Omega European Masters 2018: Course and current form stats for the Swiss Alps event

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Andy Swales provides the stats for this week's event at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland ....

"Lucas Bjerregaard may be worth a look, thanks to back-to-back T-10s, as well as a tie-for-ninth in Switzerland 12 months ago."

It's off to the Alps for this week's Omega European Masters at Crans Montana in Switzerland.

First staged as the Swiss Open over 90 years ago, the Masters is one of the longest-running tournaments on the European Tour calendar.

The lush, undulating fairways of Crans-sur-Sierre offer some of the most scenic views anywhere in world golf.

This stunning mountain venue sits more than 4,000 feet above sea level, and around 120km east of Lausanne.

Opened in 1908, and re-designed 91 years later, Crans-sur-Sierre is one of the shorter venues on Tour and since 1992 the winning 72-hole total has only once been higher than 270.

However, there are still plenty of challenges facing the 156 golfers teeing-up on Thursday.

With its reasonably small putting surfaces, and steep surrounding slopes, much of the emphasis at Crans is on accurate short and mid-iron play.

The tree-lined fairways have many severe slopes - both uphill and downhill - while over the past decade the number of water hazards has increased to six.

These all exist on the back nine, with three being added during the winter of 2012-13.

Horses For Courses

By Thursday's opening round, defending champ Matt Fitzpatrick will know whether he has sneaked into Europe's Ryder Cup team, via a wild card from skipper Thomas Bjorn.

The chances are he will probably miss out but the young Englishman will be determined to continue his good form at this Alpine layout where he was also a runner-up in 2015.

Another Sheffield star to have enjoyed both a victory and runner-up finish at Crans is former Masters champion Danny Willett.

Lee Westwood, who lost a play-off in Denmark on Sunday, was the champion here 19 years ago, while Scott Hend, Mikko Illonen and Lee Slattery have also shown a liking for the course.

Although Slattery missed the cut last week, his two previous outings yielded top-10s.

Good Current Form

Dane Lucas Bjerregaard may be worth a look, thanks to back-to-back T-10s, as well as a tie-for-ninth in Switzerland 12 months ago.

With the pressure of trying to secure Ryder Cup points no longer hanging over Thomas Pieters, the Belgian might be ready to break free.

Pieters has played pretty well for the past few months and two years ago made his breakthrough on Tour thanks to some excellent form during late summer, when he won twice.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

