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Italian Open 2019: Form stats for this week's event in Rome

Italian Open 2019, Olgiata Golf Club, Rome
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Andy Swales supplies the stats for the Italian Open which returns to Olgiata for the first time in 17 years ....

"Casey’s accurate tee-to-green game should prosper on this old fashioned layout, as the 42-year-old chases a third title of 2019. Meanwhile, Rome-born Pavan has probably been looking forward to this event for some time. The in-form 30-year-old will enjoy plenty of home support this week."

From one continental capital to another, the European Tour travels from Madrid to Rome for the Italian Open, one of the longest-running events in professional golf.

Located approximately 12 miles north of the city centre, Olgiata Golf Club will be hosting the tournament for the first time in 17 years.

And this week's event will be the fifth of eight in this season's Rolex Series.

Former Course Champion

Among those teeing-up on Thursday is Ian Poulter, winner of the Italian Open on the last occasion it was held here.

His victory in November 2002, at the age of 26, was the Englishman's third on the European Tour - and his second success in Italy.

His decision to compete at Olgiata means he is unable to defend his Houston Open title in the United States.

Overall, it's a reasonably good field with three members of the world's top 15 taking part, namely Justin Rose, Francesco Molinari and Paul Casey.

This year's Open champion Shane Lowry has also made the trip to Rome.

Casey's accurate tee-to-green game should prosper on this old fashioned layout, as the 32-year-old chases a third title of 2019, having already collected trophies on either side of the Atlantic.

Good Current Form

Rome-born Andrea Pavan has probably been looking forward to this event for some time.

The world No 66 Italian is enjoying a strong season, having collected a second career title on the European Tour with victory in Germany during June.

The in-form 30-year-old will enjoy plenty of home support this week.

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Elsewhere, Spaniard Adri Arnaus has posted three top-six finishes on Tour from his last six events, while 34-year-old Paul Waring is playing well again.

The Englishman stood on the podium on his last outing at St Andrews and is currently at a career high 95 in the World Ranking.

Course History

The 58-year-old course has hosted a number of professional tournaments during its life.

Twice, Olgiata has been the venue for the World Cup of Golf - in 1968 and 1984 - as well as a handful of tournaments on the Women's European Tour.

It has staged two Italian Opens, the first in 1973, and also five Challenge Tour events since 2009.

During the last decade, more than one million euros (€1m) has been spent on renovating the course, under the guidance of famed-architect Tom Fazio.

Olgiata is a traditional parkland layout with tree-lined fairways, and water on just a handful of holes.

Olgiata Top 10s

Of those taking part this week, the following golfers have posted top-10s at Olgiata (as a Challenge Tour event or when it last hosted the Italian Open in 2002):

Filippo Bergamaschi: 6th (2015)
Nicolas Colsaerts: 2nd (2009)
Matthew Fitzpatrick: 7th (2014)
Stephen Gallacher: 10th (2002)
Ricardo Gouveia: 6th (2015); Won (2014)
Julien Guerrier: 6th (2014)
Padraig Harrington: 6th (2002)
Benjamin Hebert : 3rd (2014); 6th (2009)
Scott Jamieson: 8th (2010)
Mikko Korhonen: 8th (2010)
Mike Lorenzo-Vera: 8th (2010)
Stuart Manley: 4th (2009)
Edoardo Molinari: Won (2009)
Andrea Pavan: 7th (2011)
Ian Poulter: Won (2002)
Lee Slattery: 8th (2010)
Sebastian Soderberg: 3rd (2015)

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Table Below Shows Last 10 Weeks Of Results

