Sky Sports British Masters 2018: European Tour form guide ahead of Walton Heath

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Tom Lewis brings some very strong form to Walton Heath
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Andy Swales supplies the stats for this week's Sky Sports British Masters in Surrey ...

"Tommy Fleetwood's high level of consistency has been relentless during 2018 but has been without a victory since Abu Dhabi in January."

The European Tour returns to Walton Heath for the first time in more than 25 years.

Located deep in the Surrey countryside, just inside the M25 and around 20 miles south of central London, this famous old course will host this week's Sky Sports British Masters.

Despite not being part of the Tour schedule since the early 1990s, Walton Heath is a course familiar with many of today's leading golfers.

For the past 14 years, it has been used as a venue for US Open qualifying and in 2005 New Zealander Michael Campbell successfully survived 36 holes over Walton Heath's Old and New courses before lifting the trophy at Pinehurst in North Carolina.

In existence since 1903, the Old Course is not overly laden with sand, although its bunkers are certainly strategically positioned.

Water is not an issue but with a number of subtle doglegs, as well as plenty of scrubland and trees to penalise any errant shots, accuracy from the tee will be of paramount importance this week.

That said, low scores will certainly be up for grabs for anyone who successfully navigates their way around this heathland layout.

Return Of The Hero

After one week's well-earned rest, Francesco Molinari is back in action and the Italian will be warmly received by the Surrey crowds.

During a momentous year for the 35-year-old, he has claimed The Open, the prestigious PGA at Wentworth, tasted glory on American soil and, more recently, won all five matches as Europe regained the Ryder Cup.

His playing partner in France, Tommy Fleetwood, also tees-up. The Englishman's high level of consistency has been relentless during 2018 but has been without a victory since Abu Dhabi in January.

Meanwhile, a rejuvenated Tom Lewis, now 27, continues to make up for lost time.

Combining results on the European and Challenge tours, Lewis has posted six top 10s from his last eight starts, which include a victory on each tour.

Finding His Tour Feet

Another talented pro is Andrea Pavan who is starting to show he can perform well on all types of courses, following his top-six finish at last week's Dunhill Links event where he tied-for-fifth alongside Hao Tong Li.

It was the young Chinese golfer's first top 10 since winning in Dubai at the start of the year.

Andrew Johnston may not be in the best of form, but could find inspiration in the knowledge he has qualified for the last three US Opens thanks to some strong performances at Walton Heath.

Matt Wallace has also recently twice qualified for the US Open via the Surrey route, while South African Brandon Stone remains in good shape since winning the Scottish Open in July.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

