Fortinet Championship 2021: All the form stats for the season-opening event in California

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New sponsor, same venue. Check out the course and current form stats ahead of this week's tournament at Silverado Resort and Spa, compiled by Andy Swales...

"In 2020, he (Cink) found just 55.4% of fairways, yet still went on to hit 84.7% of greens. A year earlier, winner Cameron Champ was 53.6 (DA) and 73.6 (GiR), while Kevin Tway was 51.8 (DA) and 72.2 (GiR) when he held aloft the trophy in 2018."

It's a new season on the PGA Tour and, for the eighth time in nine years, the action tees-off in California.

However, this week's event in the Napa Valley has a new sponsor, with the multi-national corporation Fortinet taking over from supermarket chain Safeway.

Silverado Resort and Spa is once again the location, and is a course which first appeared on the PGA Tour schedule during the late 1960s.

Unusual stats

Over the past few years, Silverado has not been a course where hitting fairways off the tee appears to have been overly important.

In the five years from January 1 2016 thru to December 31 2020, the tournament average for Driving Accuracy - for those completing all 72 holes at Silverado - was 52.92%.

This is around 10% lower than the overall Tour average for Driving Accuracy.

With regards to the same period for Greens in Regulation, the tournament average at Silverado is 70.73%. No other regular venue on Tour had such a wide disparity as this - 17.81% (70.73 - 52.92).

Last year's champ Stewart Cink illustrated this as much as anyone. In 2020, he found just 55.4% of fairways during the tournament, yet still went on to hit 84.7% of greens.

A year earlier, winner Cameron Champ was 53.6 (DA) and 73.6 (GiR), while Kevin Tway was 51.8 (DA) and 72.2 (GiR) when he held aloft the trophy in 2018.

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This suggests that greater accuracy is demanded for approach shots, than it is for those played from the tee, although Silverado's tree-lined fairways do not mean complete freedom with the driver.

However, as a footnote to this, the last three winners at Silverado all finished inside the top 30 of the Driving Distance chart on the recently-ended 2020/21 PGA Tour.

On the tee

The headline acts this week are three of this year's four major winners: Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama and Phil Mickelson.

Along with Mickelson, the leading Americans teeing-up are those who failed to make it onto Steve Stricker's Ryder Cup team, including Webb Simpson, Kevin Na and Will Zalatoris.

Na has been in excellent form throughout much of the summer and, at the recent Tour Championship, fired the joint-lowest 72-hole total alongside world No 1 Jon Rahm - who will be representing Europe at next week's Ryder Cup.

Na, who turns 38 on Wednesday, was runner-up at Silverado six years ago which will give hope to the Tour's shorter-hitters, of which Simpson is one.

Outside of this top group of players is Harold Varner who completed the regular season in reasonable shape and has had three top-20 finishes at Silverado.

Course details

Located around 50 miles north-east of San Francisco, and 60 miles west of Sacramento, Silverado is a resort course where the weather remains fairly hot most of the year.

The North Course, on which the tournament is played, opened for business in 1955 before being re-designed by Robert Trent Jones junior 11 years later.

It underwent another, less rigorous, upgrade less than a decade ago when two-time major winner Johnny Miller added approximately 250 yards to its length, widened a few fairways and repositioned a number of bunkers.

These more recent changes prepared the course for its return to the PGA Tour schedule in October 2014.

The North Course had previously been part of the calendar between 1968 and 1980, when it hosted the Kaiser International Open which later became the Anheuser-Busch Classic.

It is largely a flat, parkland layout, with a few changes in elevation and there are plenty of trees.

The Bentgrass/Poa Annua putting surfaces are usually quick and undulating, while water is only an issue on a couple of holes.

Note: Tour Championship positions relate to 72-hole total, not position after handicap.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

