The Open Championship 2018: Current form guide ahead of Carnoustie

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With The Open starting on Thursday, Andy Swales provides tournament and current form stats for this week's major championship at Carnoustie ...

"The Open runner-up from 2014 rarely plays poorly nowadays, and in his final warm-up event in Scotland last week tied-for-sixth over the links of Gullane."

The Open Championship returns to Carnoustie for the first time since 2007.

Back then, Padraig Harrington's play-off victory over Sergio Garcia ended Europe's eight-year wait for a major title.

Since then, there have been 14 European successes in the big four events, although the last five major championships have all been won by Americans under the age of 30.

However, during the past decade, there have also been major titles for golfers from Africa, Asia, South America and Oceania.

Never before has golf been so diverse, and this week's winner could come from almost any part of the globe.

The most recent 12 major titles have been spread among 10 players, with the United States enjoying a greater share than any other country.

Waiting In The Wings

And if a new 20-something American is going to prevail this week, and make it six in a row, then perhaps the time has arrived for Rickie Fowler.

The Open runner-up from 2014 rarely plays poorly nowadays, and in his final warm-up event in Scotland last week tied-for-sixth over the links of Gullane.

And if good current form counts for something, then European duo Justin Rose and Francesco Molinari must fancy their chances.

Rose tied-for-ninth in Scotland on Sunday, making it four straight top 10s and he hasn't been outside the top-25 since before The Masters.

Molinari's performances have been even better: two victories and the same number of runner-up finishes in his last five events.

The 35-year-old Italian's history in The Open is less impressive but he must surely be brimming with confidence on Scotland's east coast.

And younger European Jon Rahm will certainly relish his chances this coming weekend.

The former Irish Open champion posted a tie-for-fourth when defending the title two weeks ago at Ballyliffin.

Huge Threat

Despite being a little off colour by his own high standards of late, Rory McIlroy remains a serious threat whenever he tees-up and especially on links.

The former Open champion's last three starts in the season's third major have all yielded top-five finishes.

Another golfer currently off the boil is defending champion Jordan Spieth whose solid touch around the greens will always be important on a links course.

The American has not posted a top-20 finish in his most recent seven events, three of which were missed cuts.