List Includes Reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W40 W39 W38 W37 W36 W35 W34 W33 W32 W31 W30 W29
Justin Rose 4 2 2 MC 19 2
Francesco Molinari 21 8 MC 6 39 1
Tommy Fleetwood 2 11 8 24 20 35 14 6 12
Matthew Fitzpatrick MC 1 7 36 MC 48 MC
Thorbjorn Olesen 20 20 4 56 3 12
Eddie Pepperell 44 2 6 56 9 59 6
Hao Tong Li 5 27 24 MC Wd 39 39
Matt Wallace 28 44 51 1 36 19 MC
Charl Schwartzel 40 8 MC 42 31 9 MC
Ross Fisher 32 40 MC 59 65 17 39
Julian Suri 21 53 16 35 41 19 28
Chris Wood MC 12 2 23 MC 28
Ryan Fox 24 27 MC 30 27 39
Shane Lowry MC 6 MC 12 15 12 MC
Adrian Otaegui MC 24 MC 10 65 68
Alexander Bjork MC Wd MC MC 48 MC
Alexander Levy 32 MC 20 56 MC 13 MC
Lucas Bjerregaard 1 20 2 6 9 Wd 39
Paul Dunne MC 44 MC MC MC 66 67
Mike Lorenzo-Vera MC MC 3 65 19
Joost Luiten
Brandon Stone 10 10 12 53 61
Tom Lewis 10 1 3 1 65 6 29 3 MC 47
Lee Westwood 36 12 2 61 61
Mikko Korhonen 12 24 45 MC MC
Lucas Herbert 7 2 28 MC 44 5 18 29 51
Erik Van Rooyen MC 11 35 5 MC 17
Andy Sullivan 10 20 28 30 MC MC
Richard McEvoy MC MC 15 16 37 34 1 1
Andrea Pavan 5 20 MC 1 6
Hideto Tanihara MC MC 3 6 37 MC 5 MC
Marcus Kinhult 20 4 56 49 45 61
Darren Fichardt 48 74 8 2
Dean Burmester MC MC MC MC
Martin Kaymer MC 15 MC MC 61 42 MC
George Coetzee MC 20 44 35 MC
Jordan Smith 32 27 10 20 36 MC 64 MC
Matthew Southgate MC MC 24 30 20 10 67
Joakim Lagergren MC MC MC MC 45 34
Benjamin Hebert 32 MC 11 23 44 24
Harold Varner 14 40 53 17
Wade Ormsby MC 20 MC 39
Thomas Detry 48 MC 3 MC 7 13 13
Kim Koivu MC 7 MC MC 1 68 1 29 64
Andrew Johnston 34 MC 35 MC 10
Scott Jamieson MC 20 68 35 4 42 13 MC
Nicolas Colsaerts 10 40 64 23 27 MC MC MC MC
Paul Waring MC MC MC MC 1
Gavin Green MC MC MC 12 MC 3 64 61
Pablo Larrazabal 56 MC* 11 16
Nacho Elvira 10 MC* MC 4 18 24 54
Aaron Rai MC MC MC MC 24 24 MC
Soren Kjeldsen 48 56 6 12 12 MC 45 22
Padraig Harrington 7 MC 5 2 MC MC 50 MC
Lee Slattery 20 51 MC 4 10
Graeme McDowell MC 57 44 17
Julien Guerrier 32 34 36 23 MC 9 MC 54
Scott Hend MC MC Wd 45 MC 70 MC 19
Sam Horsfield MC MC 64 MC 10 48
Renato Paratore 32 27 36 MC 36 MC 2
Richie Ramsay MC MC 46 MC 12 MC 39
Dave Horsey MC 44 68 23 56 39
Jason Scrivener 24 12 15 MC 69 18 61
Richard Sterne MC 16 43 17 39
Haydn Porteous MC 20 28 16 37 36 6 MC
Matthieu Pavon 20 44 MC 59 MC 29 54
Callum Shinkwin MC MC 16 20 65 48
Robert Rock 20 34 MC 17 6
Jens Dantorp MC MC Wd MC MC MC MC
Matthias Schwab 10 27 MC MC MC 9 MC 7
Jeung-Hun Wang MC 36 12 MC MC MC 13
Phachara Khongwatmai MC 44 MC 8 12 9 MC 25 14
Oliver Fisher 32 7 MC MC 71 MC 39
Stephen Gallacher 10 44 23 27 24 MC MC
Adam Bland MC 46 MC MC 18 13
David Lipsky MC 63 MC 35 MC 50 13
Lorenzo Gagli MC MC MC 8 MC
David Drysdale MC MC 6 30 34 MC MC 9
Steven Brown MC MC MC MC 2 MC MC 54
Maximilian Kieffer MC MC 36 35 29 3 29
Romain Wattel MC MC MC 43 27 MC 5
Jacques Kruyswijk MC 34 46 MC MC 7 42
Thomas Aiken MC MC* 30 71 MC 2 29
Mikko Ilonen 32 Wd MC MC
Connor Syme MC MC 57 MC MC 50 21 22
Nino Bertasio MC 69 46 16 29 17 MC
Danny Willett MC 44 59 MC 18 MC 24
Austin Connelly MC MC 11 45 MC 50 MC MC
Alvaro Quiros MC MC MC
Clement Sordet 28 40 MC MC MC MC 17 64
Tapio Pulkkanen 4 63 MC MC MC 44 34 48
Marc Warren MC 63 MC MC MC MC 17 22
Ashley Chesters 44 16 28 MC 9 59 29 MC
Andrew Dodt MC 46 MC MC MC 6 54
Justin Walters MC MC 53 35 27 29 45 67 45
Jin Ho Choi MC 27 57 MC 49 68 42 29
Zander Lombard MC MC MC MC MC 1 MC 67
Ryan Evans MC MC MC MC 12 50 29 MC
Adrien Saddier 44 16 Wd 65 56 MC MC 54
Oliver Farr MC MC MC MC 45 MC MC 64
Bradley Dredge MC 16 6 MC 49 34 29
Pedro Oriol MC MC MC 59 27 MC 34 MC
Luke Donald MC
Robert Karlsson MC 66 MC 17 MC
Trevor Immelman 44
Marcel Siem MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 54
Raphael Jacquelin MC 7 MC MC 50 MC MC
Thongchai Jaidee 32 MC MC MC 36
James Morrison 56 MC MC 56 34 36 61 68
Brett Rumford MC Wd MC 65 MC 61
Jamie Donaldson MC MC MC 65 44 MC
Marcus Fraser 10 MC 56 33
Edoardo Molinari 24 MC 51 MC 68 MC
Scott Fernandez MC MC MC MC 20 MC MC 63
Ricardo Gouveia MC 7 MC MC 37 MC 45 MC
Chase Koepka MC MC 28 35 MC 61 MC MC
Sam Brazel MC MC 28 MC MC MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC 27 MC MC 60 46 36 MC
Daniel Brooks MC MC* Wd 5 MC MC MC MC
Matteo Manassero MC MC 57 MC MC MC MC
Chris Hanson MC 70 MC MC 45 65 45 MC
Richard Bland MC 20 44 MC 56 44 61 MC
Peter Hanson 10 MC MC MC 50 Wd 72
Gregory Havret MC 34 41 51 MC 74 MC
Lasse Jensen MC 34 MC MC MC MC 29
Soomin Lee MC 4 53 MC MC 29 MC 43
Gregory Bourdy MC MC 57 MC MC MC MC MC
Jason Norris MC 56 MC MC MC MC 55
Sebastien Gros MC MC MC Wd MC 70 13 48
Bradley Neil MC MC 68 MC Wd 69 21
Jaco Van Zyl MC MC* 28 59 MC MC MC
Rak Hyun Cho MC MC MC MC 24 56 29
Thomas Bjorn 69 MC MC
Carlos Pigem MC 40 MC MC MC MC 61 MC
Daniel Im MC MC 41 MC MC MC MC MC
Johan Edfors 70 64 65 45
David Howell MC 63 MC MC MC 36 24
Pelle Edberg MC MC MC
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