Hero Open 2021: Form stats for this week's event in Scotland

The Torrance Course at Fairmont staged the Scottish Championship last October
The Torrance Course at Fairmont overlooks the historic golfing town of St Andrews

It's back to Scotland's famous east coast for this week's European Tour event at Fairmont St Andrews. Andy Swales has all the latest form...

"If you're searching for someone with a bit more experience of Scottish conditions, then three-time European Tour champ Richie Ramsay might be worth checking out. His 'British Isles' form so far this summer reads 4-15-25."

For the second time in 10 months, the European Tour has arrived at Fairmont, home of this week's Hero Open.

Located on former farmland overlooking St Andrews Bay, the Torrance Course at Fairmont hosted last October's Scottish Championship which was won by Spanish golfer Adrian Otaegui.

In what was a low-scoring tournament, Otaegui opened with a 62, closed with a 63, and ended up shooting 23-under-par.

As many as 29 pros finished 10-under-par or better for 72 holes.

Designed by former Ryder Cup skipper Sam Torrance, the course was laid out around three miles south-east of the golfing town of St Andrews.

This famous stretch of coastline is home to many of Fife's finest golf courses, with Fairmont one of the more recent additions.

Built on agricultural land, there is definitely a links feel to it, with a selection of subtle undulations on what is generally a flat layout.

Fairways are fairly generous, while most of the holes are laid out slightly inland.

Opened in 2001, a number of holes have been re-designed during the past decade.

There is just one sizeable water hazard to avoid, although there is a long winding stream which affects seven holes during the round.

Fairmont has been a frequent stop for the European Senior Tour (Legends Tour), hosting the Scottish Senior Open six times between 2009 and 2014. It has also staged two pre-qualifying events for The Open Championship.

Teeing-up

Just two members of the world's top 100 will be teeing-up in Scotland, with No 86 Andy Sullivan topping the bill.

Last week illustrated that in tournaments with mediocre fields, such as this event, it is not impossible for Challenge Tour golfers to prosper at this slightly higher level.

Latest odds for this week's Hero Open at Fairmont

Daniel Gavins proved this at Galgorm Castle where, on Sunday, he claimed his maiden European Tour title thanks to a closing 65.

The 30-year-old from Yorkshire had never even won on the Challenge Tour but went into last week's ISPS Handa World Invitational following back-to-back top-10s.

Another in-form Challenge Tour player is Spaniard Santiago Tarrio who during the past two months has won twice, while posting four other top-six finishes.

He stepped up a level last week and finished in a tie-for-15th, just five strokes behind winner Gavins.

British Isles form

Meanwhile, Japan's Masahiro Kawamura has enjoyed his weeks on this year's 'British Isles Swing' which has yielded back-to-back top-5s in Wales and Northern Ireland.

And if you're searching for someone with a bit more experience of Scottish conditions, then three-time European Tour champ Richie Ramsay might be worth checking out.

His 'British Isles' form so far this summer reads 4th-15th-25th, with the 38-year-old searching for his first title in almost six and a half years.

On weeks like these, opportunity knocks for many pros waiting to take that first step into a winners' enclosure.

Dale Whitnell falls into this category, with the Colchester-born golfer arriving in Scotland on the back of his tied-11th at Galgorm.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

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Last 10 Weeks / Fairmont Form

