DS Automobiles Italian Open 2021: Form stats for this week's tournament in Rome

Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome will host the 2023 Ryder Cup
Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome makes its European Tour debut this week

The European Tour has arrived in Rome for the Italian Open at Marco Simone Golf Club which in two years' time will host the Ryder Cup. Andy Swales supplies the stats...

"The 45-year-old Swede has posted back-to-back top-four finishes on the European Tour and, although these tournaments in the Czech Republic and Switzerland are hardly top drawer, it is certainly a welcome boost for Stenson whose current World Ranking position is 143."

From the rarefied air of the Swiss Alps, to the outskirts of the Italian capital, the European Tour has arrived in Rome for this week's Italian Open.

Sponsored by DS Automobiles, this year's edition takes place at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, which is located approximately 10 miles north-east of Rome city centre.

Designed by Jim Fazio and David Mezzacane, the course opened for business in 1989 and five years later staged Italy's national open.

That tournament was won by Argentina's Eduardo Romero and remains, up until this week, the only occasion in which the course has hosted a European Tour event.

However, in 2023, Marco Simone will reach even greater heights when it stages the 44th Ryder Cup.

Marco Simone is a parkland course where water comes into play on seven holes, ranging in shape from ponds to streams.

Fairways change direction on around half of the holes, with some of the dog-legs more abrupt than others.

The Italian Open field includes a number of pros who played in the opening FedEx Cup Play-Off event in New Jersey, but failed to progress to the next stage, and have now returned to Europe to prepare for next week's prestigious PGA at Wentworth.

These are Matt Fitzpatrick, Garrick Higgo and Matt Wallace. This trio are joined on the tee by Tommy Fleetwood who appears to have lost his way a little over the past five months.

Current form

One big name who is enjoying his best run of form since the summer of 2019 is former Open champion Henrik Stenson.

The 45-year-old Swede has posted back-to-back top-four finishes on the European Tour and, although these tournaments in the Czech Republic and Switzerland are hardly top drawer, it is certainly a welcome boost for Stenson whose current World Ranking position is 143.

Another golfer to enjoy successive top-four finishes this month is American Sean Crocker who is a three-time runner-up on the European Tour.

In the same 'winless' category as Crocker is Belgian Thomas Detry who continues to perform well, albeit without a victory to his name. The 28-year-old has had nine podium finishes on the European Tour.

With no course history available, current form is the main guide to this week's Italian Open.

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Bernd Wiesberger can certainly boast of good recent form, although his final-hole blunder at Crans-sur-Sierre on Sunday will not have left him in a great mood as he arrives in Italy on the verge of qualifying for Europe's Ryder Cup team.

Needing a par for victory at the last, the Austrian double-bogeyed the 18th to finish second in the Swiss Alps.

And one other golfer in good shape is Scotsman Calum Hill whose recent victory in Kent moved him into the world's top 100 for the first time.

A tie-for-seventh on Sunday was his third straight top-10 and, although this week's field is a little stronger on paper than the one in Switzerland, the 27-year-old could easily be among the contenders for an each-way finish in Italy.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

