Sunday, 03 June 2012
Thongchai Jaidee  (Getty Images)
Thongchai Jaidee (Getty Images)
SUNDAY JUNE 3, 2012 – ISPS HANDA WALES OPEN

• His fifth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 225th European Tour event.

• Moves to €475,014 in The Race to Dubai.

• Could move to around 110th in the Official World Golf Ranking from 199th.

• His first European Tour victory since the 2009 Ballantine’s Championship.

• Played in 78 European Tour events between victories. 

• His first European Tour victory outside of Asia.

• His previous four wins were at the 2004 and 2005 Malaysian Open; 2009 Indonesia Open and the 2009 Ballantine’s Championship in South Korea.

• This victory beats his previous best 2012 performance of tied 20th in the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy.

• This victory represented his first top ten finish on The European Tour since the 2010 Dubai World Championship presented by: DP World, where he finished eighth.

• Victory came in his seventh appearance in the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

• Victory beats his previous best performance in the event of tied 26th in 2009.

• Aged 42 years and 208 days becomes the oldest winner of the ISPS Handa Wales Open, beating the previous record of Miguel Angel Jiménez, of 41 years and 151 days in 2005.

• The second over 40 to win on The European Tour in 2012. He follows Paul Lawrie (43 years and 35 days at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy).

• Thailand becomes the tenth different country to win the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

• The 13th different winner from the 13 editions of the event.

OTHER FACTS

• The seventh Thai victory in European Tour history.

• The first Thai victory on The European Tour since Jaidee won the 2009 Ballantine’s Championship.

• Extends his record at the top of the list of most European Tour victories by an Asian player.

• Gained his largest European Tour prize of €372,720.

• Moved over €6 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

• Gained a European Tour exemption until the end of 2014.

• Gained a place in the 2012 WGC – HSBC Champions and 2013 Volvo Golf Champions.

• Gains his 16th win as a professional.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1JAIDEE, ThongchaiTHA18-6
T2FDEZ-CASTAÑO, GonzaloESP18-5
T2STERNE, RichardRSA18-5
T2BJÖRN, ThomasDEN18-5
T2LUITEN, JoostNED18-5
T6MCGINLEY, PaulIRL18-4
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