
Benjamin Poke MC MC* 40 MC 52 MC 29
Carlos Pigem 56 MC* MC MC 70 61 MC
Lee Slattery 38 MC 57 MC
David Howell MC MC 57 MC 17 74 MC
Daniel Young 53 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Aron Zemmer MC MC MC MC 28 MC MC MC MC
Berry Henson 10 MC* MC
Gary Stal 72 Wd 56 14 MC MC 18
Bradley Dredge 38 MC* 28
Janne Kaske MC MC MC MC MC
Paul Dunne MC MC MC MC MC MC
Jesper Sandborg MC MC 25 MC MC MC
Matthew Cort
Euan Walker MC MC MC MC 25 61 MC
Pontus Nyholm 6 50 72
Adrien Pendaries 38 MC MC
Laird Shepherd MC MC
Jack Cope
Player 2009 2008
Richard Bland MC MC
Jamie Donaldson 32 10
Marc Warren MC MC
Marcel Siem 68 MC
Dave Horsey 39
Wil Besseling MC
Ross Fisher MC 1
Richie Ramsay 18
Paul Waring 64
Robert Rock MC 27
David Drysdale 13
Ross McGowan 67 MC
Alejandro Canizares MC MC
Stephen Gallacher MC 8
Oliver Fisher 32 24
SSP Chawrasia Ret MC
Shiv Kapur 46 Wd
David Dixon MC MC
Alvaro Quiros 2 MC
Oliver Wilson MC
Chris Wood 5
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 32 59
Lee Slattery MC MC
David Howell MC 17
Bradley Dredge 27 53

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