The Open Championship 2019: Your tournament and current form guide for Royal Portrush

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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 Royal Portrush ...

"Despite making the cut in his (Fleetwood) last 10 majors, hasn't contended in one since Carnoustie last year. But playing alright and probably just needs to find a little inspiration to get him going."

The major year comes to an end this week with The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush.

Due to a change of dates in the schedule, all four majors will have been concluded inside 14 weeks.

And this week's championship is the first to be staged outside Great Britain in 68 years, as The Open returns to Northern Ireland.

The only other occasion the tournament was staged on the island of Ireland was when Portrush hosted the 80th instalment in 1951.

Situated on the County Antrim coast, the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush was designed by eminent architect Harry Colt in 1929, although considerable changes have been made to the course in order to meet the demands of major championship golf.

The upgrade began in November 2015 and lasted 18 months and, according to the club's own website: "The shifting sands gave way to the building of five new greens, eight new tee boxes, 10 new bunkers and the creation of two new holes.

"These were the 7th (an uphill par-five) and 8th, on land which was once part of the club's Valley course."

Since Max Faulkner won here in the early 1950s, the Dunluce links has staged six British Senior Opens, as well as the Irish Open seven years ago.

Ahead of that tournament in 2012, which was won by Jamie Donaldson, the course built 12 new championship tees, since when Dunluce has extended its length by another 130 yards.

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Home Challenge

Six British & Irish Hopes For Portrush (not including Rory)

Matt Fitzpatrick: Playing well right now. Tied-12th at Pebble Beach (US Open) and started strongly in Scotland last week. His lack of length off the tee shouldn't hinder him too much on a links course, while his accuracy will most definitely help.

Tommy Fleetwood: Despite making the cut in his last 10 majors, hasn't contended in one since Carnoustie last year. But playing alright and probably just needs to find a little inspiration to get him going.

Shane Lowry: Ireland's second big hope on home soil - after Rory. Two podium finishes in the States this year, and tied-eighth at the PGA Championship during May.

Eddie Pepperell: Loves the links courses of the Britain Isles, and tied-fourth in the recent Irish Open at Lahinch.

Justin Rose: World No 4 tees-up for the first time since his podium finish at the US Open. Tied-second last year in Scotland and often plays his best golf when a few shots adrift going into the final round.

Matt Wallace: A real winner who is not afraid to contend deep into Sunday. Four podiums this year, which include the PGA Championship in New York and the British Masters at Hillside - both events staged during May.

Open Stroke Averages


Lowest 12 (Last Six Opens - 2013/18)
Average......(Rounds)
69.89: Rory McIlroy (18)
70.00: Henrik Stenson (24)
70.23: Phil Mickelson (22)
70.33: Jordan Spieth (24)
70.41: Sergio Garcia (22)
70.42: Tony Finau (12)
70.42: Zach Johnson (24)
70.42: Adam Scott (24)
70.73: Marc Leishman (22)
70.86: Justin Rose (22)
70.91: Francesco Molinari (22)
71.05: Rickie Fowler (22)
Min. No. of Rounds = 12

