Scottish Open 2019: This week's essential European Tour stats

Scottish Open 2019 at The Renaissance Club
The Renaissance Club: Makes its European Tour debut this week

Andy Swales supplies the form stats for this week's prestigious European Tour event at The Renaissance Club near Edinburgh ...

"Fowler is back again and, despite a few mediocre results of late, has the links expertise to make another challenge for the title this week."

The European Tour welcomes a new venue to its top table at this week's Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.

Laid out on prime links turf east of Edinburgh, The Renaissance Club in North Berwick overlooks the south bank of the Firth of Forth, just a handful of miles from iconic golfing gems such as Muirfield, Gullane and Archerfield.

In existence since April 2008, The Renaissance Club has been the subject of many rave reviews during its short life and this week opens its doors to some of golf's biggest names.

Four of the world's top 15 are in town, all hoping to sharpen their touch ahead of the forthcoming Open Championship at Royal Portrush.

Big Mac tops the bill

After skipping last week's Irish Open, world No 3 Rory McIlroy is the headline act in East Lothian.

McIlroy will start next week's Open on home turf as the tournament favourite (check latest odds for Royal Portrush) and will want to put on another good show in Scotland.

The 30-year-old is a two-time winner this season and, in 13 starts during 2019, has only twice failed to finish inside the top-10.

The next highest-ranked pro taking part is Justin Thomas who is yet to get to grips with British seaside golf - although there is still plenty of time for that.

The 26-year-old American has failed to post a T-10 since February and a more likely winner would be his more experienced compatriot Matt Kuchar.

Kuchar, 41, was runner-up in The Open at Royal Birkdale two years ago and was also second in the Scottish Open of 2015 when Rickie Fowler was crowned champion at nearby Gullane.

Fowler is back again and, despite a few mediocre results of late, has the links expertise to make another challenge for the title this week.

Ready Eddie

Another links tournament, therefore another big opportunity for England's Eddie Pepperell to shine.

He tied-fourth at Lahinch in County Clare on Sunday, alongside steady Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello, the Scottish Open winner from Dundonald two years ago.

It was Cabrera-Bello's second straight top-four, following a podium finish in Germany.

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Some other names to ponder this week, especially as each-way alternatives, are: Hao Tong Li, Martin Kaymer, Bernd Wiesberger, Edoardo Molinari and a fast-improving Andy Sullivan.

Li's links history is mixed but is improving all the time, while Kaymer has played pretty well since the start of May - his best run of consistent form for over two years.

Wiesberger, who was a joint runner-up in Ireland on Sunday, has returned to the world's top 100 having been ranked 378 less than two months ago.

Edoardo Molinari, twice a champ in Scotland although not on a links, has put together six solid tournaments since early May, while Sullivan looks as though he is ready to win again soon, although probably not this week.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Key for Links Form Table:
Last 10 Links Results in Scotland (Open 2015 thru Dunhill Links 2018)
Dunhill Links Championship: 1, 4, 6, 9
The Open Championship: 2, 7, 10
Scottish Open: 3, 5, 8
Note: strokeplay results only

