Mallorca Open: Form stats for week three of the 'Iberia Swing'

Santa Ponsa is making its seventh appearance on the European Tour
John Catlin: Chasing a fourth win on the European Tour

The European Tour returns to Santa Ponsa for the first time in 23 years. Preview words and stats by Andy Swales...

"The world No 121 has won three times on the European Tour - including once this year - and on Sunday fired a 67 en route to finishing tied-11th at Valderrama. Catlin is also a four-time winner on the Asian Tour and has developed a habit of getting over the line in first place."

The European Tour has left mainland Spain and headed for the Balearic Island of Mallorca where this week's tournament takes place at Santa Ponsa.

Located around 10 miles from its capital Palma, and in the south-west of this Mediterranean island, this week's venue will be making its seventh appearance on the European Tour.

The Mallorca Open will be the third of four tournaments which make up the Iberia Swing, before the players head to Dubai for the season's finale.

Opened in 1977, Golf Santa Ponsa is a 45-hole resort which made its Tour debut 11 years later.

The Golf Santa Ponsa website says big hitters will enjoy the layout's wide fairways, while water comes into play on eight holes.

On the tee

The field for this week's event is likely to be the poorest all season on the European Tour.

Unless tournament organisers have a late entry up their sleeves, the highest-ranked pro will be Englishman Laurie Canter at No 97.

The only other top-100 golfer is Spaniard Santiago Tarrio who is a two-time winner in 2021 - albeit on the Challenge Tour.

As for 'top-seed' Canter, he is currently one of the best European golfers yet to win on Tour following three runner-up finishes.

The 31-year-old from Bath missed a good opportunity last week when he led the Andalucia Masters through 54 holes, only to finish fourth following a closing 76.

However, his psychological state may not be great heading into this week's event, so he's probably best to be avoided.

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As for those who have certainly proved their mettle as tournament winners is American John Catlin.

The world No 121 has won three times on the European Tour - including once this year - and on Sunday fired a 67 en route to finishing tied-11th at Valderrama.

Catlin is also a four-time winner on the Asian Tour and has developed a habit of getting over the line in first place.

Improving Kiwi

New Zealander Ryan Fox is another to consider following his tie-for-fourth at the weekend.

This represented the 34-year-old's best performance since early February, and came on the back of his tied-24th in Madrid the previous week.

Four-time European Tour runner-up Adri Arnaus may be ready to contend again, after narrowly missing out on a maiden victory at Club de Campo two weeks' ago.

Not surprisingly, after losing a play-off at the Spanish Open, he struggled last week at Valderrama but his game must still be in pretty good shape.

Finally, the big-hitting Wilco Nienaber will be hoping to pummel the wide fairways of Santa Ponsa.

The 21-year-old South African currently heads the Tour's Driving Distance category and he recently finished in a tie-for-sixth in the Spanish capital.

Santa Ponsa history

All six previous European Tour events at Santa Ponsa took place between 1988 and 1998.

Five-time major winner Seve Ballesteros was a two-time champion here, with his first victory arriving 33 years ago.

The last player to win a Tour event at Santa Ponsa is Miguel Angel Jimenez.

