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Commercial Bank Qatar Masters: Course and current form stats

Doha Golf Club makes its 25th appearance on the DP World Tour schedule
Doha: One of the DP World Tour's longer layouts

The fifth and final tournament of the DP World Tour's early year jaunt to the Middle East takes place this week in Qatar. Words and stats supplied by Andy Swales ...

  • One of the longer layouts on the DP World Tour

  • Spanish pros have performed well here in recent years

  • Larrazabal 40/141.00 a decent shout to win at Doha


Tournament and Course Notes

• This will be the 25th time that Doha Golf Club has hosted an event on the DP World Tour. Opened in 1997, Doha is one of the Tour's longer layouts at just under 7,500 yards;

• Many may remember that last year's Qatar Master was held in late October, meaning the gap between that event and this week's tournament is a little over 100 days;

• If conditions are calm, the sport's longer-drivers will have the opportunity to play all-out attacking golf. However, if the breeze picks up, the course is a totally different animal and must be handled with care, while demanding a deft touch around the greens. Those with morning tee times tend to enjoy more benign playing conditions;

• The course, which is laid out six miles north of Doha city centre, has water in play on five holes and plenty of desert scrubland;

• In 2021, the venue underwent a largescale renovation. The putting surfaces at nine and 18 were enlarged, while all the greens were sown with Paspallum grass, replacing the previous Bermuda. Many greens were also re-constructed, resulting in a change of slope and elevation;

• Course architect Peter Harradine explained: "The grasses were changed on all the greens because the water supply changed, and Paspallum looks good. It's a greener grass."

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Good Current Form

There are a number of golfers who have made a strong start to 2024 in the Middle East.

Among them are Rasmus Hojgaard 9/110.00, Zander Lombard 16/117.00 and Sebastian Soderberg 28/129.00.

Hojgaard and Lombard have been particularly busy and will both be teeing-up for a fifth straight week.

Hojgaard has been playing well for almost five months, while Lombard also finished last year strongly.

Yannick Paul 16/117.00 has posted a brace of top-10s so far this year, as have Frederic LaCroix 28/129.00 and Aaron Cockerill 50/151.00.

Frenchman LaCroix is another player who has brought his end of year form from 2023, with him into the current campaign.

After standing on the podium at the Challenge Tour's Grand Final in early November, the 28-year-old has opened the DP World Tour season with finishes of 17-5-3-4.

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Good Course Form

A number of Spaniards have posted solid performances at Doha in recent years.

These include Pablo Larrazabal 40/141.00, Jorge Campillo 40/141.00, Adrian Otaegui 70/171.00 and Nacho Elvira 100/1101.00.

Elvira's last five starts here include a trio of top-six finishes. Larrazabal, meanwhile, tied-fourth in the Rolex Series event at Emirates three weeks ago.

Elsewhere, Marcus Kinhult 150/1151.00 has posted a brace of T3s at Doha.

However, the Swede's current form is not great, having not finished inside the top-20 on the DP World Tour since last August.

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Stroke Averages

Lowest 10 At Doha (2017-23)
Average .... (Rounds)
69.14: Mike Lorenzo-Vera (14)
69.50: Eddie Pepperell (10)
69.60: Nacho Elvira (20)
69.75: Jorge Campillo (16)
69.75: Ewen Ferguson (8)
69.95: Pablo Larrazabal (20)
70.13: Matthew Baldwin (8)
70.21: Jason Scrivener (14)
70.36: Marcus Kinhult (14)
70.39: Andy Sullivan (18)
Min. No. of Rounds = 8
Only those entered this week are included in table

