Scottish Open 2018: This week's essential European Tour stats

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Andy Swales supplies the form stats for this week's prestigious European Tour event at Gullane ...

"It is difficult to see the champion coming from outside the leading dozen or so players this week but, if you are seeking an outsider to wager some money on, then American Peter Uihlein might be worth an each-way punt."

Week two of the links trilogy takes the European Tour to Gullane for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.

This East Lothian course sits around 20 miles from the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, and is a traditional coastal venue from where there are superb views across the Firth of Forth.

Open for business since 1884, Gullane last staged this event three years ago when American Ricky Fowler came, saw and conquered.

The world No 7 is back in town this week, when he leads a strong US contingent all hoping to pocket valuable links experience ahead of the forthcoming Open Championship at Carnoustie.

On five occasions, Gullane has been used for Open qualifying and can be found less than one mile from Muirfield.

Those golfers hoping to thread the ball accurately along Gullane's fast running, narrow fairways, must steer clear of more than one hundred deep pot bunkers.

This week's Scottish Open is the fifth of eight events that make up the 2018 Rolex Series, and it's worth noting that six of the last eight winners of The Open Championship had played the previous week in its Scottish equivalent.

Strong Field

The 'top seed' in Scotland is world No 3 Justin Rose who has played some of the best and most consistent golf of 2018.

Rose has the ability and game to prosper on any type of course, as he tees-up for the first time since the US Open where he tied-10th.

In addition to Fowler, another leading American taking part is Phil Mickelson who is now one of the leading exponents of links golf, having struggled at such venues during the early part of his career.

Matt Kuchar, runner in last year's Open, was also second when the Scottish Open was held at Gullane in 2015.

The 40-year-old is experiencing one of his less consistent seasons, regarding results, although he does not appear to be playing that badly overall.

Consistency

One pro who has certainly played consistent golf these past few months is Ian Poulter.

Since the end of March, the 42-year-old has only once finished outside the top 25 from nine starts and was looking suitably relaxed when spotted at Wimbledon on Monday.

Former Open champion Henrik Stenson is hitting plenty of greens in regulation right now, although his most recent victory came in North Carolina last August.

And Russell Knox, who is currently enjoying a hot run of form, tied-10th at Gullane three years ago.

Outsider

It is difficult to see the champion coming from outside the leading dozen or so players this week but, if you are seeking an outsider to wager some money on, then Peter Uihlein might be worth an each-way punt.

The 28-year-old from Florida has played steadily of late and, at St Andrews five years ago, lost a play-off in the Dunhill Links Championship. He tied-12th at Ballyliffin on Sunday.

Scot Marc Warren usually enjoys himself on home links while it might be worth checking out the SPs on Dylan Frittelli, Adrian Otaegui and Chris Wood.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

