Starts: 16th September 2021
Course: Bernardus Golf, Netherlands
Length: 7,425 yards
2020 Champion: N/A
Designer: Kyle Phillips
Type of Course: Heathland
Used Since: First time hosting
Rough: Heather and gorse await if too wide
Water Hazard: Average
Par 5's: 4th, 7th, 12th and 18th.
Premium on: Accuracy
Significant Info To Be Aware Of
Continue to exercise caution in relation to Covid-19 related withdrawals.
Scattered showers and a gentle breeze. Wind 9mph
Sunny Intervals and a gentle breeze. Wind 7mph
Light cloud and a gentle breeze. Wind 6mph
Sunny Intervals and a gentle breeze. Wind 8mph
Winners of this event have generally been proven performers on the European Tour. Eleven of the last twelve winners of this event had won on the European Tour prior to their win.
Favourites or Outsiders
This is a pretty weak field and outsiders should be chanced.
Designer, Kyle Phillips, has also designed Kingsbarns, Dundonald Links and The Grove. Phillips doesn't have a specific design style so we don't place much emphasis on form from events held at these courses.
This course is being used for the first time.
Recent winners of this event (previously known as the KLM Open) have had mixed recent form. The past two winners, Sergio Garcia and Ashun Wu, had both recorded a top 25 in their previous event (both European Masters). However, 2017 champion, Romain Wattel, had no recent form to speak of.
We don't have any previous events at Bernardus to analyse. However, the course website describes the course as "a Heathland golf course, which makes it accessible to any golfer. The numerous bunkers are laid out beautifully and the tricky water hazards seamlessly blend in with the background of dunes, heath and gorse."
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