Ras Al Khaimah Championship: Course and current form stats

Al Hamra: Laid out close to Ras Al Khaimah's coastline in the Persian Gulf
Plenty of birdies on offer during last year's double-header at At Hamra

The seven-year-old Al Hamra layout stages its third DP World Tour event this week. Words and stats are supplied by Andy Swales...

  • Arnaus a winner here five years ago

  • Expect plenty of birdies this week

  • Experienced Larrazabal to shine in desert


  • The DP World Tour's 'Desert Swing' comes to a close this weekend with the Ras Al Khaimah Championship at Al Hamra.

    While the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai have been regular locations for DP World Tour events for many years, Ras Al Khaimah only joined the party 12 months ago.

    The emirate of Ras al Khaimah is approximately 10 times smaller than Dubai, and about one-sixth the size of Abu Dhabi.

    In 2022, Al Hamra hosted back-to-back tournaments in February, having earlier staged a trio of Challenge Tour events between 2016 and 2018.

    Among these second tier tournaments which Al Hamra conducted was the Challenge Tour Grand Final of 2018.

    Course Characteristics

    Al Hamra has reasonably generous fairways, uncomplicated putting surfaces, and large threatening water hazards on eight holes.

    The course is laid out close to Ras Al Khaimah's coastline in the Persian Gulf.

    In building Al Hamra, course architect Peter Harradine used five million cubic metres of sand to shape and design the layout.

    Thanks to its wide fairways and straightforward greens, there should be plenty of birdie opportunities up for grabs this coming week.

    And last year's two tournaments yielded winning scores of 24 and 22 under par.

    Latest betting for this week's Ras Al Khaimah Championship

    Stroke Averages


    Lowest 10 At Al Hamra (2022)
    Average .... (Rounds)
    68.00: Ryan Fox (6)
    68.17: Nicolai Hojgaard (6)
    68.38: Oliver Bekker (8)
    68.38: Ross Fisher (8)
    68.38: Tapio Pulkkanen (8)
    68.50: David Law (8)
    68.50: Hurly Long (8)
    68.50: Matthieu Pavon (8)
    68.63: Julien Guerrier (8)
    68.75: Adrian Otaegui (8)
    68.75: Daniel Van Tonder (8)
    Min. No. of Rounds = 6
    Only those entered this week are included in table
    Averages for two DP World Tour events held in 2022

    Five To Watch

    Adri Arnaus: Tied-13th in Dubai last week, the Spaniard won the Challenge Tour Grand Final at Al Hamra five years' ago.

    Ryan Fox: Winner of the second Al Hamra tournament to be staged last year. He was named the European Tour's Player of the Year (Seve Ballesteros Award) for 2022, which is voted for by Tour members.

    Pablo Larrazabal: The experienced, underrated, Spaniard is a seven-time winner on the DP World Tour. Stood on the Al Hamra podium 12 months ago.

    Adrian Meronk: Has competed at Al Hamra three times, including twice on the Challenge Tour. Tied-10th two weeks' ago in Abu Dhabi.

    Callum Shinkwin: Tied-fourth at the Emirates on Monday. A two-time champion at this level.

    Latest betting for this year's Masters Tournament

    MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

    Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

    Note: This week's 'Course Form' table combines events from the DP World Tour (2022 (a & b)) and Challenge Tour (2016-18).

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Last 10 Weeks / Al Hamra record