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MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W28 W27 W26 W25 W24 W23 W22 W21 W20 W19
Brooks Koepka 65 57 2 50 1 4
Dustin Johnson MC 35 20 2
Rory McIlroy 34 9 1 MC 8
Justin Rose 3 13 58 29
Tiger Woods 21 9 MC
Bryson DeChambeau 2 8 35 22 MC MC
Francesco Molinari 57 16 53 48
Jon Rahm 1 2 3 MC MC
Justin Thomas 9 36 MC 20 MC
Patrick Cantlay 15 21 1 3
Xander Schauffele 3 14 MC 16
Gary Woodland MC 1 52 8
Matt Kuchar 20 16 4 MC 8
Rickie Fowler MC 46 43 14 MC 36
Paul Casey 5 21 Wd 29
Tony Finau 23 MC MC MC 2 64
Adam Scott 7 2 8
Jason Day 66 8 21 MC 23
Webb Simpson 16 2 29
Tommy Fleetwood 23 13 65 48 8
Bubba Watson MC 54 MC 63 MC
Louis Oosthuizen 46 36 7 57 60
Marc Leishman 21 35 5 MC
Matt Wallace 14 55 3 12 41 3 2
Patrick Reed 23 5 30 32 MC 63
Chez Reavie MC 1 3 MC 14
Kevin Kisner MC 46 15 49 41 MC MC
Phil Mickelson MC MC 52 MC 71
Hideki Matsuyama 7 13 21 6 16 23
Keegan Bradley 46 2 MC 44 MC 29
Matthew Fitzpatrick 14 MC 2 12 68 64 41
Eddie Pepperell 43 4 MC 2
Shane Lowry 34 28 2 8
Sergio Garcia 7 MC 52 MC MC
Jordan Spieth MC 65 7 8 3 29
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 9 4 3 65 41 71 53
Ian Poulter 14 41 MC 70 MC
Henrik Stenson 4 9 8 37 48 20
Billy Horschel 17 32 9 19 23
Cameron Smith 29 MC 72 MC 64
Hao Tong Li MC 15 52 37 36
Brandt Snedeker 5 43 77 4 19 16
Tyrrell Hatton 14 MC 21 33 8 48 35
Alex Noren 26 MC 63 41 54 35
Jim Furyk 28 27 33 13 MC
CT Pan MC 36 MC 3 MC 35
Justin Harding MC MC MC 54 10
Lucas Bjerregaard MC MC MC MC MC 16 MC
Andrew Putnam 4 57 43 17 3 78
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC* MC MC 17 MC 41 5
Jazz Janewattananond 26 3 1 3 5 25 14
JB Holmes 21 MC MC MC MC MC
Byeong Hun An 13 MC 16 17 68 MC
Kyle Stanley 18 21 36 65 MC MC
Abraham Ancer 19 8 49 65 58 16 59
Emiliano Grillo 60 58 9 19 23
Jorge Campillo MC* 7 15 MC MC
Thorbjorn Olesen 15 10 MC MC 64 MC
Sung Jae Im 26 15 21 21 7 57 MC MC MC*
Adam Hadwin 4 MC 6 52 29
Si-Woo Kim MC MC MC MC MC 41 MC MC
Branden Grace MC MC MC 53 MC 63
Keith Mitchell 66 MC MC 48 MC 59
Sung Hoon Kang MC MC MC* MC 7 1
Ryan Palmer 18 35 6 MC 43
Jason Kokrak 29 MC 62 23
Russell Knox MC 31 21 27 8 MC 43
Shugo Imahira 7 5 MC 2 9 7 MC 21
Aaron Wise 35 35 MC MC 41 43
Luke List MC MC MC MC 6
Danny Willett MC 12 8 27 41
Lucas Glover 10 7 MC MC 52 16
Lee Westwood 55 23 10 18 MC 35
Joost Luiten MC MC 20 MC 62 64 8
Tom Lewis 43 61 MC MC MC 53
Joaquin Niemann 10 23 5 5 31 27 31 MC
Joel Dahmen MC 43 MC 68 MC 71
Charley Hoffman MC MC MC MC 13 54
Bernd Wiesberger 1 2 16 76 8 1 70
Corey Conners 46 MC MC 65 31 64
Kevin Streelman 34 35 15 4 31
Rory Sabbatini MC 3 43 27 6 5
Andrea Pavan 4 MC MC 1 MC 25 15
Brian Harman 26 7 MC 8 50 27 31 MC MC
Erik Van Rooyen 14 MC 16 43 20 MC 8
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 28 9 2 16
Mikko Korhonen 48 39 MC MC
Graeme McDowell MC MC 16 8 73 29
Adrian Otaegui 20 MC MC 26 16 MC MC
Alexander Bjork 62 50 25 MC
Nate Lashley 26 MC 1 28 MC 69 29
Ryan Fox MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Andy Sullivan 28 2 13 26 33 MC
