Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- Volvo China Open (European Tour Package)

Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) April 29, 2019 21:22

OVERVIEW
The European Tour changes course for the Volvo China Open once again as we are no longer playing at Topwin Golf & Country Club, instead it heads back to Genzon GC (the host of the 2014 edition). The course is primarily tree lined but offers ample opportunity for birdies in the Par 5’s as each of them are scoreable and none of them measure over 580 yards. The fairways are wide, so driving accuracy won’t be a statistic to target this week, making driving distance more of a priority. The greens are large, making greens in regulation more of a side note this week, and instead I’d be looking to focus more on proximity to the hole from specific yardages (only in cases where we have that information). Wind can be a factor at Genzon, but as of writing I wouldn’t put too much stock in the forecast (rain and thunderstorms early on in the week may soften the course a bit, playing even more to the bomber side of things). Since the China Open hasn’t been held here since 2014, the history listed below is for the Shenzhen International event as this course has hosted an event three of the past four years (2018 they didn’t host).

TOURNAMENT BACKGROUND
o The Course
• Genzon Golf Club
• Par: 72
• Yardage: 7,100 yards
• Greens: Paspalum
o Location: Shenzhen, China
o Past Champions: (Last time Genzon hosted was 2014)
• 2018: Alexander Bjork -18 over Adrian Otaegui
• 2017: Alexander Levy -17 in a playoff over Dylan Fritelli
• 2016: Haotong Li -22 over Felipe Aguilar
• 2015: Ashun Wu -9 over David Howell
• 2014: Alexander Levy -19 over Tommy Fleetwood

KEY STATS TO TARGET
o Strong Emphasis – SG: OTT + SG: APP, Par 5 scoring, Birdies or better
o Important – Current Form, Scrambling

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Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) April 29, 2019 21:22

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