English Championship 2020: Form stats for this week's European Tour event in Hertfordshire

English Championship 2020 at Hanbury Manor
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Andy Swales supplies the stats for this week's English Championship at Hanbury Manor...

"Two others who have made promising returns following lockdown are New Zealander Ryan Fox – a former world top-75 player – and England’s Aaron Rai, winner of the Hong Kong Open 20 months ago."

Tournament No 3 of the European Tour's UK Swing takes the players to east Hertfordshire, for this week's English Championship.

In what must be one of the shortest journeys in Tour history, the circus has travelled around 100 miles south-east to reach Hanbury Manor, near Ware.

This will be the first time in 21 years, that this lush rolling venue has staged an event on the European Tour.

Water comes into play on six holes, with the back nine a little more tree-lined than the front.

The course was designed by the eldest son of Jack Nicklaus - Jack jnr - who is a highly acclaimed golf course architect in his own right.

Top seed

With the PGA Championship also taking place this week, it won't come as any surprise to learn that the field for Hanbury Manor is fairly low key.

Just one player from the world's top 75 is teeing-up, with No 39 Lee Westwood opting to remain in the UK rather than fly to the United States.

The former world No 1 decided to sidestep the opening major of 2020 for reasons of health and safety.

The next highest ranked pro taking part is 27-year-old Belgian Thomas Detry who entered the top 100 for the first time in his career on Monday, following a runner-up finish at the Forest of Arden over the weekend.

In-form

Rasmus Hojgaard continued his remarkable rise up the golfing ladder with another top-10 in the Hero Open.

The teenage Dane, a winner in Mauritius just before Christmas, has finished tied-sixth and second in the opening two events of the UK Swing.

Two others who have made promising returns following lockdown are New Zealander Ryan Fox - a former world top-75 player - and England's Aaron Rai, winner of the Hong Kong Open 20 months ago.

Sam Horsfield and Renato Paratore, winners of the opening two tournaments in the UK Swing, go again in search of clinching a spot at next month's US Open.

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Three other players to consider are Chris Paisley, Maximilian Kieffer and Antoine Rozner who all finished inside the top-10 on Sunday.

Paisley has previously tasted victory on the European Tour, and in a field marginally stronger than the one which tees-up this week.

Kieffer, meanwhile, was once hailed a golfer with plenty of potential, but has struggled in recent years and is now No 446 in the world.

The German has never won on the European Tour, but has stood on the podium three times.

Rozner, a 27-year-old Parisian, has won twice on the Challenge Tour, while also losing a play-off on Europe's top tier.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

Table shows form since lockdown eased in June

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W31 W30 W29 W28 W27 W26 W25 W24
Lee Westwood 70
Justin Harding MC 3
Adri Arnaus 60 11 62
Thomas Detry 2 MC 8
Andrea Pavan MC 38
JC Ritchie
Rasmus Hojgaard 6 2
Andy Sullivan 41 4
Min Woo Lee MC MC
Guido Migliozzi MC 60
Francesco Laporta MC 57 55
Romain Langasque 57 53
Ryan Fox 15 8
Renato Paratore 28 1 15
Gavin Green
Calum Hill MC 26
Pablo Larrazabal 51 21
Jordan Smith MC 35
Scott Vincent MC 60 18 25
Ross Fisher 22 MC
Jack Senior MC 21
Brandon Stone MC 68
Jason Scrivener 47 29 MC
Dean Burmester MC MC
Matthew Jordan MC 17
Matthew Southgate 22 35
Kalle Samooja 34 MC
Thorbjorn Olesen MC
Andrew Johnston Wd
Sam Horsfield 1 10
Zander Lombard MC MC
Nicolas Colsaerts MC MC
Joachim B Hansen 28 47
Antoine Rozner 10 60 44
John Catlin 51 43 8
Masahiro Kawamura MC MC
Joakim Lagergren Re 26
Scott Jamieson 10 47
Aaron Rai 10 21
Richie Ramsay 22 38
Adrian Meronk MC 21 MC
Wil Besseling 34 MC 3
Maverick Antcliff 67 MC
Robin Roussel MC 21 62
Louis De Jager 51 MC
Steven Brown 65 MC
Connor Syme 68 MC 4
Joel Stalter 28 1 15
Chris Paisley 3 MC
Richard Bland 22 38
Johannes Veerman 28 17
Julian Suri MC MC
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia 10 MC 4
Joel Sjoholm 22 MC MC 44
Scott Hend MC MC
Matthieu Pavon 6 26
Sean Crocker 15 60
David Drysdale MC MC
Shubhankar Sharma MC
Cormac Sharvin 47 MC
Nacho Elvira MC 29
Oliver Farr 3 MC
Marc Warren MC MC 1
Jake McLeod MC 67
Lorenzo Gagli 9 25
Adrian Otaegui MC 35
Jack Singh Brar 17
Anton Karlsson MC 55 12
Ricardo Santos 57 MC
Dale Whitnell 51 4
Adrien Saddier MC MC 18
Niklas Lemke 41 53
Oliver Wilson MC MC
Rhys Enoch 57 MC MC MC
Callum Shinkwin 28 MC
Bryce Easton MC MC
Oscar Lengden 13 8 5
Justin Walters MC MC
Sihwan Kim 47 MC
Alvaro Quiros MC 53
Marcel Schneider 57 63 2
Ewen Ferguson MC MC MC MC
Tapio Pulkkanen 63 MC MC
Ashley Chesters 28 14
Jacques Kruyswijk
Ben Stow 34 10 MC
Oliver Fisher MC 7
Alexander Levy 47 MC
Marcus Armitage 15 MC
Haydn Porteous MC 69 Wd
Lars Van Meijel MC 53 MC
Soren Kjeldsen 41 MC
Hugo Leon
Ross McGowan MC Wd MC
Nicolai Hojgaard MC MC MC 44
Damien Perrier 9 MC
Rikard Karlberg 41 26 24 34
Emilio Cuartero Blanco MC MC MC
Daan Huizing MC 29 MC 25
Benjamin Poke 41 47
Jonathan Caldwell MC 8
Paul Dunne MC 38
Bernd Ritthammer 32 18
Jamie Donaldson 15 MC
David Law MC 38
Maximilian Kieffer 6 MC 55
Alejandro Canizares MC MC
Dave Horsey 34 14
James Morrison MC MC
Romain Wattel
Kristoffer Reitan
Steven Tiley 65 MC MC
Miguel Angel Jimenez 34 38 8
Laurie Canter 10 29
Matthew Baldwin MC MC 31
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen 28 15
Gavin Moynihan MC MC MC 55
Lee Slattery 57 53
Liam Johnston MC
Toby Tree Wd 29
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 71 38
Ugo Coussaud MC MC
Dave Coupland 15 53
Martin Simonsen MC 39
Julien Guerrier 15 MC
Richard McEvoy 57 MC
Aaron Cockerill MC 53
Max Schmitt MC 28 67
Eduardo De La Riva MC MC 34
Ben Evans 51 MC
Thomas Bjorn 69 MC
Garrick Porteous 22 65
Carlos Pigem 63 MC 23
Graeme Storm MC 10
Pedro Figueiredo MC 47 MC
David Howell MC MC
Michael Campbell 70 MC
James Ruebotham

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