DID YOU KNOW – JOHNNIE WALKER CHAMPIONSHIP AT GLENEAGLES
• Edoardo Molinari made history when he won the 2010 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. Having won the Barclays Scottish Open the previous month, he became the first player to win two official European Tour events in Scotland in the same year.
• Paul Lawrie made European Tour history in this Championship in 2000. Starting round one from the tenth tee, the 1999 Open Champion recorded a hole-in-one. This feat was matched by Thomas Levet in 2007. These are the only two players to begin a European Tour event with a hole-in-one.
• Since the event became part of The European Tour International Schedule in 1999, four of the winners have made this event their first victory. They are: Warren Bennett (1999), Paul Casey (2001), Søren Kjeldsen (2003) and Emanuele Canonica (2005).
• Colin Montgomerie is trying to win the one current official Scottish event on The European Tour he has yet to win. The 2010 Ryder Cup Captain claimed the Barclays Scottish Open in 1999 and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2005. His best performance in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles was fourth in 2003 and tied fourth in 2006. Should he win he would become the oldest winner in European Tour history, aged 48 years and 66 days.
• The 2011 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles will see Phillip Price play in his 500th official European Tour event. He becomes the 22nd player to achieve this feat and the third Welshman, following Mark Mouland and Ian Woosnam.