Lyoness Open Fantasy Preview

With the European Tour website insisting on making it harder to find relevant info about a tournament and course, I’m going to keep the format simple like just like the past few weeks.

I will throw up a few stat lists and then combine the lists at the bottom to see who checks the most boxes. It worked pretty well last week except for Joost who ruined a GREAT week, making it just an average week, instead.

For the Lyoness Open we head to Austria to take on Diamond CC. It’s a par 72 that stretches out past 7,400 yards and has bent/poa greens as far my notes tell me.

Besides the obvious Austrian (Wiesberger) I will also have a close eye on Matthias Schwab who is making his pro debut this week. Great scheduling on his part to debut back in his home country. We’ve seen some recent success from noted amateurs when they play close to home (McCoy @ Valspar, Rahm @ Scottsdale, Shelton @ Barbasol, M. Johnson @ Barbasol) so that definitely has my attention. Schwab already has four appearances at this course (3-for-4 including a T14 in 2013) so that also has been interested. Onto the stats…

Top Performers on Bentgrass Greens (since 2015)

Bernd Wiesberger
Joost Luiten
Jaco Van Zyl
Richard Bland
Mikko Korhonen
James Morrison
Benjamin Hebert
Alejandro Canizares
Alexander Bjork
Maximilian Kieffer

Top Performers in Europe (since 2015)

Bernd Wiesberger
Joost Luiten
James Morrison
Richard Bland
Jaco Van Zyl
David Horsey
Alejandro Canizares
Mikko Korhonen
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Nino Bertasio

Top Performers versus Weak Fields (since 2015)

Joost Luiten
Bernd Wiesberger
Jaco Van Zyl
Mikko Korhonen
Robert Rock
David Horsey
Trevor Fisher Jr.
Richard Bland
Anthony Wall
Benjamin Hebert

Top Performers on Long Courses (since 2015)

Bernd Wiesberger
Jaco Van Zyl
Alejandro Canizares
Trevor Fisher Jr.
Joost Luiten
Kristoffer Broberg
Chris Hanson
James Morrison
Ashun Wu
Alexander Bjork

Top Performers on Par 72s (since 2015)

Bernd Wiesberger
Jaco Van Zyl
Joost Luiten
Alexander Bjork
Alejandro Canizares
Julien Quesne
Maximilian Kieffer
Ashun Wu
James Morrison
Dylan Frittelli

Golfers that show up on all five lists: Bernd Wiesberger, Joost Luiten, Jaco Van Zyl

Golfers that show up on four-of-five lists: James Morrison, Alejandro Canizares

Golfers that show up on three-of-five lists: Alexander Bjork, Mikko Korhonen, Richard Bland

My Top 25 for the Lyoness Open

1. Bernd Wiesberger
2. Joost Luiten
3. Mikko Korhonen
4. James Morrison
5. Jaco Van Zyl
6. Benjamin Hebert
7. Eduardo De La Riva
8. David Horsey
9. Richard Bland
10. Alexander Bjork
11. Ashun Wu
12. Robert Rock
13. Julien Quesne
14. Julian Suri
15. Maximilian Kieffer
16. Anthony Wall
17. Alejandro Canizares
18. Graeme Storm
19. Dylan Frittelli
20. Chris Hanson
21. Zander Lombard
22. Matthias Schwab
23. Nino Bertasio
24. Paul Waring
25. Stephen Gallacher

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