Thomas Pieters 20 MC MC MC 33 23 23
Zach Johnson 37 58 35 MC 54
Jimmy Walker MC MC* 21 MC 35 19 23 MC
Kurt Kitayama 43 MC MC 21 66 64
Shaun Norris 4 17 42 24 MC
Yuta Ikeda 32 29 16 1 MC MC
Paul Waring 48 7 MC
Adri Arnaus 15 2 MC 58 MC MC MC
David Lipsky MC MC 53 26 48 71
Patton Kizzire 34 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Stewart Cink 63 70
Dylan Frittelli 1 46 46 MC 59 MC 67
Sang Hyun Park (jr) MC MC 14 15 26 3 45 16
Robert MacIntyre MC 41 49 34 2 2
Oliver Wilson 69 19 70 26 34 4 8
Richard Sterne MC 34 26 MC 58
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 34 MC 1 3 25 MC
Romain Langasque 3 MC MC MC 3 MC
Alexander Levy MC MC MC 23 MC MC
Yuki Inamori 55 7 6 29 14 29 33
Chris Wood MC MC
Yoshinori Fujimoto 19 MC 41 66 MC
Brandon Stone 34 34 MC MC MC
Benjamin Hebert 2 55 MC 47 51 MC
Jake McLeod MC MC MC 42 MC MC
Doc Redman 37 MC 2 2 19 37
Mikumu Horikawa 19 22 MC 1 22 25 MC
Shubhankar Sharma 34 MC MC 62 73 MC
Dimitrios Papadatos MC MC MC MC MC 15
Robert Rock MC 4 MC 37 MC 62 25
Chan Kim 22 3 MC 3 2 MC 8 MC
Connor Syme 32 7 5 MC 8 MC 42
Prom Meesawat 10 MC
Zander Lombard MC 9 MC MC MC MC
Gunn Charoenkul 52 8 3 6
Padraig Harrington MC 50 MC MC MC 12
Yosuke Asaji MC 12 40 29 56 MC 1
Dong Kyu Jang 38 69 4 26 51 34 20 MC 6
Andrew Johnston 4 MC 59 34 25 42
Ernie Els MC MC Wd MC
Doyeob Mun 20 14 50 33 5 22 MC
Callum Shinkwin MC 10 MC MC MC
Inn Choon Hwang 14 2 39 17 16 11 MC
Nino Bertasio 4 27 53 MC 61 MC 23
Takumi Kanaya
Matthew Baldwin 39 MC MC 58 35 MC 70
Jack Senior 34 10 MC MC MC 33 MC MC 58
Austin Connelly MC MC MC MC MC
Andrew Wilson
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Garrick Porteous 5 MC 28 Wd MC 43 MC
Isidro Benitez
Tom Lehman 58
Darren Clarke MC
Brandon Wu 35
David Duval MC
Curtis Knipes
Paul Lawrie MC
Matthias Schmid
Ashton Turner
Sam Locke MC
Thomas Thurloway
James Sugrue
Player `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11 `10 `09
Brooks Koepka 39 6 10 67 MC
Dustin Johnson MC 54 9 49 12 32 9 2 14 MC
Rory McIlroy 2 4 5 1 MC 60 25 3 47
Justin Rose 2 54 22 6 23 MC MC 44 MC 13
Tiger Woods 6 MC 69 6 3 23 MC
Bryson DeChambeau 51 MC
Francesco Molinari 1 MC 36 40 15 9 39 MC MC 13
Jon Rahm MC 44 59
Justin Thomas MC MC 53
Patrick Cantlay 12
Xander Schauffele 2 20
Gary Woodland 67 70 12 58 39 34 30
Matt Kuchar 9 2 46 58 54 15 9 MC 27 MC
Rickie Fowler 28 22 46 30 2 MC 31 5 14
Paul Casey 51 11 MC 74 47 MC 54 3 47
Tony Finau 9 27 18
Adam Scott 17 22 43 10 5 3 2 25 27 MC
Jason Day 17 27 22 4 58 32 30 60
Webb Simpson 12 37 39 40 MC 64 16
Tommy Fleetwood 12 27 MC MC MC
Bubba Watson MC 27 39 MC MC 32 23 30 MC MC
Louis Oosthuizen 28 MC MC 2 36 Wd 19 54 1 MC
Marc Leishman 60 6 53 2 5 MC MC 60
Matt Wallace MC
Patrick Reed 28 MC 12 20 MC
Chez Reavie MC MC
Kevin Kisner 2 54 76 MC
Phil Mickelson 24 MC 2 20 23 1 MC 2 48
Hideki Matsuyama MC 14 MC 18 39 6
Keegan Bradley 79 18 MC 19 15 34
Matthew Fitzpatrick MC 44 MC 44
Eddie Pepperell 6 49
Shane Lowry MC MC MC MC 9 32 37
Sergio Garcia MC 37 5 6 2 21 MC 9 14 38