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Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W35 W34 W33 W32 W31 W30 W29 W28 W27 W26 W25 W24
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC 31 75 42 MC 48 15
Matthew Fitzpatrick 7 36 MC 48 MC 14 MC 27 12
Hao Tong Li Wd 39 39 23 MC 21 16
Ross Fisher 65 17 39 MC MC 48
Thomas Pieters 34 9 6 28 6 40 31 18
Charl Schwartzel MC 42 31 9 MC MC
Matt Wallace 1 36 19 MC MC MC MC 1 MC
Alexander Bjork MC MC 48 MC 19 14 8 33
Ryan Fox 27 39 6 2 44 41
Jorge Campillo MC MC 32 3 8 33
Alexander Levy MC 13 MC 55 MC 65 MC
Yusaku Miyazato MC MC MC 47 Wd 14 MC MC
Adrian Otaegui 10 65 68 MC 28 12 56
Paul Dunne MC 66 67 MC 40 21
Chris Wood MC 28 MC 14 2 33
Shubhankar Sharma MC 69 51 MC MC 27 MC
Mikko Korhonen MC MC MC MC 2
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 65 19 MC MC 16 MC
Andy Sullivan MC MC MC 6 21 9
Lucas Bjerregaard 6 9 Wd 39 MC MC 61 5
Dean Burmester MC MC 9 28 56 56
Lee Westwood 2 61 61 32 19 Wd
Martin Kaymer MC 61 42 MC MC MC 2 MC
Erik Van Rooyen 5 MC 17 MC 4 MC
George Coetzee MC MC 24 44
Jazz Janewattananond 20 MC 6 25 MC MC 2 1 32
Andrea Pavan 1 6 14 MC 56 56
Richard McEvoy 37 34 1 1 33 29 26
Darren Fichardt 2 42 40 MC
Marcus Kinhult 49 45 61 MC 5 59
Hideto Tanihara 37 MC 5 MC 58 MC 56
Joakim Lagergren 45 34 23 12 MC
Matthew Southgate 20 10 67 23 59 5 MC
Wade Ormsby 39 MC 49 12 16
Paul Waring MC 1 MC 72 MC MC
Andrew Johnston MC 10 Wd 62
Fabrizio Zanotti 37 MC MC MC 37
Scott Jamieson 4 42 13 MC MC 40 MC 12
Nicolas Colsaerts 27 MC MC MC MC 42 19 MC
Gavin Green MC 3 64 61 19 MC MC 73
Benjamin Hebert 44 24 49 28 MC
Aaron Rai 24 24 MC 9 37 MC 5
Pablo Larrazabal MC 49 MC
Lee Slattery MC 4 10 MC MC MC 45
Scott Hend MC 70 MC 19 14 MC 44 7
Dave Horsey 56 39 MC 40 27 40
Julien Guerrier MC 9 MC 54 55 64 MC MC
Renato Paratore 36 MC 2 MC 40 MC MC
Kim Koivu 1 68 1 29 64 MC MC MC MC
Matthieu Pavon MC 29 54 42 10 MC 25
Nacho Elvira 18 24 54 MC 49 53 9
Richie Ramsay 12 MC 39 MC 40 MC MC
Jeung-Hun Wang MC MC MC 13 MC 49 MC MC
Soren Kjeldsen 12 MC 45 22 42 59 49 7
Thomas Detry 7 13 13 64 MC 16 18
Jens Dantorp MC MC MC 3 76 44 MC
Sam Horsfield 10 48 23 24 MC 59
Jason Scrivener 69 18 61 MC MC MC MC
Robert Rock 17 6 49 28 MC
Haydn Porteous 37 36 6 MC MC 49 MC 51
Richard Sterne 17 39 14 37 31 51
Matthias Schwab MC 9 MC 7 MC MC 37 40
Callum Shinkwin 20 65 48 MC MC Wd MC
David Lipsky MC 50 13 MC MC MC 18
Adam Bland MC 18 13 66 49 MC MC
Lorenzo Gagli 8 MC 55 MC MC 63
Jacques Kruyswijk MC 7 42 MC MC 61 MC
Phachara Khongwatmai 12 9 MC 25 14 MC MC 49 MC
Stephen Gallacher 27 24 MC MC 9 MC 59 MC
Oliver Fisher 71 MC 39 32 28 MC MC
Maximilian Kieffer 29 3 29 MC MC MC 12
Danny Willett MC 18 MC 24 19 6 MC MC
Thomas Aiken 71 MC 2 29 MC 40 MC MC
Andres Romero 59 35 MC 69 21 7 74 MC 45
Romain Wattel 27 MC 5 MC 28 MC
David Drysdale 34 MC MC 9 MC 28 MC 40
Tapio Pulkkanen MC 44 34 48 MC MC MC
Mikko Ilonen MC MC 19 35
Marc Warren MC MC 17 22 MC 49 Dq MC
Connor Syme MC 50 21 22 32 MC MC 45
Clement Sordet MC MC 17 64 58 MC MC MC
Jonas Blixt MC 36 42 MC MC MC MC 53 MC
Nino Bertasio 29 17 MC MC MC 16 MC
Andrew Dodt MC MC 6 54 MC 72 MC
Austin Connelly MC 50 MC MC MC MC 37 40
Jin Ho Choi 49 68 42 29 49 64 MC MC
Justin Walters 27 29 45 67 45 23 MC MC 9
Zander Lombard MC 1 MC 67 MC 6 MC MC
Marcel Schneider 2 36 17 MC Wd Wd 59 5 MC
