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Tuesday, 25 May 2004
TOURNAMENT MILESTONES


EVENT NUMBER, YEAR AND WINNER
1 - 1972 Spanish Open - Antonio Garrido
50 - 1974 Carrolls International - Bernard Gallacher
100 - 1976 Sun Alliance Match Play Championship - Brian Barnes
150 - 1979 Italian Open - Brian Barnes
200 - 1981 Billy Butlin Jersey Open - Tony Jacklin
250 - 1983 Glasgow Golf Classic - Bernhard Langer
300 - 1985 Dunhill British Masters - Lee Trevino
350 - 1987 Epson Grand Prix of Europe - Mats Lanner
400 - 1988 BNP Jersey Open - Des Smyth
450 - 1990 Volvo PGA Championship - Mike Harwwod
500 - 1991 Canon European Masters - Jeff Hawkes
550 - 1993 Turespana Masters - Andrew Oldcorn
600 - 1994 Alfred Dunhill Open - Nick Faldo
650 - 1995 Trophée Lancome - Colin Montgomerie
700 - 1997 Turespana Masters - José Maria Olazábal
750 - 1998 German Open - Stephen Allan
800 - 1999 WGC - American Express Championship - Tiger Woods
850 - 2001 Greg Norman Holden International - Aaron Baddeley
900 - 2002 Carlsberg Malaysian Open - Alastair Forsyth
950 - 2003 Canarias Open Espana - Kenneth Ferrie
1000 - 2004 Volvo PGA Championship

COUNTRIES ON THE EUROPEAN TOUR COUNTRIES VISITED
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
China
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dubai
England
France
Germany
Hong Kong
Ireland
Italy
Malaysia
Monte Carlo
Morocco
Netherlands
Phillipines
Portugal
Qatar
Russia
Scotland
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Tunisia
USA
Wales
TOTAL NUMBER - 34

NUMBER OF TOUR EVENTS WON ON THE EUROPEAN TOUR BY COUNTRY
Argentina 20
Australia 84
Belgium 1
Brazil 1
Canada 3
China 1
Denmark 12
England 201
Fiji 11
France 7
Germany 52
India 2
Ireland 36
Italy 9
Japan 1
Korea 1
New Zealand 21
Northern Ireland 28
Portugal 1
Scotland 116
South Africa 61
Spain 127
Sweden 54
Switzerland 1
Taiwan 1
Thailand 1
The Netherlands 3
Trinidad and Tobago 2
United States 87
Wales 38
Zimbabwe 29
TOTAL NUMBER - 31

COUNTRIES/NUMBER OF DIFFERENT PLAYERS TO HAVE WON
Argentina 6
Australia 30
Belgium 1
Brazil 1
Canada 2
China 1
Denmark 5
England 65
Fiji 1
France 6
Germany 5
India 1
Ireland 11
Italy 4
Japan 1
Korea 1
New Zealand 5
Northern Ireland 5
Portugal 1
Scotland 17
South Africa 22
Spain 21
Sweden 20
Switzerland 1
Taiwan 1
Thailand 1
The Netherlands 3
Trinidad and Tobago 1
United States 44
Wales 7
Zimbabwe 3
TOTAL NUMBER - 31 TOTAL NUMBER - 293


OLDEST AND YOUNGEST


YOUNGEST WINNERS ON THE EUROPEAN TOUR BY AGE AND EVENT
Dale Hayes 18 and 290 days 1971 Spanish Open
Seve Ballesteros 19 and 121 days 1976 Dutch Open
Paul Way 19 and 149 days 1982 KLM Dutch Open
Sergio Garcia 19 and 176 days 1999 Murphy's Irish Open
Sergio Garcia 19 and 267 days 1999 Linde German Masters
Aaron Baddeley 19 and 331 days 2001 Greg Norman Holden International


OLDEST WINNERS ON THE EUROPEAN TOUR BY AGE AND EVENT
Des Smyth 48 and 34 days 2001 Madeira Island Open
Neil Coles 48 and 14 days 1982 Sanyo Open
Eduardo Romero 47 and 362 days 2002 The Barclays Scottish Open
Christy O'Connor 47 and 187 days 1972 Carrolls International
Mark McNulty 47 and 95 days 2001 Mercedes-Benz South African Open
Harold Henning 46 and 295 days 198l KLM Dutch Open
Vicente Fernandez 46 and 119 days 1992 Murphy's English Open

