Desert Classic 2019: Stats for this week's PGA Tour event in California

60th Anniversary Desert Classic
Southern California: The location for the 60th Anniversary Desert Classic

Andy Swales supplies course and current form stats for this week's Desert Classic in Palm Springs...

"One golfer who tends to play well in bursts is Chez Reavie. The 37-year-old American posted a brace of runner-up finishes during the early months of last year and arrives in southern California on the back of a tie-for-third at Waialae."

With Hawaii done and dusted for another season, the PGA Tour heads to America's west coast for this week's 60th Anniversary Desert Classic.

For four of the next five weeks, the Tour will be in California, starting on Thursday in Palm Springs.

And for the fourth year in a row, the three courses hosting the pro-am are: PGA West Stadium Course, PGA West Nicklaus Tournament Course and La Qunita Country Club.

'Top Seeds'

World No 1 Englishman Justin Rose and the defending champion from Spain, Jon Rahm, are the highest-ranked golfers in the field, with No 19 Patrick Cantlay the leading American.

Only five members of the world's top 50 are in town for a tournament won 15 times, during the past 18 years, by American golfers.

Horses For Courses

As for those who have performed well on these three courses, in each of the past three years, are Bud Cauley, Adam Hadwin, Brian Harman and Charles Howell.

Hadwin has not finished lower than sixth on this particular collection of venues, while Howell not only offers a good course history but also excellent current form.

The 39-year-old from Georgia, who won in his home state during November, has a particularly consistent record in these PGA Tour events where the overall quality of field is below par.

One golfer who tends to play well in bursts is Chez Reavie. The 37-year-old American posted a brace of runner-up finishes during the early months of last year and arrives in southern California on the back of a tie-for-third at Waialae.

Another podium finisher from Sunday is Corey Connors who currently rests a comfortable 19th in the FedEx Cup standings.

The Canadian was a runner-up in the early season Sanderson Farms Championship last October.

Among those who may be worth a second look are Bill Haas - a two-time winner of this tournament, although not on the current rota of courses - Ryan Palmer, Scott Piercy and Brendan Steele.

Of this quartet, Piercy is the only one to have teed-up on Tour during 2019 which should give him a definite edge.

Popular Pro-Am

From Thursday through to Saturday, the competitors will play one round at each venue, with the opening 54 holes comprising the pro-am.

Sunday's final round, when only the pros tee-up, will be on the Pete Dye-designed Stadium Course which made its debut in this event as long ago as 1987, but then wasn't used again for 29 years.

Water is a prominent feature of the course, coming into play close to the green on nine holes.

The Nicklaus Tournament Course, which was also opened in the mid-1980s, is the most recent new addition to the tournament rota.

Of the three venues La Quinta is the oldest, opening in 1959, and has been part of the pro-am on more than 50 occasions, although hasn't acted as host since the 1980s.

