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Sunday, 06 November 2011
Martin Kaymer  (Getty Images)
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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2011 – WGC – HSBC CHAMPIONS

• His tenth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 120th European Tour event.

• Moves to €2,830,264 in The Race to Dubai. 

• Has won over €2 million in a single year for the third consecutive European Tour season.

• Moves up to fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking from sixth.

• His second win of the 2011 season, following the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

• Becomes the ninth multiple winner of the season. They are: Luke Donald (WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship, BMW PGA Championship and Barclays Scottish Open), Thomas Björn (Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy, Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles and Omega European Masters), Charl Schwartzel (Joburg Open and Masters Tournament), Martin Kaymer (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and WGC – HSBC Champions), Darren Clarke (Iberdrola Open and The 140th Open Championship), Alex Noren (Saab Wales Open and Nordea Masters), Simon Dyson (Irish Open presented by Discover Ireland and KLM Open), Michael Hoey (Madeira Islands Open and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship) and Sergio Garcia (Castelló Masters and Andalucia Masters).

• Has now recorded multiple victories on The European Tour for the fourth consecutive season. Won two in 2008, two in 2009, four in 2010 and two so far in 2011.

• This victory is his first in a WGC event and comes in his 15th career WGC appearance.

• This victory beats his previous best WGC performance of second in the 2011 WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship.

• Victory comes in his third appearance in the WGC – HSBC Champions. Was tied sixth in 2009 and tied 30th in 2010.

• Becomes the first German to win a WGC event.

• His final round of 63 (-9) is the lowest final round a winner in the WGC – HSBC Champions, beating the 67 (-5) of Francesco Molinari in 2010.

• His final round of 63 (-9) is the lowest final round a winner in any WGC stroke play event, beating the previous record of 64 (-6) by Hunter Mahan at the 2010 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.

• Played the last nine holes in 29 (-7). This equals the lowest nine in relation to par on The European Tour in 2011.

OTHER FACTS

• Becomes just the third player from continental Europe to win a WGC event, following Henrik Stenson (2007 WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship) and Francesco Molinari (2010 WGC – HSBC Champions).

• Becomes the ninth different European Tour Member to win a WGC event.

• Becomes the 21st different player to win a WGC event.

• His five shot final round winning comeback is the largest of the 2011 European Tour season, beating the four shots of Charl Schwartzel (Masters Tournament), Darren Clarke (Iberdrola Open) and Tom Lewis (Portugal Masters).

• His five shot final round winning comeback is the largest in any WGC stroke play event. This beats the three shot comeback by Tiger Woods at the 2009 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and Hunter Mahan at the 2010 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.

• At aged 26 years and 313 days becomes the sixth youngest player in European Tour history to record ten official victories. Here are the players that were younger: Seve Ballesteros (22 years and 103 days), Tiger Woods (24 years and 324 days), José Maria Olazábal (25 years and 40 days), Sir Nick Faldo (26 years and 55 days) and Sandy Lyle (26 years and 240 days).

• The 62nd German victory in European Tour history.

• Moves over €12 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings, from just 120 European Tour events.

• The 17th professional win of his career

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1KAYMER, MartinGER18-20
2JACOBSON, FredrikSWE18-17
3MCDOWELL, GraemeNIR18-16
T4SCHWARTZEL, CharlRSA18-15
T4CASEY, PaulENG18-15
T4MCILROY, RoryNIR18-15
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