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W31 W30 W29 W28 W27 W26 W25 W24 W23 W22
Andy Sullivan MC* 26 MC 12 5 40
Daniel Van Tonder MC 40 MC MC 12 MC
Brandon Stone MC 75 MC MC 40
Marcus Armitage 30 53 54 41 MC 1 8
Santiago Tarrio 15 4 16 5 4 1 3 1 MC
Adrian Otaegui MC MC 26 12 29 2 58 37
Calum Hill MC* 62 MC* MC 17 29 40
Joachim B Hansen 27 MC MC MC 6 MC MC
Callum Shinkwin MC 4 MC MC Wd 59
Masahiro Kawamura 3 5 59 MC 29 7 29 17
Ryan Fox 42 67 44 MC 14 14 11 MC
Daniel Gavins 1 9 8 21 42 15 6 26
Jamie Donaldson 65 MC MC 67
Renato Paratore 27 65 MC MC MC 11 71
Jorge Campillo 59 MC MC MC 3 25 40
Connor Syme 32 18 35 41 MC 18 MC
Marc Warren MC* 47 MC 28 76 MC
Marcel Siem 15 1 5 36 MC 66 MC MC
Dave Horsey 2 MC MC MC 52 MC 25 31
Wil Besseling MC* 18 17 52 33 18 19
Matthew Southgate MC 26 MC 25 2 MC
Marcus Kinhult MC 59 MC
Jonathan Caldwell MC MC MC MC 1 MC 31
Jordan Smith 3 47 MC 41
Benjamin Hebert 33 MC 59 MC 7 MC
Jeff Winther 44 28 55 Wd 65
Craig Howie MC 43 16 33 MC 34 22
Victor Dubuisson Wd 4 Wd
Eddie Pepperell 22 MC MC MC 37
Nacho Elvira 22 1 MC MC 55 MC MC MC
Chris Paisley MC 33 Wd 52
Matthew Jordan MC MC 18 12 17 65 MC
Ross Fisher MC 15 MC MC MC 8
Francesco Laporta 32 71 4 MC 69 MC MC
Chase Hanna 6 6 MC MC 2 7 6 MC
Scott Jamieson MC MC 67 MC 18 MC
Pep Angles MC* Wd 18 MC MC
Richie Ramsay 25 15 4 57 25 MC
Dale Whitnell 11 MC MC 4 42 MC 11 19
Scott Hend MC 64 44 MC 26 4 MC MC
Justin Walters MC 18 41 17 MC 40
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia MC MC MC 62 37 MC 19
Darius Van Driel 7 54 17 68 MC 2 MC
Grant Forrest MC 73 4 55
Paul Waring MC MC MC
Ashun Wu 32 MC 18 45 40
James Morrison MC* 40 MC 17 42 4 MC MC
Robert Rock 64 MC* MC 46 MC
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen MC MC 75 MC MC
Niklas Lemke MC MC MC 52 Wd MC
Alexander Levy 26 52 26 65 MC MC 71
Louis De Jager 60
David Drysdale 32 32 MC MC MC 10 45 MC
Hao Tong Li MC MC MC MC MC MC
Gaganjeet Bhullar 38 MC MC 66 MC
Josh Geary MC MC 11 2 29 MC 60 6
Nicolai Hojgaard MC* 14 42 MC 45 40
Ross McGowan MC MC MC MC MC
Oliver Farr 11 14 59 23 MC 61 MC 68
Hugo Leon 7 14 2 38 MC 13 MC
Adrien Saddier 39 MC MC 17 MC MC
Ryan Lumsden MC* MC MC 34 MC
Anton Karlsson 25 MC MC 4
Daniel Hillier 3 21 MC 23 9 24 10
Joel Stalter MC 44 MC MC MC MC
Yikeun Chang MC 67 52 70
Dimitrios Papadatos MC* MC 9 2 MC 36 57 29 68
Shubhankar Sharma 30 32 MC 56 MC MC 8
Rhys Enoch MC MC MC 14 29 MC
Robin Sciot-Siegrist 41 MC MC MC MC MC
Bryce Easton MC* 8 MC MC MC 51 57
Dave Coupland MC* MC 61 MC MC
Niall Kearney MC* 40 MC 12 MC MC
Matt Ford MC MC MC Wd MC
Matthew Baldwin MC MC Wd 9 26 MC Wd 18
Aaron Cockerill 28 MC 46 MC MC
Lorenzo Gagli MC MC MC 62 52 MC 59
Soren Kjeldsen MC 18 MC* MC 76 40 40
Sihwan Kim MC* 10 23 37 61 MC MC
Bernd Ritthammer MC* MC MC 60 MC
Ashley Chesters 15 18 MC MC MC 25 18 MC
Stephen Gallacher MC MC MC 60 25
Garrick Porteous 15 61 29 MC MC 59
Cormac Sharvin MC MC 44 33 63 MC
Alejandro Canizares 3 25 MC 42 MC MC MC
Suradit Yongcharoenchai MC 67 MC 65
Tyler Koivisto Wd MC MC MC MC MC MC
SSP Chawrasia
Oliver Fisher 18 MC* MC MC MC
Deyen Lawson MC 32 MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Julian Suri MC* MC MC MC MC MC MC
Emilio Cuartero Blanco Wd 17 23 23 66 MC
Kristoffer Reitan MC MC 49 MC 35
Martin Simonsen 34 MC 9 39 11 40 MC
Clement Sordet MC* 40 MC MC 40 MC
David Law 15 18 35 41 62 7 52
Lars Van Meijel MC MC MC MC MC MC
Paul Peterson 19 MC 11 20 7 52 MC
Shiv Kapur
Haydn Porteous Wd MC MC MC Wd 10 Wd 40
Damien Perrier MC MC MC MC MC MC 34 MC MC
Richard McEvoy 39 32 MC MC MC MC MC
Kristoffer Broberg MC 52 37 14 MC MC
Alvaro Quiros Wd MC 18 MC 72 Wd
David Dixon MC 28
Pedro Figueiredo MC 57 MC MC 10 MC 52
Oliver Wilson MC MC MC 18 MC