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Last 10 Weeks

Position

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Player W35 W34 W33 W32 W31 W30 W29 W28 W27 W26
Matt Fitzpatrick MC 57 26 2
Tommy Fleetwood 65 46 16 33 26 17
Garrick Higgo 64 Wd 53 MC MC 41 MC
Victor Perez 50 13 61 MC 59
Bernd Wiesberger 2 21 59 26 5
Matt Wallace Wd 8 40 26
Min Woo Lee 21 62 MC 1 17 42
Guido Migliozzi 7 32 MC 35 13
Thomas Detry 27 22 MC 2 MC
Rasmus Hojgaard 1 3 38 MC 41 17
Martin Kaymer 18 MC MC 41 2
Justin Harding 32 7 2 19 MC 23 5
Andy Sullivan 40 13 48 MC* 26 MC 12 5
Richard Bland MC 3 67 15 4
Antoine Rozner 13 45 59 65 33 55
Dean Burmester 40 6 40 35 MC 70
Sam Horsfield MC 23 6 67 MC Wd 5
Daniel Van Tonder 21 45 21 MC MC 40 MC MC 12
Calum Hill 7 1 4 MC* 62 MC* MC 17
John Catlin 21 51 7 32 MC MC 41 MC
Johannes Veerman MC 1 46 8 3 MC
George Coetzee MC MC 1 26 MC
Brandon Stone MC 12 MC MC 75 MC MC
Thomas Pieters MC 54 16 35 12 29
Kalle Samooja MC 8 45 MC MC
Marcus Armitage 7 38 30 53 54 41
Henrik Stenson 3 4 MC MC
Sami Valimaki MC MC 44 27 MC* MC
Callum Shinkwin 33 3 16 MC 4 MC MC
Masahiro Kawamura 21 55 16 3 5 59 MC 29
Adrian Otaegui MC 38 MC MC 26 12 29
Jazz Janewattananond 67 33 27 46 MC MC 37
Francesco Molinari 32 MC MC MC* MC
Laurie Canter MC MC 40 59 MC
Grant Forrest MC 1 MC 73 4 55
Adri Arnaus MC 60 38 75 56
Sean Crocker 4 2 MC MC 9 29
Mikko Korhonen 40 MC 3 MC MC
Joachim B Hansen MC 29 56 27 MC MC MC
Wade Ormsby 56 MC 51 10 12 MC 55
Wilco Nienaber MC MC 64 31 MC MC
Jamie Donaldson 27 3 34 65 MC MC
Ryan Fox 29 13 34 42 67 44 MC 14
Darren Fichardt 21 47 MC 41 5
Jordan Smith 9 23 3 47 MC 41
Daniel Gavins MC MC 38 1 9 8 21 42
Joost Luiten 12 MC 69 MC
Maximilian Kieffer 21 45 MC 39 MC
Marcel Siem 7 12 21 56 15 1 5 36
Renato Paratore 7 50 56 27 65 MC MC
Adrian Meronk 27 17 51 59 MC
Jorge Campillo 32 21 34 59 MC MC MC 3
James Morrison 27 13 2 MC* 40 MC 17 42
Connor Syme MC MC 32 18 35 41 MC
Dave Horsey MC 13 MC 2 MC MC MC 52
Romain Langasque MC 35 MC 44 MC
Marc Warren MC MC MC MC* 47 MC 28 76
Alexander Levy 32 2 38 26 52 26 65 MC
Jonathan Caldwell 53 55 30 MC MC MC MC
Alexander Bjork 13 26 51 MC
Wil Besseling 13 29 30 MC* 18 17 52
Andrew Johnston 60 MC 9 14
Matthew Southgate MC 44 33 MC 26
Maverick Antcliff 65 29 35 26 40 MC 28 60
Tapio Pulkkanen MC 2 25 35 MC MC
Marcus Kinhult 47 64 68 MC 59 MC
Nacho Elvira 13 MC 22 1 MC MC 55
Chris Paisley MC MC 10 MC 33
Matthew Jordan 4 47 6 MC MC 18 12 17
Benjamin Hebert 32 MC MC 33 MC 59
Jeff Winther 40 MC MC 44 28 55
Mike Lorenzo-Vera MC MC 44 MC
Victor Dubuisson MC Wd 4
Richie Ramsay MC 9 28 25 15 4
Dale Whitnell MC 13 68 11 MC MC 4 42
Eddie Pepperell MC 29 MC 22 MC MC MC
Joakim Lagergren MC 17 35 MC
Justin Walters MC 40 8 MC 18 41 17
Jack Senior MC MC 22 MC 67 10 61 MC
Nicolas Colsaerts 18 18 MC 51 62
Ross Fisher MC 55 56 MC 15 MC MC
Darius Van Driel MC 47 53 7 54 17 68
Fabrizio Zanotti 72 35 65 33