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W27 W26 W25 W24 W23 W22 W21 W20 W19 W18
Rory McIlroy 9 1 MC 8 8
Justin Thomas 36 MC 20 MC
Matt Kuchar 16 4 MC 8
Rickie Fowler 46 43 14 MC 36 4
Matt Wallace 55 3 12 41 3 2
Kevin Kisner 46 15 49 41 MC MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick MC 2 12 68 64 41
Eddie Pepperell 4 MC 2
Ian Poulter 41 MC 70 MC
Henrik Stenson 9 8 37 48 20 28
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 4 3 65 41 71 53
Tyrrell Hatton MC 21 33 8 48 35
Hao Tong Li 15 52 37 36 4
CT Pan 36 MC 3 MC 35
Lucas Bjerregaard MC MC MC MC 16 MC
Justin Harding MC MC 54 10
Andrew Putnam 57 43 17 3 78
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC MC 17 MC 41 5
Branden Grace MC MC 53 MC 63
Si Woo Kim MC MC MC MC 41 MC MC
Jorge Campillo 7 15 MC MC 3
Russell Knox 31 21 27 8 MC 43
Lee Westwood 23 10 18 MC 35
Tom Lewis 61 MC MC MC 53
Joost Luiten MC 20 MC 62 64 8
Andrea Pavan MC MC 1 MC 25 15 MC
Erik Van Rooyen MC 16 43 20 MC 8 29
Mikko Korhonen 39 MC MC 1
Graeme McDowell MC 16 8 73 29
Adrian Otaegui MC MC 26 16 MC MC
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 9 2 16 5
Alexander Bjork 50 25 MC 19
Martin Kaymer 9 16 35 3 40 MC 8
Ryan Fox MC MC MC MC MC MC
Guido Migliozzi MC MC MC 1 33 35 32
Thomas Pieters MC MC MC 33 23 23
Jimmy Walker MC* 21 MC 35 19 23 MC 45
Julian Suri MC 15 MC MC 19
Kurt Kitayama MC MC 21 66 64 MC
Marcus Kinhult 61 MC 32 MC 55 1
Lucas Herbert 55 49 MC 71 35
Jordan Smith MC 3 MC 6 5
David Lipsky MC 53 26 48 71 5
Dylan Frittelli 46 46 MC 59 MC 67 24
Ross Fisher MC MC MC 60 15 MC
Sang Hyun Park (jr) MC 14 15 26 3 45 16 4
Bernd Wiesberger 2 16 76 8 1 70 14
Robert MacIntyre 41 49 34 2 2
Sean Crocker MC 26 MC MC 42 10
Christiaan Bezuidenhout MC 1 3 25 MC MC
Romain Langasque MC MC MC 3 MC 5
Paul Waring 7 MC
Oliver Wilson 19 70 26 34 4 8 Dq
Richard Sterne 34 26 MC 58
Thomas Detry 23 8 MC 13 33 15 Wd
Alexander Levy MC MC 23 MC MC MC
Aaron Rai MC MC 18 MC 49
Masahiro Kawamura 46 39 44 MC MC MC Wd
Victor Perez 61 26 MC MC 15
Chris Wood MC
Andy Sullivan 2 13 26 33 MC
Chris Paisley 41 37 MC 17 4 MC
Jason Scrivener MC 26 26 25 58 32
Paul Dunne MC MC MC 4 70 Wd
Benjamin Hebert 55 MC 47 51 MC 2
Scott Hend MC MC MC 39 MC 35 65
Gaganjeet Bhullar MC 13 62 MC 62 25 MC
Nacho Elvira MC MC 12 MC 42 32
Jake McLeod MC MC 42 MC MC MC
Dean Burmester MC 39 MC 9 MC 42 MC
Brandon Stone 34 MC MC MC
Joachim B Hansen MC MC 20 MC MC MC 32
Shubhankar Sharma MC MC 62 73 MC
Pablo Larrazabal MC 26 67 Wd 4 8
Darren Fichardt MC MC MC 25 MC
Louis De Jager MC MC 25 24 25 MC 51
Fabrizio Zanotti MC 26 60 53 43
Alvaro Quiros MC 2 3 18 Wd
Matthias Schwab MC MC 3 52 9 42 MC