Aussie Marc Leishman has also developed a liking for links courses, with three top-six finishes in his last four appearances at The Open.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W28 W27 W26 W25 W24 W23 W22 W21 W20 W19 W18 W17
Dustin Johnson 3 1 8 17
Justin Thomas 8 56 25 8 11 21 MC
Justin Rose 9 10 6 1 23 19
Brooks Koepka 19 1 30 2 11 42 MC
Jon Rahm 4 5 MC 5 63 MC
Jordan Spieth 42 MC MC 32 21 41 MC
Rickie Fowler 6 12 20 8 14 MC 21
Rory McIlroy 28 12 MC 8 2 MC 16
Jason Day 12 MC 44 5 1 34
Tommy Fleetwood MC 59 2 23 20 7 MC 4
Bubba Watson 13 1 MC 44 57 28
Paul Casey 2 16 20 5
Patrick Reed 23 MC 4 29 41 8 7
Alex Noren 1 25 23 3 17 MC
Francesco Molinari 2 1 25 2 1 MC 16
Hideki Matsuyama MC 16 13 16 MC MC*
Henrik Stenson 6 26 13 23 19
Marc Leishman 13 MC 45 62 2 63
Sergio Garcia 8 12 MC MC 70 MC
Phil Mickelson MC 65 48 12 13 MC 5
Webb Simpson 47 MC 10 MC 1 21
Bryson DeChambeau Wd 9 25 1 42 37 4
Tyrrell Hatton 9 16 6 MC MC MC 42
Xander Schauffele 21 MC 6 MC MC 2 72
Rafael Cabrera-Bello MC MC MC 36 4 8 17 MC
Brian Harman 56 6 36 14 MC 74
Matt Kuchar MC MC 13 32 MC 17 28
Patrick Cantlay 15 45 4 MC 23 7
Ian Poulter 30 21 25 8 20 11 22
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 42 MC 48 15 MC 13 5 30 45
Tony Finau 21 5 MC 13 57 21 6
Louis Oosthuizen 16 13 5 MC MC 3
Kevin Kisner 55 MC MC* 52 MC MC 15
Branden Grace 25 52 5 3 46
Charley Hoffman 19 15 20 MC 52 MC 31
Pat Perez MC 36 70 42 MC 2
Satoshi Kodaira MC MC MC MC 20 MC MC 32
Kyle Stanley MC 32 15 MC 2 MC 13
Matthew Fitzpatrick 14 MC 27 12 30 8 46
Daniel Berger 67 6 MC 57 55 MC
Kevin Na 1 64 5 MC 4 6 46 MC
Gary Woodland 53 36 23 MC MC MC
Hao Tong Li 23 MC 21 16 19 43 MC 32
Ross Fisher MC MC 48 MC 8 71 63 MC
Charl Schwartzel MC 72 MC 2 9 3
Cameron Smith 42 MC MC MC MC MC
Russell Henley 10 6 25 29 58 MC MC
Si-Woo Kim MC MC 26 MC 29 66 63
Russell Knox 49 1 2 38 12 44 20 16 MC 7
Jason Dufner 25 MC MC 5 42 2
Zach Johnson 16 19 12 40 MC MC* 15
Adam Hadwin 48 42 MC MC* 52 57 16
Peter Uihlein MC 12 48 43 5 21 5 MC
Emiliano Grillo 19 MC 23 3 37 9 MC
Brendan Steele MC 63 MC* 10
Chez Reavie MC MC MC 6 MC 30 22
Charles Howell 30 17 25 26 65 9 17 21
Byeong Hun An 41 67 MC 2 15 30 63 MC
Luke List 3 MC MC 56 37 MC 9
Dylan Frittelli 23 14 12 MC 30 MC MC
Kevin Chappell MC 30 65 MC MC MC
Chesson Hadley MC* 8 MC MC 40 20 11 16 4
Julian Suri MC 27 2 51 29 43 53
Alexander Levy 55 MC 65 MC 65 52 MC 14
Jimmy Walker MC 60 56 20 6 2 25
Thorbjorn Olesen 6 MC 2 MC 1 60 MC 37
Beau Hossler 6 2 44 64 32 46 34
Andrew Landry 55 8 MC 65 MC 67 Wd MC
Tiger Woods 4 MC 23 11 55
Yusaku Miyazato Wd 14 MC MC 70 Wd 6 18
Alexander Bjork 19 14 8 33 MC 27 1
Matt Wallace MC MC MC 1 MC 51 20 3
Jorge Campillo 32 3 8 33 60 MC 5 3
Paul Dunne MC 40 21 30 MC 7
Keegan Bradley 13 47 MC 23 7 MC* MC
Patton Kizzire 30 MC MC MC* 64 MC MC
Ryan Moore 55 13 MC 13 30 MC
Jhonattan Vegas MC 41 40 73 41 42
Adam Scott MC 35 52 9 11 MC*
Adrian Otaegui MC 28 12 56 36 MC 1 2
Aaron Wise MC MC MC MC MC 1 2 MC
Thomas Pieters 6 40 31 18 14 MC 39
JB Holmes MC MC 2 3 13 42 MC 42 MC
Shubhankar Sharma MC MC 27 MC MC 20 14
Brandt Snedeker 3 MC 48 6 42 MC MC MC
Ryan Fox 6 2 44 41 8 43 65 37