PRIZE MONEY


OFFICIAL PRIZE MONEY PLAYED FOR
1972 - 2004 Volvo PGA Championship
€ 790,431,959
£534,272,454


HOLES-IN-ONE
European Tour holes-in-one
548
Most holes-in-one
8 - Colin Montgomerie
7 - Eamonn Darcy
Most holes-in-one in one season
34 - 2000
Most holes-in-one in one tournament
6 - 1991 Fujitsu Mediterranean Open
Most individual holes-in-one in one season
3 - Miguel Angel Jiménez - 1990
Most individual holes-in-one in the same tournament
2 - Peter Wilcock - 1974 Penford Tournament
2 - Eamonn Darcy - 1991 Fujitsu Mediterranean Open

ALBATROSSES
EUROPEAN TOUR ALBATROSSES
45
MOST ALBATROSSES
3 - Anders Forsbrand
MOST ALBATROSSES IN ONE SEASON
5 - 1999, 2001, 2003
MOST ALBATROSSES IN ONE TOURNAMENT
2 - 2001 Open Golf Championship
2 - 2003 dunhill links championship

PLAY-OFFS
EUROPEAN TOUR PLAY-OFFS
170
MOST PLAY-OFFS
1992 - 11
MOST INDIVIDUAL PLAY-OFFS
16 - Bernhard Langer - won 8, lost 6, halved 2
14 - Seve Ballesteros - won 8, lost, halved 1
BIGGEST PLAY-OFF
6 - 1990 Vinho Verde Atlantic Open
Stephen McAllister beat Richard Boxall, Stephen Hamill,
Ronan Rafferty, Anders Sörenson and David Williams
6 - 2003 dunhill championship
Mark Foster beat Anders Hansen, Trevor Immelman,
Paul Lawrie, Doug McGuigan and Bradford Vaughan
LONGEST PLAY-OFF
9 holes - 1989 KLM Dutch Open
José Maria Olazábal beat Roger Chapman and Ronan Rafferty

MOST INDIVIDUAL VICTORIES
Seve Ballesteros 50
Bernhard Langer 42
Nick Faldo 30
Ian Woosnam 29
Colin Montgomerie 28

MOST TOP TEN FINISHES
Seve Ballesteros 170
Bernhard Langer 166
Neil Coles 165
Sam Torrance 165
Nick Faldo 158

MOST EVENTS PLAYED
Sam Torrance 686
Eamonn Darcy 610
Des Smyth 593
Roger Chapman 580
Mark James 564

CUT INFORMATION


MOST EUROPEAN TOUR CUTS MADE
Sam Torrance 525
Eamonn Darcy 435
Mark James 419
Des Smyth 417
Gordon Brand Jnr 399

MOST CONSECUTIVE CUTS MADE
Bernhard Langer 69
Neil Coles 56
Bernhard Langer 54
Ronan Rafferty 52
Seve Ballesteros 50

ALL-TIME LOWEST CUTS
2003 Canarias Open de Espana
-6
1992 BMW International Open
-5
1996 Volvo German Open
-5
1997 BMW International Open
-5

SCORING RECORDS


LOW 9 HOLES BY SCORE AND EVENT
José Maria Canizares 27 (-9) 1978 Swiss Open
Joakim Haeggman 27 (-9) 1997 Alfred Dunhill Cup
Robert Lee 27 (-7) 1986 Johnnie Walker Monte Carlo Open
Robert Lee 27 (-6) 1987 Portuguese Open


