UBS Hong Kong Open stat pack

  • Last Updated: November 13 2012, 12:47 GMT

A look at some of the key stats ahead of this week's UBS Hong Kong Open at Fanling in the New Territories.

Rory McIlroy is the hot favourite to win in Hong Kong

First staged in 1959, the Hong Kong Open made its European Tour debut as a co-sanctioned event in 2001.

This week's tournament will be the 54th at its Fanling site in the New Territories.

SELECTED PLAYERS with GOOD to REASONABLE FORM at HONG KONG GOLF CLUB

Last Eight Years

Player: '04 / '05 / '06 / '07 / '08 / '09 / '10 / '11

Thomas Bjorn: 4 / 22 / - / 55 / - / - / Ret / -
Gregory Bourdy: - / - / 11 / MC / 81 / Won / 11 / 53
John Daly: - / - / - / - / 17 / - / 56 / 21
Bradley Dredge: MC / - / - / - / 19 / 60 / 16 / Wd
Simon Dyson: MC / 25 / MC / 15 / MC / 8 / 2 / -
Marcus Fraser: - / - / - / 7 / 34 / - / 10 / 11
Anders Hansen: - / 30 / - / 20 / 53 / 29 / 11 / -
David Howell: 6 / - / - / 66 / - / 18 / 31 / 55
Raphael Jacquelin: - / - / 13 / MC / - / 5 / - / -
Thongchai Jaidee: 39 / 7 / 3 / 2 / 19 / 11 / 15 / 15
Miguel Angel Jimenez: Won / 38 / 6 / Won / 24 / 18 / MC / 11
Anthony Kang: MC / MC / 13 / 55 / 70 / 63 / 4 / MC
Soren Kjeldsen: - / 18 / 6 / 29 / 48 / MC / MC / 39
Jose Manuel Lara: - / 18 / Won / MC / 29 / Wd / 47 / 11
Pablo Larrazabal: - / - / - / - / 4 / 22 / MC / MC
Peter Lawrie: MC / 56 / 25 / - / - / 7 / 47 / 21
Wen-Chong Liang: 19 / 22 / 13 / 15 / 15 / 11 / MC / 17
Wen-Tang Lin: - / - / 31 / MC / Won / 22 / 25 / MC
Rory McIlroy: - / - / - / MC / 2 / 2 / 6 / Won
Colin Montgomerie: - / Won / 19 / - / 15 / 29 / 47 / 46
Juvic Pagunsan: - / - / 2 / 50 / 70 / 53 / 38 / 10
Jyoti Randhawa: - / 48 / 3 / - / 19 / 22 / MC / 29
Thaworn Wiratchant: 29 / 48 / 25 / 15 / 42 / - / MC / 29
Yong-Eun Yang: - / - / - / - / - / 29 / 19 / 7

SELECTED PLAYERS with POOR to MEDICORE FORM at HONG KONG GOLF CLUB

Last Eight Years

Player: '04 / '05 / '06 / '07 / '08 / '09 / '10 / '11

Hendrik Buhrmann: MC / MC / 56 / MC / MC / MC / - / -
Emanuele Canonica: MC / - / MC / MC / MC / - / - / -
Andrew Dodt: - / - / - / - / - / 48 / MC / MC
Ignacio Garrido: - / - / - / - / - / 45 / MC / Ret
Scott Hend: - / - / - / - / MC / MC / - / 62
Mikko Ilonen: MC / - / - / - / 42 / MC / - / -
Jimmy Ko: MC / MC / MC / MC / - / - / - / -
Rick Kulacz: - / - / - / - / MC / - / MC / MC
Thomas Levet: - / MC / - / - / - / MC / 60 / -
Wen-Teh Lu: - / MC / Dq / - / 53 / - / - / -
Paul McGinley: - / - / MC / 50 / 53 / - / 64 / -
Christian Nilsson: - / - / MC / - / - / - / MC / MC
Chinnarat Phadungsil: - / MC / MC / MC / 63 / 48 / 55 / MC
Mars Pucay: - / - / - / - / - / 51 / MC / MC
Digvijay Singh: - / - / - / - / MC / MC / MC / MC
James Stewart: MC / MC / 48 / MC / MC / - / - / -
Kwanchai Tannin: - / MC / - / - / - / - / MC / 55
Anthony Wall: MC / MC / - / MC / 63 / - / - / 51
Marc Warren: - / MC / MC / 69 / - / MC / - / -
Woon-Man Wong: - / - / MC / MC / - / MC / MC / MC

TOP-10 FINISHERS from 2011 (Not Already Listed)

Gregory Havret (2nd)
Pariya Junhasavasdikul (T4th)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (T7th)

LOWEST 12 STROKE AVERAGES at HONG KONG GOLF CLUB

(Last Four Years - 2008/11)

Average (Rounds)

66.13: Rory McIlroy (16)
66.90: Simon Dyson (10)
67.75: Thongchai Jaidee (16)
67.83: Marcus Fraser (12)
67.83: Yong-Eun Yang (12)
68.00: Anders Hansen (12)
68.00: Wen-Tang Lin (14)
68.13: Pariya Junhasavasdikul (8)
68.25: Kiradech Aphibarnrat (8)
68.33: Peter Lawrie (12)
68.44: Gregory Bourdy (16)
68.57: Miguel Angel Jimenez (14)
68.57: Wen-Chong Liang (14)

(Min. No. of Rounds = 8)

TOURNAMENT STROKE AVERAGES for HONG KONG OPEN

(Last Ten Years)

Average (Rounds)

68.71: 2002 (427)
71.09: 2003 (424)
70.99: 2004 (438)
71.17: 2005 (414)
70.35: 2006 (420)
70.20: 2007 (433)
69.77: 2008 (451)
69.60: 2009 (418)
69.00: 2010 (417)
71.28: 2011 (404)

Note: The Hong Kong Open is traditionally one of the lowest scoring tournaments on the calendar. However, last year was the first time since the event became co-sanctioned in 2001 that not a single round of 63 or lower was recorded during the competition. The lowest return in 2011 was 64 - by three golfers (McIlroy, Quiros & Horsey) all in round one.

LOWEST ROUNDS at HONG KONG GOLF CLUB

(Since tournament became part of the European Tour schedule in December 2001)

60: Ian Poulter (2010)
61: Henrik Bjornstad (2001)
61: Simon Yates (2005)
61: Anthony Kang (2010)
61: Gareth Maybin (2010)
62: 17 times
63: 27 times

Hong Kong Golf Club: Par 70; 6,734 yards

Winning Totals (Last Three Years):

2011 - 268 (Rory McIlroy)
2010 - 258 (Ian Poulter)
2009 - 261 (Gregory Bourdy)


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