KLM Open 2018: Latest form guide for this week's European Tour event in the Netherlands

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Eddie Pepperell: Has the game to prosper in the Netherlands
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Check out the stats ahead of this week's KLM Open, with course and current form guides compiled by Andy Swales...

"In February of this year the 27-year-old won the Qatar Masters at Doha, a course where wind is also usually a key factor."

The Dutch, designed by Colin Montgomerie, will host this week's KLM Open for a third straight year.

Despite having a strong links feel and appearance, this seven-year-old venue is an inland course which sits around 10 feet below sea level.

While the fairways are generally flat, the greens are large and undulating, and offer a wide selection of pin positions.

Water provides the biggest threat, coming into play on 14 holes, with wind a constant factor also.

Links Touch

Among those who have proved their ability on links courses, read the name Eddie Pepperell.

Earlier this season the Englishman followed a runners-up finish at the Scottish Open, by tieing-for-sixth at Carnoustie seven days later.

And in February of this year the 27-year-old won the Qatar Masters at Doha, a course where wind is also usually a key factor.

Pepperell has been overlooked by European skipper Thomas Bjorn for this month's Ryder Cup match and may feel he has a point to prove, similar to Matt Fitzpatrick who triumphed on Sunday.

Pepperell tied-third at The Dutch 12 months ago, alongside Lee Westwood who has posted top-12 finishes these past two weeks in Denmark and Switzerland.

A third Englishman, Chris Wood, has enjoyed some happy moments on links courses, albeit most of them a number of years ago.

He is also a former winner in Qatar and tied-ninth at this course in 2017.

And despite not being in the best current form, maybe Irishman Paul Dunne will fancy his chances in the Netherlands this week.

South Africans In The Frame

Two of the many South African golfers teeing-up on Thursday include George Coetzee and Erik Van Rooyen.

Coetzee stood on a congested podium here last year, while Van Rooyen has had some decent moments this summer, although he did suffer a disappointing finish to his week in the Alps.

Golden Oldies

Padraig Harrington, who is no longer in the world's top 200, finished second on his last outing in the Czech Republic, while Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen is showing signs of improvement.

On a course which requires a good touch, and in a field which is fairly mediocre, can these two 40-somethings shine at The Dutch?

Finally, Thailand's Phachara Khongwatmai is in good shape right now thanks to five T-25s from his last six starts.

The 19-year-old's most recent three events on the European Tour have all yielded top-dozen finishes, including a tie-for-eighth in Switzerland where he closed with a 64.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut


Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W36 W35 W34 W33 W32 W31 W30 W29 W28 W27 W26 W25
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 45 MC 31 75 42 MC 48
Hao Tong Li MC Wd 39 39 23 MC 21
Matt Wallace 51 1 36 19 MC MC MC MC 1
Ross Fisher 59 65 17 39 MC MC
Eddie Pepperell 56 9 59 6 2 MC Dq
Ryan Fox 30 27 39 6 2 44
Adrian Otaegui MC 10 65 68 MC 28 12 56
Jorge Campillo 55 MC MC 32 3 8 33
Alexander Levy 56 MC 13 MC 55 MC 65
Yusaku Miyazato MC MC MC MC 47 Wd 14 MC MC
Paul Dunne MC MC 66 67 MC 40 21
Chris Wood 23 MC 28 MC 14 2 33
Shubhankar Sharma MC MC 69 51 MC MC 27
Lee Westwood 12 2 61 61 32 19 Wd
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 3 65 19 MC MC 16 MC
Mikko Korhonen 45 MC MC MC MC 2
Andy Sullivan 30 MC MC MC 6 21 9
Erik Van Rooyen 35 5 MC 17 MC 4 MC
Martin Kaymer MC MC 61 42 MC MC MC 2
George Coetzee 35 MC MC 24 44
Andrea Pavan MC 1 6 14 MC 56 56
Richard McEvoy 16 37 34 1 1 33 29 26
Darren Fichardt 8 2 42 40 MC
Lucas Herbert MC 44 5 18 29 51 MC
Jordan Smith 20 36 MC 64 MC 32 MC 21
Matthew Southgate 30 20 10 67 23 59 5
Joakim Lagergren MC 45 34 23 12 MC
Hideto Tanihara 6 37 MC 5 MC 58 MC 56
Wade Ormsby MC 39 MC 49 12 16
Paul Waring MC MC 1 MC 72 MC
Andrew Johnston 35 MC 10 Wd
Nicolas Colsaerts 23 27 MC MC MC MC 42 19 MC
Scott Jamieson 35 4 42 13 MC MC 40 MC 12
Fabrizio Zanotti 16 37 MC MC MC 37
Benjamin Hebert 23 44 24 49 28 MC
Paul Peterson 56 63 45 MC MC 2 21 MC
Gavin Green 12 MC 3 64 61 19 MC MC 73
Aaron Rai MC 24 24 MC 9 37 MC 5
Pablo Larrazabal 16 MC 49 MC
Scott Hend 45 MC 70 MC 19 14 MC 44 7
Kim Koivu MC 1 68 1 29 64 MC MC MC MC
Julien Guerrier 23 MC 9 MC 54 55 64 MC MC
Renato Paratore MC 36 MC 2 MC 40 MC MC
Dave Horsey 23 56 39 MC 40 27 40
Thomas Detry MC 7 13 13 64 MC 16 18
Sam Horsfield MC 10 48 23 24 MC 59
Richie Ramsay MC 12 MC 39 MC 40 MC
Soren Kjeldsen 12 12 MC 45 22 42 59 49 7
Matthieu Pavon 59 MC 29 54 42 10 MC
Nacho Elvira 4 18 24 54 MC 49 53 9
Padraig Harrington 2 MC MC 50 MC MC MC 74
Jeung-Hun Wang 12 MC MC MC 13 MC 49 MC MC
Jens Dantorp MC MC MC MC 3 76 44 MC
Jason Scrivener MC 69 18 61 MC MC MC
Haydn Porteous 16 37 36 6 MC MC 49 MC 51
Matthias Schwab MC MC 9 MC 7 MC MC 37 40
Panupol Pittayarat 31 25 Wd MC 10 MC
Ajeetesh Sandhu MC MC MC 43 MC 11 37
David Lipsky 35 MC 50 13 MC MC MC 18
Phachara Khongwatmai 8 12 9 MC 25 14 MC MC 49 MC
Adam Bland MC MC 18 13 66 49 MC MC
Stephen Gallacher 23 27 24 MC MC 9 MC 59 MC
Steven Brown MC 2 MC MC 54 32 MC 37 MC
Jacques Kruyswijk MC MC 7 42 MC MC 61 MC
Oliver Fisher MC 71 MC 39 32 28 MC MC
Maximilian Kieffer 35 29 3 29 MC MC MC 12
Romain Wattel 43 27 MC 5 MC 28 MC
David Drysdale 30 34 MC MC 9 MC 28 MC 40
Tapio Pulkkanen MC MC 44 34 48 MC MC MC
Mikko Ilonen MC MC MC 19 35
Connor Syme MC MC 50 21 22 32 MC MC 45
Miguel Tabuena 10 Wd 5 24
Marc Warren MC MC MC 17 22 MC 49 Dq MC
Clement Sordet MC MC MC 17 64 58 MC MC MC
Nino Bertasio 16 29 17 MC MC MC 16 MC