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Position

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  • 16–25
Player W27 W26 W25 W24 W23 W22 W21 W20 W19 W18 W17 W16
Justin Rose 10 6 1 23 19
Rickie Fowler 12 20 8 14 MC 21
Tommy Fleetwood MC 59 2 23 20 7 MC 4
Patrick Reed MC 4 29 41 8 7
Hideki Matsuyama 16 13 16 MC MC*
Henrik Stenson 6 26 13 23 19
Phil Mickelson 65 48 12 13 MC 5
Tyrrell Hatton 16 6 MC MC MC 42
Rafael Cabrera-Bello MC MC 36 4 8 17 MC
Matt Kuchar MC 13 32 MC 17 28 51
Ian Poulter 21 25 8 20 11 22
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC 48 15 MC 13 5 30 45
Louis Oosthuizen 16 13 5 MC MC 3
Charley Hoffman 15 20 MC 52 MC 31 64
Matthew Fitzpatrick MC 27 12 30 8 46
Hao Tong Li MC 21 16 19 43 MC 32
Cameron Smith MC MC MC MC MC
Ross Fisher MC 48 MC 8 71 63 MC
Peter Uihlein 12 48 43 5 21 5 MC MC
Luke List MC MC 56 37 MC 9 MC
Kevin Chappell 30 65 MC MC MC 30
Alexander Levy MC 65 MC 65 52 MC 14 1
Dylan Frittelli 14 12 MC 30 MC MC 20
Julian Suri 27 2 51 29 43 53 58
Matt Wallace MC MC 1 MC 51 20 3 MC
Paul Dunne 40 21 30 MC 7 MC
Yusaku Miyazato 14 MC MC 70 Wd 6 18 13
Alexander Bjork 14 8 33 MC 27 1 3
Thomas Pieters 40 31 18 14 MC 39 66
Adrian Otaegui 28 12 56 36 MC 1 2 19
Shubhankar Sharma MC 27 MC MC 20 14 MC
Russell Knox 1 2 38 12 44 20 16 MC 7 MC
Jorge Campillo 3 8 33 60 MC 5 3 46
Chris Wood 14 2 33 36 27 MC MC
Mike Lorenzo-Vera MC 16 MC 19 43 8 2 62
Chris Paisley MC MC 26 MC MC MC 4 MC
Andy Sullivan 6 21 9 5 35 3 7
Lucas Bjerregaard MC 61 5 71 3 5 6 MC
Eddie Pepperell MC Dq 51 43 14 MC
Lee Westwood 19 Wd 5 27
Martin Kaymer MC 2 MC 8 MC MC 42 MC
George Coetzee 24 44 MC MC 43 MC
Dean Burmester 28 56 56 30 12 3 MC Dq
Jordan Smith MC 21 8 MC 46 3 52
Ryan Fox 2 44 41 8 43 65 37 12
Martin Laird MC 61 23 MC MC 57 7 11
Hideto Tanihara MC 56 MC* 35 MC
Wade Ormsby 49 12 16 30 71 MC MC 52
Fabrizio Zanotti MC 37 60 15 MC
Darren Fichardt 40 MC MC* 7 52
Jazz Janewattananond 2 1 32 6 4 37 MC 12 56 28
Pablo Larrazabal 49 MC Wd MC 27 MC
Joakim Lagergren 12 MC MC MC 1 37 3
Nicolas Colsaerts 19 MC 3 MC MC 7 MC MC
Andrew Johnston Wd 62 42 MC
Matthew Southgate 59 5 MC MC 27 12 48
Erik Van Rooyen 4 MC 42 20 46 MC 7
Dave Horsey 40 27 40 7 MC MC MC 36
Benjamin Hebert 28 MC 23 35 2 MC 13
Jeung-Hun Wang 49 MC MC MC* 52 7 13
Graeme McDowell 40 37 MC MC 5 12 MC 27 22 51
Julien Guerrier 64 MC MC 51 MC 6 20 MC
Scott Jamieson 40 MC 12 MC* MC 53 MC
Richie Ramsay 40 MC MC MC 35 46 32
Harold Varner 5 41 MC MC 51 MC 7 55 MC MC
Nacho Elvira 49 53 9 42 MC 14 22
Soren Kjeldsen 59 49 7 23 42 MC 17 Wd MC
Scott Hend MC 44 7 6 14 MC 64 MC MC
David Lipsky MC MC 18 65 27 23 45 MC
Jason Scrivener MC MC MC 21 MC MC 20 MC
Aaron Rai 37 MC 5 51 MC 46 20 52
Matthieu Pavon 10 MC 25 MC 64 MC MC MC
Callum Shinkwin MC Wd MC 8 MC 65 MC 13
Thomas Detry MC 16 18 36 43 33 MC 19
Gavin Green MC MC 73 MC* 52 34 56 MC
Lee Slattery MC MC 45 19 3 MC 58 MC 32
Renato Paratore 40 MC MC MC MC MC 61
Richard Sterne 37 31 51 65 MC 22
Haydn Porteous 49 MC 51 51 43 39 41 MC MC
Phachara Khongwatmai MC 49 MC 30 MC MC MC 12 56 66
Adam Bland 49 MC MC 12 23 MC 28 MC MC
Sam Horsfield 24 MC 59 MC 15 41 MC 32 MC
Tapio Pulkkanen MC MC 38 MC MC 63 56 36
Robert Rock 28 MC 42 20 36
Lorenzo Gagli MC MC 63 23 14 20 20 2 36
Jacques Kruyswijk MC 61 MC 14 20 MC 14 MC