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Last 10 Weeks / Silverado (2014-20)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W37 W36 W35 W34 W33 W32 W31 W30 W29 W28
Jon Rahm 1 9 3 3 7
Hideki Matsuyama 26 46 43 MC 2 4
Webb Simpson 12 47 7 15 19
Kevin Na 1 17 8 2 23 2
Will Zalatoris 29 8 Wd 26
Phil Mickelson 66 MC 17 MC
Marc Leishman 51 47 36 51 MC
Max Homa 63 47 51 40
Si Woo Kim 29 MC 2 65 32 Wd
Lucas Herbert 45 58 4 36 MC MC 4
Charley Hoffman 38 21 MC
Sebastian Munoz 29 21 29 4 MC 4
Cameron Champ 66 27 31 1 11
Emiliano Grillo 46 MC 27 MC 12
Cameron Tringale 52 21 16 26
Talor Gooch 57 31 MC 33
Harold Varner 12 11 57 15 MC 11
Brendon Todd MC 10 MC MC
Matt Kuchar MC 29 MC MC MC
Dylan Frittelli 56 MC MC 5 MC
Lanto Griffin 64 MC MC 33
Troy Merritt MC 51 39 MC MC
Aaron Rai 14 41 45 2 26 63 19 35
Guillermo Pereira MC 39 4 6 5 34
Maverick McNealy 63 27 18 16 18
Patton Kizzire 34 56 MC 39 11
Tom Hoge 49 4 MC MC MC
Stephan Jaeger 2 4 4 42 28 MC 22
Brendan Steele MC MC 67
JT Poston MC MC 28 2 MC
Harry Higgs 38 16 15 MC MC
Adam Long MC MC 25 MC 23
Hudson Swafford 17 11 37 MC MC
Adam Hadwin MC 10 MC 6 MC
Taylor Moore 10 10 MC 2 1 7
CT Pan MC 29 3 MC MC
Greyson Sigg MC 34 1 35 15 60 47 22
Andrew Putnam 56 MC 2 MC MC
Michael Thompson MC 20 39 41
Brandt Snedeker 47 MC MC 11 19
Sepp Straka MC 15 10 MC MC
Kramer Hickok 56 MC Wd
Danny Willett 71 MC MC 33 MC
Brandon Hagy MC MC 5 MC 18
Joseph Bramlett 1 27 20 MC 20 65 11 MC
Kurt Kitayama MC 11 MC 32 MC MC*
Jim Herman MC 46 20 28
David Lipsky Wd 4 54 MC
Luke List 70 MC 58 5 4
Chez Reavie 31 MC 43 11 59 18
Cameron Young MC 10 32 MC MC MC MC
Doc Redman MC MC 49 MC
Adam Svensson 27 1 20 MC 32 18 7
Chad Ramey 11 18 7 4 58 19 11
Charles Howell 39 23
Nick Taylor 10 MC 67 28
Hank Lebioda MC MC Wd 8
James Hahn 71 62 MC 5
Adam Schenk 31 MC 4 51 15 4
Pat Perez 16 30 11 MC
Ryan Moore MC MC MC 2
Sam Ryder MC 35 34 25 3 58
Brian Stuard MC 15 MC 6 15 8
Scott Piercy 64 15 3 71 69
Wyndham Clark MC MC MC MC
Denny McCarthy 71 15 67 MC MC
Patrick Rodgers 15 MC 20 MC 13 39 5 23
Kyle Stanley MC MC MC MC 41
Roger Sloan MC 2 6 16 31 71
Matthew NeSmith MC MC MC 50
David Skinns 48 MC 1 8 16 6 2
Ryan Armour 33 32 MC MC 6 5 MC
Andrew Landry 51 51 MC 64
Mark Hubbard MC MC 32 51 43 16 20 41
Scott Stallings MC MC 18 39 55
Taylor Pendrith 20 34 21 13 19 11 4
Doug Ghim 31 MC MC 18
Brandon Wu MC 27 43 MC 58 60 38 15
Brice Garnett MC 51 34 16 72 MC
Peter Malnati 47 MC MC 58
Peter Uihlein 48 16 32 MC 2 MC 6 36
Bo Hoag 58 32 61 MC 59 16 11 47
Max McGreevy 8 MC MC 49 13 19 44 MC
Sung Kang 15 MC 70 MC
Hayden Buckley 4 MC 7 26 2 69 MC MC
Russell Knox MC 24 MC MC MC
Danny Lee 20 MC 69 Wd
Nate Lashley 73 MC MC
Chesson Hadley MC 15 54 58 MC 34
Paul Barjon 4 73 MC 54 MC 42 MC
Lee Hodges 4 45 MC 11 51 53 22
Nick Hardy 27 MC MC MC 35 49 53
Trey Mullinax 2 MC 16 MC MC MC MC
Joshua Creel 8 10 54 MC 1 39 18 67
Chase Seiffert MC 45 MC MC 66 58 MC 28
Tyler Duncan 57 43 MC MC MC
Vincent Whaley 41 4 10 MC 9 MC 26 MC
Dylan Wu MC 27 16 MC MC 1 25 67
Vaughn Taylor Wd Wd 42 34
Seth Reeves 64 MC 5 11 11 MC
Austin Cook 11 MC 32 MC 15 MC 47 MC
Curtis Thompson 74 MC 61 7 MC 39 38 72
Andrew Novak 27 42 43 58 8 MC 3 22