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W4 W3 W2 W1 W53 W52 W51 W50 W49 W48
Ryan Fox 20 65 MC* MC
Adrian Meronk MC 10 1 34
Victor Perez 28 1
Thriston Lawrence MC Wd 36 1 33
KazukiHiga 72 20 37
Adrian Otaegui 28 28 2 23
Pablo Larrazabal 28 20
Callum Shinkwin 4 MC
Adri Arnaus 13 MC
Rasmus Hojgaard 20 MC* MC
Oliver Bekker 51 MC 7 4 67 13
Rikuya Hoshino 7 8
Guido Migliozzi MC 20
Shaun Norris 65 52 MC 18
Nicolai Hojgaard 38 10 10 57
Yannik Paul 70 MC
Ewen Ferguson 28 64
Thorbjorn Olesen 16 20
Richie Ramsay 38
Marcel Schneider 75 MC
Hurly Long MC MC
Julien Brun 5 MC 3
Marcus Helligkilde 51 34
Alexander Bjork 16 28
Richard Mansell 51 50
Matthieu Pavon MC 28 32 MC
Connor Syme 38 28
Ryo Hisatsune MC 26 31 2
Rafael Cabrera-Bello MC 10
Ashun Wu 20 20 Wd 9
Eddie Pepperell MC MC 17
George Coetzee MC 38 13 MC MC
Aguri Iwasaki 12 2
JC Ritchie MC MC 32 17 50 MC
Johannes Veerman 8 MC
Maximilian Kieffer 38 38
Padraig Harrington MC 4
Jens Dantorp 28 MC 24 MC 50 64
Tapio Pulkkanen 82 MC 59
Edoardo Molinari MC 17 MC 9
Ockie Strydom MC 63 Wd 1 15 MC
Fabrizio Zanotti 38 MC
Grant Forrest 51 10 MC 50 MC
Nathan Kimsey 78 34 27 11 43 13
Santiago Tarrio MC 50 49 41 43 MC
Kristian Krogh Johannessen 22 43 39
Louis De Jager 51 MC 20 MC MC 5
Daniel Van Tonder 36 64 3
Jorge Campillo 28 MC 52 35
Romain Langasque 16 40 9
Oliver Hundeboll Jorgensen MC 38 Wd MC
Daniel Hillier MC* 46 MC* 70
David Law 59 MC
Deon Germishuys MC 76 23 66
Dale Whitnell 78 10 26 MC 6
Chase Hanna 38 56 36 5 44
Ricardo Gouveia 7 18
Todd Clements 39 MC 43 33
Sami Valimaki MC 10 11 58 56 2
John Catlin 59 60
Scott Jamieson 70 46 11 15
Clement Sordet MC 2 MC
Tom McKibbin MC MC 40 13 15 18
Daniel Gavins 38 MC MC 30
Andy Sullivan 75 17
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia 2 MC* 28
Wil Besseling MC MC 75
Angel Hidalgo Portillo 8 MC MC MC MC MC
Matthew Jordan 20 34 MC
Lukas Nemecz 70 MC 36 75
Jeremy Freiburghaus MC MC 32 MC MC 39
Frederic LaCroix
Zander Lombard MC MC MC 30 54
Oliver Wilson MC MC
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen 75 MC
James Morrison MC 46 MC MC MC
Ross Fisher MC MC 17 23
Alejandro Del Rey MC MC 23 30
Frederik Schott MC MC MC 43 MC
Julien Guerrier 65 MC 14 48
Justin Walters 38 71 MC
Nacho Elvira MC 67
Matthew Southgate 65 MC 14 26 MC 24
Niklas Norgaard Moller 51 MC 9 32
Marc Warren MC* 65 MC 62 MC
Alexander Knappe MC MC 27 22 MC MC
Victor Dubuisson MC MC
Martin Simonsen 58 15 MC
Simon Forsstrom 4 MC 50 9
Renato Paratore MC 15 33
Mateusz Gradecki MC MC MC MC
Mikael Lindberg 70 MC MC MC MC MC
John Parry MC* 4
Calum Hill 13 MC
Dave Horsey 24 MC
Joost Luiten 51 28 13 23
Daan Huizing 81 MC MC
Nick Bachem 74 MC 39
Daniel Brown 26 5 48
Bryce Easton 24 22 MC MC
Andrew Wilson
Blake Windred 15 MC MC
Robin Sciot-Siegrist MC MC 54
John Murphy MC MC MC MC
Max Schmitt
Jeong Weon Ko 4 MC 30 66
Dan Bradbury 28 60 63 56 1
Manu Gandas
Jack Senior MC
Gary Hurley 14 32 35
Matthew Baldwin 32 MC MC
Andrew Johnston 38
Euan Walker
Adrien Saddier 56
John Axelsen MC 58 MC
David Ravetto 45 9 30 MC
Alexander Levy MC 50
Jens Fahrbring 24 68 3 MC
Mike Lorenzo-Vera
Niklas Lemke 49
Garrick Porteous
Gudmundur Kristjansson MC MC MC MC
Ricardo Santos MC
Gary Stal 45 MC MC
Christoffer Bring 20 MC 30
