Portuguese Open 2020: Your form stats ahead of this week's event at Royal Obidos

Portuguese Open 2020 at Royal Obidos
Royal Obidos makes its European Tour debut this week
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Check out our current form stats for the Portuguese Open which tees off on Thursday morning, north of Lisbon. Words and data by Andy Swales...

"Few names standout, so if you are able to sort the wheat from the chaff, there is certainly some good money to be earned this weekend."

The European Tour remains in Portugal, as it heads 200 miles north-west to contest this week's national open at Royal Obidos Spa and Resort.

This spectacular course was designed by five-time major winner Seve Ballesteros who sadly passed away a year before the venue was opened in 2012.

The Portuguese Open, which has a prize fund of €500k, is a dual category event, and also forms part of the Challenge Tour schedule for this season.

This will be the first time that Royal Obidos has staged a professional golf event of this stature.

Located around 50 miles north of the country's capital Lisbon, the course is laid out on typically rugged coastal terrain.

At its nearest point, Royal Obidos is less than half-a-mile from the Atlantic Ocean with water coming into play on four holes.

Poor attendance

However, despite this superb location to play golf, this week's field will be one of the weakest all year on the European Tour.

Those who are involved include last week's champion in the Algarve, George Coetzee, who is on an impressive run at present.

The South African arrived in Portugal last week on the back of a victory on home soil and is therefore chasing a hat-trick of sorts at Royal Obidos.

Even prior to lockdown he'd posted four straight top-10s - two of these on the European Tour - and after being ranked 192 in the world at the start of February, he has now made his way up to No 85.

Zimbabwe's Scott Vincent should also be among the front runners this week, following his tie-for-eighth in Vilamoura.

Check out the latest betting ahead of this week's Portuguese Open

Searching for a winner

Few names standout, so if you are able to sort the wheat from the chaff, there is certainly some good money to be earned this weekend.

Jamie Donaldson, who tied-10th at the tricky Valderrama two weeks ago, is probably the best known golfer taking part, while Scot Craig Howie might feel at home at this rugged venue.

The 26-year-old is still very much a rookie at this level but has posted a brace of top-six finishes on the European Tour since lockdown ended.

One interesting entry this week is Tyler Koivisto, a 27-year-old former teacher from Minnesota.

Playing in his first World Ranking event earlier this month, Koivisto celebrated his debut on the Challenge Tour by winning the Northern Ireland Open. What chance another strong performance in Portugal?

Two other names to consider are American Julian Suri - a former world No 60 - and Germany's Allen John.

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Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Last 10 Weeks

