Maybank Championship 2019: Your course and current form guide for Saujana

Maybank Championship 2019: Saujana Country Club
Saujana Country Club: Undulating tree-lined fairways and fast tricky greens
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The European Tour travels to Asia for this week's event at Saujana Country Club. Check out our course and current form stats compiled by Andy Swales...

The European Tour switches continent from Africa to Asia, for this week's Maybank Championship in the Malaysian capital.

For a third straight year, and eighth time since the turn of the Millennium, the tournament is being staged at Saujana Country Club, around 12 miles west of Kuala Lumpur city centre.

Form Players

If you take a quick glance at the current form chart for those taking part this week, you could make a strong case for a number of those teeing-up on Thursday.

'Top seed' Joost Luiten, the world No 67, has played pretty solidly since last autumn and during the early weeks of 2019 has registered four top-12 finishes from five starts.

Some of these performances have come in tournaments where the strength of field is greater than for this week in Malaysia. The consistent Dutchman tied-11th at Saujana 12 months ago.

Ryan Fox, a winner on the European Tour in Perth during February, stood on the podium here last year.

And the Tour's nearly man, Jorge Campillo, is back for another crack at trying to secure a maiden victory.

The Spaniard has finished second six times during his career, with one of these at Saujana. He's also been runner-up in his last two starts in Oman and Qatar.

One of those who finished alongside Campillo at Doha recently was Mike Lorenzo-Vera, who was 17th and 7th at Saujana these past two years.

Defending Champ

Winner in Kuala Lumpur last year was young Indian Shubhankar Sharma, who had tied-9th in the tournament 12 months earlier.

The 22-year-old has not been in sparkling form of late but is still a real threat this week.

And the same goes for Jazz Janewattananond who beat a strong overseas contingent in Singapore during January and rarely plays poorly on his home continent. Thailand's second highest ranked pro is certainly not scared to win.

Others who may be worth a look are Jason Scrivener, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Fabrizio Zanotti and the experienced Prom Meesawat. Zanotti is a former winner over Saujana.

Tricky Layout

Opened in 1986, Saujana's Palm Course was given an overhaul during 2015 when the main focus of attention was to renovate all 18 greens.

Palm is acknowledged within Malaysia as being the country's toughest course, with tight tree-lined fairways and fast tricky greens.

Its undulating fairways were carved out of a former oil plantation, with a layout that provides dramatic changes in elevation.

The smallish greens are equally undulating and offer a multitude of slopes, while water hazards come into play on seven holes.

Between hosting the Malaysian Open 10 years ago, and the 2017 Maybank Championship, two new holes were added to the venue.

Once again, the tournament will be co-sanctioned by the European and Asian Tours.