Jordan Spieth 9 1 30 4 36 44
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 74 4 39 40 MC 21 81
Ian Poulter MC 14 MC MC 3 9 MC 60 MC
Henrik Stenson 35 11 1 40 39 2 68 3 13
Billy Horschel MC MC 30 MC MC
Cameron Smith 78 MC
Hao Tong Li 39 3
Brandt Snedeker MC 22 MC 58 11 3 MC MC
Tyrrell Hatton 51 MC 5 MC MC MC MC
Alex Noren 17 6 46 Wd 9 MC MC
Jim Furyk 59 30 4 MC 34 48 MC 34
CT Pan MC
Justin Harding MC
Lucas Bjerregaard MC
Andrew Putnam
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 75 MC MC MC MC
Jazz Janewattananond MC
JB Holmes 54 3 MC MC MC 14 69
Byeong Hun An 51 MC 59 MC 26 MC
Kyle Stanley 39 MC MC 39 44
Abraham Ancer MC
Emiliano Grillo MC MC 12
Jorge Campillo MC
Thorbjorn Olesen 12 62 MC 64 MC 9 MC
Sung Jae Im
Adam Hadwin 35 MC
Si-Woo Kim 67 MC
Branden Grace MC 6 72 20 36 64 77 43
Keith Mitchell
Sung Hoon Kang
Ryan Palmer 30 30 58 30
Jason Kokrak MC
Russell Knox MC MC 30 MC
Shugo Imahira MC
Aaron Wise
Luke List 39
Danny Willett 24 76 53 6 MC 15 MC
Lucas Glover MC MC 12 48 MC
Lee Westwood 61 27 22 49 MC 3 45 MC 2 3
Joost Luiten 44 MC MC MC 45 63
Tom Lewis 47 30
Joaquin Niemann
Joel Dahmen
Charley Hoffman 17 20 77 MC 67 MC MC
Bernd Wiesberger 74 MC 68 MC 64
Corey Conners
Kevin Streelman MC 54 79 MC
Rory Sabbatini 54 MC
Andrea Pavan
Brian Harman MC MC MC 26
Erik Van Rooyen 17
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 62
Mikko Korhonen
Graeme McDowell 63 49 9 58 5 MC 23 34
Adrian Otaegui
Alexander Bjork MC MC
Nate Lashley
Ryan Fox 39 MC 49
Andy Sullivan MC 70 12 30
Thomas Pieters 28 44 30
Zach Johnson 17 14 12 1 47 6 9 16 76 47
Jimmy Walker MC 54 MC 30 26 MC
Kurt Kitayama
Shaun Norris 61 62
Yuta Ikeda 51 MC 72 MC 38 MC MC
Paul Waring MC
Adri Arnaus
David Lipsky MC 58
Patton Kizzire MC 68
Stewart Cink 24 MC 20 47 26 MC 30 48 1
Dylan Frittelli MC MC
Sang Hyun Park (jr) MC
Robert MacIntyre
Oliver Wilson MC MC 24
Richard Sterne 46 MC 21 39 34
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Romain Langasque 65
Alexander Levy MC MC MC
Yuki Inamori
Chris Wood 28 14 Wd 23 64 MC 3
Yoshinori Fujimoto 54
Brandon Stone 61 70 MC
Benjamin Hebert
Jake McLeod
Doc Redman
Mikumu Horikawa
Shubhankar Sharma 51
Dimitrios Papadatos
Robert Rock MC MC 38 7 MC
Chan Kim 11
Connor Syme MC
Prom Meesawat MC
Zander Lombard 67 66
Gunn Charoenkul
Padraig Harrington MC MC 36 20 MC 54 39 MC MC 65
Yosuke Asaji
Dong Kyu Jang MC
Andrew Johnston 27 8 MC
Ernie Els MC 61 MC 65 MC 26 1 MC MC 8
Doyeob Mun
Callum Shinkwin MC MC
Inn Choon Hwang
Nino Bertasio
Takumi Kanaya
Matthew Baldwin MC 23
Jack Senior MC MC
Austin Connelly 14
Andrew Wilson
Miguel Angel Jimenez 18 MC MC 13 9 25 27 13
Garrick Porteous MC
Isidro Benitez
Tom Lehman MC MC MC 58 MC 22 14 60
Darren Clarke MC MC 30 MC 26 21 MC 1 44 52
Brandon Wu
David Duval Wd MC Wd 49 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Curtis Knipes
Paul Lawrie MC 63 40 MC 26 34 66 MC 47
Matthias Schmid
Ashton Turner MC
Sam Locke 75
Thomas Thurloway
James Sugrue

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