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W37 W36 W35 W34 W33 W32 W31 W30 W29 W28
George Coetzee 1 1 2 MC
Wade Ormsby MC 31 25
Garrick Higgo 7 47 6
Scott Vincent 8 MC 31 68 22 9 MC 60 18 25
Robin Sciot-Siegrist MC 17 MC MC 3 MC
Richard Mansell 23 2 MC
Ashun Wu MC 31
Maverick Antcliff MC MC MC 31 MC 67 MC
Oscar Lengden MC MC 53 47 19 13 8
Ricardo Santos 50 68 44 57 MC
Julian Suri 50 39 MC 66 MC MC MC
Jamie Donaldson 44 10 31 14 15 MC
Anton Karlsson MC MC 73 MC MC 55
Rhys Enoch 44 MC 55 MC 31 68 57 MC MC MC
Jose-Filipe Lima MC
Niklas Norgaard Moller MC 32 34
Philip Eriksson MC MC 13 8
Julien Brun 6
Marcel Schneider 44 31 MC MC 53 57 63 2
Andres Romero 50 MC
Jbe Kruger MC 77 MC MC MC
Craig Howie 31 5 21 MC 4
Todd Clements MC MC 44
Nicolai Hojgaard MC MC MC 26 MC MC MC 44
Tyler Koivisto 1
Christofer Blomstrand 3 MC
Daan Huizing MC MC 21 MC MC 29 MC 25
Bernd Ritthammer 21 66 71 32 18
Lorenzo Scalise MC MC 27 MC MC MC MC 72
Damien Perrier MC 31 58 53 57 MC 9 MC
Ross McGowan 52 55 MC 70 MC MC Wd MC
Christopher Sahlstrom MC
Emilio Cuartero Blanco 69 MC MC MC 70 MC MC MC
Benjamin Poke MC MC MC MC MC 41 47
Allen John MC 43 8
Edoardo Raffaele Lipparelli MC
Gudmundur Kristjansson 5 57 MC
Bjorn Hellgren 5
Andrew Wilson 3 50 MC
Aaron Cockerill 19 53 14 26 MC 53
Santiago Tarrio 7 65 55
Paul Dunne MC 73 MC MC 38
Mathieu Fenasse MC MC 21 MC MC MC
Alexander Knappe 19 3 62
Frederic LaCroix MC MC MC
Enrico Di Nitto 9 43 67
Romain Wattel 48 MC 44
Federico MacCario MC 18 MC
Steven Tiley 39 63 MC MC 65 MC MC
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen MC MC MC MC 28 15
Robin Petersson 52 28 MC
Liam Johnston 14 63 15 MC MC MC
Hurly Long MC MC 43 34
Christopher Mivis 9 MC 8
Matthew Baldwin MC MC 59 MC MC MC MC 31
Ugo Coussaud MC MC MC
Martin Simonsen 24 31 MC 47 26 MC 39
Kristian Krogh Johannessen 2
Haraldur Magnus 33 50 MC
Gavin Moynihan MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 55
Elias Bertheussen
Jens Fahrbring MC 3 MC 10 MC 44
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 14 52 MC 71 38
Stephen Ferreira MC
Mikael Lundberg 55 18 MC
Henric Sturehed 33 MC 55
Jonathan Thomson MC Wd 64 25
Daniel Young 13 MC 59 MC
Roope Kakko MC 31
Robbie Van West 43 MC 72
Martin Wiegele MC MC MC
Harry Ellis 43
Oliver Lindell 18 25
Jonas Kolbing Wd 50 MC
Alfie Plant 21 MC MC
Benjamin Rusch 11 MC MC
Jordan Wrisdale MC MC 50 25
Matt Ford 37 28 18
NicolaiKristensen MC MC MC
Pep Angles 48 MC MC
Scott Fernandez 13 11 MC
Ajeetesh Sandhu
Miguel Tabuena
Adilson Da Silva MC 2 6
Felix Mory MC 39 18
Shiv Kapur MC
Janne Kaske MC MC MC
Dominic Foos 24 MC
Jens Dantorp 21 43 MC
Marco Penge MC MC
Marcel Siem MC 27 43 23
Bradley Moore 53 MC MC
Daniel Gavins MC MC 18 MC
Pelle Edberg MC 44
Scott Gregory 13 13 MC
Ricardo Gouveia 36 MC 36 MC
Bradley Neil 30
Carlos Pigem 67 41 MC 74 MC 63 MC 23
Per Langfors 23 MC 62
Espen Kofstad
David Borda 23 MC 61
Raphael De Sousa MC MC 62
Ivan Cantero Gutierrez MC 57 MC
Hinrich Arkenau MC 61 MC
Ryan Evans 13 MC MC
Max Orrin 42
Stuart Manley 23 36 MC
Gregory Bourdy MC MC MC 44
David Boote MC 39 44
Joel Girrbach MC 50 67
Gary Stal MC MC
Martin Ovesen 13 MC MC
Filippo Bergamaschi 36 MC
Aron Zemmer MC MC 39
Pedro Figueiredo MC MC MC MC 47 MC
Chase Hanna MC 39
Niall Kearney 23 MC MC
Ashton Turner
Vitor Lopes MC
Jesper Sandborg MC MC MC
Nathan Kimsey 30
Matteo Manassero MC
Alexandre Daydou
Pedro Oriol 41 32 39
Tomas Gouveia
Jamie Abbott
Tomas Guimaraes Bessa 64
Tiago Cruz
Miguel Gaspar MC
Gary King MC MC
Euan Walker MC
Alexandre Abreu
George Bloor 37
Pedro Lencart MC
Joao Magalhaes
Francisco Oliveira

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