Gavin Green 9 8 37 5 MC 15 19
David Law MC 39 37 13 66 53
Sam Horsfield MC 21 MC 61 MC 74 32
Stephen Gallacher MC MC MC MC MC
Maximilian Kieffer MC MC 37 MC MC 58
Ashun Wu MC MC 37 MC MC 5
George Coetzee 34 26 MC MC MC MC
Wade Ormsby 19 56 29 33 MC 60
Scott Jamieson MC 15 MC 41 58 51
David Drysdale MC MC 66 MC 72 MC
Jack Singh Brar 50 15 MC 52 MC 53 40
Matthew Southgate MC MC MC 6 9 MC
Grant Forrest 14 37 MC 52 25 68 MC
Nicolas Colsaerts MC 20 MC MC MC 42 43
Soren Kjeldsen MC 39 61 MC 15
Padraig Harrington 50 MC MC MC 12 MC
Kalle Samooja MC MC MC MC MC 55
Kim Koivu MC 59 16 MC 51 MC MC
Tapio Pulkkanen MC 46 MC MC 12 MC 14
Clement Sordet 55 MC 72 MC MC
Sebastian Soderberg 41 Wd 14 21 MC MC MC
Zander Lombard 9 MC MC MC MC MC
Victor Dubuisson MC 20 MC 54 23 11
Joakim Lagergren 31 59 21 47 47 MC
Anton Karlsson 46 46 53 18 MC MC
Andrew Johnston MC 59 34 25 42
Robert Rock 4 MC 37 MC 62 25
Hideto Tanihara MC 8 MC MC MC MC MC
Richard McEvoy 64 MC 62 42 33 53
Thomas Aiken MC MC
Yusaku Miyazato MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Liam Johnston 64 MC MC MC MC 42 MC
Justin Walters MC 26 MC 65 33 MC MC
Jeff Winther 64 MC 34 11 18 MC
Matthieu Pavon MC 23 10 MC MC MC MC 40
Ashley Chesters MC 46 21 37 MC 42
Niklas Lemke 34 64 53 MC 51 8 MC
Ernie Els MC MC Wd MC MC
Richie Ramsay MC MC MC 42 12 5 14
Oliver Fisher 34 MC MC 38 25 35
Renato Paratore MC MC 68 MC 29 MC 8 MC
Hyo Won Park 46 71 MC 33 33
Lee Slattery 27 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Dave Horsey MC 26 26 34 55 30
Stuart Manley MC 46 MC MC 41 58 55
Calum Hill MC 7 19 25 MC 9
Edoardo Molinari 9 26 3 26 41 30
Haydn Porteous MC MC 26 52 47 25 32
Jens Dantorp MC MC 37 42 MC 58 MC
Bradley Dredge 50 56 MC MC Wd MC
Thongchai Jaidee MC 67 MC 33 35 MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 19 MC MC 20 18 25
Trevor Immelman MC
Steven Brown MC 15 34 61 MC 58 MC
Jacques Kruyswijk 34 MC MC MC MC MC 11
Lorenzo Gagli 55 69 MC 47 MC 75
Romain Wattel MC MC MC MC MC MC 55
Nino Bertasio 27 53 MC 61 MC 23 Wd
Thomas Bjorn MC 8 MC
Max Schmitt 41 MC 53 MC 4 MC
Pedro Figueiredo MC MC MC MC MC 58 MC
Hugo Leon 39 53 9 MC 30 MC
Jeung-Hun Wang MC 46 MC MC MC MC
Marc Warren MC MC MC MC Dq
Ricardo Gouveia MC MC 44 MC MC MC
Raphael Jacquelin MC MC MC MC Wd 76
Gavin Moynihan MC MC MC 47 16 MC
Deyen Lawson MC MC MC MC MC MC
Robert Karlsson 27 MC MC MC 58
Jaco Van Zyl MC 44 3 MC 42
Nick Cullen MC Wd 66 MC
Kristoffer Reitan MC 23 MC 21 MC MC
Ben Evans MC MC MC 42 62 MC
Alejandro Canizares 31 53 MC MC 9 MC
Sam Brazel 50 MC MC MC 19
James Morrison MC MC MC MC 50 MC 43
Scott Henry MC MC 10 MC MC 35
