With two rounds complete at The Open Championship and the third round currently underway, let’s have a look at the stats and see where the danger parts of the course are, and where players are picking up shots.
The 7th hole, ranked the hardest through the first two days has taken 125 bogeys or worse from the field. The 7th is playing 0.408 over par on average. Leader Rory McIlroy has played this hole in level par for the Championship. This hole is also the second hardest on the course to hit the fairway, with only 38.5% of players finding the short stuff.
The 2nd hole is playing equally as tough so far this week. It has the toughest green to putt on with an average of 1.72 putts needed and has only given 22 birdies away so far this week.
The 10th hole, the 532-yard par 5 is playing the easiest so far. Currently the hole has given 148 birdies and only 24 bogeys, with 11 eagles or better.
Statistically the hardest green to hit is the 1st, with only 38.9% of players finding the green in regulation. The easiest green to reach is the 10th, with 84% of players putting their ball on the green.
That’s the course, now what about player stats. Rory McIlroy, the current leader has 13 birdies and is tied 2nd in most number of birdies, only behind Matteo Manassero with 14. Kristoffer Broberg is leading a couple of leaderboards having hit 80% of fairways and 77.78% of greens in regulation, but has been let down with his putting, only making 11 one-putts and is tied 128th in one-putts made. World number one Adam Scott is tied 77th on that leaderboard and tied 6th in fairways hit, with 75.6% of his tee shots finding the green.
Angel Cabrera is leading the par 5 leaderboard on 8-under-par, Frenchman Victor Dubuisson is 7-under-par playing the par 5’s and is currently in tied 5th position in the Championship.
With it forecast for wet weather the course could certainly be a bit more forgiving and we could see some good scoring over the next few hours, especially if the wind keeps down.
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