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MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W11 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1
Joost Luiten 12 10 6 MC 3
Adrian Otaegui 38 60 2 MC* 24 MC MC
Ryan Fox 11 67 1 MC* 6 MC 27
Alexander Bjork 48 39 20 32
Jazz Janewattananond 4 13 27 1 5
Thomas Pieters MC 6 11 22 29 16
Lucas Herbert 48 MC MC MC* 7 54
Shaun Norris 71 30 61 24
Jorge Campillo 2 2 34 MC 42 56 54
Ross Fisher 55 MC 13 24 54
Julian Suri
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 2 27 13 MC 32
Yuta Ikeda 11 MC* 47 MC
Kurt Kitayama 20 1 MC MC* MC 71 67
Chris Wood MC MC
Andrea Pavan MC 31 34 MC MC
Aaron Rai MC 51 17 34 29 54
Mikko Korhonen 18 31 44 38 MC
Shubhankar Sharma MC 67 60 MC 29 MC
Yuki Inamori MC 64
Brandon Stone 69 31 MC MC MC
John Catlin 66 6 58 MC 44 67
Jordan Smith 62 12 54 29 11
Erik Van Rooyen MC 2 36 MC MC 32
Jason Scrivener 39 26 5 7 16
Joachim B Hansen MC 6 24 61 54
Sang Hyun Park Wd Wd
Jake McLeod 20 45 60
Chris Paisley 48 9 24 56 MC
Thomas Detry 11 40 42 48 65
Gaganjeet Bhullar 5 31 27 34 38 27
Adri Arnaus 2 14 45 MC 29 22
Dean Burmester MC MC 3 MC 48 49
David Lipsky MC MC 10 24 MC 16
Andy Sullivan 11 70 MC MC 32
Poom Saksansin 9 23 MC 10 24 12
Scott Vincent MC 63 4 MC* 24
Darren Fichardt 20 40 17 MC 32
Yusaku Miyazato 48 63 22 MC MC
Marcus Kinhult MC MC 18 MC MC
Fabrizio Zanotti 11 2 24 29 32
Wade Ormsby 20 2 MC 64 MC
Sean Crocker 12 MC 18 MC MC MC
Pablo Larrazabal 27 MC 64 20 6
Scott Jamieson 38 9 MC MC 11
Hyun Woo Ryu MC
Sihwan Kim MC 41 MC* 38
Padraig Harrington
Ashun Wu MC 67 MC 38 MC
Nicolas Colsaerts 27 40 47 8 61 48 42
Panupol Pittayarat 12 48 15 9
George Coetzee 17 2 MC 56 MC MC 38 MC
Masahiro Kawamura Wd 20 56 MC MC* 12
David Law MC MC MC 1 MC MC
Soren Kjeldsen MC MC MC 5
Benjamin Hebert MC 18 MC MC 27
Gavin Green 31 MC MC 11 MC 32
Miguel Tabuena MC 41 18
Maximilian Kieffer 14 2 57 MC 22
Matthew Southgate 42 63 51 69 42
Hideto Tanihara MC 23 MC 64 MC
Richard McEvoy MC 31 55 MC MC MC
Kim Koivu 54 62 MC MC MC* MC 38 MC
Ryo Ishikawa MC 47
Nacho Elvira 2 MC MC MC MC
Jack Singh Brar 12 MC MC MC 32
Angleo Que 24
Matthias Schwab 31 MC 24 64 22
Robert Rock 55 MC 34 MC MC
Scott Hend MC 31 34 MC* 6 48 27
Robert MacIntyre 17 31 45 20 MC* 44 63
Grant Forrest 69 MC 47 22 MC 42
Louis De Jager 2 42 23 MC MC* 1
Liam Johnston 8 38 MC MC MC 30 MC
Matthieu Pavon MC MC MC 24 MC
Adilson Da Silva 17 MC 8 MC
Lee Slattery 31 MC MC MC MC
Kalle Samooja 6 48 MC MC 16 MC
Johannes Veerman 17 MC MC 4 24 2
Dave Horsey 72 12 MC MC 11
Shiv Kapur 33 26 MC
Alvaro Quiros MC MC MC 3 65
Paul Peterson 13 MC 38
Sebastian Soderberg 25 20 21 MC MC MC MC
Bernd Wiesberger 55 MC MC MC 42
Renato Paratore 35 MC MC 18 MC 54
Tapio Pulkkanen 42 MC MC 20 MC
Ashley Chesters 62 9 MC 12 MC 67 MC
Min Woo Lee 20 MC 5 MC 4 MC
Justin Walters 27 31 2 15 44 MC 42
Victor Dubuisson Wd 12 18 38
