Cyprus Open 2020: Form stats ahead of this week's journey to Paphos

Joost Luiten tees up at Aphrodite Hills this Thursday
Much improved Joost Luiten is chasing a seventh European Tour title this week

Andy Swales supplies current form stats as the European Tour makes its first visit to the island of Cyprus where Andy Sullivan and Joost Luiten are among the contenders...

"Six-time Tour winner Joost Luiten is finally starting to stir himself after being off the pace for much of the summer. The Dutchman has posted three top-20 finishes from his most recent four starts, and was 10th in Italy on Sunday."

In this Covid-affected season like no other, the European Tour breaks new ground with a first ever trip to Cyprus.

The Cyprus Open takes place at the Aphrodite Hills Resort, in Paphos, a coastal city in the south-west of the island.

What's more, the players will remain in the Mediterranean for another event at the same venue next week, chasing another €1m prize fund in the Cyprus Classic.

Both tournaments will be promoted by Andrew Chandler's International Sports Management (ISM) group and staged without any fans.

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Opened in 2002, Aphrodite Hills has lush Bermuda grass fairways and well-contoured greens, while water is only an issue on two holes.

For a number of mid-to-lower ranked members of the Tour, these next two weeks will represent their final competitive action of the calendar year.

Mediocre field

With no one from the world's top-50 in attendance, the honour of being the highest ranked golfer in the field belongs to Andy Sullivan.

Back in August the world No 69 ended almost five years without a victory by winning at Hanbury Manor.

Since then he's added a brace of top 10s, including a tie-for-third at Wentworth on his most recent outing.

Sullivan currently leads the European Tour's stats category for Scrambling, and if the breeze picks up at this week's largely coastal layout, these skills should come in handy.

In form golfers are hard to find, but one appears to be Marcus Kinhult who should be full of confidence following back-to-back T10s in two Rolex Series events.

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The 24-year-old Swede banked more than €275k from these two weeks and moved 29 positions up the World Ranking.

Kinult claimed his maiden European Tour title in last year's British Masters at Hillside and, although Aphrodite Hills cannot be classified as a links course, it is still reasonably coastal.

Playing better

Six-time Tour winner Joost Luiten is finally starting to stir himself after being off the pace for much of the summer.

The 34-year-old Dutchman has posted three top-20 finishes from his most recent four starts, and was 10th in Italy on Sunday.

Bath pro Laurie Canter remains on a strong run but still awaits a first victory on either the European or Challenge tours, having finished second three times in total.

Barcelona's Adri Arnaus is another young pro chasing a first European Tour success.

The 26-year-old, who won on the Challenge Tour last year, has been playing steadily in recent weeks, stepping it up in Brescia where he tied-for-fifth over the weekend, which was his highest finish since standing on the podium in Dubai nine months ago.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Last 10 Weeks