Oliver Farr 45 MC MC 64 49 MC MC MC
Ryan Evans 12 50 29 MC MC MC MC MC
Steven Brown 2 MC MC 54 32 MC 37 MC
Jeff Winther MC 9 68 22 MC MC 31 MC
Pedro Oriol 27 MC 34 MC 64 MC 27 MC
Christofer Blomstrand MC MC 45 2 55 MC MC 26
Ashun Wu 49 MC MC 11 MC Dq MC
Thongchai Jaidee 36 32 49 MC MC
Adrien Saddier 56 MC MC 54 MC 19 MC 74
Ashley Chesters 9 59 29 MC MC 14 21 63
SSP Chawrasia MC MC 6 MC MC MC MC
Robert Karlsson MC 17 MC 49 MC MC MC
Marcel Siem MC MC MC 54 14 MC MC MC
James Morrison 34 36 61 68 32 49 49 MC
Brett Rumford 65 MC 61 MC MC 61
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Jamie Donaldson 65 44 MC MC 53 Wd
Sam Brazel MC MC MC MC 35 MC
Sebastian Heisele MC 29 61 48 42 31 40 MC
Marcus Fraser 56 33 Wd MC MC
Edoardo Molinari MC 68 MC MC MC MC 16
Alejandro Canizares MC MC 45 MC MC MC
Chase Koepka MC 61 MC MC MC MC MC 63
Henric Sturehed MC MC MC MC 54 Wd 12 51
Raphael Jacquelin 50 MC MC MC 10 37 66
Chris Hanson 45 65 45 MC MC Wd MC MC
Bradley Dredge 49 34 29 MC 69 44 26
Scott Fernandez 20 MC MC 63 58 MC MC MC
Matteo Manassero MC MC MC MC 64 MC MC
Ricardo Gouveia 37 MC 45 MC 32 64 31 MC
Richard Bland 56 44 61 MC MC MC 60 MC
Charlie Ford 56 50 MC MC 75 MC 66
Lasse Jensen MC MC 29 MC MC MC 45
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 60 46 36 MC 32 37 MC 33
Gregory Havret MC 74 MC MC MC 49 MC
Gregory Bourdy MC MC MC MC MC 64 MC 33
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 20 29 45 MC 42 19 MC 33
Jason Norris MC MC 55 MC MC MC MC
Ben Evans 41 MC MC MC MC MC 21 29 14 12
Felipe Aguilar MC MC MC 29 69 37 51 MC
Bradley Neil Wd 69 21 MC MC MC 33
Sebastien Gros MC 70 13 48 MC MC MC 26
Ross McGowan 61 37 48 MC Wd 7 40 MC
Jaco Van Zyl MC MC MC
Daniel Brooks MC MC MC MC MC 59 MC Wd
Laurie Canter MC MC 56 MC MC MC MC MC
Mark Foster MC MC MC 12
Rak Hyun Cho MC 24 56 29 30 MC MC MC
Matthew Nixon 37 24 34 9 24 MC 18
Carlos Pigem MC 61 MC MC MC MC MC
Matthew Baldwin 12 36 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Pontus Widegren 73 9 MC MC 48 MC
Daniel Im MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Soomin Lee MC 29 MC 43 MC MC MC MC MC
Benjamin Rusch
Pep Angles 27 50 MC MC MC
Doug Ghim MC 20 23 Wd 71 MC MC
David Howell MC 36 24 MC MC MC 26
Jonathan Thomson 2 63 29 43 74 MC
Josh Geary 49 MC MC MC 61 MC
Ricardo Gonzalez MC MC MC Dq
Luca Galliano MC
Mathias Gronberg MC
Mathias Eggenberger
Pelle Edberg
John Daly MC 59 MC MC
Robert Foley
Raphael De Sousa 48 MC 50 MC
Gerold Folk
Marc Dobias 31 MC
Player 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 16 MC 44 MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick 1 7 2 MC
Hao Tong Li 18 54
Ross Fisher MC 58 MC MC 5 64
Thomas Pieters 60 MC
Charl Schwartzel 5 6 32
Matt Wallace 70
Alexander Bjork 16
Ryan Fox 9
Jorge Campillo MC MC MC MC 41
Alexander Levy MC 18 MC MC MC
Yusaku Miyazato
Adrian Otaegui MC 58 53 40
Paul Dunne 70 MC
Chris Wood MC 49 MC Ret MC 15 32 MC
Shubhankar Sharma
Mikko Korhonen MC 24 34
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 30 12 Ret 19 14
Andy Sullivan MC MC
Lucas Bjerregaard 9 49 MC
Dean Burmester 30
Lee Westwood 54 4 37 6 23
Martin Kaymer 2
Erik Van Rooyen
George Coetzee MC 18 MC MC 25 MC
Jazz Janewattananond MC MC 37
Andrea Pavan MC
Richard McEvoy 15 64 MC MC
Darren Fichardt 6 41 MC MC Dq 19 MC
Marcus Kinhult 10
