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The Gary Player layout at DLF Country Club in New Delhi hosts this week's Hero Indian Open. Check out the stats for the European Tour event, compiled by Andy Swales...

"This will be the 10th European Tour event to be staged in India and, as yet, no golfer from Europe has ever emerged triumphant"

Defending champion SSP Chawrasia and in-form Shubhankar Sharma, will undoubtedly share much of the attention when the Hero Indian Open takes place this week in New Delhi.

The Kolkata-born Chawrasia is something of a specialist on home soil, with five of his six professional titles - including all four on the European Tour - coming in India.

The 39-year-old won last year's event at DLF Country Club by seven shots, over the Gary Player-designed course.

Ahead of last year's triumph he had missed the cut in three of his four preceding events. And this has been a regular feature throughout Chawrasia's career, collecting victories without even showing a glimpse of half-decent form in the weeks leading up to many of his successes.

Young Man In A Hurry

More than 18 years his junior is new Indian superstar Sharma, who has won twice on the European Tour during the past three months.

The 21-year-old is also the tour pro for host course DLF, and will arrive straight from Mexico where he contested last week's opening World Golf Championship event of 2018.

And what a performance he produced, leading the prestigious event thru 54 holes, before ending up in a tie-for-ninth.

No European Victories

This will be the 10th European Tour event to be staged in India and, as yet, no golfer from Europe has ever emerged triumphant.

In addition to Chawrasia's quartet of wins, another home pro, Anirban Lahiri, has won in India, along with two South Africans, one Australian plus a New Zealander.

As for Lahiri, he usually plays well in his home country and tied-for-fifth on this course last year.

Although most of Europe's leading golfers are currently Stateside, preparing for next month's Masters, there is still a reasonable contingent in Asia for this week's event.

Despite being a solitary stop on the continent of Asia, many Europeans have made the journey in the knowledge that this will be their final event for at least a month.

Two of the next four weeks on the European Tour are blank, while the other two comprise the WGC Matchplay and Masters - both in the US.

Two Brits who could be in the shake up this Sunday are Chris Wood and Scott Jamieson.

Wood is making his Indian debut, having finished second and 13th in his most recent two starts.

As for Jamieson, he tied-for-third at DLF 12 months ago, and posted a top-10 finish in South Africa on Sunday.

American Paul Peterson continues to play solid golf, thanks to eight top-dozen finishes from his most recent 11 tournaments.

Testing Venue

Opened in October 2015, DLF is an undulating course with tight fairways that demands great accuracy from the tee.

South-west of New Delhi city centre, this parkland course has an abundance of dog-legs, as well as large, undulating putting surfaces.