Note: Tables Below Contains Leading Reserves

Last 10 Weeks / Doha Form (2012-23)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W5 W4 W3 W2 W1 W52 W51 W50 W49 W48
Rasmus Hojgaard 8 2 11 11
Thriston Lawrence MC MC 2 11 10
Keita Nakajima MC 4 2
Zander Lombard 2 13 16 6 25 12
Pablo Larrazabal 29 MC 4 20
Yannik Paul 35 4 MC 8
Rikuya Hoshino 12 MC MC 2
Jorge Campillo MC 37 56 32
Adrian Otaegui MC MC 56 20
Sebastian Soderberg 6 9 41 23 3
Alex Fitzpatrick MC 16 16 8
Joost Luiten MC 21 14
Romain Langasque 35 25 14 57
Callum Shinkwin MC 4 11 53
Antoine Rozner 12 16 32 29 15
Ewen Ferguson 23 MC 11 Wd MC
Daniel Hillier 23 MC 36 MC
Tom McKibbin 16 14 25 51
Richard Mansell 9 25 14 21
Richie Ramsay 48 70 21 43
Aaron Cockerill 6 23 4 15 25
Matthew Southgate 56 63 MC 47 47 MC 57
Dylan Frittelli 1 70 41 MC 20 MC
Maximilian Kieffer MC 4 31 48
Calum Hill 48 37 41 32 51
Jesper Svensson 2 47 31 MC 2
Jeff Winther MC 66 25 11 Dq
Shubhankar Sharma 37 16 45
Frederic LaCroix 4 3 5
Todd Clements 20 51 40
Sean Crocker 16 63 MC 6 60
Daniel Brown 76 MC 43 3 Wd
Hennie Du Plessis 47 51 23 MC 25
Guido Migliozzi MC 68 25 13 40 MC
Marcus Helligkilde 23 51 53
Jens Dantorp 62 MC MC 59 49
Eddie Pepperell MC 16 MC MC
Paul Waring MC 47 41 16 11
Ockie Strydom 4 MC MC 40 MC
Nacho Elvira MC 16 41 28
Marcus Armitage 43 47 MC 43
Louis De Jager MC 20 56 34 Wd 5
Alejandro Del Rey 56 37 38 7 5
Marcel Schneider 29 MC MC 29 45
Matthew Baldwin 23 MC MC 48 49 15
Fabrizio Zanotti 29 23 MC
Jason Scrivener 56 47 MC 8
Masahiro Kawamura MC 78 7
JaydenTreySchaper MC 23 38 6 7 5
Casey Jarvis MC MC 41 25 7 52
Simon Forsstrom MC MC MC 56
Scott Jamieson 16 MC 31 48 31
Andy Sullivan 43 MC 66 7 38
Mike Lorenzo-Vera MC 13 25 MC 56
Marco Penge 35 MC MC 4 12
Renato Paratore MC 18 20 2
Niklas Norgaard Moller 8 34 63
Darren Fichardt 67 MC 7 Wd 45
Jacques Kruyswijk 48 19 40 25
Daan Huizing 16 76 25 64
Manuel Elvira MC 23 41 32 MC
Santiago Tarrio 56 MC 25 11 MC 71
Ugo Coussaud 12 34 70 15 38
Kristian Krogh Johannessen 54 MC 25 32 MC
David Micheluzzi 16 MC 5 MC
Ricardo Gouveia MC 23 74
Edoardo Molinari MC MC MC 20 MC
Harrison Endycott 16 MC 39
Daniel Gavins MC MC MC 58
Hao Tong Li 63 7 14
Rafael Cabrera-Bello MC 37 31 67
Max Rottluff MC 59 MC MC 57
Johannes Veerman 29 54 16 39 38
Darius Van Driel 29 4 52
Matteo Manassero 35 MC MC MC MC 5
Angel Hidalgo Portillo MC 9 MC 34 MC
Sam Bairstow 23 23 34 32 MC
Marcus Kinhult MC MC MC
Wilco Nienaber 7 47 32 12
Francesco Laporta MC 59 48 10
Andrea Pavan 48 MC MC 18 14 17
Brandon Stone MC 4 40 MC MC
James Morrison 67 23 56 56 52
Lukas Nemecz MC 54 56 MC
Adam Blomme 54 MC MC MC MC
Lorenzo Scalise 70 56 MC MC 66
Jeong Weon Ko 73 59 70 MC MC 31
Ross Fisher 65 MC MC MC 17