Per Langfors MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Bernd Ritthammer 39 8 MC MC MC MC MC
SSP Chawrasia MC MC 53 MC 18 MC 65
Espen Kofstad 64 26 19 12 MC MC
Daniel Gavins 54 46 MC 16 MC MC Wd
Jamie Donaldson MC MC MC MC 62 73
Filippo Bergamaschi 67 14 MC 52 MC MC MC
David Howell MC MC 44 MC 42 MC
Christopher Doak MC
Paul Lawrie
Pelle Edberg MC MC MC 55
Kris Nicol
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rory McIlroy 2 63 MC 5
Justin Thomas MC 53
Matt Kuchar 28 9 MC 4 46 58
Rickie Fowler 28 6 9 46 30
Matt Wallace 28 MC MC 59 MC
Kevin Kisner 2 76 MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick MC MC 14 15 MC MC MC MC MC
Eddie Pepperell 44 6 2 7 MC 54 MC 49
Ian Poulter MC 30 9 MC
Henrik Stenson 35 26 1 13 40
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 74 MC 1 31 39 21 MC 40
Tyrrell Hatton 2 51 9 1 MC 1 5 2 MC MC
Hao Tong Li 5 39 23 50 MC
CT Pan
Lucas Bjerregaard 1 MC MC 61 MC 62 MC
Justin Harding MC
Andrew Putnam
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 75 42 15 MC MC MC 4 MC
Branden Grace 55 MC 47 15 MC 72 29 30 20
Si Woo Kim 67
Jorge Campillo MC MC 32 MC 26 MC 8 MC
Russell Knox MC 49 MC 30 10 MC
Lee Westwood 61 32 MC MC 22 MC 49
Tom Lewis 10 47 MC MC MC
Joost Luiten 36 MC MC MC MC MC
Andrea Pavan 5 14
Erik Van Rooyen MC 17 MC 59
Mikko Korhonen MC MC MC
Graeme McDowell MC 63 15 19 15 63 10 19 49
Adrian Otaegui MC MC MC 19 MC MC 48
Mike Lorenzo-Vera MC MC 56 MC 31 39 MC
Alexander Bjork MC MC 19 MC 35
Martin Kaymer MC MC MC 36 MC 6 36 13 56 12
Ryan Fox 24 39 6 MC 4 MC 49
Guido Migliozzi
Thomas Pieters 60 28 6 50 30 29 MC
Jimmy Walker MC MC 30
Julian Suri 28 MC MC
Kurt Kitayama
Marcus Kinhult 20 61
Lucas Herbert 7 51
Jordan Smith 32 MC 32 MC 58
David Lipsky MC MC MC MC MC MC 58
Dylan Frittelli MC 23 36 MC
Ross Fisher 32 39 MC 2 35 2 MC 39 MC 68
Sang Hyun Park (jr) MC
Bernd Wiesberger 51 7 MC 4 68
Robert MacIntyre
Sean Crocker 47
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 48 42 36 MC 33
Romain Langasque MC MC 65
Paul Waring MC MC 51 MC
Oliver Wilson MC MC 57 MC
Richard Sterne MC 14 59 19 2 46 13
Thomas Detry 48 64 MC MC
Alexander Levy 32 MC 55 7 26 MC 73 MC MC
Aaron Rai MC 9 25
Masahiro Kawamura 39
Victor Perez
Chris Wood MC 28 MC MC Ret 4
Andy Sullivan 10 MC MC 9 12 6 MC 30
Chris Paisley 24 MC MC MC MC 13
Jason Scrivener 24 MC 47 35 MC
Paul Dunne MC 67 MC 7 26 25 MC MC 19 30
Benjamin Hebert 32 49 63 45 MC 76 4
Scott Hend MC 14 MC MC 72 45 MC MC
Gaganjeet Bhullar
Nacho Elvira 10 MC MC MC MC 34 MC
Jake McLeod 48
Dean Burmester MC 9 MC MC MC
Brandon Stone 10 61 1 15 MC MC MC
Joachim B Hansen MC 45
Shubhankar Sharma 51 MC
Pablo Larrazabal 56 MC MC MC 25 67 MC MC
Darren Fichardt 48 42 67 MC MC Wd MC
