Golf Form Guide

Hero Indian Open 2023: Course and current form stats

The Gary Player-designed course at DLF Country Club is back on the DP World Tour schedule
DLF Country Club last hosted a DP World Tour event in 2019

India's national open returns to the DP World Tour calendar following an absence of four years. Words and stats supplied by Andy Swales ...

  • Tricky greens in New Delhi

  • Can Bekker break his 'Euro' duck?

  • Sharma goes for glory on home soil


The DP World Tour makes a welcome return to India for this week's tournament in New Delhi.

Not since pre-Covid times, in 2019, has the Tour ventured into India and this week's event at DLF Country Club will be the 12th 'Euro tournament' to have been staged in the country over the past 15 years.

For three straight seasons, from 2017, India's national open was held over DLF's Gary Player course which, once again, takes centre stage this coming week.

Opened in October 2015, Player's layout is undulating with tight fairways that demands great accuracy from the tee.

This tree-lined and parkland course has an abundance of dog-legs, as well as large, undulating putting surfaces, while water comes into play on seven holes.

These tricky greens will require a deft touch with the putter, as well as solid scrambling skills should a player be slightly wayward with any approach shot.

During the three years (2017-19) that the Player course hosted the Indian Open on the European Tour, a total of just four golfers managed to break 280 for 72 holes.

Half of the 18 holes were built on land acquired by DLF in 2014, while Player re-shaped the other nine from the club's existing Arnold Palmer course which was opened 24 years ago.

The Palmer Course, which used to be 18 holes but is now nine, staged four European Tour events between 2008 and 2012.

DLF Country Club, which is 700 feet above sea level, is situated approximately 12 miles south-west of New Delhi city centre.

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DP World Tour Consistency Chart


Most Top 20 Finishes (Last 12 Months)
T20s
11: Oliver Bekker
10: Thorbjorn Olesen
9: Robert MacIntyre
9: Yannik Paul
7: Jorge Campillo
7: Angel Hidalgo Portillo
7: Jazz Janewattananond
7: Mikko Korhonen
7: Edoardo Molinari
7: Marcel Siem
Only events on DP World Tour are taken into account
Only those entered this week are included in table

Six To Watch

Oliver Bekker: The South African won on home soil two weeks ago, which was the eighth Sunshine Tour victory of his career to date. Moving ever closer to a maiden title on the 'European' equivalent.

Daniel Gale: Flies in from Australia having posted three top-10s from four starts - on home soil - already this year. Although this week will be a step-up, regarding quality of field, the 26-year-old should still be full of confidence. Has a best career finish on the DP World Tour of tied-ninth (Australian PGA Championship).

Thorbjorn Olesen: Winner last week and goes again on Thursday. The Dane is now a seven-time champion on the DP World Tour, including twice during the last 10 months.

Yannik Paul: Was runner-up last week in Thailand and will be seeking a second Tour title this coming Sunday.

Shubhankar Sharma: The former world No 64 will enjoy home support this week, as he chases his first DP World Tour title in over five years. He tied-seventh over Gary Player's layout in 2018.

Jeung-Hun Wang: The South Korean tees-up in India on the back of posting a brace of top-10s in Singapore and Thailand.

