Starts: 12th May 2022
Course: Rinkven international GC
Par: 71 (36-35)
Length: 6,924 yards
2021 Champion: N/A
Designer: Paul Rolin
Type of Course: Parkland.
Used Since: 2018 and 2019 only.
Fairways: Average, flat.
Greens: 80% Bentgrass, 20% POA
Par 5's: 5th & 17th
Premium on: Tee to Green and Recent Form
Significant Info To Be Aware Of
This course was used for the Belgian Knockout event held on the European Tour in 2018 and 2019. Those events were 36 holes of stroke play followed by 9 hole knockout matches over the weekend but this week will revert to a traditional 72 hole strokeplay event.
This week's course has thirteen par 4s!
Continue to exercise caution in relation to Covid-19 related withdrawals.
Late-Early starters look to have a slight advantage as Friday morning the wind is only around 7mph reaching 13mph in the afternoon.
Sunny intervals with a wind of 11mph.
Sunny with a max wind of 13mph.
Sunny with a max wind of 7mph.
Sunny with a max wind of 9mph.
The last two editions weren't 72 hole stroke play events but after 36 holes the leading scores were 12 under par and 8 under par. We should expect somewhere in the late teens to be winning this week.
Slightly less relevant this week due to the format change but winners of the Belgian Knockout were ranked 99th (Otaegui) and 203rd (Migliozzi).
Migliozzi nor Otaegui had played the course before their wins.
Otaegui arrived in hot form including a 2nd on his previous start and Migliozzi also arrived in consistent form having won earlier in the season also. Leaders after halfway, Chris Paisley and Jorge Campillo, were also in strong form coming into the events in 2018/19. Recent form does appear to be important.
We only have strokes gained stats from the 2019 edition so we will focus on the 36 hole strokeplay leader stats (Chris Paisley) and the eventual knockout winner's stats. (Guido Migliozzi)
SG: Tee to Green
2019 winner Migliozzi was ranked 2nd. 36 hole leader Chris paisley was ranked 3rd.
2019 winner Migliozzi was ranked 35th. 36 hole leader Chris paisley was ranked 4th.
SG: Off The Tee
2019 winner Migliozzi was ranked 1st off the tee. 36 hole leader Chris paisley was ranked 45th.
SG: Around The Green
2019 winner Migliozzi was ranked 17th. 36 hole leader Chris paisley was ranked 48th.
2019 winner Migliozzi was ranked 76th. 36 hole leader Chris paisley was ranked 5th.
16th is a driveable par 4 and plays easier than the two par 5's.
Fast or Slow Start
No data to analyse due to knockout format in previous events.
The 16th is driveable 344 yard par 4, 17th is a 568 yard par 5 and the 18th is a 424 yard par 4.