Jimmy Walker 11 MC MC
Bronson Burgoon 2 32 60 MC MC 53 MC
Jared Wolfe MC MC MC 2 MC 6 15
Austin Smotherman MC 57 32 26 26 4 MC 15
Tyler McCumber MC 15 MC MC
John Huh 7 27 14 MC 23 MC MC 50
Scott Brown MC MC MC MC MC 71 MC 4
Davis Riley MC 20 15 MC 53 58 57
Beau Hossler MC MC 61 65 MC 49 15 MC
Cameron Percy 37 64 34 42 11
Bo Van Pelt 71 22 54 MC 11 28 31 MC
Brett Drewitt MC 22 MC 63 21 19 6 7
Justin Lower 15 45 32 MC 55 28 11
Ben Kohles 20 10 54 MC 50 MC 11 72
Michael Gligic 20 10 MC 65 59 49 19 MC
JJ Spaun MC 2 MC MC MC 47 64
Dawie van der Walt 15 10 MC 9 42 32 Wd 81
Jason Dufner 24 28 26 18
Ben Martin 33 MC MC 70 MC MC 58 MC
Sean O`Hair Wd MC 48 MC 9 MC Wd 11
Alex Smalley 15 4 48 29 47
Callum Tarren MC 4 26 MC 8 19 44 53
Sahith Theegala 6 4 MC MC 34 37
Kevin Yu 12 72 53 MC 2
Jamie Lovemark 15 35 MC 25 48
Fabian Gomez MC MC MC 47 MC MC Wd
Scott Gutschewski 52 18 10 49 21 MC MC 10
Ted Potter MC MC 61 MC MC 47 72
Trevor Werbylo
Kevin Tway 46 30 MC 26 23
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 2 27 34 20 37 39 MC MC*
Kevin Chappell
JB Holmes Wd
Tommy Gainey 33 MC 79 49 26 28 MC 62
Aaron Baddeley 64 22 48 MC 23 51 MC MC
Turk Pettit
David Hearn 58 MC 61 58 20 50
David Lingmerth MC 55 73 37 MC 28 11 MC
Bill Haas 45 MC 27 MC MC MC
John Augenstein 37
Nick Watney MC 43 34 37 50
Kelly Kraft 33 MC 7
KJ Choi MC 75 MC
Chris Stroud
DJ Trahan MC MC MC MC MC MC 58
Greg Chalmers 64 MC MC 34 MC 31 68
Jonathan Byrd 59 34 62 MC
Seung-Yul Noh 71 MC 26
Jim Knous MC MC MC
Johnson Wagner 55 MC MC MC MC
Jonas Blixt MC MC
Michael Kim 65 MC 39 72 MC
Martin Trainer MC MC 58 MC MC
Quade Cummins MC MC
Ricky Barnes 58 MC MC Dq MC 62 MC
William McGirt 45 MC MC
Kevin Stadler MC MC MC MC
Richard S Johnson MC 58 MC
Michael Duncan
Player `20 `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14
Jon Rahm 15
Hideki Matsuyama MC 17 3
Webb Simpson 17 MC MC
Kevin Na MC 37 7 2
Will Zalatoris
Phil Mickelson 44 MC 17 3 8
Marc Leishman 3 46
Max Homa 62 60 MC 39
Si Woo Kim 44 49 MC
Lucas Herbert
Charley Hoffman 56 MC MC
Sebastian Munoz 33 MC
Cameron Champ 1 25 MC
Emiliano Grillo 29 MC 41 28 26 1
Cameron Tringale MC 44 46 43 MC 64 26
Talor Gooch MC 56 54
Harold Varner 29 17 14 59 15 48
Brendon Todd MC 26
Matt Kuchar MC 21
Dylan Frittelli 7 25
Lanto Griffin 17 MC
Troy Merritt MC MC 4 69 15 MC MC
Aaron Rai
Guillermo Pereira
Maverick McNealy MC 52 63 52
Patton Kizzire MC MC MC 2
Tom Hoge 29 MC 17 37 MC MC
Stephan Jaeger MC 30
Brendan Steele 29 60 53 1 1 17 21
JT Poston 46 57
Harry Higgs 2 23
Adam Long 23 63
Hudson Swafford 56 69 62 17 8
Adam Hadwin 2 MC MC 41 53
Taylor Moore
CT Pan 61 MC MC
Greyson Sigg
Andrew Putnam 36 30 MC
Michael Thompson 23 17 MC MC* MC
Brandt Snedeker MC 17 2 17 57
Sepp Straka 14 MC 46
Kramer Hickok MC MC
Danny Willett MC
Brandon Hagy 67 MC MC 35
Joseph Bramlett MC 35
Kurt Kitayama MC
Jim Herman MC 72 MC
David Lipsky
Luke List 65 MC 4 37 26
Chez Reavie 3 33 33 13 22 17 53
Cameron Young
Doc Redman 3 MC
Adam Svensson 41
Chad Ramey
Charles Howell 4 MC 17 71
Nick Taylor 10 53 9 MC MC MC
Hank Lebioda MC 44 MC
James Hahn 9 MC* MC 41 MC
Adam Schenk 61 MC 14 MC
Pat Perez 9 MC MC MC
Ryan Moore MC 2 17 10
