The Classic Course, Laguna National Resort is billed as 'Asia's Toughest Test', however weather conditions look to be on the players side with minimal wind and soft conditions. The course’s main defence the 150 bunkers, waste canyons, water hazards and large, heavily tiered greens which will provide a decent enough challenge for all involved. Touch and putting will be a huge asset this week given the nature of the undulating greens.
Date: 9-12 February
Course: Classic Course, Laguna National Resort, Singapore
Defending Champion: Inaugural Tournament
Key Course Stats
- Driving Accuracy
- Strokes Gained: Off The Tee
- Bogey Avoidance
Key Correlation Tournaments
Adrian Otaegui: Leads the DP World Tour in Scrambling. Ranks 4th in Bogey Avoidance and 4th in Driving Accuracy. Won the Andalucia Masters and 2nd at the Alfred Dunhill in the last six months.
Julien Brun:Frenchman who ranks 7th in Bogey Avoidance and 15th in GIR. Also ranks 10th in Par 3 Scoring, critical on this course where the Par 3s are brutal.
Richie Ramsay: Outstanding short game exponent who will struggle to find a course better suited to his game. Ranks 3rd in Bogey Avoidance, 4th in GIR, 5th in Scrambling and 8th in Driving Accuracy.
John Catlin:Won four times on the Asian Tour and twice on the DP World Tour so can get the job done. Ranks 6th in Driving Accuracy and 15th in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee.
Eddie Pepperell: Quality player working his way back into form. Ranks Top 15 in Bogey Avoidance, Par 3 Scoring and Driving Accuracy.