WITH THIS WIN
SUNDAY MAY 1, 2011 – BALLANTINE’S CHAMPIONSHIP
- His 21st European Tour International Schedule victory in his 392nd European Tour event.
- Moves to €653,508 in The Race to Dubai.
- Retains his position as Number One in the Official World Golf Ranking. First tournament he has won when he has occupied this position.
- First European Tour victory since the 2009 Dubai World Championship.
- Between European Tour victories was second four times.
- This victory beats his previous best 2011 European Tour performance of tied 11th in the Masters Tournament.
- Second victory in as many weeks, following the Indonesian Masters on the Asian Tour.
- This victory moves him alongside Sam Torrance in joint ninth place in the list of most European Tour victories.
- First Englishman to win the Ballantine’s Championship.
- First European Tour victory in the Far East.
- Has now won European Tour events in 12 different destinations. They are: Sweden, Spain, Germany, England, Scotland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland, Portugal, Dubai and Korea.
- Worldwide he has now won in 19 different countries, including five different countries in the Far East. They are: Japan, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea.
- The 261st English victory in European Tour history.
- The fourth English victory of the 2011 season. They are: Paul Casey (Volvo Golf Champions), Luke Donald (WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship), David Horsey (Trophée Hassan II) and Lee Westwood (Ballantine’s Championship).
- His 35th win as a professional worldwide.