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Last 10 Weeks

Position

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Player W42 W41 W40 W39 W38 W37 W36 W35 W34 W33
Laurie Canter 4 MC 2 MC MC
Martin Kaymer 60 45 25 MC 18
Santiago Tarrio 52 24 MC 62 2 15
Thomas Pieters MC 39 9 9 18 MC
Sam Horsfield MC 64 35 15 MC 23
John Catlin 11 MC 54 MC 24 21 51
Sean Crocker MC MC Wd 9 18 4 2 MC
Adri Arnaus MC 2 24 MC 12 MC 60
Adrian Otaegui 58 17 27 49 34 MC
Ryan Fox 4 24 54 15 63 MC 29 13
Joachim B Hansen 15 24 MC 22 20 MC MC 29
Jazz Janewattananond MC 24 MC 9 MC Wd 67 33
Wilco Nienaber 49 6 36 22 MC MC MC MC
Marcel Siem MC 45 15 34 7 12 21
Andrew Johnston 15 24 MC 6 MC 60
James Morrison 4 MC MC MC MC 27 13
Jordan Smith 15 20 MC 55 MC 9
Renato Paratore 25 9 MC MC MC MC 7 50
Jacques Kruyswijk MC 34 MC 1 MC 7
Alexander Bjork 4 45 27 MC 13
Joost Luiten 37 MC MC 35 18 12
Matthew Jordan 24 MC MC 15 4 47
Jorge Campillo 41 45 17 MC MC MC 32 21
Matthias Schmid MC 9 2 9 MC 11
Connor Syme MC 34 MC MC MC
Nacho Elvira 41 MC MC 57 MC 13
Craig Howie 23 MC MC MC 36 5 MC MC
Romain Langasque 11 MC MC 22 MC MC MC
Hurly Long 28 MC 34 8 17 5 21 57
Victor Dubuisson MC 12 MC Wd 27 MC
Jonathan Caldwell 65 MC MC MC 57 53 55
Darius Van Driel 68 4 MC MC 47
Matthew Southgate 53 MC MC 35 34 MC 44
Maverick Antcliff MC MC 27 Wd 65 29 35
Ondrej Lieser 19 11 60
Jeff Winther 56 MC 14 71 MC 40 MC
Sebastian Soderberg 2 MC 39 MC MC 40 17
JC Ritchie 61 39 15 59 25 MC 39
Jack Senior MC 6 MC 32 35 MC MC MC
Richie Ramsay MC 45 17 57 MC MC 9
Pablo Larrazabal 20 20 MC 35 8 Dq
Dale Whitnell MC 65 MC 13
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 25 17 MC MC MC MC
Eddie Pepperell MC MC 17 Wd 46 MC 29
Marcus Kinhult 49 MC MC MC MC 47 64
Richard Mansell 6 12 39
Alejandro Canizares 25 MC MC 3 MC 40
Ashun Wu MC MC*
Benjamin Hebert MC MC 45 MC 57 32 MC
Matthieu Pavon 41 MC 12 MC MC MC MC
Pep Angles MC MC MC 47 MC
Rikard Karlberg MC 69 MC 53 MC
Scott Hend MC MC MC MC 52 MC MC
Ross McGowan MC 24 MC 78 MC 4 23 67
Alexander Knappe MC 8 10 MC MC 40 MC MC
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen 32 MC 50
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia 25 71 MC MC MC MC MC
Adrien Saddier 15 44 7 MC
Niklas Lemke 56 MC MC 33 44
David Drysdale 41 34 59 27 49 MC MC 51
Oliver Farr 75 62 18 MC MC
Josh Geary MC MC 44 MC MC 7 45 58 MC
Gaganjeet Bhullar MC MC MC
Gavin Green 20 MC MC MC MC 24 32 MC MC
Nino Bertasio 15 68 MC MC MC 62 29
Louis De Jager MC 44 50 29 MC MC MC
Rhys Enoch 12 39 69 53 MC 13
Ashley Chesters 25 65 MC MC MC 24 40 13
Aaron Cockerill 65 19 MC MC 17 MC
Sihwan Kim MC MC MC 23 29
Oscar Lengden
Garrick Porteous MC MC MC MC MC 60
Matthew Baldwin MC 19 27 MC 33 MC 7 MC
Soren Kjeldsen 41 53 MC MC MC 32 7
Dave Coupland 45 MC 46 23 MC
Bryce Easton 39 23 38 MC 55 MC
Robin Sciot-Siegrist 65 38 18 66
Matt Ford 43 75 61 MC MC 47
Joel Stalter MC MC MC Wd 67 MC MC 51
Zander Lombard MC 56 MC MC MC MC MC 60
Oliver Fisher MC MC 60 MC MC MC MC 12 MC
Lucas Bjerregaard MC 12 51 MC 35 MC 67 35
Lars Van Meijel 58 MC 58 7
Clement Sordet 32 MC 23 21
Damien Perrier 47 52 MC MC 7 MC
Bernd Ritthammer MC 50
Alvaro Quiros 46 39 27 MC MC 35
Tyler Koivisto 30 MC MC MC MC
Zheng-Kai Bai MC
Lorenzo Gagli 64 56 MC MC MC MC MC 40
Richard McEvoy MC MC MC MC MC 47 MC
Ben Evans MC 50 27 MC 9
Ricardo Santos MC MC 6 MC MC MC MC
Martin Simonsen MC MC 15 50 MC 35 MC 18
Cormac Sharvin MC MC 64 MC MC MC MC
Toby Tree MC MC MC 60
Kristoffer Reitan MC MC MC MC
Emilio Cuartero Blanco 14 47 MC 38 MC MC 60 MC
Jean-Baptiste Gonnet 39 58 60 50
Pedro Figueiredo 30 MC MC MC
Oliver Wilson MC MC MC 67 MC 21 35
Haydn Porteous MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Robin Roussel MC MC 27 63 63 67 39
Joel Sjoholm Wd MC MC
Max Schmitt 58 4 50
Benjamin Poke 47 MC 7 MC
Lee Slattery 38 13 45 40
Jens Fahrbring 14 MC 44 64 28 MC 31 MC
Jacobo Pastor Lopez MC 34
Liam Johnston MC MC 50
Samuel Del Val 59 MC MC MC MC 27 MC MC 5
Daniel Young MC MC 17 29
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 56 45 MC MC MC
Steven Tiley MC MC MC MC 39 MC
Romain Wattel MC 45 MC
Mario Galiano Aguilar Wd MC MC MC
David Howell MC MC MC 57 Wd MC MC MC
Thomas Aiken 56 24 MC Wd
Carlos Pigem 56 MC 62 MC MC
Gregory Havret MC MC
Gavin Moynihan 19 MC 18 MC 67
Paul Dunne MC MC Wd
Peter Hanson Wd MC 32 MC
Gregory Bourdy MC 27 51 MC MC MC
Eduardo De La Riva MC MC MC MC
Frank Kennedy
Toni Ferrer
Victor Miron

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