Hideto Tanihara
Joakim Lagergren 49 MC
Matthew Southgate MC
Wade Ormsby MC MC 47 MC
Paul Waring MC MC Ret 54 32
Andrew Johnston 3 MC
Fabrizio Zanotti 3 24 MC MC MC 41 45 MC MC 47
Scott Jamieson MC MC 31 36 MC MC
Nicolas Colsaerts 24 MC 13 23
Gavin Green
Benjamin Hebert 49 36 MC 61
Aaron Rai
Pablo Larrazabal 65 7 MC MC MC 48 MC MC MC
Lee Slattery 6 MC MC 9 MC 14 MC MC
Scott Hend 2 2 MC 26 55 MC MC MC
Dave Horsey 30 66 MC MC MC MC 60
Julien Guerrier
Renato Paratore MC 7 24 MC
Kim Koivu
Matthieu Pavon MC
Nacho Elvira 20 MC 59
Richie Ramsay 30 58 10 8 MC 1 34 MC MC
Jeung-Hun Wang MC
Soren Kjeldsen MC 54 MC 32 MC
Thomas Detry MC
Jens Dantorp
Sam Horsfield
Jason Scrivener 74 MC
Robert Rock MC 29 73 MC MC 23
Haydn Porteous 37 MC
Richard Sterne 9 49 13 41 14
Matthias Schwab 50
Callum Shinkwin MC 41
David Lipsky 30 58 16 1 MC 59
Adam Bland
Lorenzo Gagli MC 34 MC
Jacques Kruyswijk
Phachara Khongwatmai MC
Stephen Gallacher 20 41 9 34 18
Oliver Fisher MC 12 MC 49 19 MC MC
Maximilian Kieffer 54 MC 44 MC 13
Danny Willett MC 12 1 5 26 2 25 42 23
Thomas Aiken MC MC MC MC 15 32 32
Andres Romero 9 42
Romain Wattel 65 41 MC 9 MC 2
David Drysdale 52 12 48 61 MC 34 MC 32 56 MC
Tapio Pulkkanen
Mikko Ilonen 5 12 40 MC MC 9 32
Marc Warren MC MC 13 MC 55 MC 9 MC MC
Connor Syme
Clement Sordet
Jonas Blixt MC
Nino Bertasio 44 29 38
Andrew Dodt MC MC 53 15 MC MC 54
Austin Connelly
Jin Ho Choi
Justin Walters 65 80 MC
Zander Lombard
Marcel Schneider
Oliver Farr MC
Ryan Evans
Steven Brown
Jeff Winther Ret
Pedro Oriol MC
Christofer Blomstrand
Ashun Wu 9
Thongchai Jaidee 9 29 50 9 35 51 5 21
Adrien Saddier 25 55
Ashley Chesters
SSP Chawrasia MC MC 24 MC MC 41 MC MC MC
Robert Karlsson MC MC
Marcel Siem 74 MC 48 Ret 14 12 MC 46 MC
James Morrison 37 18 25 MC MC MC MC
Brett Rumford 54 77 13 15 19 65 13 32 23
Miguel Angel Jimenez 70 24 MC 5 11 9 1 4 3
Jamie Donaldson MC 24 7 MC 9 3 23 MC
Sam Brazel 54 MC
Sebastian Heisele
Marcus Fraser 20 36 60 20 2 MC 15 MC 66
Edoardo Molinari MC 65 53 13 12 2 14 MC
Alejandro Canizares 24 16 4 MC 9 54 MC 11
Chase Koepka
Henric Sturehed
Raphael Jacquelin 65 12 7 40 71 58 MC MC 64
Chris Hanson 37
Bradley Dredge MC MC 50 61 MC MC MC 2 55
Scott Fernandez
Matteo Manassero MC MC MC 47 34 34 18 3 23
Ricardo Gouveia 20 MC
Richard Bland 52 5 53 40 MC MC 60 63
Charlie Ford
Lasse Jensen 30 31
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 49 76 18 Ret 21
Gregory Havret 54 49 31 21 7 34 MC MC 67 MC
Gregory Bourdy MC 36 MC MC 44 34 MC 19
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Jason Norris MC
Ben Evans MC
Felipe Aguilar 54 MC MC 29 MC 6 25 44 14 47
Bradley Neil
Sebastien Gros MC MC
Ross McGowan MC 44 3 7
Jaco Van Zyl MC 22 14 3
Daniel Brooks 44 35 MC MC
Laurie Canter
Mark Foster 63 47 MC 64 MC 28 23 17
Rak Hyun Cho
Matthew Nixon 53 29 MC
Carlos Pigem 37 73 MC
Matthew Baldwin MC 54 MC MC
Pontus Widegren MC
Daniel Im 16
Soomin Lee Ret 49
Benjamin Rusch MC MC 76 MC
Pep Angles
Doug Ghim
David Howell 29 16 47 26 27 Dq MC 7
Jonathan Thomson
Josh Geary
Ricardo Gonzalez 49 MC MC 21 MC MC 48 MC 56 19
Luca Galliano 74 MC
Mathias Gronberg MC MC MC MC MC 14
Mathias Eggenberger 41 MC
Pelle Edberg MC 4 MC MC
John Daly
Robert Foley
Raphael De Sousa MC MC MC MC MC MC
Gerold Folk
Marc Dobias MC MC MC
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