Shane Lowry 28 16 MC 30 52 15 46 34 28
Chris Wood MC 14 2 33 36 27 MC
Yuta Ikeda 33 7 MC* 10 54 45
Austin Cook 34 5 MC 6 MC MC 46 34
Andy Sullivan MC 6 21 9 5 35 3
Stewart Cink 23 2 4 MC 58 MC 72
Anirban Lahiri 39 13 9 37 58 26 MC MC
Ryan Armour 21 2 56 23 14 59 MC MC
Ryuko Tokimatsu MC 7 2 27 1 29 18
Lee Westwood 32 19 Wd 5 27
George Coetzee MC 24 44 MC MC 43
Sung Kang MC 3 MC MC 57 MC 42 MC MC 36
Martin Kaymer MC MC 2 MC 8 MC MC 42
Eddie Pepperell 2 MC Dq 51 43 14
Jason Kokrak 3 MC MC MC 32 46 MC
Shota Akiyoshi MC 1 MC 15 1 22 MC 4
Shaun Norris 3 38 MC 4 18 MC MC
Kelly Kraft 63 2 MC 47 66 35 MC MC MC MC MC
Cameron Davis MC MC MC MC 1 MC 4
Jazz Janewattananond 2 1 32 6 4 37 MC 12 56
Jordan Smith 32 MC 21 8 MC 46 3
Sang Hyun Park 33 42 2 1 54 MC 9 30 1 32
Hideto Tanihara 58 MC 56 MC* 35 MC
Erik Van Rooyen MC 4 MC 42 20 46 MC
Fabrizio Zanotti MC MC 37 60 15
Marcus Kinhult MC 5 59 MC 12 63
Nicolas Colsaerts 42 19 MC 3 MC MC 7 MC
Matthew Southgate 23 59 5 MC MC 27 12 48
Lucas Herbert MC MC 49 41 3 MC
Abraham Ancer 47 4 MC MC 57 52 42 MC MC
Scott Jamieson MC 40 MC 12 MC* MC 53
Gavin Green 19 MC MC 73 MC* 52 34 56
Michael Hendry 44 23 2 MC MC 28
Grant Forrest 13 23 2 23 MC 7 2 MC MC
Michael Kim 1 MC MC MC 18 MC MC 15
Jonas Blixt MC MC 53 MC MC MC 27 MC
Padraig Harrington MC MC 74 56 36 MC MC 28
Danthai Boonma 2 6 MC 27 16 16 34 MC
Bronson Burgoon 2 30 6 MC MC 16 MC
Matt Jones 12 MC MC 19 MC 51 13 19
Retief Goosen MC 6 MC 19
Brady Schnell 41 MC 1 6 48 MC MC 18 20
Minchel Choi 34 1 59 17 MC MC MC 20
Jens Dantorp 3 76 44 MC 42 35 46 48
Danny Willett 19 6 MC MC 8 MC MC
Kodai Ichihara MC 15 1 MC 10 MC
Brandon Stone 1 69 MC MC 65 60 MC MC
Brett Rumford MC MC 61 42 MC MC MC
Tom Lewis 10 26 MC 30 MC 59 14 9
Rhys Enoch MC 61 6 MC MC MC MC 40 23
Zander Lombard MC 6 MC MC MC MC MC MC 34
Sean Crocker 37 36 MC
Marcus Armitage 53 32 MC MC MC 41 42
Masahiro Kawamura MC 51 38 23 2 39 45
Jack Senior 4 21 14 MC MC 8 MC 55 7 Dq
Ernie Els MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Masanori Kobayashi MC 22 28 2 69 MC MC
Bernhard Langer
Yu Xin Lin MC
Oliver Wilson 29 49 32 16 MC MC
David Duval MC MC
Darren Clarke MC MC
Todd Hamilton
Mark Calcavecchia
Tom Lehman
Sandy Lyle
James Robinson
Jovan Rebula
Haraldur Magnus 32 50
Ashton Turner MC MC
Nicolai Hojgaard 1
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Dustin Johnson 54 9 49 12 32 9 2 14 MC
Justin Thomas MC 53
Justin Rose 54 22 6 23 MC MC 44 MC 13 70
Brooks Koepka 6 10 67 MC
Jon Rahm 44 59
Jordan Spieth 1 30 4 36 44
Rickie Fowler 22 46 30 2 MC 31 5 14
Rory McIlroy 4 5 1 MC 60 25 3 47
Jason Day 27 22 4 58 32 30 60
Tommy Fleetwood 27 MC MC MC
Bubba Watson 27 39 MC MC 32 23 30 MC MC
Paul Casey 11 MC 74 47 MC 54 3 47 7
Patrick Reed MC 12 20 MC
Alex Noren 6 46 Wd 9 MC MC 19
Francesco Molinari MC 36 40 15 9 39 MC MC 13
Hideki Matsuyama 14 MC 18 39 6
Henrik Stenson 11 1 40 39 2 68 3 13 3
Marc Leishman 6 53 2 5 MC MC 60
Sergio Garcia 37 5 6 2 21 MC 9 14 38 51
Phil Mickelson MC 2 20 23 1 MC 2 48 19
Webb Simpson 37 39 40 MC 64 16
Bryson DeChambeau MC
Tyrrell Hatton MC 5 MC MC MC MC
Xander Schauffele 20
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 4 39 40 MC 21 81