Louis De Jager MC
Fabrizio Zanotti MC MC MC MC 31 34 52
Alvaro Quiros MC MC MC MC MC MC
Matthias Schwab 10 MC
Gavin Green MC 61 19
David Law
Sam Horsfield MC 23
Stephen Gallacher 10 9 12 45 38 19 MC
Maximilian Kieffer MC MC MC 45 MC 45 MC
Ashun Wu MC MC MC MC 45
George Coetzee MC MC MC 47 Ret 25 MC MC MC
Wade Ormsby MC MC MC MC MC
Scott Jamieson MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 33
David Drysdale MC MC 15 MC 47 13 9
Jack Singh Brar MC
Matthew Southgate MC 67 23 MC MC MC 12 MC
Grant Forrest MC MC 41
Nicolas Colsaerts 10 MC 42 25 19 31 46 3 57
Soren Kjeldsen 48 42 9 7 9 21 9 MC
Padraig Harrington 7 MC MC MC 4 MC 36 21 MC 20
Kalle Samooja
Kim Koivu MC
Tapio Pulkkanen 4 MC
Clement Sordet 28 58 MC
Sebastian Soderberg
Zander Lombard MC 67 MC MC 66
Victor Dubuisson 3 MC MC 43 MC
Joakim Lagergren MC 23 12 MC 4 67 4
Anton Karlsson
Andrew Johnston 19 MC 8 MC MC
Robert Rock 20 49 4 9 31 MC 59 MC
Hideto Tanihara MC MC 58 MC
Richard McEvoy MC MC MC
Thomas Aiken MC MC MC 32 80
Yusaku Miyazato 47 Wd MC
Liam Johnston MC 47
Justin Walters MC 23 MC MC MC 21 30
Jeff Winther MC MC MC
Matthieu Pavon 20 42 MC 3
Ashley Chesters 44 MC 36 43 MC 12
Niklas Lemke
Ernie Els 48 MC MC MC MC 27 65
Richie Ramsay MC MC Wd 35 MC MC 6 68
Oliver Fisher 32 32 7 MC MC MC 33
Renato Paratore 32 MC MC 61 7 57 MC
Hyo Won Park
Lee Slattery 20 MC MC 9 MC 70 MC
Dave Horsey MC MC 36 43 11 MC 9
Stuart Manley MC MC MC
Calum Hill
Edoardo Molinari 24 MC MC MC MC 67 MC
Haydn Porteous MC MC 15 MC MC 30 MC
Jens Dantorp MC MC 3
Bradley Dredge MC MC 25 MC 11 29 13
Thongchai Jaidee 32 32 MC MC 22 MC 65
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC 32
Trevor Immelman 44 3 MC MC
Steven Brown MC 32
Jacques Kruyswijk MC MC MC
Lorenzo Gagli 55
Romain Wattel MC MC 15 26 18 21 33 MC
Nino Bertasio MC MC 15 MC MC 34
Thomas Bjorn MC MC 15 62 MC MC
Max Schmitt
Pedro Figueiredo
Hugo Leon
Jeung-Hun Wang MC MC 36 MC MC MC
Marc Warren MC MC 4 MC 5 MC 62 38 40
Ricardo Gouveia MC 32 36 55 MC 29
Raphael Jacquelin MC MC 47 MC MC 39 MC MC
Gavin Moynihan 47
Deyen Lawson 28
Robert Karlsson MC 49 MC 45 53 MC MC
Jaco Van Zyl MC MC
Nick Cullen MC 59
Kristoffer Reitan
Ben Evans 12 47 MC 19
Alejandro Canizares 59 MC 45 41 45 43
Sam Brazel MC MC MC 35
James Morrison 56 32 25 MC 38 MC MC 13 20
Scott Henry MC
Per Langfors
Bernd Ritthammer 25 15
SSP Chawrasia MC MC MC MC MC
Espen Kofstad
Daniel Gavins
Jamie Donaldson MC MC MC MC Wd 72 MC 13 49
Filippo Bergamaschi
David Howell MC MC MC 64 Ret 22 45 MC 49
Christopher Doak Ret
Paul Lawrie Wd MC 63 MC MC 40
Pelle Edberg MC MC MC MC MC
Kris Nicol MC

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