LOW 18 HOLES
Jamie Spence 60 (-12) 1992 Canon European Masters
Bernhard Langer 60 (-12) 1997 Linde German Masters
Darren Clarke 60 (-12) 1999 Smurfit European Open
Fredrik Jacobson 60 (-12) 2003 Linde German Masters
Ernie Els 60 (-12) 2004 Heineken Classic
Baldovino Dassu 60 (-11) 1971 Swiss Open
Paul Curry 60 (-10) 1992 Bell's Scottish Open
Tobias Dier 60 (-10) 2002 The TNT Open
Ian Woosnam 60 (-9) 1990 Tottas Monte Carlo Open
Johan Rystrom 60 (-9) 1992 The European Monte Carlo Open
Darren Clarke 60 (-9) 1992 The European Monte Carlo Open
David Llewellyn 60 (-8) 1988 AGF Biarritz Open

LOW 1ST 36 HOLES
Frankie Minoza 125 (-17) 2001Caltex Singapore Masters
Tiger Woods 125 (-15) 2000 WGC - NEC Invitational

LOW 1ST 36 HOLES UNDER PAR
Ernie Els 126 (-18) 2004 Heineken Classic

LOW 1ST 54 HOLES
Tiger Woods 192 (-18) 2000 WGC - NEC Invitational

LOW 1ST 54 HOLES UNDER PAR
Ernie Els 193 (-23) 2003 Johnnie Walker Classic

LOW 72 HOLES
Ian Woosnam 258 (-18) 1990 Torras Monte Carlo Open
David Llewellyn 258 (-14) 1988 AGF Biarritz Open

LOW 72 HOLES TO PAR BY SCORE AND EVENT
Ernie Els 259 (-29) 2003 Johnnie Walker Classic

MOST BIRDIES IN ONE ROUND
Fred Couples 12 1991 Scandinavian Masters
Ernie Els 12 1994 Dubai Desert Classic
Russell Claydon 12 1995 Mercedes German Masters
Darren Clarke 12 1999 Smurfit European Open


MOST BIRDIES AND EAGLES IN ONE ROUND
Gordon Brand Jnr 4E 4B 1986 Jersey Open
Mikko Ilonen 4E 2B 2003 Canarias Open de Espana


MOST BIRDIES IN SUCCESSION IN A ROUND BY NUMBER AND EVENT
Ian Woosnam 8 1985 Benson and Hedges International Open
Seve Ballesteros 8 1985 Italian Open
Tony Johnstone 8 1990 Murphy's Cup
John Bickerton 8 1995 Portugese Open
Mark O'Meara 8 1994 Alfred Dunhill Cup
Raymond Russell 8 1997 One 2 One British Masters
Darren Clarke 8 1999 Smurfit European Open
Marcello Santi 8 1999 Turespana Masters
Marten Olander 8 2002 Novotel Perrier Open de France
Craig Spence 8 2003 Johnnie Walker Classic


WINNING MARGINS
Tiger Woods 15 2000 US Open Championship

RECORD CATCH-UP BY A WINNER IN FINAL ROUND
Jamie Spence 10 1992 Canon European Masters
Paul Lawrie 10 1999 Open Golf Championship

SCORING AVERAGES 1972-2004 VOLVO PGA
AVERAGE WINNING SCORE 275
AVERAGE WINNING SCORE TO PAR -12
AVERAGE WINNING MARGIN 2 shots
AVERAGE CUT SCORE plus 3
TOTAL WINNING SCORES TO PAR 11,804 under par

YOUNGEST PLAYERS BY AGE AND EVENT
Lo-Shih-kai 13 and 280 days 2003 Omega Hong Kong Open
Sergio Garcia 15 and 45 days 1995 Turespana Open Meditterrania
The Land of Valencia
Ronan Rafferty 15 and 223 days 1979 Carrolls Irish Open
Sergio Garcia 15 and 241 days 1995 Trophée Lancome
Reinier Saxton 15 and 241 days 2003 Dutch Open

RELATIVES TO WIN ON THE EUROPEAN TOUR
FATHER AND SON
Antonio and Ignacio Garrido
BROTHERS
Antonio and German Garrido
Seve and Manuel Ballesteros
UNCLE AND NEPHEW
Christy O'Connor and Christy O'Connor Jnr
German Garrido and Ignacio Garrido
BROTHERS IN LAW
Jesper Parnevik and Per-Ulrik Johansson
Lee Westwood and Andrew Coltart

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