Abu Dhabi stat pack

A look at some of the key form and stats for this week's Abu Dhabi Championship in the UAE

Last Updated: 16/01/13 2:12pm

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The 12th hole at Abu Dhabi

The 12th hole at Abu Dhabi

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The European Tour makes the first of its three successive stops in the Middle East, for this week's Abu Dhabi Championship in the United Arab Emirates.

Being staged for an eighth straight year, the Abu Dhabi event has once again attracted a star-studded field headlined by world No 1 Rory McIlroy.

The Ulsterman will finally hope to win the tournament having finished second in each of his most recent two visits.

Tiger Woods tees up for a second straight year, in this his first outing of 2013.

Here are some preview stats ahead of this week's tournament ......

SELECTED PLAYERS with GOOD to DECENT FORM at ABU DHABI GOLF CLUB

Full Tour History

Player: '06 / '07 / '08 / '09 / '10 / '11 / '12

Rafael Cabrera-Bello: - / - / - / 15 / 43 / 7 / 48
Paul Casey: 45 / Won / MC / Won / 27 / 18 / -
Jamie Donaldson: MC / - / 23 / 50 / 21 / 11 / 30
Simon Dyson: MC / Ret / 23 / 32 / 37 / MC / 17
Johan Edfors: - / MC / 43 / 5 / 42 / 61 / 30
Mark Foster: 12 / MC / 34 / 20 / 64 / MC / 17
Ignacio Garrido: 20 / MC / 4 / 50 / MC / 23 / -
Ricardo Gonzalez: 4 / MC / 17 / 35 / MC / 8 / 63
Richard Green: 20 / 29 / 17 / 26 / 13 / 31 / 63
Anders Hansen: 30 / - / - / 15 / 8 / 18 / 14
Peter Hanson: 61 / 2 / 43 / 10 / 11 / MC / 35
Padraig Harrington: - / 5 / 11 / 5 / - / Dq / 35
Keith Horne: 20 / - / - / - / 49 / - / 8
Thongchai Jaidee: 12 / 14 / 34 / 13 / 13 / 46 / MC
Martin Kaymer: - / MC / Won / 2 / Won / Won / MC
Peter Lawrie: MC / MC / 17 / 20 / 27 / MC / MC
Paul Lawrie: MC / 20 / 30 / 20 / 27 / MC / 8
Gareth Maybin: - / - / - / - / MC / 5 / 14
Rory McIlroy: - / - / 11 / 5 / 3 / 2 / 2
Francesco Molinari: 38 / 66 / 39 / 10 / 13 / 8 / 8
Henrik Stenson: 2 / 8 / 2 / MC / 21 / 42 / MC
Graeme Storm: 50 / 20 / MC / 15 / MC / MC / 30
Anthony Wall: 45 / 29 / 17 / 4 / 37 / 11 / 35
Steve Webster: 30 / 20 / 17 / MC / 21 / 46 / -
Chris Wood: - / - / - / - / 19 / 23 / MC

SELECTED PLAYERS with POOR to MEDICORE FORM at ABU DHABI GOLF CLUB

Full Tour History

Player: '06 / '07 / '08 / '09 / '10 / '11 / '12

Fredrik Andersson: - / - / 43 / - / - / MC / MC
Richard Bland: 50 / MC / - / - / 34 / 67 / -
Gregory Bourdy: MC / 47 / MC / MC / MC / 31 / MC
Michael Campbell: - / - / - / Ret / MC / MC / MC
SSP Chowrasia: - / - / - / MC / MC / - / 56
Darren Clarke: - / - / 61 / - / 56 / MC / MC
Robert Coles: MC / - / - / - / - / 58 / MC
David Drysdale: - / - / - / 68 / MC / MC / 35
Todd Hamilton: - / - / - / - / 64 / 62 / MC
Gregory Havret: 30 / MC / MC / MC / MC / MC / MC
Michael Hoey: - / - / - / - / MC / MC / 48
Simon Khan: MC / - / Wd / - / - / MC / MC
Jose Manuel Lara: 61 / MC / Ret / MC / MC / MC / 42
Mikael Lundberg: 66 / - / - / 42 / 49 / - / -
Richard McEvoy: MC / - / - / - / - / MC / MC
Richie Ramsay: - / - / - / MC / MC / MC / 48
Lee Slattery: - / 75 / MC / MC / - / - / MC
Paul Waring: - / - / - / MC / 37 / 46 / -
Fabrizio Zanotti: - / - / - / - / MC / 67 / MC

TOP-10 Finishers at ABU DHABI in 2012 (Not Listed Above)

Robert Rock: (Won)
Thomas Bjorn: (T-3rd)
Tiger Woods: (T-3rd)
George Coetzee: (T-6th)
Matteo Manassero: (T-6th)
Thorbjorn Olesen: (T-8th)

LOWEST 15 STROKE AVERAGES at ABU DHABI GOLF CLUB

(For Last Four Years - 2009/12)

Average (Rounds)

67.79: Martin Kaymer (14)
68.00: Rory McIlroy (16)
68.83: Paul Casey (12)
69.13: Francesco Molinari (16)
69.38: Anders Hansen (16)
69.50: Padraig Harrington (8)
69.69: Anthony Wall (16)
69.93: Peter Hanson (14)
70.00: Paul Lawrie (14)
70.13: Rafael Cabrera-Bello (16)
70.14: Thongchai Jaidee (14)
70.25: Jamie Donaldson (16)
70.31: Johan Edfors (16)
70.31: Richard Green (16)
70.38: Keith Horne (8)

(Min. No. of Rounds = 8)

LOWEST 15 AVERAGE TOURNAMENT POSITIONS in GULF STATES

(For Last Five Years - since Jan 1st 2008)

Average (Events)

13.44: Rory McIlroy (16)
23.53: Martin Kaymer (19)
29.78: Francesco Molinari (18)
29.80: Peter Hanson (20)
30.47: Anthony Wall (17)
31.08: Paul Casey (13)
32.43: Rafael Cabrera-Bello (14)
32.79: Anders Hansen (19)
34.74: Thongchai Jaidee (19)
37.40: Jean-Baptiste Gonnet (10)
39.24: Jeev Milkha Singh (17)
39.30: Edoardo Molinari (10)
39.36: Brett Rumford (14)
39.53: Johan Edfors (19)
39.92: Chris Wood (13)

(Min. No. of Events = 10)

Refers to European Tour events staged in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar & Bahrain

LOWEST ROUNDS at ABU DHABI GOLF CLUB

62: Henrik Stenson (2006)
63: Chris DiMarco (2006)
63: Philip Archer (2007)
63: Paul Casey (2009)
63: Rick Kulacz (2010)
64: 10 times

Note: The lowest final round score at Abu Dhabi Golf Club is 64 - carded five times.

Abu Dhabi: Par 72; 7,600 yards

Winning Totals (Last Three Years) :

2012 - 275 (Robert Rock)
2011 - 264 (Martin Kaymer)
20010 - 267 (Martin Kaymer)

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