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut


Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1 W52 W51 W50
Joost Luiten 37 1 11 MC 48
Julian Suri 48 MC 68 MC 63
Shubhankar Sharma 9 MC MC 1 61 48 11
Emiliano Grillo 8 57 12 47
Hideto Tanihara 28 65 5 MC 68
SSP Chawrasia MC 53 55 MC MC MC
Anirban Lahiri 59 26 MC 54
Chris Wood 13 2 MC MC MC
Shaun Norris 38 13 52 8 MC 5 2 20
Wade Ormsby 50 26 MC MC MC
Pablo Larrazabal 4 44 3 MC MC
Paul Peterson 11 MC 11 1 MC
Jeung-Hun Wang MC 26 62 6 15
Scott Hend MC 70 56 MC 37 22 44
Scott Jamieson 7 61 17 51 MC
Jazz Janewattananond MC 40 39 35 4 3 17
Matt Wallace 19 44 MC 37 32 38
Renato Paratore 4 MC MC MC MC 7
Gaganjeet Bhullar MC 27 10 27 13
Erik Van Rooyen 10 59 18 52 20
Graeme Storm MC 50 MC MC MC
Jason Scrivener 19 MC 26 MC 6 48 MC
Andrew Johnston 12 MC 27 45 9
Daisuke Kataoka 56 40 23 MC MC 18 51
Poom Saksansin 45 21 MC 10 12 6 36
Julien Guerrier 38 MC 3 33 MC
Gavin Green 64 68 39 45 8 MC
Phachara Khongwatmai MC 37 17 57 MC 2
Marcus Kinhult MC 3 16 12
Prayad Marksaeng 27 Wd MC 36 Wd
Andrew Dodt 45 65 55 29 MC
Aaron Rai MC 19 37 26 MC MC
Shiv Kapur MC 23 57 23 20
Ajeetesh Sandhu MC MC 21 MC 8
Clement Sordet 54 MC 37 MC
Nacho Elvira 39 MC MC MC MC 20
Marc Warren 53 63 67 MC MC 54
Panupol Pittayarat 55 23 MC 21 36 51
Jin Ho Choi 29 72 MC MC
Robert Rock MC 7 MC MC MC
Oliver Fisher 2 44 MC MC MC 38
Thongchai Jaidee 53 51 39 MC MC 27 MC
Scott Vincent 13 MC 38 26 39 10 71 4 3
Anthony Wall MC MC 22 MC
Danthai Boonma MC 34 MC 4 MC 13
Nino Bertasio MC MC 51 5 45 53
Stephen Gallacher 39 9 39 57 61
Ryan Evans 21 61 53 33 15
Micah Lauren Shin MC 21 MC 20
Miguel Tabuena MC 14 8
Adrien Saddier MC MC MC 7
Rattanon Wannasrichan 58 70 5 MC MC 34
David Drysdale MC MC 23 MC 47
James Morrison 45 MC MC MC MC
Yikeun Chang 15 MC 32 MC
Marcus Fraser 29 13 MC MC 63
Jacques Kruyswijk 29 39 MC 8 69 4
Ashun Wu 28 MC 37 22
Jbe Kruger MC 60 MC MC MC MC 51
Jamie Donaldson 59 MC 45 MC 34
Chris Hanson 53 MC MC* 6 MC
Marcel Siem 28 MC MC* MC MC
Jens Dantorp 21 MC 59 73 38
Oliver Farr MC 39 59 75
Sebastian Heisele 8 MC MC
Tirawat Kaewsiribandit MC MC MC 27 24 69
Angleo Que MC MC MC MC
Steven Brown MC 39 MC 49
Edoardo Molinari 72 16 MC 45 MC MC
Lasse Jensen MC MC 37 27 MC
Keith Horne MC 4 4 72 60 MC MC
Prom Meesawat 9 39 14 MC 11 44
Adilson Da Silva 11 13 MC MC MC MC 20
Carlos Pigem MC MC MC* MC 53
Ricardo Gouveia 29 61 MC MC 53 MC
Arjun Atwal 34 10 47
Nicholas Fung 33 MC* MC 56 MC
Gavin Moynihan MC MC MC MC
Johannes Veerman 29 MC MC MC MC 36
Gregory Havret 4 MC 37 67 MC
Khalin H Joshi 5 MC MC MC
Wen-Chong Liang MC 29 16
Jason Norris MC MC 70 MC MC
Matteo Manassero MC 31 55 MC 30
Jeff Winther 21 MC 21 20
Sean Crocker 28 MC 5 MC 6
Sam Walker
Chien-Yao Hung 29 MC MC 60 30
Siddikur Rahman Wd MC 49 30
Ashley Chesters MC 45 MC 51 MC MC
Sihwan Kim MC 62 21 MC 6
Suradit Yongcharoenchai 33 Wd 14 MC Wd 17
Justin Walters 21 45 9 MC 38
Shih-Chang Chan 34 MC 62 11
Scott Fernandez MC 19 37 MC MC
Ben Evans MC MC MC MC
Richard T Lee MC 48 49 MC
Danny Chia MC MC MC MC
Pavit Tangkamolprasert 29 18 MC 21 MC MC 30
Felipe Aguilar 4 MC MC MC
Rashid Khan MC 48 MC 69
Daniel Im 77 53 73 65 Dq
Pep Angles MC MC 69 40 MC
Christofer Blomstrand 38 MC MC MC
James Heath MC MC MC MC
Raphael Jacquelin MC 53 44 MC MC
Mark Foster MC 13 MC 79
Lorenzo Gagli 29 34 MC MC
Matthias Schwab 29 61 MC 33
Thomas Bjorn MC 31 39 MC 30
Jyoti Randhawa 50 57 27 51
Andrea Pavan MC 13 16 15 MC
Ben Leong MC MC* 35 23 Wd
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 17 28 44 MC 63
Henric Sturehed MC MC MC MC
Lionel Weber 45 MC 21 MC 44
Pontus Widegren MC 78 MC MC 73
Jonathan Thomson 72 MC 65 MC
Chiragh Kumar MC MC MC Wd
Laurie Canter 21 MC MC 49
Kurt Kitayama 4 1 56
Arnond Vongvanij MC MC 44 MC 51
Nico Geyger MC 34 12 MC