Oliver Fisher 28 MC MC 21 MC 10 MC 52
Andrew Dodt 72 MC MC 51 MC 27 32
Alvaro Quiros MC 53 MC MC MC MC 45 2
Padraig Harrington MC 74 56 36 MC MC 28
Paul Waring 72 MC MC MC 52 11 9
Marc Warren 49 Dq MC MC 60 MC MC 46
Clement Sordet MC MC MC MC MC MC 45 MC
Jin Ho Choi 64 MC MC 35 MC MC 31 20 7 MC
Mikko Ilonen 19 35 MC MC 14 3
Austin Connelly MC 37 40 19 51 MC MC 11 MC 13
Stephen Gallacher MC 59 MC MC 52 12 MC
Matthias Schwab MC 37 40 12 42 10 28 20 MC
Andres Romero 74 MC 45 MC* MC MC 5
David Drysdale 28 MC 40 65 MC 3 MC MC
Nino Bertasio MC 16 MC Wd MC 60 70 32 59
Romain Wattel 28 MC MC MC 59 56 52
Pedro Oriol MC 27 MC MC MC MC 46 MC 29
Ryan Evans MC MC MC 47 60 MC 59 11 46
Jens Dantorp 76 44 MC 42 35 46 48 MC
Andrea Pavan MC 56 56 23 MC 52 MC 9 11 3
Maximilian Kieffer MC MC 12 MC 42 28 MC 41
Justin Walters MC MC 9 3 22 34 MC
Oliver Farr MC MC MC 7 MC MC 25 26 MC
Sam Brazel MC 35 MC MC MC MC MC
Thongchai Jaidee 49 MC MC MC 8 MC MC
Connor Syme MC MC 45 2 MC MC MC 74
SSP Chawrasia MC MC MC MC MC MC 41 MC 40
Brandon Stone 69 MC MC 65 60 MC MC 22
Ashun Wu Dq MC 47 60 64 MC 7 29
Steven Brown MC 37 MC MC MC MC 7 65
Adrien Saddier 19 MC 74 51 35 MC MC MC
James Morrison 49 49 MC 23 MC 46 MC 65 MC
Brett Rumford MC 61 42 MC MC MC MC
Robert Karlsson MC MC MC MC MC 15 MC
Edoardo Molinari MC MC 16 MC MC 9 45 MC
Sebastian Heisele 31 40 MC MC* MC MC MC 4 MC
Jeff Winther MC 31 MC 30 MC MC 17 14 MC
Bradley Dredge 69 44 26 38 23 MC MC MC 13
Jamie Donaldson 53 Wd MC* MC MC MC 32
Richard Bland MC 60 MC 70 35 MC MC MC
Chase Koepka MC MC 63 MC MC MC MC 34 MC
Marcel Siem MC MC MC MC MC MC 56 19
Ashley Chesters 14 21 63 7 MC MC MC 20 MC
Chris Hanson Wd MC MC MC MC MC MC 27 41
Thomas Aiken 40 MC MC 30 MC MC 14 MC
Peter Hanson 49 MC 69 7 MC* MC MC MC
Henric Sturehed Wd 12 51 50 Wd 52
Matteo Manassero 64 MC MC 36 27 20 20 46
Scott Fernandez MC MC MC 7 MC 43 26 34 MC
Danny Willett 6 MC MC 8 MC MC MC
Lasse Jensen MC MC 45 MC 27 MC 27 MC
Gregory Bourdy 64 MC 33 MC MC MC 74 MC 62
Gregory Havret MC 49 MC MC* MC 38 MC MC
Gavin Moynihan MC 6 MC Wd MC MC MC
Charlie Ford 75 MC 66 38 23 MC MC MC MC
Nico Geyger MC MC 18 10 MC MC 20 MC 23 4 MC
Ricardo Gouveia 64 31 MC MC MC MC 45 59
Jason Norris MC MC MC MC* MC MC MC 27 Wd
Marcel Schneider 5 MC MC 1 25 46 MC MC 66
Ben Evans 29 14 12 MC MC MC MC MC
Felipe Aguilar 69 37 51 MC Dq MC 59 MC 65 17 MC
James Heath 45 MC 68 4 MC 72
Raphael Jacquelin 10 37 66 3 MC MC MC 41
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 37 MC 33 14 30 MC 19 MC 24 Wd
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 19 MC 33 MC* MC 26 26 46 22
Zander Lombard 6 MC MC MC MC MC MC 34 MC
Christofer Blomstrand MC MC 26 MC 4 MC MC MC
Laurie Canter MC MC MC MC* 36 31 26 29
Carlos Pigem MC MC MC MC MC MC 20 MC MC
Daniel Brooks 59 MC Wd MC 73 67 MC 48 MC 66
Mark Foster MC MC 12 30 MC MC MC MC
Bradley Neil MC MC 33 MC MC 58 MC MC MC MC
Ross McGowan 40 MC 38 51 46 MC MC 2 MC
Sebastien Gros MC MC 26 MC 27 MC 48 MC
Matthew Baldwin MC MC MC MC MC 9 55 MC
Daniel Im MC MC MC MC* MC* MC MC 48 MC MC
Pep Angles MC Wd MC MC 14 48 MC
Thomas Bjorn 59 MC MC 41 MC
Ernie Els MC MC MC MC MC MC 30
Soomin Lee MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 14 Dq
Duncan Stewart 14 MC 57 33 46 MC MC 53
Pontus Widegren MC MC MC MC Dq 41
