Honma Hong Kong Open 2018: Key stats for this week's event at Fanling

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Andy Swales provides course and current form stats ahead of this week's Hong Kong Open, the first event on the 2019 European Tour schedule ...

"The layout used this week will combine holes from the club’s Eden and New courses, and is one of the shorter venues in the pro game."

Four of the world's top 30 have travelled to the Far East for this week's 60th Hong Kong Open at Fanling.

World No 9 Tommy Fleetwood, and reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed, are two of the big names teeing-up, alongside Spanish duo Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera-Bello.

Two other members of the world's top 50 are also in action, in the shape of Matthew Fitzpatrick and Lucas Bjerregaard, both of whom have won on the European Tour during 2018.

With the exception of Garcia, the other five players mentioned above have all stood on the podium in Hong Kong during the past three years, although none on the top step.

Cabrera-Bello has come the closest to winning at Fanling, having finished runner-up in each of the last two years, and with all six leading pros in decent shape right now, it's not going to be easy for anyone from outside this half-dozen to finish top of the pile next Sunday.

Best Of The Rest

If current form holds the key for outsiders hoping to challenge this weekend, then Sang Hyun Park and Victor Perez are in good shape.

Experienced Korean Park has won three times this year and, in his most recent two starts in Japan, has posted top-10 finishes.

Frenchman Perez has excelled on the Challenge Tour during 2018 and recently won in China.

Other in-form players include young Thai Jazz Janewattananond, Sean Crocker and Angleo Que who is a former runner-up in Hong Kong.

Four-time champion Miguel Angel Jimenez is back in town while Marcus Fraser is hoping to become the fourth Australian winner of the tournament during the past five years.

The 40-year-old resident of Melbourne, who was fourth in Sunday's Australian Open, has enjoyed five T-10s in Hong Kong over the years, including one podium finish.

And Fraser's 29-year-old compatriot Jason Scrivener might also fancy his chances in Asia this week.

Short And Tight

First staged in 1959, the Hong Kong Open is one of the longest-running professional events in world golf and, for the past 17 years, has been co-sanctioned by the Asian and European tours.

A number of those taking part have made the 3,700-mile trip from the Middle East to compete at Hong Kong Golf Club which is situated in the Northern Territories, approximately six miles from the country's border with mainland China.

Tree-lined and flat, the course has reasonably tight fairways that demands accuracy from tee-to-green.

As ever, the layout used this week will combine holes from the club's Eden and New courses, and is one of the shorter venues in the pro game.

Eight of the holes are taken from the New, with the rest belonging to Eden and, 10 years ago, when the Olympic Games were staged by China, these two courses were the location for the cross-country segment of the equestrian event.