Alvaro Quiros MC MC 53 MC
Andrew Dodt MC MC MC 6 54 MC 72 MC
Austin Connelly 45 MC 50 MC MC MC MC 37 40
Justin Walters 35 27 29 45 67 45 23 MC MC 9
Jin Ho Choi MC 49 68 42 29 49 64 MC MC
Ashley Chesters MC 9 59 29 MC MC 14 21 63
Ryan Evans MC 12 50 29 MC MC MC MC
Zander Lombard MC MC 1 MC 67 MC 6 MC MC
Pedro Oriol 59 27 MC 34 MC 64 MC 27 MC
Oliver Farr MC 45 MC MC 64 49 MC MC MC
Jeff Winther MC MC 9 68 22 MC MC 31 MC
Christofer Blomstrand MC MC MC 45 2 55 MC MC 26
Ashun Wu 6 49 MC MC 11 MC Dq MC
Adrien Saddier 65 56 MC MC 54 MC 19 MC 74
Thongchai Jaidee MC 36 32 49 MC MC
Marcel Siem MC MC MC MC 54 14 MC MC MC
SSP Chawrasia 45 MC MC 6 MC MC MC MC
James Morrison 56 34 36 61 68 32 49 49
Nick Cullen 12 49 44 18 MC* MC 13 45
Brett Rumford MC 65 MC 61 MC MC 61
Sebastian Heisele MC MC 29 61 48 42 31 40 MC
Jbe Kruger MC MC MC* 11 MC 13 MC
Edoardo Molinari 51 MC 68 MC MC MC MC 16
Jonathan Thomson MC 2 63 29 43 74 MC
Sam Brazel MC MC MC MC MC 35 MC
Scott Fernandez MC 20 MC MC 63 58 MC MC MC
Chase Koepka 35 MC 61 MC MC MC MC MC 63
Alejandro Canizares MC MC MC 45 MC MC MC
Henric Sturehed MC MC MC MC MC 54 Wd 12 51
Raphael Jacquelin MC 50 MC MC MC 10 37 66
Chris Hanson MC 45 65 45 MC MC Wd MC MC
Bradley Dredge MC 49 34 29 MC 69 44 26
Steve Webster MC MC MC MC MC
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 23 20 29 45 MC 42 19 MC 33
Matteo Manassero MC MC MC MC MC 64 MC MC
Peter Hanson MC 50 Wd 72 MC 49 MC 69
Charlie Ford MC 56 50 MC MC 75 MC 66
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC 60 46 36 MC 32 37 MC 33
Ricardo Gouveia MC 37 MC 45 MC 32 64 31 MC
Lasse Jensen MC MC MC 29 MC MC MC 45
Gregory Havret 51 MC 74 MC MC MC 49 MC
Richard Bland MC 56 44 61 MC MC MC 60 MC
Gregory Bourdy MC MC MC MC MC MC 64 MC 33
Jason Norris MC MC MC 55 MC MC MC MC
Felipe Aguilar MC MC MC MC 29 69 37 51
Birgir Hafthorsson Wd MC 68 MC 48 MC 45 71
Sebastien Gros Wd MC 70 13 48 MC MC MC 26
Bradley Neil MC Wd 69 21 MC MC MC 33
Kevin Stadler MC 64
Jaco Van Zyl 59 MC MC MC
Matthew Baldwin MC 12 36 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Simon Dyson MC Wd 53 MC Wd MC
Luke Joy 12
Daniel Brooks 5 MC MC MC MC MC 59 MC Wd
Laurie Canter 16 MC MC 56 MC MC MC MC MC
Mark Foster Re MC MC MC 12
Mark Tullo MC MC 34 MC 72
Matthew Nixon MC 37 24 34 9 24 MC 18
Rak Hyun Cho MC MC 24 56 29 30 MC MC MC
Simon Khan MC MC MC MC MC Wd
Pontus Widegren 73 9 MC MC 48 MC
Daniel Im MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Pep Angles 27 50 MC MC MC
Johan Edfors 65 45 MC
Reinier Saxton 50 9 12 MC Wd 42 MC MC
Soomin Lee MC MC 29 MC 43 MC MC MC MC
David Howell MC MC 36 24 MC MC MC 26
Angel Cabrera
Jamie Elson
Josh Geary 66 49 MC MC MC 61 MC
Jurrian Van Der Vaart 58 MC MC MC 26 55 MC 10 MC
Max Albertus
Dylan Boshart
Ricardo Gonzalez 64 MC MC MC Dq
Robbie Van West 47 57 53 MC MC MC MC MC
Steve Webster MC MC MC MC MC
Ralph Miller
Aydan Verdonk
Jerry Ji
Stan Kraai
Oscar Serna Wd MC MC MC 68 22 29 31 MC