Khalin H Joshi 35 MC MC
Daisuke Kataoka 23 MC 51
Prom Meesawat 1 55 5 35
Haydn Porteous 12 MC Wd 51 48 MC
Stuart Manley 45 62 Dq MC MC* 64 MC
Daniel Nisbet MC 1 Wd 33 59
Berry Henson 39 26 12
Jens Dantorp 20 MC 57 48 MC
Zach Murray 1 41 Dq 38
Ajeetesh Sandhu 23 MC MC
Danthai Boonma 12 MC MC 1 MC 47
Richie Ramsay 69 MC MC MC 56 69
Marcus Fraser 39 MC 17 MC
Oliver Fisher 31 MC MC MC MC
Stephen Gallacher MC MC MC 67 MC
Romain Wattel MC MC MC 16 MC
Yikeun Chang 47 12
Viraj Madappa MC MC MC
Chapchai Nirat 5 15 18 9
Ernie Els MC 20 56 28 MC 12
Steven Brown MC MC MC MC MC MC
Lorenzo Gagli MC MC MC 44
S Chikkarangappa 17 29 MC 24
Benjamin Campbell 33 5 MC MC
Phachara Khongwatmai 12 Wd MC 18 20
Prayad Marksaeng 9 22 47 14
Tirawat Kaewsiribandit MC 38 35
Suradit Yongcharoenchai 20 MC MC 18 24 57
Pavit Tangkamolprasert 6 29 3 54 20
Jacques Kruyswijk MC 38 MC 8 MC MC MC
Pedro Figueiredo 35 55 58 MC MC MC MC
Malcolm Kokocinski MC MC 38
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 9 2 67 24 MC 69 MC
Nino Bertasio MC 45 30 73 71
Jeung-Hun Wang MC 45 60 MC MC MC MC
Thongchai Jaidee 72 18 47 MC MC
Rahil Gangjee MC MC
Ricardo Gouveia 35 MC MC MC MC
Micah Lauren Shin MC 71
Jbe Kruger MC MC 5 21 MC MC
Natipong Srithong 12 MC Wd MC 30
Minchel Choi MC MC
Ben Leong MC
Wen-Tang Lin MC
Siddikur Rahman MC
Jarin Todd MC MC 9
Robert Karlsson 62 MC 44 38 MC
Raphael Jacquelin MC 45 MC 61 63
Travis Smyth 13 MC MC 24
Keith Horne 48 24 19 MC 24
Rattanon Wannasrichan 47 50 MC 18 MC 35
Edoardo Molinari MC MC 34 MC 49
Shih-Chang Chan MC MC 59
Shinichi Mizuno
Guido Migliozzi 1 MC 63 MC MC
Shahriffuddin Ariffin MC
Jason Norris 54 MC 22 MC
Miguel Angel Jimenez MC
Jake Higginbottom MC MC MC 18
Nicholas Fung 59 MC 24
Sam Brazel MC MC MC* MC 56 42
James Morrison 71 MC MC* MC MC 32
Wei-Chih Lu MC MC
Terry Pilkadaris MC 41 24 MC
Arjun Atwal 70 51
SSP Chawrasia MC MC 41 MC MC
Thomas Bjorn 12 42 MC MC 29 22
Johnson Poh 38
Robin Roussel
Richard T Lee 34
Wilson Choo MC
Daniel Masrin MC MC 20
David Howell MC MC MC MC
Amir Nazrin MC
R Nachimuthu
Danny Chia MC
Kristoffer Broberg 62 MC MC MC
Arie Irawan
Kemarol Baharin
Sukree Othman
Todd Sinnott MC MC
Ye Htet Aung MC 37 43
Leun-Kwang Kim MC
Jesse Yap MC MC
Kenneth De Silva
Player 2018 2017 2009 2007 2005 2004
Joost Luiten 11
Adrian Otaegui 39 52
Ryan Fox 3
Alexander Bjork MC
Jazz Janewattananond 39 MC
Thomas Pieters
Lucas Herbert
Shaun Norris MC MC
Jorge Campillo 2 55
Ross Fisher MC
Julian Suri
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 17 7 MC
Yuta Ikeda 39
Kurt Kitayama
Chris Wood
Andrea Pavan
Aaron Rai
Mikko Korhonen 20
Shubhankar Sharma 1 9
Yuki Inamori
Brandon Stone MC
John Catlin
Jordan Smith 69
Erik Van Rooyen
Jason Scrivener MC
Joachim B Hansen
Sang Hyun Park
Jake McLeod
Chris Paisley 27 41
Thomas Detry 23
Gaganjeet Bhullar 27 20 MC
Adri Arnaus
Dean Burmester MC
David Lipsky 17 2
Andy Sullivan 17