Tobias Eden 71 MC MC
Jeung-Hun Wang 28 MC MC 48
Pedro Figueiredo 17 MC
Joel Stalter 49 MC
Nicolas Colsaerts MC* MC MC
Thomas Aiken 58 MC 62 30
Julian Suri
Thomas Bjorn MC 56 49
Sam Hutsby MC MC MC MC
David Howell MC MC
Gunner Wiebe MC MC 17 18
Joshua Lee MC 17 MC MC
Ma Cheng Yao
Elyes Barhoumi
Asaf Cohen
Hugo Mazen Trommetter
Hassin Al Musharrekh
Player `22 b `22 a `18 `17 `16
Ryan Fox 1 MC 16
Adrian Meronk 6 57 2
Victor Perez 2 7
Thriston Lawrence 20 53 MC
KazukiHiga
Adrian Otaegui 42 3
Pablo Larrazabal 3
Callum Shinkwin 25 21
Adri Arnaus 9 1
Rasmus Hojgaard 30 42
Oliver Bekker 9 9
Rikuya Hoshino
Guido Migliozzi MC 67 MC
Shaun Norris 42 9
Nicolai Hojgaard MC 1
Yannik Paul 33 53
Ewen Ferguson MC 35
Thorbjorn Olesen MC MC
Richie Ramsay 33 MC
Marcel Schneider MC MC 25 7 55
Hurly Long 3 18
Julien Brun MC 13
Marcus Helligkilde 54 MC
Alexander Bjork 33 MC 32
Richard Mansell 35 MC
Matthieu Pavon 30 3 47
Connor Syme 6 27
Ryo Hisatsune
Rafael Cabrera-Bello MC
Ashun Wu 42
Eddie Pepperell MC MC
George Coetzee 9 27
Aguri Iwasaki
JC Ritchie
Johannes Veerman 12
Maximilian Kieffer 9 MC
Padraig Harrington 27
Jens Dantorp 1 47
Tapio Pulkkanen 20 7 42
Edoardo Molinari 63 27
Ockie Strydom
Fabrizio Zanotti 42 35
Grant Forrest MC 64 10 28 32
Nathan Kimsey
Santiago Tarrio MC MC
Kristian Krogh Johannessen 37
Louis De Jager
Daniel Van Tonder 20 13
Jorge Campillo 42 MC
Romain Langasque MC MC 4 6
Oliver Hundeboll Jorgensen
Daniel Hillier
David Law 25 7 25 19 11
Deon Germishuys
Dale Whitnell MC MC
Chase Hanna MC MC
Ricardo Gouveia MC MC
Todd Clements
Sami Valimaki 54 70
John Catlin MC 57
Scott Jamieson 9 21
Clement Sordet 3 MC
Tom McKibbin MC
Daniel Gavins MC
Andy Sullivan MC
Alfredo Garcia-Heredia MC 27
Wil Besseling 42 35 32
Angel Hidalgo Portillo MC
Matthew Jordan 63 13
Lukas Nemecz 58 3
Jeremy Freiburghaus
Frederic LaCroix 25 53
Zander Lombard 3 57
Oliver Wilson MC 27 22 61
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen MC MC 49
James Morrison 63 48
Ross Fisher 2 18
Alejandro Del Rey
Frederik Schott
Julien Guerrier 9 13 19 MC
Justin Walters 42 MC
Nacho Elvira MC 48
Matthew Southgate MC 18
Niklas Norgaard Moller 42 64
Marc Warren MC MC
Alexander Knappe MC
Victor Dubuisson
Martin Simonsen
Simon Forsstrom 43 MC 42
Renato Paratore MC MC
Mateusz Gradecki
Mikael Lindberg
John Parry
Calum Hill 25
Dave Horsey 21
Joost Luiten 33
Daan Huizing 75 MC 3 33 MC
Nick Bachem
Daniel Brown
Bryce Easton
Andrew Wilson 33 64
Blake Windred
Robin Sciot-Siegrist MC
John Murphy
Max Schmitt
Jeong Weon Ko
Dan Bradbury
Manu Gandas
Jack Senior 6 19 11
Gary Hurley MC
Matthew Baldwin 42
Andrew Johnston
Euan Walker
Adrien Saddier 12 32
John Axelsen
David Ravetto
Alexander Levy Wd 72
Jens Fahrbring
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 42 MC
Niklas Lemke MC 6
Garrick Porteous 28 16
Gudmundur Kristjansson
Ricardo Santos MC 47 MC 51
Christoffer Bring
Gary Stal
Tobias Eden
Jeung-Hun Wang
Pedro Figueiredo 13
Joel Stalter MC 51
Nicolas Colsaerts MC
Thomas Aiken
Julian Suri
Thomas Bjorn MC MC
Sam Hutsby
David Howell MC MC
Gunner Wiebe
Joshua Lee
Ma Cheng Yao
Elyes Barhoumi
Asaf Cohen
Hugo Mazen Trommetter
Hassin Al Musharrekh

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