Scoring is generally low, with only one of the last 19 champions posting a 72-hole total greater than 270.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W46 W45 W44 W43 W42 W41 W40 W39 W38 W37 W36 W35
Tommy Fleetwood 16 7 7 9 2 11 8 24
Patrick Reed 2 7 28 19 35
Sergio Garcia 9 2 1 7
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 18 14 3 50 41 7
Matthew Fitzpatrick 34 27 54 16 MC 1 7
Lucas Bjerregaard 41 11 5 69 9 1 20 2 6
Justin Harding 46 43 10 4 2 65 36
John Catlin 54 22 1 17 9 8
Shubhankar Sharma 41 27 43 69 55 10 MC 42 MC MC
Sang Hyun Park 4 7 37 67 50 30 9 4 1 42 MC
Joachim B Hansen 13 MC 10 28 14 49
Yusaku Miyazato 29 MC MC MC MC 70 MC MC MC
Adri Arnaus MC 1 18 4 48 9 31 2
Marcus Kinhult 22 71 30 22 48 20 4 56 49
Victor Perez 2 1 7 4 14 11
Sam Horsfield 41 46 10 5 MC MC 64 MC 10
Jazz Janewattananond 6 48 9 31 31 20
Sihwan Kim 46 54 2 MC MC 22
Nicolas Colsaerts 52 35 14 Dq 10 40 64 23 27
Matthew Southgate 18 69 60 58 22 MC MC 24 30 20
Kim Koivu 17 MC MC 7 MC MC
Sean Crocker 5 3 3 17 3
Wade Ormsby 30 16 47 52 29 MC 20 MC
Andrew Johnston 27 43 22 48 34 MC 35
Aaron Rai 48 8 43 MC 56 MC MC MC MC
Fabrizio Zanotti MC 16 37
Jason Scrivener 16 23 54 22 MC 24 12 15 MC 69
Paul Peterson 16 MC MC 41 56
Nacho Elvira 54 68 57 MC 10 MC* MC 4
Kalle Samooja 32 MC 1 MC 17 57 56
Grant Forrest 10 26 2 10 MC MC
Jack Singh Brar 17 5 37 41 1
Poom Saksansin MC 38 22 17 31 74 MC
Angleo Que 17 40 6 47 9 1 48 76 32
Matthias Schwab 41 18 22 10 27 MC MC MC
Masahiro Kawamura 2 2 38 51 16 MC
Liam Johnston 17 MC 32 MC 1 MC
Dimitrios Papadatos 2 9 Dq 42 50 MC 37 2
Khalin H Joshi 1 41 MC 56
Ajeetesh Sandhu 3 MC 60 MC MC
Oscar Lengden 17 7 62 MC MC MC
Scott Hend 68 66 MC MC MC Wd 45 MC
Callum Shinkwin 29 MC MC MC 16 20
Dave Horsey 42 MC MC 44 68 23 56
Hyo Won Park 38 1 2 27 11 2
Haydn Porteous MC 56 MC 20 28 16 37
Adilson Da Silva 8 27 1 9 MC 18
Jens Dantorp 46 64 MC MC MC MC Wd MC MC
Shiv Kapur 24 30 6 MC 62
Panupol Pittayarat 52 6 MC MC
Steven Brown 42 16 MC MC MC MC 2
Victor Dubuisson
Thomas Aiken 55 10 16 68 MC MC* 30 71
Lorenzo Gagli 30 MC MC MC MC MC
Robert MacIntyre 6 2 47 4 MC MC 20
Ashley Chesters 67 47 4 MC 44 16 28 MC 9
David Lipsky 22 34 MC 63 MC 35 MC
Phachara Khongwatmai MC MC MC 44 MC 8 12
Clement Sordet 58 16 28 40 MC MC MC
David Drysdale 29 63 MC MC 6 30 34
Tirawat Kaewsiribandit MC 1 14 18 MC 70
Marc Warren 11 34 MC 63 MC MC MC
Miguel Tabuena 30 13 37 11
Danthai Boonma MC 41 42 16 37 MC
Jeung-Hun Wang 64 29 29 MC 36 12 MC
Jose-Filipe Lima 6 58 MC 58 13 31 59
David Law 25 12 15 MC 6 14 MC 11
Connor Syme 58 MC MC 57 MC MC
Jacques Kruyswijk MC MC 34 46 MC MC
Daniel Nisbet MC 14 MC MC 29 Wd MC
Kurt Kitayama 13 4 19
Alvaro Quiros 72 16 MC MC MC MC
Nino Bertasio 73 Wd MC 69 46 16
Berry Henson 72 57 2 47
Juvic Pagunsan 51 46 43 13 27 4 MC 14
Tom Murray 25 MC 15 MC 2 4 MC
Malcolm Kokocinski 30 MC 37 MC
