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Sunday, 04 September 2011
Thomas Bjorn   (Getty Images)
Thomas Bjorn (Getty Images)

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2011 – OMEGA EUROPEAN MASTERS

• His 13th European Tour International Schedule victory in his 369th European Tour event.

• Moves to €1,381,444 in The Race to Dubai. 

• Moves to just outside the top 25 from 59th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

• Won consecutive European Tour tournaments for the first time in his career, following the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, seven days ago.

• Becomes the first player to win back-to-back European Tour titles since Charl Schwartzel (2010 Africa Open and 2010 Joburg Open).

• Claims his third European Tour title of the 2011 season following the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy and Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.

• First time in his European Tour career he has won three European Tour titles in the same year.

• Becomes the second player on the 2011 season to win three times, following Luke Donald (WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship, BMW PGA Championship and Barclays Scottish Open).

• Second player aged 40 and over to win twice in 2011, following Darren Clarke (Iberdrola Open and The 140th Open Championship).

• His final round of 62 is his lowest final winning round of his European Tour career.

• His final round of 62 is the lowest final round by a winner in 2011.

• Is a total of 31 under par for his last eight rounds en route to winning the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles (11 under) and Omega European Masters (20 under).


OTHER FACTS

• This victory beats his previous best performances in the Omega European Masters of second in both 1999 and 2000.

• Has won €599,958 in his last two European Tour events from the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles and Omega European Masters.

• Becomes the 28th different player to win back-to-back European Tour events.

• Is the oldest player to win back-to-back European Tour events, aged 40 years and 198 days. He beat the previous record of Nick Price who was 40 years and 26 days in 1997 when he won the Dimension Data Pro-Am and then the Alfred Dunhill SA PGA Championship.

• This victory is the seventh by a player aged 40 and over in the 2011 season to date. They are: Ernie Els (South African Open Championship), Paul Lawrie Open de Andalucía de Golf by Turkish Airlines), Darren Clarke (Iberdrola Open and The 140th Open Championship), Thomas Levet (Alstom Open de France) and Thomas Björn (Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles and Omega European Masters).

• The 25th Danish victory on The European Tour.

• Becomes the first Dane to win the Omega European Masters.

• Third Danish win on the 2011 European Tour.

• Gains his 19th professional win worldwide.

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