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W43 W42 W41 W40 W39 W38 W37 W36 W35 W34
Andy Sullivan 3 26 MC MC 9
Thomas Detry 48 30 33 49 31
Sam Horsfield 43 MC MC 44
Sami Valimaki 13 63 MC 10 2
Robert MacIntyre Wd 58 14 56 24 59
Matthias Schwab 30 37 MC 56 MC 46
Marcus Kinhult 10 6 MC MC MC 13 15
Jorge Campillo 48 MC 48 8 17 7 8
Romain Langasque 58 MC 34 17 MC 1
Garrick Higgo 27 26 MC 1 7 47
Benjamin Hebert MC 19 MC MC 3
Paul Waring 25 MC Wd MC 32 52 19
Hao Tong Li MC 14 MC Wd 31 8
Joost Luiten 10 MC 19 11 MC 52
Adri Arnaus 5 32 26 23 MC
Jordan Smith MC 13 36 7 36 Wd MC 27
Gavin Green 48 42 MC 8
Sebastian Soderberg 9 MC Wd 27 MC 5
Matthew Jordan 30 25 14 52 19 3
Joakim Lagergren 32 63 5 3 24 MC
Jason Scrivener MC MC MC 25 8 MC 8
Calum Hill 25 63 28 MC MC 9 8
Matthew Southgate 16 44 9 33 64 24 MC 73
Wil Besseling 16 30 54 14 3 MC 53
Scott Vincent MC MC 8 MC 31 68
Ross Fisher 20 MC MC 39 MC
Antoine Rozner 10 28 36 3 MC
Pablo Larrazabal 27 59 58 24 MC
Mikko Korhonen MC 48 MC Wd
Jack Senior 63 MC 28 14 28 63
Sebastian Heisele 4 MC MC 15
Connor Syme 37 48 MC MC 8 8
Kalle Samooja 48 9 MC MC MC
Laurie Canter 2 MC 14 2 13 5
Masahiro Kawamura MC 20 56 14 5 8 47 37
Chris Paisley 39 4 MC MC MC MC 27
Ross McGowan 1 MC 67 42 52 55 MC
Maverick Antcliff 55 36 3 9 MC MC MC
Alexander Bjork MC 19 24 57 MC
Adrian Meronk 22 51 10 36 MC 68
Steven Brown MC 24 MC 39 64 10 MC
Oliver Farr 9 39 MC MC
Nicolas Colsaerts 2 MC 30 MC 47 53
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia MC MC 6 66 MC 27
Richie Ramsay 33 20 MC 33 31 44
Marcus Armitage 10 7 23 50 MC 7 27
Darius Van Driel 30 33 60 MC MC 11 44
Jeff Winther MC 36 MC 31 47 MC
Wilco Nienaber MC 48 14 6 51 MC
Sean Crocker 9 44 36 39 Wd 37
Richard Bland 16 MC 14 27 62 19
Dave Horsey 48 13 14 MC 10 51
Johannes Veerman 46 Wd 8 10
Robin Sciot-Siegrist MC 39 32 MC 17
Robin Roussel 53 MC MC 62
Joel Stalter 22 43 62 MC 68 MC MC
Victor Dubuisson 32 9
Louis De Jager 22 17 4 MC 15
Matthieu Pavon 30 27 55 MC MC 64
Thorbjorn Olesen MC 27 MC 58 48 17
Yikeun Chang 39 Wd MC
Adrien Saddier MC 6 32 71 MC 44
Lorenzo Gagli 55 MC MC MC 10 MC
Callum Shinkwin Wd MC 30 MC MC 8
Grant Forrest MC 32 19 14 66 MC
Jamie Donaldson 39 9 42 44 10
Dale Whitnell 22 MC 39 24 MC 27
Ashun Wu MC 16 MC 48 MC MC MC 31
Joel Sjoholm 22 69 MC MC 58 MC
Niklas Lemke 30 MC 54 6 MC 72
Cormac Sharvin 60 MC MC MC MC 63
Ewen Ferguson 16 30 14 MC 24 MC MC
Shubhankar Sharma 37 48 26 64 44 MC MC MC
Nino Bertasio MC MC MC 50 MC
Ben Stow 16 14 27 57 MC
Bryce Easton 16 16 50 62 19 MC
David Drysdale MC 51 MC MC MC 70 Re
Ricardo Santos MC 63 24 50 68
Julian Suri MC 36 MC 32 50 39 MC
Nacho Elvira MC 54 MC 39 MC 68 44
Rikard Karlberg MC 14 14 74
Jonathan Caldwell 5 7 54 50 62 39 76
Alvaro Quiros MC MC MC 44 17
Alexander Levy 16 48 MC Wd 41 MC
Maximilian Kieffer MC MC MC 17 44
Damien Perrier 10 65 MC 32 MC 31 58 53
James Morrison 30 MC 62 60 39 5
Tapio Pulkkanen 39 54 MC 36 MC MC MC
Lars Van Meijel 53 43 35 58 MC 37
Daan Huizing MC MC 14 MC MC MC 21
Clement Sordet MC MC 28 21
Julien Guerrier 44 MC 48 8 41 MC
Garrick Porteous 4 39 44 MC MC
Bernd Ritthammer MC 61 21
Oliver Wilson 43 MC MC MC Wd
Dave Coupland 55 56 39 67 24 28
Haydn Porteous MC MC MC MC MC Wd
Gregory Havret 60 MC 41 MC
Lorenzo Scalise 63 56 30 MC MC MC 27
Kristoffer Reitan 5 37 MC Wd Wd
Aaron Cockerill 22 MC 58 24 19 53
Toby Tree 46 MC 14 36 48 MC
Paul Dunne MC MC MC 73
Alejandro Canizares MC Wd 35 32 41 MC MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 39 33 53 14 52
SSP Chawrasia MC 51
Jack Harrison MC
Carlos Pigem MC MC 5 67 41 MC
Will Enefer MC 11
Michael Campbell MC MC MC MC MC
Max Schmitt 58 58 71 MC
Mitch Waite 23
Richard McEvoy MC MC 69 MC MC 63
Pedro Figueiredo MC 43 18 MC MC
David Howell MC 65 56 MC MC MC MC
Joachim B Hansen Wd 7 MC 28 17 25 MC
Kristoffer Broberg 57 MC MC MC

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