Matthias Schwab MC MC MC 11 52
Frederik Schott MC 37 MC MC 31
Clement Sordet MC 56 MC MC MC MC
Gunner Wiebe MC 70 MC MC
Will Enefer 62 MC MC 25 31
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 67 45
Soren Kjeldsen 43 MC 41 MC Dq 42
Jaco Prinsloo MC 37 25 44 MC
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia 49 48
Jeung-Hun Wang
Ashun Wu 48 MC MC 48 20 MC
Joshua Grenville-Wood 62 9 MC 12
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez MC MC MC MC MC
Chase Hanna 35 MC MC 59 61 MC
Stuart Manley 74 MC MC MC MC
Joel Girrbach 8 20 MC MC
David Ravetto MC MC 17
Pieter Moolman 16 51 29 56 MC
Tom Lewis 70 74 MC
Andrew Wilson 23 MC
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen 54
Om Prakash Chouhan MC MC
Filippo Celli 23 MC MC 70
Gu Xin Chen MC MC MC
Kristoffer Broberg
Lauri Ruuska MC
Pedro Figueiredo 18
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia 12 37 31 MC MC
Sebastian Friedrichsen 65 MC MC MC 25
Sung Hoon Kang MC MC MC
Jonas Blixt MC MC MC
Rhys Enoch 1 MC
Jannik De Bruyn
Haydn Barron 43 MC MC
Espen Kofstad MC MC MC 48 68
Jack Davidson MC MC MC MC
Soren Broholt Lind 18
Benjamin Rusch MC MC MC
Stephen Gallacher MC MC 66 MC
Matthis Besard 48 13 MC 48 MC
Alvaro Quiros
Garrick Porteous 40
James Nicholas
Sam Jones MC 68 MC 25 48
Ayoub Lguirati MC
Chris Wood
Joshua Berry 12 MC 56
Othman Almulla MC
Shergo Al Kurdi MC
Joe Dean
Saleh Al Kaabi 70
Daniil Sokolov
Dominic McGlinchey
Jonathan Goth-Rasmussen MC
Takumi Kanaya MC 2
Taiga Semikawa 64 MC 30 1
Oliver Bekker MC 9 34 MC 17
Dylan Mostert 23 3 MC MC MC
Tom Power Horan MC 6 MC 66
Andrew Martin 2 13 2 59 MC
Player `23 `22 `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12
Rasmus Hojgaard 16
Thriston Lawrence 36 21
Keita Nakajima
Zander Lombard 27 35 MC MC
Pablo Larrazabal 16 5 27 4 48 13 33 MC MC 25
Yannik Paul 27 69
Rikuya Hoshino 36
Jorge Campillo 2 65 2 13 20 62 MC MC 25
Adrian Otaegui MC 5 38 10 MC 68 MC
Sebastian Soderberg 47 MC 20
Alex Fitzpatrick MC
Joost Luiten 21 13
Romain Langasque MC 21 MC 37
Callum Shinkwin MC 67 19 MC 35
Antoine Rozner 27 73
Ewen Ferguson 16 1
Daniel Hillier 16
Tom McKibbin 9
Richard Mansell MC
Richie Ramsay 36 69 MC 37 41 MC MC
Aaron Cockerill 47 21
Matthew Southgate MC MC 42 MC MC
Dylan Frittelli 48
Maximilian Kieffer MC 40 14 MC MC 35 46 MC MC
Calum Hill Ret
Jesper Svensson
Jeff Winther 44 14 MC Ret
Shubhankar Sharma 49 MC
Frederic LaCroix MC
Todd Clements 63
Sean Crocker 9 MC MC 28
Daniel Brown
Hennie Du Plessis 54 27
Guido Migliozzi 59 MC MC
Marcus Helligkilde 12
Jens Dantorp MC 62 20 MC MC
Eddie Pepperell 27 MC 1 MC 4 63 MC
Paul Waring 12 55 19 MC 70 MC 74
Ockie Strydom MC
Nacho Elvira 3 40 2 39 6 MC 67