Brian Harman MC MC 26
Matt Kuchar 2 46 58 54 15 9 MC 27 MC MC
Patrick Cantlay
Ian Poulter 14 MC MC 3 9 MC 60 MC 2
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC MC MC MC
Tony Finau 27 18
Louis Oosthuizen MC MC 2 36 Wd 19 54 1 MC
Kevin Kisner 54 76 MC
Branden Grace 6 72 20 36 64 77 43
Charley Hoffman 20 77 MC 67 MC MC
Pat Perez MC MC
Satoshi Kodaira MC MC
Kyle Stanley MC MC 39 44
Matthew Fitzpatrick 44 MC 44
Daniel Berger 27 MC
Kevin Na 44 22 58 54 MC MC 27
Gary Woodland 70 12 58 39 34 30
Hao Tong Li 3
Ross Fisher 44 MC 68 MC 45 MC 37 13 39
Charl Schwartzel 62 18 68 7 15 MC 16 14 MC
Cameron Smith MC
Russell Henley 37 MC 20 MC 73
Si-Woo Kim MC
Russell Knox MC 30 MC
Jason Dufner 14 22 58 51 26 31 MC MC
Zach Johnson 14 12 1 47 6 9 16 76 47 51
Adam Hadwin MC
Peter Uihlein 44 MC 48
Emiliano Grillo MC 12
Brendan Steele MC MC MC
Chez Reavie MC
Charles Howell MC 64 28 MC MC
Byeong Hun An MC 59 MC 26 MC
Luke List
Dylan Frittelli MC
Kevin Chappell MC 53
Chesson Hadley MC
Julian Suri MC
Alexander Levy MC MC
Jimmy Walker 54 MC 30 26 MC
Thorbjorn Olesen 62 MC 64 MC 9 MC
Beau Hossler
Andrew Landry
Tiger Woods MC 69 6 3 23 MC
Yusaku Miyazato MC MC MC
Alexander Bjork MC
Matt Wallace
Jorge Campillo
Paul Dunne MC 30 MC
Keegan Bradley 18 MC 19 15 34
Patton Kizzire 68
Ryan Moore MC 46 MC 12 32 28 MC
Jhonattan Vegas MC
Adam Scott 22 43 10 5 3 2 25 27 MC 16
Adrian Otaegui
Aaron Wise
Thomas Pieters 44 30
JB Holmes 54 3 MC MC MC 14 69 MC
Shubhankar Sharma
Brandt Snedeker 22 MC 58 11 3 MC MC MC
Ryan Fox MC 49
Shane Lowry MC MC MC 9 32 37
Chris Wood 14 Wd 23 64 MC 3 5
Yuta Ikeda MC 72 MC 38 MC MC
Austin Cook
Andy Sullivan 70 12 30
Stewart Cink MC 20 47 26 MC 30 48 1 MC
Anirban Lahiri MC 68 30 MC 31
Ryan Armour
Ryuko Tokimatsu
Lee Westwood 27 22 49 MC 3 45 MC 2 3 67
George Coetzee MC MC 18 71 MC 15
Sung Kang
Martin Kaymer 37 36 12 70 32 MC 12 7 34 80
Eddie Pepperell 49
Jason Kokrak
Shota Akiyoshi
Shaun Norris 62
Kelly Kraft
Cameron Davis
Jazz Janewattananond
Jordan Smith
Sang Hyun Park
Hideto Tanihara MC MC MC
Erik Van Rooyen
Fabrizio Zanotti MC
Marcus Kinhult
Nicolas Colsaerts 46 MC 7
Matthew Southgate 6 12 MC
Lucas Herbert
Abraham Ancer
Scott Jamieson MC MC MC
Gavin Green
Michael Hendry MC
Grant Forrest MC
Michael Kim
Jonas Blixt MC MC 26
Padraig Harrington MC 36 20 MC 54 39 MC MC 65 1
Danthai Boonma
Bronson Burgoon
Matt Jones 39 30 54
Retief Goosen 20 64 Wd 6 5 32
Brady Schnell
Minchel Choi
Jens Dantorp
Danny Willett 76 53 6 MC 15 MC
Kodai Ichihara 79 MC
Brandon Stone 70 MC
Brett Rumford 74 MC MC
Tom Lewis 30
Rhys Enoch MC
Zander Lombard 66
Sean Crocker
Marcus Armitage
Masahiro Kawamura
Jack Senior MC
Ernie Els 61 MC 65 MC 26 1 MC MC 8 7
Masanori Kobayashi MC
Bernhard Langer 78 MC
Yu Xin Lin
Oliver Wilson MC 24 MC
David Duval MC Wd 49 MC MC MC MC MC MC 39
Darren Clarke MC 30 MC 26 21 MC 1 44 52
Todd Hamilton MC MC MC MC 73 MC MC MC MC 32
Mark Calcavecchia MC MC MC 9 MC 73 27 MC
Tom Lehman MC MC 58 MC 22 14 60 32
Sandy Lyle MC MC MC MC 84 MC MC MC MC Wd
James Robinson
Jovan Rebula
Haraldur Magnus
Ashton Turner
Nicolai Hojgaard
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