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Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Last 10 Weeks / DLF Country Club (2017-19)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W7 W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1 W53 W52 W51
KazukiHiga 11 13 36 72
Pablo Larrazabal 38 56 28 20
Robert MacIntyre 57 MC 38 20
Oliver Bekker 1 56 51 MC 7
Rikuya Hoshino MC 6
Yannik Paul 2 34 MC 70 MC
Thorbjorn Olesen 1 4 16 20
Nicolai Hojgaard 5 13 38 10
Guido Migliozzi MC MC MC 20
Shaun Norris 67 42 65
Laurie Canter Wd 46 66
Ryo Hisatsune 51 7 28 MC
Shubhankar Sharma MC 12 MC 7
AguriIwasaki MC 61
Jazz Janewattananond MC 17 66 20 50
Kalle Samooja 22 42 38 MC
Edoardo Molinari 17 42 MC 17
Marcus Armitage 72 MC 28 67
Anthony Quayle MC 34 MC
Mikko Korhonen MC MC MC MC
Gavin Green MC MC MC MC
David Law MC 11 59 MC
Jeff Winther MC 23 MC 17
Daniel Van Tonder 57 MC MC
Jorge Campillo 66 MC 61 28 MC
Daniel Hillier 51 MC 42 MC* 46
Angel Hidalgo Portillo MC 28 8 MC MC
Chase Hanna 38 42 MC 38 56
Masahiro Kawamura MC MC MC 34
Santiago Tarrio MC 58 MC MC 50 49
Joost Luiten 3 MC 51 28
Ricardo Gouveia 60 MC 7
Alexander Knappe 3 34 MC MC MC 27
Gaganjeet Bhullar 22 52 MC
Lukas Nemecz 28 70 MC
Francesco Laporta 25 MC 57
Frederic LaCroix 14
Marcel Siem 17 17 MC 19
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen MC 75 MC
Frederik Schott 74 MC 69 MC MC
Rashid Khan 35 30 71
Pierre Pineau 7 MC MC 11
Renato Paratore 28 14 MC
Yuvraj Sandhu
Martin Simonsen 17 MC MC
Simon Forsstrom 62 58 MC 4
Mateusz Gradecki 34 52 MC
John Parry 57 MC MC
Albert Venter MC MC 60 56
Dave Horsey Wd
Daan Huizing 33 51 81 MC
Brandon Stone 60 5 7 11
NicolaiKristensen 51 28 Wd
Soren Kjeldsen MC Wd MC MC
Bryce Easton MC MC MC 24
Velten Meyer 30 MC 36 MC
Lucas Bjerregaard MC MC MC
Nick Bachem 51 MC MC
Andrew Wilson MC 61
Jeong Weon Ko 51 MC 28 4
Blake Windred 62 MC 15
Veer Ahlawat MC MC MC
Matthew Baldwin MC MC 23
Gary Hurley 66 MC MC 14
Manu Gandas 28 MC MC
John Murphy MC MC MC MC
JaydenTreySchaper 17 MC 44 9
Jeung-Hun Wang 8 3 MC 28 MC
Euan Walker 34 65
Adrien Saddier 13 65
David Ravetto MC 23 51 45
John Axelsen 57 55 MC MC
Craig Howie 38 14 23 27
Ashley Chesters 51 MC 14 MC
Emilio Cuartero Blanco MC 57 MC MC
MJ Viljoen MC MC MC MC
Karandeep Kochhar 35 MC
Daniel Gale 2 8 25 10
Jens Fahrbring 51 MC MC 24
Kshitij Naveed Kaul
Ajeetesh Sandhu MC
Khalin H Joshi
Niklas Lemke MC 49
Garrick Porteous MC 23 MC
Shiv Kapur 51 43 56
Gudmundur Kristjansson 51 49 MC MC
Alex Fitzpatrick
S Chikkarangappa MC 64
Maverick Antcliff 37 15 MC 27
Jamal Hossain
Ricardo Santos 42 MC
Derek Ackerman MC MC 39
Stephen Gallacher MC
Gary Stal MC 49 MC 45
Christoffer Bring 13 MC MC 20
Udayan Mane
Joel Stalter MC 55 23 49
Om Prakash Chouhan
Pedro Figueiredo 51 42 MC 17
Tobias Eden MC MC MC
Rhys Enoch MC 19 MC MC
Kartik Sharama
Angad Cheema
Abhijit Singh Chadha