Marcus Armitage MC 5 MC
Louis De Jager MC 27 42
Alejandro Del Rey 27
Marcel Schneider 47 MC 70
Matthew Baldwin 56 10 MC 23 22 67
Fabrizio Zanotti 44 11 45 MC MC MC 22 59 MC
Jason Scrivener 9 27 19 MC
Masahiro Kawamura MC 20
JaydenTreySchaper 36
Casey Jarvis
Simon Forsstrom 66
Scott Jamieson 3 38 61 MC 68 65 MC 12
Andy Sullivan 36 MC 11 34 28 19 MC 9
Mike Lorenzo-Vera MC 2 10 4 59 30
Marco Penge
Renato Paratore MC MC 4 MC 29 38
Niklas Norgaard Moller MC 49
Darren Fichardt MC 49 20 MC 66 MC 23 16 MC MC
Jacques Kruyswijk 27 38 39
Daan Huizing 16 Wd MC
Manuel Elvira
Santiago Tarrio 6 MC
Ugo Coussaud
Kristian Krogh Johannessen 34 MC
David Micheluzzi
Ricardo Gouveia MC 61 MC 7
Edoardo Molinari 21 40 MC 72 MC 33 MC MC
Harrison Endycott
Daniel Gavins Ret 62 MC
Hao Tong Li MC
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 63 6 2 33 3 22 35
Max Rottluff
Johannes Veerman MC
Darius Van Driel MC
Matteo Manassero MC MC MC MC 22 MC
Angel Hidalgo Portillo 63 MC
Sam Bairstow
Marcus Kinhult 56 3 MC 3
Wilco Nienaber MC 12 48
Francesco Laporta
Andrea Pavan 35 MC 13 MC MC
Brandon Stone 40 69 MC 48 MC
James Morrison 61 45 57 46 63 MC
Lukas Nemecz 54 27
Adam Blomme
Lorenzo Scalise
Jeong Weon Ko MC
Ross Fisher 36 49 55 30 43 MC
Matthias Schwab 31 61
Frederik Schott MC
Clement Sordet MC MC MC
Gunner Wiebe MC
Will Enefer
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC 9 52 38
Soren Kjeldsen MC 65 MC 20 13 57 MC 67
Jaco Prinsloo
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia MC MC
Jeung-Hun Wang 36 MC MC 1
Ashun Wu 49 MC 28 52
Joshua Grenville-Wood 6
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez MC
Chase Hanna MC 2
Stuart Manley 62 43
Joel Girrbach
David Ravetto MC
Pieter Moolman
Tom Lewis MC 52 37 59 MC
Andrew Wilson MC MC
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen MC 21
Om Prakash Chouhan
Filippo Celli
Gu Xin Chen
Kristoffer Broberg Wd 62 MC 20 33 28 MC
Lauri Ruuska
Pedro Figueiredo MC 55
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia MC
Sebastian Friedrichsen
Sung Hoon Kang
Jonas Blixt
Rhys Enoch
Jannik De Bruyn
Haydn Barron
Espen Kofstad MC MC MC
Jack Davidson
Soren Broholt Lind
Benjamin Rusch
Stephen Gallacher 34 MC 39 MC MC 33 28 59 MC
Matthis Besard
Alvaro Quiros 61 MC 19 MC 68 23 28 59
Garrick Porteous MC MC
James Nicholas
Sam Jones
Ayoub Lguirati
Chris Wood 49 MC 13 11 MC 43 1 20
Joshua Berry
Othman Almulla
Shergo Al Kurdi Wd MC MC
Joe Dean
Saleh Al Kaabi MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Daniil Sokolov
Dominic McGlinchey
Jonathan Goth-Rasmussen
Takumi Kanaya
Taiga Semikawa
Oliver Bekker Ret MC
Dylan Mostert
Tom Power Horan
Andrew Martin

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