Rikard Karlberg 53 MC MC MC 2 MC
Francesco Laporta MC MC 32 71 4 MC
Scott Jamieson 47 MC MC MC 67 MC
Scott Hend MC MC 56 MC 64 44 MC 26
Kyong Jun Moon 73 47 8 MC 15
Edoardo Molinari MC 18 MC MC
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 62
Hugo Leon 62 MC 16 7 14 2 38 MC
Sebastian Heisele MC MC MC 44 Wd
Matthieu Pavon MC MC MC 12 MC MC
Steven Brown MC MC MC 47 69 41 42
Pablo Larrazabal Dq MC 33 17
Robert Rock MC MC MC 64 MC* MC
Niklas Lemke MC 33 44 MC MC MC MC
Sebastian Soderberg 40 17 MC MC MC
Paul Waring MC MC MC MC MC
Gavin Green 32 MC MC 57 MC MC MC
Nino Bertasio 62 29 MC 44 MC MC
Shubhankar Sharma 50 9 16 30 32 MC 56
Oliver Farr MC MC 30 11 14 59 23 MC
Ross McGowan 4 23 67 MC MC MC MC MC
David Drysdale MC 51 38 32 32 MC MC MC
Adrien Saddier 7 MC MC 39 MC MC 17
Thorbjorn Olesen MC MC 54 MC 62
David Law MC MC 4 15 18 35 41 62
Sihwan Kim MC 23 29 10 MC* 10 23 37
Soren Kjeldsen 32 7 MC MC 18 MC* MC 76
Luke Donald MC MC 16 MC MC
Joel Stalter MC 51 Wd MC 44 MC MC
Ashley Chesters 40 13 48 15 18 MC MC MC
Jacopo Vecchi Fossa 14
Garrick Porteous MC MC 60 10 15 61 29
Dave Coupland 23 MC MC MC* MC 61
Aaron Cockerill MC 17 MC MC 28 MC
Robin Sciot-Siegrist 18 66 38 41 MC MC
Julien Guerrier 56 MC MC 40 MC* 51 42
Zander Lombard MC 60 MC MC 33 42
Lee Tae-Hee MC 23 47 MC MC 9
Lorenzo Scalise 17 MC 25 MC 14 22 9 2
Oliver Fisher MC 12 MC MC 18 MC* MC MC
Lorenzo Gagli MC 40 MC MC MC MC 62
Lars Van Meijel MC 58 7 48 MC MC MC MC
Stefano Mazzoli MC MC
Stephen Gallacher MC 64 MC MC MC MC
Clement Sordet MC 23 21 MC MC* 40 MC MC
SSP Chawrasia MC MC MC 75
Cormac Sharvin MC MC MC MC MC 44 33
Suradit Yongcharoenchai MC MC MC MC MC 67
Richard McEvoy 47 MC 23 39 32 MC MC MC
Andrea Pavan 53 70 MC MC MC Dq
Julian Suri 56 60 MC MC* MC MC MC MC
Alvaro Quiros 35 16 Wd MC 18 MC 72
Toby Tree MC MC 60 16 57 51
Kristoffer Broberg 63 MC 52 37
Haydn Porteous MC MC MC MC Wd MC MC MC Wd
Robin Roussel 67 39 MC MC 29
Jean-Baptiste Gonnet 50 MC* 32 MC
Pedro Figueiredo MC MC 63 MC 57 MC MC
Benjamin Poke MC 7 MC MC MC* 40 MC 52
Lucas Bjerregaard 67 35 10 32 MC MC MC
Federico MacCario MC 69 MC MC 6 MC MC 17
Oliver Wilson 21 35 MC MC MC MC
Chris Wood MC MC 32 77 MC MC
Luca Cianchetti MC 25 MC
Giovanni Manzoni 9
Gregorio De Leo 44
Enrico Di Nitto MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 57
Miguel Angel Jimenez 27
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano MC MC MC* 52 MC MC
Jake McLeod MC 47 MC 70 MC MC MC
Ricardo Santos MC MC 63 MC 14 MC MC MC
David Howell MC MC MC MC MC 57 MC 17 74
Carlos Pigem 62 MC MC 56 MC* MC MC 70
Gregory Havret MC MC MC 51 MC
Aron Zemmer MC MC MC MC MC MC 28 MC
Julien Quesne
Graeme Storm MC MC MC MC 73 MC MC
Jin Ho Choi 47 MC MC MC
Raphael Jacquelin MC MC MC 68 MC
Thomas Aiken MC MC MC
Tommaso Perrino
Filippo Celli 34
Pietro Bovari 65 MC
Davide Buchi
Andrea Romano

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