La Quinta, with its rolling tree-lined fairways, has slightly smaller greens than the other two layouts.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W3 W2 W1 W52 W51 W50 W49 W48 W47 W46 W45 W44
Bryson DeChambeau 10 7 12 1
Tommy Fleetwood 42 14 16 7
Tyrrell Hatton MC 22
Louis Oosthuizen 4 7 1 3
Sergio Garcia 7 6 9 2
Henrik Stenson MC 4 4 12
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 11 6 18
Eddie Pepperell 49 Wd
Ian Poulter 6 33 18 51
Matthew Fitzpatrick 4 2 34 27
Hao Tong Li MC 30 5 2
Thorbjorn Olesen MC 45 7
Matt Wallace 16 18 15 2 5 47
Lucas Bjerregaard 49 20 41 11 5
Byeong Hun An MC 10
Alexander Bjork 32 12 57 14
Lee Westwood 16 20 1 35
Adrian Otaegui MC MC 4 16 3
Shaun Norris 24 MC 54 15 MC 53 3 1
Tom Lewis 9 7 67 14
Shane Lowry 1 30 35 14
Thomas Pieters 16 12 18
Ross Fisher 54 47 4 64
Justin Harding 51 MC MC 4 14
Lucas Herbert 54 MC 49 35 35
Ryan Fox 27 52 45 50 23
Alexander Levy 67 34 Wd 10
Andrea Pavan MC 22 11 33
Jorge Campillo 54 51 46 35
Brandon Stone MC 15 7 57 60 72
Mikko Korhonen MC 57 16 35
Joost Luiten 3 22 27 23
Aaron Rai 54 1 48 8 43
Shubhankar Sharma MC MC 6 41 27 43
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 32 30 11 43
Paul Dunne MC 41 59 18
Victor Perez 54 42 14 3 2
Andy Sullivan 32 26 41 18
Adri Arnaus 22 9 55 MC
Jordan Smith 11 39 12 21 55
Thomas Detry 65 29 7 3
Joachim B Hansen 54 62 MC 36 45 13
Chris Paisley MC 18 24 34 9 33
Erik Van Rooyen 32 26 26 60 35
Gaganjeet Bhullar 27 Wd 40
Yusaku Miyazato MC 15 62 29 MC MC
Dean Burmester 49 MC MC 4 11 47
Marcus Kinhult MC 20 22 71 30
Darren Fichardt 32 12 MC 55 9 23
Sam Horsfield 32 41 46 10
Jason Scrivener 16 6 3 16 23
Richard McEvoy MC 60 75
Sean Crocker MC 18 MC 9 5
Martin Kaymer 22 55 21 5
Hideto Tanihara MC 34 55 35
Ashun Wu MC 34 16 47
Kurt Kitayama 67 MC 15 1 45
Matthew Southgate 42 MC 18 69 60
David Drysdale MC 2 Wd 65 5
David Lipsky 16 1 MC MC 45
Nicolas Colsaerts 42 55 14 52 35 14
Romain Langasque 15 2 23 4
Kim Koivu MC 42 Wd 47 9 17
Scott Jamieson 11 3 MC
Bernd Wiesberger 42 51 MC MC
Benjamin Hebert 27 MC 35 60
Andrew Johnston MC 9 MC 27 43
Joakim Lagergren MC 49 27 55
Wade Ormsby MC MC 36 30 16 47
George Coetzee MC 26 MC 28 41 58
Jack Singh Brar 32 26 MC MC 30 17
Paul Waring 6 35 58
Gavin Green 32 MC 57 47
Lee Slattery MC 11 51 66 55
Robert Rock MC 51 21 30
Pablo Larrazabal 6 9 MC 27 18
Thomas Aiken MC 63 3 23 19 55 10
Matthias Schwab 22 39 9 41 18
Matthieu Pavon MC MC MC 2 60 68
Grant Forrest 42 MC MC 7 36 10
Nacho Elvira MC MC 54 68
Kalle Samooja MC 34 MC MC 32
Robert MacIntyre 63 15 15 MC 57 6
Liam Johnston MC MC MC MC 72 17
Sebastian Soderberg MC MC MC 22
Renato Paratore 54 19 27 30
Tapio Pulkkanen MC MC 15 50 10
Soren Kjeldsen 5 72
Stuart Manley MC MC 21 44 42
Fabrizio Zanotti 32 15 MC
Scott Hend 27 35 MC 9 68
Haydn Porteous MC MC 7 47 36
Richie Ramsay 69
Richard Sterne 2 34 MC MC 21 60
Stephen Gallacher MC 60 35
Ashley Chesters MC 14 67 47
Oliver Fisher MC 50 64
Dave Horsey 11 45
Jens Dantorp MC MC 62 46 64
Steven Brown MC 47 54 MC
Maximilian Kieffer 22 60 54
Lorenzo Gagli MC MC MC 20 30
Victor Dubuisson MC
Romain Wattel MC
Phachara Khongwatmai 18 20 Wd 21 MC
David Law MC 26 71 25
Jeung-Hun Wang MC MC 28 45 64
Pedro Figueiredo MC MC 48 23 13
Jacques Kruyswijk MC MC MC
Andres Romero 49 MC 25
Nino Bertasio 71 62
Trevor Immelman MC MC MC 27 47
Alvaro Quiros 65 MC 36 72
Justin Walters 42 34 MC MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC MC MC 44 MC
Thongchai Jaidee MC MC 14
Raphael Jacquelin 63 18 17 MC
Bradley Dredge 54
Edoardo Molinari 49 MC MC MC 57
Robert Karlsson MC 47 MC
Christiaan Bezuidenhout MC 18 MC 15
Ernie Els 26 15 47 37 65
Miguel Angel Jimenez MC
SSP Chawrasia MC 20 MC MC
Peter Hanson MC 51
James Morrison 32 32 MC
Sam Brazel 42 19 30
Thomas Bjorn 22 69 60
David Howell
Jaco Van Zyl MC 56 37 23
Kristoffer Broberg MC
Colin Montgomerie
Jose Maria Olazabal MC
Rayhan Thomas
Ahmed Marjan
Pelle Edberg MC 28
Jovan Rebula 24
Kristoffer Reitan 42 MC
