Sunday, 22 May 2011
Ian Poulter  (Getty Images)
Ian Poulter (Getty Images)
WITH THIS WIN


SUNDAY MAY 22, 2011 - VOLVO WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

IAN POULTER

  • His 11th European Tour International Schedule victory in his 252nd European Tour event.
  • Moves to €698,631 in The Race to Dubai.
  • Moves back into the top 15 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 22nd.
  • First European Tour victory since the 2010 UBS Hong Kong Open.
  • Makes history by becoming the first player to win the WGC - Accenture Watch Play Championship (2010) and Volvo World Match Play Championship.
  • Making his debut in the Volvo World Match Play Championship. Follows Arnold Palmer (1964 - first playing),Tom Weiskopf (1972), Hale Irwin (1974), Isao Aoki (1978), Bill Rogers (1979), Greg Norman (1980), Ernie Els (1994), Paul Casey (2006) and Ross Fisher (2009) as players to win the Volvo World Match Play Championship on their debut appearance.
  • Becomes the 25th different player to win the Volvo World Match Play Championship.


OTHER FACTS

  • Second consecutive Englishman to win the Volvo World Match Play Championship, following Ross Fisher in 2009.
  • Joins Sir Nick Faldo (1989 and 1992), Lee Westwood (2000), Paul Casey (2006) and Ross Fisher (2009) as English winners of the Volvo World Match Play Championship.
  • His 11th European Tour title sees him move alongside Paul Casey and Howard Clark into joint fourth place in the all-time list of English winners on The European Tour.
  • Fifth 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), Lee Westwood (Ballantine's Championship) and Ian Poulter (Volvo World Match Play Championship).
  • The 262nd English victory in European Tour history.
  • His 14th win as a professional worldwide.
  • Becomes the eighth player to pass €15 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.
  • His second Volvo-sponsored European Tour victory, following the 2004 Volvo Masters.
  • His third European Tour win in Spain, following the 2004 Volvo Masters and 2006 Madrid Golf Masters, making Spain the country he has won most European Tour titles in.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
-BADDELEY, AaronAUS-
-VEGAS, JhonattanVEN-
-DONALD, LukeENG-
-JIMÉNEZ, Miguel AngelESP-
-OOSTHUIZEN, LouisRSA-
-MCDOWELL, GraemeNIR-
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