His victory in the KLM Open matched the feat of Richard Finch, Ross Fisher and Graeme McDowell who all employ the golf performance analysis services of StrokeAverage.com.

Ross Fisher, who was the KLM Open defending champion after his maiden win in Holland a year ago, was actually going to leave the recent European Open off his schedule until the StrokeAverage team’s analysis of the Jack Nicklaus-designed Heritage golf course was identified as being perfectly suited to the Wentworth ace’s game, which he went on to win by seven shots.

And Graeme McDowell, who started working with both David Howell’s coach and golf stats team two years ago in a bid to make the 2008 Ryder Cup team, achieved his key goal with his second win of the season in the Barclay’s Scottish Open at Loch Lomond, in July.

Graeme McDowell said after his victory: “It’s all the small percentages that count and Chris and the boys at StrokeAverage come up with some interesting things sometimes.

“They back up with the numbers what we are thinking and feeling a tweak here and a tweak there with lofts and lies.

“I am pretty honest about my game and analyse it pretty well. Analysing your stats helps you to be honest about your game.”

“The tougher the golf courses get the more statistics reflect performance.

“On some courses you can get away with missing a few fairways but at major tournaments you’ve got to control the ball.

“It’s all about short game, scrambling and putting – all the things we work on with the StrokeAverage team.”

The 2008 KLM Open represented another first of the season for StrokeAverage.com – in that great friend to Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley was runner-up, making it a one two for StrokeAverage.com clients.

Other notable names on the European Tour who use StrokeAverage.com to help analyse their game are US Open runner-up Lee Westwood, Dunhill Links champion Nick Dougherty, and former amateur sensation Zane Scotland.

Golfers of all abilities can use the same golf stats programme to improve their game on line for just £30 a year.

To find out more about some of the secrets behind their success and why so many top golf coaches recommend StrokeAverage.com to Europe’s top golfers, log on to www.strokeaverage.com.