Player 2017 2016
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 9
Hao Tong Li 20
Matt Wallace 9
Ross Fisher 31 45
Eddie Pepperell 3 MC
Ryan Fox 60
Adrian Otaegui 48 59
Jorge Campillo 48 24
Alexander Levy 34
Yusaku Miyazato
Paul Dunne 14 16
Chris Wood 9 59
Shubhankar Sharma
Lee Westwood 3
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 8
Mikko Korhonen 38 10
Andy Sullivan MC
Erik Van Rooyen
Martin Kaymer
George Coetzee 3 MC
Andrea Pavan
Richard McEvoy 20
Darren Fichardt MC
Lucas Herbert
Jordan Smith
Matthew Southgate 51
Joakim Lagergren 9 20
Hideto Tanihara
Wade Ormsby 25
Paul Waring
Andrew Johnston
Nicolas Colsaerts MC 24
Scott Jamieson MC 10
Fabrizio Zanotti 38 16
Benjamin Hebert MC
Paul Peterson
Gavin Green
Aaron Rai MC
Pablo Larrazabal 20
Scott Hend 4
Kim Koivu
Julien Guerrier
Renato Paratore MC
Dave Horsey 38 4
Thomas Detry 38 MC
Sam Horsfield MC
Richie Ramsay 25 MC
Soren Kjeldsen
Matthieu Pavon 38
Nacho Elvira MC 45
Padraig Harrington 55
Jeung-Hun Wang
Jens Dantorp
Jason Scrivener 20 MC
Haydn Porteous MC
Matthias Schwab
Panupol Pittayarat
Ajeetesh Sandhu
David Lipsky
Phachara Khongwatmai MC
Adam Bland
Stephen Gallacher MC
Steven Brown
Jacques Kruyswijk
Oliver Fisher 25 28
Maximilian Kieffer 25 34
Romain Wattel 1 MC
David Drysdale MC
Tapio Pulkkanen
Mikko Ilonen 25 MC
Connor Syme
Miguel Tabuena Wd 28
Marc Warren 59 MC
Clement Sordet
Nino Bertasio MC 24
Alvaro Quiros Wd MC
Andrew Dodt MC MC
Austin Connelly 2
Justin Walters 3 MC
Jin Ho Choi
Ashley Chesters 60
Ryan Evans 45
Zander Lombard MC
Pedro Oriol
Oliver Farr
Jeff Winther MC MC
Christofer Blomstrand
Ashun Wu 31
Adrien Saddier
Thongchai Jaidee MC MC
Marcel Siem MC
SSP Chawrasia MC
James Morrison MC
Nick Cullen
Brett Rumford MC MC
Sebastian Heisele 3
Jbe Kruger
Edoardo Molinari 34
Jonathan Thomson
Sam Brazel 65
Scott Fernandez
Chase Koepka
Alejandro Canizares 62 4
Henric Sturehed
Raphael Jacquelin MC MC
Chris Hanson 25 8
Bradley Dredge
Steve Webster MC 51
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Matteo Manassero 17 45
Peter Hanson 38 16
Charlie Ford
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano
Ricardo Gouveia MC
Lasse Jensen 62
Gregory Havret MC MC
Richard Bland 62 16
Gregory Bourdy
Jason Norris MC
Felipe Aguilar MC MC
Birgir Hafthorsson
Sebastien Gros 70 28
Bradley Neil
Kevin Stadler
Jaco Van Zyl
Matthew Baldwin 62
Simon Dyson MC MC
Luke Joy MC
Daniel Brooks 48 45
Laurie Canter MC MC
Mark Foster MC 51
Mark Tullo
Matthew Nixon
Rak Hyun Cho
Simon Khan MC 10
Pontus Widegren 55
Daniel Im MC 34
Pep Angles 38
Johan Edfors 67
Reinier Saxton
Soomin Lee 10
David Howell MC
Angel Cabrera
Jamie Elson
Josh Geary
Jurrian Van Der Vaart
Max Albertus 48
Dylan Boshart MC
Ricardo Gonzalez MC MC
Robbie Van West MC MC
Steve Webster MC 51
Ralph Miller 70 MC
Aydan Verdonk
Jerry Ji MC
Stan Kraai MC
Oscar Serna
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