Joel Girrbach 10 42 37 2 MC 12
Viraj Madappa 39 4 MC MC MC
Minchel Choi 49 77 71 62 26 MC MC 26
Zander Lombard 4 MC 67 MC MC MC MC MC
Rattanon Wannasrichan Wd 30 MC MC MC 3
Marcel Schneider 25 MC 37 36 53 MC
Yikeun Chang MC 16 19
Suradit Yongcharoenchai 3 5 MC MC MC 25
Jin Ho Choi 42 MC 27 57 MC 49
Christofer Blomstrand MC MC MC MC MC
Ricardo Gouveia 16 9 MC 7 MC MC 37
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 5 42 MC 27 MC MC
Edoardo Molinari 22 16 24 MC 51 MC
Marcus Fraser 4 29 48 10 MC 56
Keith Horne 10 5 4 MC MC 40
Siddikur Rahman 2 12 MC MC 60 47
Micah Lauren Shin Wd MC 15
Max Orrin 30 3 55 MC 5 31 MC
Thongchai Jaidee 58 MC 32 MC MC MC
Anton Karlsson 25 12 MC MC MC 35
Jack Senior 6 MC 15 31 10 26 12
Raphael Jacquelin 52 MC MC 7 MC MC
Wen-Chong Liang 28 16 43 16 MC 26
Miguel Angel Jimenez MC MC
Natipong Srithong 21 49 MC 52
David Borda
Pavit Tangkamolprasert 14 MC MC MC
Johannes Veerman 18 21 25
Gavin Moynihan 8 31 40 20 16
Jbe Kruger 15 24 MC 57 MC 63 25
SSP Chawrasia 59 29 MC 45 MC
James Morrison MC 71 56 MC MC 56 34
Alejandro Canizares 16 59 56 MC MC MC
Scott Fernandez MC MC MC MC MC 20
Jason Norris MC 50 8 MC MC 56 MC MC MC
Matteo Manassero MC 22 MC MC 57 MC
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 29 48 MC* MC 23 20
Chien-Yao Hung 3 24 37 MC
Gregory Bourdy 11 34 MC MC 57 MC MC
Arjun Atwal Wd MC
Wen-Tang Lin MC 2
Matthew Nixon 8 44 46 MC 37
Bowen Xiao 77 MC 41 MC MC 56
Deyen Lawson MC 28
Sam Brazel MC MC MC 28 MC MC
Ben Evans 18 60 31 MC 9 40 41
Jarin Todd 21 MC MC
Nicholas Fung 48 37 MC MC
Wei-Chih Lu 31 5 9 58 MC
Yan Wei Liu 73 5 69 MC
Rashid Khan 27 14 MC MC 15
Jake Higginbottom MC 35 47 11 18 47
Terry Pilkadaris 17 MC 31 34 MC
Richard T Lee MC 34 MC MC 47
S Chikkarangappa 19 52 MC MC
Pannakorn Uthaipas MC 30 MC MC MC
Arnond Vongvanij MC MC MC MC
Danny Chia MC MC MC
Gi Whan Kim 51 37 MC 52 MC 36 MC MC
Jyoti Randhawa 31 MC
Shintaro Kobayashi 30
Chiragh Kumar 24 34 MC MC MC
Harry Ellis MC MC MC
Simon Yates MC MC
Carlos Pigem MC 63 MC 40 MC MC MC
Lionel Weber 45 18 56
Casey O`Toole 48 44
Jeev Milkha Singh 47 MC 18
Alvin Cheung
Steven Lam
Matthew Cheung MC
Espen Kofstad
Player 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Tommy Fleetwood 6 3
Patrick Reed 43 3
Sergio Garcia 19
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 2 2 60 15 MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick 19 3
Lucas Bjerregaard 2 5 24
Justin Harding
John Catlin
Shubhankar Sharma 10
Sang Hyun Park
Joachim B Hansen 45 MC
Yusaku Miyazato
Adri Arnaus
Marcus Kinhult 27
Victor Perez
Sam Horsfield
Jazz Janewattananond MC 60 24 41
Sihwan Kim 45 MC
Nicolas Colsaerts MC 35
Matthew Southgate
Kim Koivu
Sean Crocker 16
Wade Ormsby 1 25 51 41 8 40
Andrew Johnston
Aaron Rai MC
Fabrizio Zanotti MC 22
Jason Scrivener 10 3
Paul Peterson 2 45 MC MC
Nacho Elvira 57 45 39
Kalle Samooja MC 66