Poom Saksansin MC MC
Scott Vincent 39 MC
Darren Fichardt
Yusaku Miyazato 27
Marcus Kinhult
Fabrizio Zanotti 60 1
Wade Ormsby MC MC 26
Sean Crocker
Pablo Larrazabal 3 29
Scott Jamieson 17
Hyun Woo Ryu
Sihwan Kim 62
Padraig Harrington 8 37
Ashun Wu 34
Nicolas Colsaerts MC
Panupol Pittayarat 23 9
George Coetzee MC
Masahiro Kawamura 59
David Law
Soren Kjeldsen 39 42 MC
Benjamin Hebert 17 MC
Gavin Green 39 47
Miguel Tabuena MC MC
Maximilian Kieffer 11 41
Matthew Southgate 62 MC
Hideto Tanihara 5
Richard McEvoy 16
Kim Koivu
Ryo Ishikawa 5
Nacho Elvira MC MC
Jack Singh Brar
Angleo Que MC Wd 16 11 43
Matthias Schwab
Robert Rock MC 26 66 47 66
Scott Hend MC 29 71
Robert MacIntyre
Grant Forrest
Louis De Jager
Liam Johnston
Matthieu Pavon 11
Adilson Da Silva MC 59
Lee Slattery MC MC
Kalle Samooja
Johannes Veerman MC 12
Dave Horsey 34 MC 2
Shiv Kapur 23 12 21 MC
Alvaro Quiros MC
Paul Peterson 11 29
Sebastian Soderberg
Bernd Wiesberger MC 3
Renato Paratore MC 20
Tapio Pulkkanen
Ashley Chesters
Min Woo Lee
Justin Walters MC
Victor Dubuisson Ret
Khalin H Joshi 5
Daisuke Kataoka 23
Prom Meesawat 39 59 40 7 6
Haydn Porteous MC 26
Stuart Manley 28
Daniel Nisbet
Berry Henson 10
Jens Dantorp
Zach Murray
Ajeetesh Sandhu MC
Danthai Boonma 34 MC
Richie Ramsay 62 MC MC
Marcus Fraser MC MC 30 MC 25 16
Oliver Fisher MC Ret 63
Stephen Gallacher 39 27
Romain Wattel 11 47
Yikeun Chang MC
Viraj Madappa
Chapchai Nirat MC 52 60
Ernie Els
Steven Brown
Lorenzo Gagli
S Chikkarangappa MC MC
Benjamin Campbell
Phachara Khongwatmai 17 20
Prayad Marksaeng 27 MC 2 60 35 3
Tirawat Kaewsiribandit MC
Suradit Yongcharoenchai Ret
Pavit Tangkamolprasert MC MC
Jacques Kruyswijk
Pedro Figueiredo
Malcolm Kokocinski
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Nino Bertasio 5 41
Jeung-Hun Wang 62 MC
Thongchai Jaidee 39 12 30 MC 1 1
Rahil Gangjee MC MC MC MC
Ricardo Gouveia MC
Micah Lauren Shin MC
Jbe Kruger MC MC
Natipong Srithong MC MC
Minchel Choi
Ben Leong MC* 12 MC MC MC
Wen-Tang Lin MC MC Wd 12
Siddikur Rahman MC 41
Jarin Todd MC
Robert Karlsson MC* MC MC 16
Raphael Jacquelin MC 16 71
Travis Smyth
Keith Horne 72 67 MC 16
Rattanon Wannasrichan 70 Wd
Edoardo Molinari MC MC
Shih-Chang Chan 34 MC
Shinichi Mizuno
Guido Migliozzi
Shahriffuddin Ariffin MC
Jason Norris 70
Miguel Angel Jimenez 6 6
Jake Higginbottom MC
Nicholas Fung MC* 52 MC
Sam Brazel MC 12
James Morrison 12
Wei-Chih Lu MC 55 44 MC
Terry Pilkadaris MC MC MC 34 19
Arjun Atwal 34 MC
SSP Chawrasia 55 MC 69 16
Thomas Bjorn 39 47 25
Johnson Poh
Robin Roussel
Richard T Lee MC MC
Wilson Choo
Daniel Masrin
David Howell MC 31
Amir Nazrin 50
R Nachimuthu MC Wd MC MC MC
Danny Chia MC 55 11 MC 28 MC
Kristoffer Broberg
Arie Irawan MC 69
Kemarol Baharin MC MC
Sukree Othman MC MC MC
Todd Sinnott MC 64
Ye Htet Aung MC
Leun-Kwang Kim
Jesse Yap
Kenneth De Silva
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