Thomas Bjorn 38 MC 56 MC 56 49
Shamim Khan
Thomas Aiken 22 MC 58
Honey Baisoya MC 77
Julian Suri MC MC
Sachin Baisoya
Mithun Perera
SSP Chawrasia MC 30
Yashas Chandra
Jake Redman MC MC MC MC
David Howell
Gunner Wiebe MC MC MC MC
N Thangaraja
Joshua Lee 70 MC MC MC
Sandy Scott
Akshay Sharma
Aadil Bedi
Jyoti Randhawa 69 43
Toby Tree MC 34 MC
Varun Parikh
Abhinav Lohan
Kristoffer Reitan MC MC MC MC
Dhruv Sheoran
Yuvraj Singh
Anant Singh Ahlawat
Sandeep Yadav
Player 2019 2018 2017
Kazuki Higa
Pablo Larrazabal 39 4
Robert MacIntyre
Oliver Bekker
Rikuya Hoshino
Yannik Paul
Thorbjorn Olesen
Nicolai Hojgaard
Guido Migliozzi
Shaun Norris Wd Ret 55
Laurie Canter
Ryo Hisatsune
Shubhankar Sharma 27 7 40
AguriIwasaki
Jazz Janewattananond MC MC 34
Kalle Samooja 18
Edoardo Molinari MC 57 11
Marcus Armitage Wd
Anthony Quayle
Mikko Korhonen 10
Gavin Green 58 16 2
David Law MC
Jeff Winther
Daniel Van Tonder
Jorge Campillo 3 MC
Daniel Hillier
Angel Hidalgo Portillo
Chase Hanna
Masahiro Kawamura 2 MC
Santiago Tarrio
Joost Luiten 9
Ricardo Gouveia MC 16 Wd
Alexander Knappe 17
Gaganjeet Bhullar 39 MC 43
Lukas Nemecz
Francesco Laporta
Frederic LaCroix
Marcel Siem MC 29
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
Frederik Schott
Rashid Khan 10 MC 67
Pierre Pineau
Renato Paratore MC MC
Yuvraj Sandhu MC
Martin Simonsen
Simon Forsstrom
Mateusz Gradecki
John Parry MC
Albert Venter
Dave Horsey 58 8
Daan Huizing
Brandon Stone MC
NicolaiKristensen
Soren Kjeldsen 68
Bryce Easton
Velten Meyer
Lucas Bjerregaard
Nick Bachem
Andrew Wilson
Jeong Weon Ko
Blake Windred
Veer Ahlawat MC MC
Matthew Baldwin
Gary Hurley
Manu Gandas MC
John Murphy
JaydenTreySchaper
Jeung-Hun Wang 58 40
Euan Walker
Adrien Saddier 62
David Ravetto
John Axelsen
Craig Howie
Ashley Chesters 25 30
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
MJ Viljoen
Karandeep Kochhar MC 48 MC
Daniel Gale
Jens Fahrbring 13
Kshitij Naveed Kaul 32
Ajeetesh Sandhu 54 40 55
Khalin H Joshi MC 40 MC
Niklas Lemke
Garrick Porteous
Shiv Kapur MC MC MC
Gudmundur Kristjansson
Alex Fitzpatrick
S Chikkarangappa 10 MC 34
Maverick Antcliff
Jamal Hossain MC
Ricardo Santos
Derek Ackerman
Stephen Gallacher 1 7 29
Gary Stal
Christoffer Bring
Udayan Mane MC 52 MC
Joel Stalter MC
Om Prakash Chouhan MC Wd MC
Pedro Figueiredo MC
Tobias Eden
Rhys Enoch
Kartik Sharama Ret MC
Angad Cheema
Abhijit Singh Chadha MC MC 69
Thomas Bjorn 34
Shamim Khan MC MC 43
Thomas Aiken
Honey Baisoya Wd MC Dq
Julian Suri 4 MC
Sachin Baisoya
Mithun Perera MC MC
SSP Chawrasia 45 MC 1
Yashas Chandra MC MC MC
Jake Redman
David Howell MC MC
Gunner Wiebe
N Thangaraja 45 MC
Joshua Lee
Sandy Scott
Akshay Sharma MC Wd
Aadil Bedi
Jyoti Randhawa MC 32 64
Toby Tree
Varun Parikh MC
Abhinav Lohan
Kristoffer Reitan
Dhruv Sheoran MC
Yuvraj Singh
Anant Singh Ahlawat MC
Sandeep Yadav

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