Callum Shinkwin 33 54
Victor Riu
Marc Warren 26 24
Player 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Bryson DeChambeau 18
Tommy Fleetwood 6 MC 50 47 MC 10 57
Tyrrell Hatton 3 3 8 55 MC
Louis Oosthuizen MC MC 44 7
Sergio Garcia 32 1 MC 17 20 11
Henrik Stenson 6 2 6 13 29 26 20 MC 8 3
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 6 11 2 MC 41 17 1 20 MC
Eddie Pepperell MC 63 MC MC 68
Ian Poulter 6 15
Matthew Fitzpatrick MC 5 45 MC
Hao Tong Li 1 39
Thorbjorn Olesen 29 32 8 MC 5 3 42 MC
Matt Wallace 37
Lucas Bjerregaard 61 MC 45 MC
Byeong Hun An 6 4 13
Alexander Bjork 6
Lee Westwood MC 23 MC 9 5 2 15 2 39
Adrian Otaegui 22 65 MC
Shaun Norris
Tom Lewis 63 71 59 72 59
Shane Lowry MC MC 66 MC
Thomas Pieters 32 23 MC 42
Ross Fisher 45 MC 26 20 MC 66 10 11 13
Justin Harding
Lucas Herbert
Ryan Fox MC 63
Alexander Levy 4 49 40 29 67
Andrea Pavan MC MC
Jorge Campillo MC 23 50 47 23 49 51
Brandon Stone MC 7 MC
Mikko Korhonen 61 MC
Joost Luiten MC 23 8 47 23 MC 33 MC MC
Aaron Rai MC
Shubhankar Sharma 61
Mike Lorenzo-Vera MC 19 MC 42 MC 65
Paul Dunne MC 42
Victor Perez
Andy Sullivan 6 MC 2 4 MC 12
Adri Arnaus
Jordan Smith MC 23
Thomas Detry 22 MC
Joachim B Hansen 40 MC MC
Chris Paisley 5 15 MC MC
Erik Van Rooyen
Gaganjeet Bhullar MC
Yusaku Miyazato
Dean Burmester 22
Marcus Kinhult
Darren Fichardt MC 32 MC MC 13 MC MC
Sam Horsfield MC
Jason Scrivener 6 39
Richard McEvoy 57 MC
Sean Crocker MC
Martin Kaymer 19 23 MC 4 13 31 4 4
Hideto Tanihara MC
Ashun Wu 37 MC 24
Kurt Kitayama
Matthew Southgate 57 56
David Drysdale Dq 54 MC MC 45 28 59 31
David Lipsky 6 42 63 27
Nicolas Colsaerts 51 MC 40 32 9 28 MC
Romain Langasque
Kim Koivu
Scott Jamieson 51 60 45 74 48 26 5
Bernd Wiesberger 32 32 16 4 9 59 24 MC
Benjamin Hebert MC MC 40 MC MC
Andrew Johnston 45 45 35
Joakim Lagergren MC 23 MC
Wade Ormsby MC 42 26 67
George Coetzee MC 7 26 MC 5
Jack Singh Brar MC
Paul Waring MC MC 67 13 MC 48 20 59
Gavin Green 45 32 MC
Lee Slattery 64 49 66 67 37 MC 65
Robert Rock MC MC 33 9 5 7 51 20 20
Pablo Larrazabal MC MC 54 20 41 49 42 MC MC MC
Thomas Aiken 51 42 9 7 MC
Matthias Schwab
Matthieu Pavon Dq MC
Grant Forrest
Nacho Elvira MC 11 MC MC
Kalle Samooja
Robert MacIntyre
Liam Johnston
Sebastian Soderberg
Renato Paratore MC 42 26 13
Tapio Pulkkanen
Soren Kjeldsen MC 8 MC 29 MC 5 MC MC
Stuart Manley
Fabrizio Zanotti MC MC MC MC 29 MC 71 MC MC
Scott Hend 37 42 8 MC 29 MC
Haydn Porteous 19 MC 8
Richie Ramsay 6 60 MC Wd MC 51 31 MC
Richard Sterne 67 MC 54 2 37 59
Stephen Gallacher 57 9 MC 3 1 1 2 10 31 MC
Ashley Chesters 51
Oliver Fisher MC MC 50 MC 67 MC MC MC MC
Dave Horsey 22 MC 36 MC MC 59 MC 59 11 MC
Jens Dantorp
Steven Brown
Maximilian Kieffer 32 19 MC 32 54 17
Lorenzo Gagli 15 MC
Victor Dubuisson MC MC MC 31
Romain Wattel 37 59 MC MC 3 52 12 MC
Phachara Khongwatmai 57
David Law
Jeung-Hun Wang 6 MC
Pedro Figueiredo
Jacques Kruyswijk
Andres Romero 65
Nino Bertasio 45 49
Trevor Immelman 32 MC MC
Alvaro Quiros MC MC 4 20 54 37 1 6 13
Justin Walters 32 65 26
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC 24
Thongchai Jaidee MC 15 MC 35 41 64 42 MC 3 47
Raphael Jacquelin 13 59 27 65 30 MC 20 MC 39
Bradley Dredge 32 18 67 MC 10 51 16
Edoardo Molinari 45 MC 63 9 MC 24 MC 4
Robert Karlsson 51 MC MC MC 37 44 4
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Ernie Els MC 18 55 MC MC
Miguel Angel Jimenez 19 MC MC MC 79 40 1 7
SSP Chawrasia MC MC 45 MC 60 57
Peter Hanson MC 26 MC 51 9 27 24
James Morrison MC 23 40 MC MC MC MC
Sam Brazel 22 42
Thomas Bjorn MC MC MC 13 MC 9 MC 15 MC
David Howell MC 63 25 MC 30 37 MC MC MC
Jaco Van Zyl MC MC 54 71 MC
Kristoffer Broberg MC 42 29 MC
Colin Montgomerie MC 48 MC 74 MC MC 13
Jose Maria Olazabal MC MC MC 17 MC 15 MC
Rayhan Thomas MC 60
Ahmed Marjan MC MC MC MC
Pelle Edberg Dq 33 Ret
Jovan Rebula
Kristoffer Reitan
Callum Shinkwin MC MC
Victor Riu MC
Marc Warren MC MC MC 13 MC 17 MC 20 MC MC

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