Mallorca Golf Open Tips 2022

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Course Overview. Listed on the DP World Tour website as a par 71 of 6,952 yards, this parkland track will this week host its first DP World Tour-level event since it opened in 2000.

A design by Kurt Rossknecht with fairways flanked by trees On some holes and water on others, this layout looks like a typical resort-style risk/reward test. A mix of straight and dogleg holes will make players think, and challenging sloping greens offer some challenge for those players who find the putting surfaces okay.

This is not a long course, however, and with par 5s measuring 573, 533 and 549 yards, birdies and eagles will be possible for those who keep their ball in play off the tee. 5 sub 400 yard par 4s also offer opportunities, particularly with 4 tee options on each hole allowing the organizers to make some more vulnerable over the course of the four days.

The greens were renovated a few years ago with all putting surfaces upgraded to V8 Creeping Bentgrass allowing for faster greens.

Regarding Kurt Rossknecht’s designs, we’ve seen a few on the DP World Tour lately that might also give some clues as to who might be a better fit for this week’s task:

  • 2020 Italian Open, Chervo Golf Club
  • 2017 Paul Lawrie hole play, Bad Griesbach
  • 2015.16 Porsche European Open, Bad Griesbach
  • 2022, 21st, 19th, 17th, 15th, 13th, 11th & more, BMW International Open, Munich Eichenried

Tournament Statistics. As there is no history at this pitch, this week’s stats are limited, with last year’s Mallorca Open results added to the combined stats page for reference: Current shape | Combined Statistics | FRL Statistics.

prediction model. Our published prediction model is available here. As always, you can create your own model using the available variables.

weather forecast. The latest weather forecast for Mallorca is here.

Broadly dry and sunny conditions are expected, with afternoon temperatures reaching the mid-70s Fahrenheit. Winds will be light to moderate at times at 10-15mph.

With so little to do this week we must take a flyer with us on many aspects of how this week will unfold. Just inland and with enough classic style to get players thinking about strategy rather than just pure bomb-and-gouge, it will be fascinating to see how the course holds up against the modern golfer.

A fairly serene forecast should help score points, although I don’t expect things to get massively out of hand as water and trees offer some defense to the course.

My selection is as follows:

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