Sam Ryder MC MC 4 MC
Brian Stuard 3 17 53 62 MC MC
Scott Piercy MC 67 MC 17 3 MC
Wyndham Clark MC MC 33
Denny McCarthy MC MC MC
Patrick Rodgers 46 44 25 43 MC 6 MC
Kyle Stanley 46 MC 22
Roger Sloan MC 13 60
Matthew NeSmith MC MC
David Skinns
Ryan Armour MC MC MC MC
Andrew Landry 23 66 7
Mark Hubbard MC 13 MC 30 53
Scott Stallings MC MC MC MC 21
Taylor Pendrith
Doug Ghim 14
Brandon Wu
Brice Garnett 67 23 17 46
Peter Malnati MC MC 25 30 35 MC
Peter Uihlein MC MC MC
Bo Hoag 29 44
Max McGreevy
Sung Kang MC MC* 62 MC
Hayden Buckley
Russell Knox 9 MC MC 68
Danny Lee MC 10 50 46
Nate Lashley MC MC 17 MC
Chesson Hadley 14 23 MC 3 MC 57
Paul Barjon
Lee Hodges
Nick Hardy
Trey Mullinax MC MC 22
Joshua Creel
Chase Seiffert MC MC
Tyler Duncan MC 56 69 5
Vincent Whaley 23 MC
Dylan Wu
Vaughn Taylor 60 MC* MC 15
Seth Reeves 69
Austin Cook 52 MC
Curtis Thompson
Andrew Novak
Jimmy Walker 63
Bronson Burgoon MC 53 17 MC
Jared Wolfe
Austin Smotherman
Tyler McCumber MC 66 25
John Huh MC MC MC 35 MC MC
Scott Brown MC MC MC 62 MC 12
Davis Riley
Beau Hossler 23 MC MC 74
Cameron Percy 23 7 26
Bo Van Pelt 62 65
Brett Drewitt 25 35
Justin Lower
Ben Kohles
Michael Gligic 14 49
JJ Spaun 9 MC 41 MC 55
Dawie van der Walt MC
Jason Dufner 29 MC MC
Ben Martin MC 17 MC MC
Sean O`Hair MC MC 26 Wd
Alex Smalley
Callum Tarren
Sahith Theegala 14
Kevin Yu
Jamie Lovemark 56 MC MC 43 20 48
Fabian Gomez MC 56 63 43 26 17
Scott Gutschewski
Ted Potter MC MC 28
Trevor Werbylo
Kevin Tway MC MC 1 52 62
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC
Kevin Chappell 56 40 MC MC
JB Holmes 46 9
Tommy Gainey
Aaron Baddeley MC 33 4 MC 67 55 31
Turk Pettit
David Hearn 14 52 MC* 54 MC MC 68
David Lingmerth MC 17
Bill Haas MC 10 17 20
John Augenstein
Nick Watney 46 10 MC 35 64
Kelly Kraft MC MC 69 MC MC
KJ Choi MC MC
Chris Stroud MC MC MC MC 10 MC
DJ Trahan 14
Greg Chalmers MC 62
Jonathan Byrd 61 MC*
Seung-Yul Noh 62 MC
Jim Knous MC 10
Johnson Wagner MC 25 MC 3 48
Jonas Blixt 33 54 MC 48 MC
Michael Kim MC MC 73 MC 3 61
Martin Trainer MC MC 60
Quade Cummins
Ricky Barnes 23 62 69 MC 57 MC MC
William McGirt 67 30 Wd
Kevin Stadler MC
Richard S Johnson
Michael Duncan

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Talor Gooch
Webb Simpson
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Harold Varner III
Si Woo Kim
Phil Mickelson
Patton Kizzire
Tom Hoge
CT Pan
Charley Hoffman
Scott Piercy
Dawie Van Der Walt
Bronson Burgoon
Hideki Matsuyama
Austin Cook
Marc Leishman
Nate Lashley
David Lipsky
Aaron Baddeley
Andrew Putnam
Matt Kuchar
John Augenstein
Sahith Theegala
Patrick Rodgers
Joseph Bramlett
Kevin Tway
Peter Malnati
Chez Reavie
Taylor Pendrith
Mark Hubbard
Cameron Tringale
Jason Dufner
Wyndham Clark
Nick Hardy
Russell Knox
Justin Suh
Ryan Armour
Jim Herman
Scott Gutschewski
Adam Schenk
Sung Kang
Brendan Steele
Adam Svensson
Matthew NeSmith
Lanto Griffin
Greyson Sigg
Austin Smotherman
Chase Seiffert
Cameron Percy
Brendon Todd
Luke List
Nick Taylor
Dylan Wu
Sam Ryder
Michael Gligic
Paul Barjon
David Skinns
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Michael Thompson
Quade Cummins
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