Jonathan Thomson MC MC* MC MC MC 66
Rak Hyun Cho MC MC MC MC MC 64 41 MC MC MC
David Howell MC MC 26 42 MC MC 36
Josh Geary 61 MC MC 51 10 MC 26 46
Matthew Nixon 24 MC 18 MC* 16 MC 48 26 46
Peter Whiteford
Trevor Immelman Dq MC 60 58
Darren Clarke MC
Jamie McLeary
Conor O`Neil MC 32
Player 2015
Justin Rose 74
Rickie Fowler 1
Tommy Fleetwood 10
Patrick Reed
Hideki Matsuyama
Henrik Stenson
Phil Mickelson 31
Tyrrell Hatton 22
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 41
Matt Kuchar 2
Ian Poulter MC
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC
Louis Oosthuizen
Charley Hoffman
Matthew Fitzpatrick 77
Hao Tong Li
Cameron Smith
Ross Fisher 7
Peter Uihlein MC
Luke List
Kevin Chappell
Alexander Levy 22
Dylan Frittelli
Julian Suri
Matt Wallace
Paul Dunne
Yusaku Miyazato
Alexander Bjork
Thomas Pieters
Adrian Otaegui 53
Shubhankar Sharma
Russell Knox 10
Jorge Campillo 77
Chris Wood 31
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 31
Chris Paisley MC
Andy Sullivan 62
Lucas Bjerregaard 77
Eddie Pepperell 4
Lee Westwood
Martin Kaymer
George Coetzee MC
Dean Burmester
Jordan Smith
Ryan Fox
Martin Laird MC
Hideto Tanihara
Wade Ormsby MC
Fabrizio Zanotti 22
Darren Fichardt MC
Jazz Janewattananond
Pablo Larrazabal 62
Joakim Lagergren MC
Nicolas Colsaerts 62
Andrew Johnston 17
Matthew Southgate
Erik Van Rooyen
Dave Horsey MC
Benjamin Hebert 53
Jeung-Hun Wang
Graeme McDowell 31
Julien Guerrier
Scott Jamieson MC
Richie Ramsay MC
Harold Varner
Nacho Elvira
Soren Kjeldsen 41
Scott Hend MC
David Lipsky MC
Jason Scrivener
Aaron Rai
Matthieu Pavon
Callum Shinkwin
Thomas Detry
Gavin Green
Lee Slattery
Renato Paratore 22
Richard Sterne
Haydn Porteous
Phachara Khongwatmai
Adam Bland
Sam Horsfield
Tapio Pulkkanen
Robert Rock 53
Lorenzo Gagli
Jacques Kruyswijk
Oliver Fisher MC
Andrew Dodt MC
Alvaro Quiros
Padraig Harrington 62
Paul Waring
Marc Warren 4
Clement Sordet
Jin Ho Choi
Mikko Ilonen 53
Austin Connelly
Stephen Gallacher MC
Matthias Schwab
Andres Romero
David Drysdale 75
Nino Bertasio
Romain Wattel 70
Pedro Oriol 31
Ryan Evans
Jens Dantorp
Andrea Pavan
Maximilian Kieffer 41
Justin Walters
Oliver Farr MC
Sam Brazel
Thongchai Jaidee 31
Connor Syme
SSP Chawrasia
Brandon Stone
Ashun Wu
Steven Brown
Adrien Saddier
James Morrison MC
Brett Rumford
Robert Karlsson MC
Edoardo Molinari MC
Sebastian Heisele
Jeff Winther
Bradley Dredge MC
Jamie Donaldson 31
Richard Bland 70
Chase Koepka
Marcel Siem 53
Ashley Chesters
Chris Hanson
Thomas Aiken 41
Peter Hanson
Henric Sturehed
Matteo Manassero MC
Scott Fernandez
Danny Willett
Lasse Jensen
Gregory Bourdy MC
Gregory Havret 41
Gavin Moynihan
Charlie Ford
Nico Geyger
Ricardo Gouveia
Jason Norris
Marcel Schneider
Ben Evans
Felipe Aguilar 22
James Heath
Raphael Jacquelin 2
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Zander Lombard
Christofer Blomstrand
Laurie Canter
Carlos Pigem
Daniel Brooks 7
Mark Foster 62
Bradley Neil
Ross McGowan
Sebastien Gros
Matthew Baldwin
Daniel Im
Pep Angles
Thomas Bjorn MC
Ernie Els
Soomin Lee
Duncan Stewart
Pontus Widegren
Jonathan Thomson
Rak Hyun Cho
David Howell 10
Josh Geary
Matthew Nixon 22
Peter Whiteford
Trevor Immelman
Darren Clarke
Jamie McLeary
Conor O`Neil
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