Philip Eriksson MC 35 MC 36 53 MC
Toby Tree 57 51 MC 64 MC
Ajeetesh Sandhu MC* MC MC 29
Chris Wood 32 77 MC MC MC
Liam Johnston MC MC MC 60 MC MC 28 MC
Matthias Schmid 19 47 59 14 MC MC
Ricardo Santos MC 14 MC MC MC MC MC
Romain Wattel MC 28 MC 47 MC MC 54
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC* 52 MC MC MC 52 MC
Jake McLeod MC MC MC MC MC MC
Austin Bautista MC
Lucas Bjerregaard 32 MC MC MC MC 55 40
Jordan Wrisdale 26 28 MC MC 15 MC MC
Ben Evans 32 57 65 MC MC MC
Tom Gandy MC 8 MC MC MC MC
Benjamin Poke MC* 40 MC 52 MC 29 MC
Carlos Pigem MC* MC MC 70 61 MC MC
Lee Slattery MC 57 MC MC
David Howell MC 57 MC 17 74 MC MC
Max Schmitt 32 MC MC MC 31
Daniel Young MC MC MC MC MC MC 55
Aron Zemmer MC MC MC 28 MC MC MC MC 52
Berry Henson MC* MC
Graeme Storm MC MC 73 MC MC MC MC
Gavin Moynihan MC MC MC MC 59 43
Tom McKibbin 26 34 16 MC 12
Gary Stal Wd 56 14 MC MC 18
Bradley Dredge MC* 28
Janne Kaske MC MC MC MC MC
Eduardo De La Riva MC* MC 59
Robin Williams MC MC MC 59
Paul Dunne MC MC MC MC MC Wd
Jesper Sandborg MC 25 MC MC MC MC
Christopher Doak
Paul O`Hara MC
Euan Walker MC MC MC 25 61 MC MC
Graham Fox
Laird Shepherd MC
Frank Kennedy
Player 2020
Andy Sullivan
Daniel Van Tonder
Brandon Stone 16
Marcus Armitage 7
Santiago Tarrio
Adrian Otaegui 1
Calum Hill 25
Joachim B Hansen
Callum Shinkwin Ret
Masahiro Kawamura MC
Ryan Fox
Daniel Gavins 37
Jamie Donaldson 9
Renato Paratore 37
Jorge Campillo
Connor Syme 37
Marc Warren 25
Marcel Siem
Dave Horsey
Wil Besseling 30
Matthew Southgate 16
Marcus Kinhult
Jonathan Caldwell 7
Jordan Smith
Benjamin Hebert
Jeff Winther
Craig Howie 43
Victor Dubuisson
Eddie Pepperell 16
Nacho Elvira
Chris Paisley 4
Matthew Jordan 25
Ross Fisher
Francesco Laporta
Chase Hanna
Scott Jamieson 37
Pep Angles
Richie Ramsay 33
Dale Whitnell MC
Scott Hend MC
Justin Walters 16
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia
Darius Van Driel 33
Grant Forrest MC
Paul Waring 25
Ashun Wu 16
James Morrison 30
Robert Rock
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen
Niklas Lemke MC
Alexander Levy 16
Louis De Jager
David Drysdale 51
Hao Tong Li
Gaganjeet Bhullar MC
Josh Geary
Nicolai Hojgaard MC
Ross McGowan MC
Oliver Farr 9
Hugo Leon
Adrien Saddier 6
Ryan Lumsden
Anton Karlsson
Daniel Hillier
Joel Stalter 43
Yikeun Chang
Dimitrios Papadatos
Shubhankar Sharma 37
Rhys Enoch
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
Bryce Easton 16
Dave Coupland 56
Niall Kearney Wd
Matt Ford
Matthew Baldwin 9
Aaron Cockerill MC
Lorenzo Gagli
Soren Kjeldsen
Sihwan Kim
Bernd Ritthammer
Ashley Chesters 49
Stephen Gallacher MC
Garrick Porteous 4
Cormac Sharvin MC
Alejandro Canizares Ret
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
Tyler Koivisto
SSP Chawrasia 51
Oliver Fisher
Deyen Lawson
Julian Suri
Emilio Cuartero Blanco
Kristoffer Reitan 37
Martin Simonsen 25
Clement Sordet MC
David Law 33
Lars Van Meijel 43
Paul Peterson
Shiv Kapur
Haydn Porteous
Damien Perrier 65
Richard McEvoy
Kristoffer Broberg
Alvaro Quiros
David Dixon MC
Pedro Figueiredo 43
Oliver Wilson 43
Philip Eriksson 63
Toby Tree MC
Ajeetesh Sandhu
Chris Wood MC
Liam Johnston MC
Matthias Schmid
Ricardo Santos 63
Romain Wattel MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 33
Jake McLeod MC
Austin Bautista
Lucas Bjerregaard
Jordan Wrisdale MC
Ben Evans 60
Tom Gandy 51
Benjamin Poke 56
Carlos Pigem
Lee Slattery MC
David Howell MC
Max Schmitt
Daniel Young 68
Aron Zemmer
Berry Henson
Graeme Storm
Gavin Moynihan MC
Tom McKibbin
Gary Stal
Bradley Dredge
Janne Kaske MC
Eduardo De La Riva
Robin Williams
Paul Dunne
Jesper Sandborg
Christopher Doak
Paul O`Hara
Euan Walker MC
Graham Fox
Laird Shepherd
Frank Kennedy

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