Grant Forrest
Jack Singh Brar
Poom Saksansin 16
Angleo Que 56 MC 13 2 5 MC MC MC 11
Matthias Schwab
Masahiro Kawamura MC 11
Liam Johnston
Dimitrios Papadatos MC
Khalin H Joshi MC
Ajeetesh Sandhu
Oscar Lengden
Scott Hend 62 51 MC 1 74 72 62 MC MC
Callum Shinkwin
Dave Horsey MC 15 21 MC 53
Hyo Won Park
Haydn Porteous MC
Adilson Da Silva 57 14 35 34 30 71
Jens Dantorp MC MC MC
Shiv Kapur MC 54 MC 20 12 MC Ret MC 48 MC
Panupol Pittayarat 66 36 74 MC 18 MC 29
Steven Brown 41
Victor Dubuisson 32 MC
Thomas Aiken 31 MC
Lorenzo Gagli 30
Robert MacIntyre
Ashley Chesters 39
David Lipsky MC 5 64 61 12
Phachara Khongwatmai MC
Clement Sordet 10
David Drysdale MC 57 18 MC 39 21 31
Tirawat Kaewsiribandit MC
Marc Warren MC
Miguel Tabuena MC 51 MC MC MC
Danthai Boonma MC 36
Jeung-Hun Wang MC MC 67 34
Jose-Filipe Lima
David Law
Connor Syme
Jacques Kruyswijk
Daniel Nisbet MC
Kurt Kitayama
Alvaro Quiros 7
Nino Bertasio 23 67
Berry Henson MC MC MC 40 35
Juvic Pagunsan 14 65 40 10 38 53 70
Tom Murray
Malcolm Kokocinski
Joel Girrbach
Viraj Madappa
Minchel Choi
Zander Lombard
Rattanon Wannasrichan 27 69
Marcel Schneider
Yikeun Chang 48
Suradit Yongcharoenchai 57
Jin Ho Choi 48
Christofer Blomstrand
Ricardo Gouveia 68
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano
Edoardo Molinari 31 14 47 MC
Marcus Fraser MC 10 32 5 47 3 11 10 34
Keith Horne 31 MC MC 42 MC MC MC
Siddikur Rahman Ret 45 18 MC
Micah Lauren Shin 7
Max Orrin
Thongchai Jaidee 54 14 13 10 15 15 11 19
Anton Karlsson
Jack Senior
Raphael Jacquelin 9 22 5
Wen-Chong Liang 48 14 MC 34 MC 22 17 MC 11 15
Miguel Angel Jimenez 7 54 MC MC 1 1 11 MC 18 24
Natipong Srithong MC 61
David Borda
Pavit Tangkamolprasert MC 61 75
Johannes Veerman MC
Gavin Moynihan
Jbe Kruger MC 10 42 20 24 46 38 MC
SSP Chawrasia 7 MC 59 5 65 MC MC 57 22 MC
James Morrison 10 56 47 19 MC 38
Alejandro Canizares MC 22 MC
Scott Fernandez MC
Jason Norris
Matteo Manassero 48 4 MC 2
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Chien-Yao Hung 48 29 MC
Gregory Bourdy MC 25 34 22 53 11 1 81
Arjun Atwal MC 29 MC MC
Wen-Tang Lin 27 MC 7 MC 71 61 MC 25 22 1
Matthew Nixon 42 31
Bowen Xiao
Deyen Lawson
Sam Brazel 23 1 18 MC
Ben Evans 11
Jarin Todd
Nicholas Fung MC MC 64 53
Wei-Chih Lu MC MC 42 12 47 MC 45 17
Yan Wei Liu MC
Rashid Khan 31 Wd MC MC
Jake Higginbottom MC MC
Terry Pilkadaris 57 51 59
Richard T Lee Wd MC MC MC
S Chikkarangappa MC
Pannakorn Uthaipas
Arnond Vongvanij MC MC MC 30
Danny Chia 27 8 51 MC MC 35 64 11
Gi Whan Kim MC 30 22
Jyoti Randhawa MC MC 59 15 30 22 29 MC 22 19
Shintaro Kobayashi
Chiragh Kumar MC MC MC Wd
Harry Ellis
Simon Yates 42 MC 22
Carlos Pigem 54 14 29 MC
Lionel Weber MC MC 59
Casey O`Toole MC
Jeev Milkha Singh MC 24 MC MC MC 7 36 11
Alvin Cheung
Steven Lam MC MC MC MC
Matthew Cheung MC
Espen Kofstad 24
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