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W40 W39 W38 W37 W36 W35 W34 W33 W32 W31
Justin Rose 34 8 26 52 10
Francesco Molinari 23 14 61 82
Paul Casey 11 1 3 24 13
Shane Lowry 15 11 48 52
Matt Wallace 15 41 3 MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick 26 46 69 2
Danny Willett 26 1 MC 24
Bernd Wiesberger MC 17 5 MC 30
Ian Poulter 60 31 10
Eddie Pepperell 15 MC 35 MC
Tyrrell Hatton 15 MC 59
Alex Noren 15 28 MC 40 60
Hao Tong Li MC 23 51
Tom Lewis MC 5 MC MC 1 59 Wd
Justin Harding 7 MC MC MC 43 7
Erik Van Rooyen MC 14 12 1 5
Lee Westwood MC MC MC 28 MC
Andrea Pavan 12 10 46 12 16 3
Victor Perez 1 MC MC 10
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC 51 71 60
Rory Sabbatini MC 46 63 16 43 6
Thomas Pieters 37 10 20 12 1
Jorge Campillo MC MC MC 33 MC
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 15 37 10 6
Joost Luiten 40 31 10 23 29
Christiaan Bezuidenhout MC 3 12 68
Paul Waring 3 21 28 20 30
Robert MacIntyre 26 28 2 MC MC 23
Benjamin Hebert 46 37 MC MC
Romain Langasque MC 17 27 48 MC
Adri Arnaus 4 MC MC 6 MC 2
Guido Migliozzi MC MC 7 33
Martin Kaymer MC 57 MC MC
Sebastian Soderberg 34 64 70 1 5 MC
Mikko Korhonen 17 37 65 35 39
Graeme McDowell MC 57 MC
Kurt Kitayama MC 14 21 36 MC
Ryan Fox 54 MC 60 MC
Andy Sullivan MC 74 36 MC 20
Jordan Smith 5 24 MC MC MC
Marcus Kinhult 40 46 12 20
Adrian Otaegui 61 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Alexander Bjork MC Wd 51 22 28 20 23
Matthew Southgate 2 MC 10 46 MC 10 30
Matthias Schwab MC 28 2 8 5
Thomas Detry 23 MC 36 20 20
Julian Suri 55 MC 31 MC MC MC MC
Joakim Lagergren 3 24 7 20 MC 10
Andrew Johnston MC 9 23 10
David Lipsky 51 MC MC MC 51 MC
Richard Sterne MC 31 22 48
Lucas Herbert MC MC 22 8 MC
Aaron Rai 54 26 MC 29 39
Sam Horsfield 34 31 49 14 43 10 3
Masahiro Kawamura 7 MC 9 25 MC 40 18
Ross Fisher 17 MC 31 46 35
Kalle Samooja MC MC 2 47 51
Dean Burmester 37 34 MC MC MC 3 58 33
Sean Crocker MC MC 36 MC 28 Wd
Gavin Green MC 72 40 12 16 58
Alexander Levy 15 MC MC MC MC 5 18
Brandon Stone MC MC 21 MC MC* MC
Chris Paisley MC MC 27 48 MC
Jake McLeod 49 MC 27 63 MC
Pablo Larrazabal 33 MC MC 7 MC
Nacho Elvira 37 MC MC 36 MC
Scott Hend 28 MC MC MC 36 MC 71
Wade Ormsby MC MC MC 8 5
Chris Wood MC 51 40 69 53
Jason Scrivener 7 MC MC MC 20 30
Joachim B Hansen 4 MC MC 43 16 30
Alvaro Quiros MC 58 64 46 48
Louis De Jager Wd MC MC 12 MC MC MC 18
Richie Ramsay 10 6 55 MC 58 MC 58
Gaganjeet Bhullar MC MC 60 MC 53 MC
Zander Lombard 7 26 MC 36 72 16 11
George Coetzee MC 71 15 MC MC
Paul Dunne MC MC MC 27 MC MC 23
Scott Jamieson 46 57 21 12 MC 39
Fabrizio Zanotti 12 46 MC MC MC MC
Darren Fichardt MC MC 56 43 MC 30
Robert Rock MC MC 70
David Law MC 72 60 MC MC MC
Padraig Harrington 26 46 15 12 MC 58 MC
Grant Forrest 61 56 MC MC 58 MC
Ashley Chesters MC 21 15 9 72 MC 18
Ashun Wu 30 41 55 36 MC 20
Francesco Laporta 32 3 3 MC 38 5 5 30
Maximilian Kieffer 49 MC 27 MC MC
Lorenzo Gagli MC MC MC 2 40 MC
Shubhankar Sharma MC 17 40 46 MC MC
Andres Romero 45 MC MC 21 2 MC
David Drysdale 63 MC MC MC MC 23
Stephen Gallacher MC MC MC 47 MC
Jeff Winther 4 36 11 37 70
Edoardo Molinari 23 MC 64 21 MC MC* 14
Jack Singh Brar 23 MC MC 64 33 37 14
Tapio Pulkkanen 40 26 MC MC MC 39
Renato Paratore MC MC 41 MC 12 20 39
Kim Koivu MC MC MC MC 11
Nino Bertasio 23 MC Dq 49 20 Wd MC
Liam Johnston MC MC 15 MC 61 MC 5
Soren Kjeldsen MC 41 55 MC MC 29 MC
Lee Slattery 37 52 MC 40 35 40 39
Thomas Aiken 23 MC MC
Hideto Tanihara MC MC 27 56 20 MC
Victor Dubuisson 26 Wd 43 Wd 39
Matthieu Pavon 46 MC MC MC 10 MC
Luke Donald 10 MC MC MC
Oliver Fisher 40 MC MC 22 MC MC 51
Charlie Saxon MC 56 11 MC 15
Clement Sordet 55 MC 46 75
Nicolas Colsaerts 17 MC 57 MC MC 53 58
Richard McEvoy MC MC MC MC MC
Justin Walters 68 MC MC Wd MC 59 58
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC MC 41 MC MC 59 23
Dave Horsey 45 46 MC 43 MC
Haydn Porteous MC Wd 55 35 29 11 9
Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli 62 MC
Romain Wattel MC MC MC MC 6 MC MC 14
Jeung-Hun Wang MC 5 MC 27 MC MC MC* MC
Hyo Won Park MC MC MC MC MC 66 MC
Bradley Dredge MC MC 10 61 47 39
Jamie Donaldson 23 MC 27 35 5 MC
Lorenzo Scalise 27 MC MC MC
Stuart Manley MC 55 22 76 MC 67
Jaco Van Zyl MC 17 63 2
Thongchai Jaidee MC MC MC
Robert Karlsson 34 MC MC 63 MC 10
Jacques Kruyswijk MC MC MC 66 MC MC 23
Steven Brown 37 MC 64 15 MC MC MC
Enrico Di Nitto 16 35
Trevor Immelman MC 69 60 MC MC
James Morrison 15 MC MC 4 MC 28 29 30
Yusaku Miyazato 23 MC 51 49 MC 48 MC
Julien Guerrier 56 60
Pedro Figueiredo 33 49 33 35 MC MC
Thomas Bjorn MC MC MC MC MC 58
Jens Dantorp 12 MC MC MC MC 48 40 MC
Ricardo Gouveia MC 40 MC MC 36 MC MC* 48
Raphael Jacquelin MC 60 MC MC MC MC MC
Peter Hanson
Sam Brazel MC 58 MC MC
Matteo Manassero MC MC MC MC MC MC
SSP Chawrasia 55 MC MC MC MC
Filippo Bergamaschi MC Wd MC MC MC MC MC
David Howell MC MC MC MC 63 MC 30
Jose Maria Olazabal MC MC MC
Michael Campbell MC MC MC MC

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