Soomin Lee 48 74 37 39 MC MC 31 MC
Jarin Todd 3 49 MC Wd 49 48
Matthew Baldwin 38 10 MC MC
S Chikkarangappa MC MC 60 20
David Howell 21 61 Wd
Mukesh Kumar
Natipong Srithong MC MC 32 MC 12 44
Rak Hyun Cho MC 34 MC 65 MC
Javi Colomo MC 34 MC MC 36
Marcel Schneider MC 70 MC MC
Daniel Chopra MC MC 13
Espen Kofstad
Honey Baisoya 59
Connor Syme 11 MC 37 MC MC
Om Prakash Chouhan
Karandeep Kochhar
Matthew Nixon MC 13 MC MC
Ross McGowan MC MC MC MC MC
Terry Pilkadaris 2 40 MC MC MC 48
Jeev Milkha Singh MC MC Wd
Shamim Khan
Josh Geary MC MC MC MC MC MC
Mithun Perera
Sebastien Gros 4 45 MC 40
Anura Rohana
Das Shankar
Aman Raj
Manu Gandas
Darren Clarke MC 61 MC* MC
Sanjeev Kumar
Udayan Mane MC
Abhijit Singh Chadha
Vikrant Chopra
Feroz Ali Wd
Ashok Kumar
Amardip Sinh Malik
Yashas Chandra
M Dharma
Harendra Gupta
David Gleeson
Kshitij Kaul
Akshay Sharma
Syed Saqib Ahmed
Viraj Madappa
Veer Ahlawat
Kartik Sharma
Dhruv Sheoran
Player 2017
Joost Luiten
Julian Suri
Shubhankar Sharma 40
Emiliano Grillo
Hideto Tanihara
SSP Chawrasia 1
Anirban Lahiri 5
Chris Wood
Shaun Norris 55
Wade Ormsby 22
Pablo Larrazabal
Paul Peterson 55
Jeung-Hun Wang
Scott Hend MC
Scott Jamieson 3
Jazz Janewattananond 34
Matt Wallace
Renato Paratore MC
Gaganjeet Bhullar 43
Erik Van Rooyen
Graeme Storm
Jason Scrivener Dq
Andrew Johnston
Daisuke Kataoka
Poom Saksansin 22
Julien Guerrier
Gavin Green 2
Phachara Khongwatmai MC
Marcus Kinhult
Prayad Marksaeng 43
Andrew Dodt
Aaron Rai
Shiv Kapur MC
Ajeetesh Sandhu 55
Clement Sordet
Nacho Elvira MC
Marc Warren
Panupol Pittayarat MC
Jin Ho Choi
Robert Rock MC
Oliver Fisher
Thongchai Jaidee
Scott Vincent 34
Anthony Wall 55
Danthai Boonma 13
Nino Bertasio 66
Stephen Gallacher 29
Ryan Evans
Micah Lauren Shin
Miguel Tabuena 51
Adrien Saddier
Rattanon Wannasrichan
David Drysdale
James Morrison
Yikeun Chang
Marcus Fraser MC
Jacques Kruyswijk
Ashun Wu
Jbe Kruger MC
Jamie Donaldson
Chris Hanson 22
Marcel Siem 29
Jens Dantorp
Oliver Farr
Sebastian Heisele
Tirawat Kaewsiribandit
Angleo Que 29
Steven Brown
Edoardo Molinari 11
Lasse Jensen 17
Keith Horne
Prom Meesawat 13
Adilson Da Silva 21
Carlos Pigem 5
Ricardo Gouveia Wd
Arjun Atwal 55
Nicholas Fung 51
Gavin Moynihan
Johannes Veerman MC
Gregory Havret 34
Khalin H Joshi MC
Wen-Chong Liang MC
Jason Norris
Matteo Manassero 3
Jeff Winther
Sean Crocker
Sam Walker 43
Chien-Yao Hung Wd
Siddikur Rahman MC
Ashley Chesters
Sihwan Kim
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
Justin Walters
Shih-Chang Chan 43
Scott Fernandez
Ben Evans
Richard T Lee Ret
Danny Chia 29
Pavit Tangkamolprasert MC
Felipe Aguilar MC
Rashid Khan 67
Daniel Im 40
Pep Angles 11
Christofer Blomstrand
James Heath
Raphael Jacquelin
Mark Foster
Lorenzo Gagli
Matthias Schwab
Thomas Bjorn
Jyoti Randhawa 64
Andrea Pavan
Ben Leong
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Henric Sturehed
Lionel Weber 65
Pontus Widegren
Jonathan Thomson
Chiragh Kumar 22
Laurie Canter
Kurt Kitayama
Arnond Vongvanij
Nico Geyger
Soomin Lee MC
Jarin Todd
Matthew Baldwin
S Chikkarangappa 34
David Howell
Mukesh Kumar MC
Natipong Srithong MC
Rak Hyun Cho
Javi Colomo
Marcel Schneider
Daniel Chopra MC
Espen Kofstad
Honey Baisoya Dq
Connor Syme
Om Prakash Chouhan MC
Karandeep Kochhar MC
Matthew Nixon 49
Ross McGowan
Terry Pilkadaris 40
Jeev Milkha Singh MC
Shamim Khan 43
Josh Geary
Mithun Perera
Sebastien Gros 51
Anura Rohana MC
Das Shankar MC
Aman Raj MC
Manu Gandas
Darren Clarke
Sanjeev Kumar
Udayan Mane MC
Abhijit Singh Chadha 69
Vikrant Chopra MC
Feroz Ali MC
Ashok Kumar MC
Amardip Sinh Malik MC
Yashas Chandra MC
M Dharma MC
Harendra Gupta MC
David Gleeson
Kshitij Kaul
Akshay Sharma
Syed Saqib Ahmed
Viraj Madappa
Veer Ahlawat
Kartik Sharma
Dhruv Sheoran
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