Sunday, 09 September 2012
Peter Hanson  (Getty Images)
Peter Hanson (Getty Images)


· His fifth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 273rd European Tour event.

· Moves to €1,682,093 in The Race to Dubai. This would be his highest single-season earnings, beating the €1,500,590 he won in 2011.

· Could move to inside the top 25 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 34th.

· This victory is his first since the 2010 Czech Open.

· This victory beats his previous best 2012 European Tour performance of tied second in the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy.

· Has been in the top ten on 17 occasions in his last 45 European Tour events since his victory in the Czech Republic in 2010.

· Becomes the first Swede to win the KLM Open.

· Victory comes in his fifth appearance in the KLM Open.

· This victory bests his previous best performance in the KLM Open of tied 28th in 2004.

· His second European Tour victory where he has made up a final round deficit. The only other one was the 2010 Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca.

· Won with an eagle three on the 72nd hole. Is the first player to eagle the last hole of a European Tour and win since Alvaro Quiros at the 2011 Dubai World Championship presented by DP World.


· The 92nd Swedish win in European Tour history.

· The first Swedish victory on The European Tour in 2012 and first on The European Tour since Alex Noren at the 2011 Nordea Masters.

· Extends Sweden’s consecutive run of winning years on The European Tour to 24, dating back to the 1989 season.

· Gains his tenth professional worldwide in his career.

· Gains a place in the 2012 WGC – HSBC Champions and 2013 Volvo Golf Champions.

· Gains a two year European Tour exemption until the end of 2014.

· Moves over €10 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

· Becomes the 19th European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player on the 2012 European Tour from 35 events so far. They are: Louis Oosthuizen (Africa Open and Maybank Malaysian Open), Branden Grace (Joburg Open, Volvo Golf Champions and Volvo China Open), Robert Rock (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Omega Dubai Desert Classic), Justin Rose (WGC – Cadillac Championship), Julien Quesne (Open de Andalucía Costa del Sol), Michael Hoey (Trophée Hassan II), Thørbjorn Olesen (Sicilian Open), Bernd Wiesberger (Ballantine’s Championship and Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity), Ricardo Santos (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal), Nicolas Colsaerts (Volvo World Match Play Championship), Jamie Donaldson (Irish Open), Marcel Siem (Alstom Open de France), Richie Ramsay (Omega European Masters) and Peter Hanson (KLM Open).

· Becomes the 303rd European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1HANSON, PeterSWE18-14
T2RAMSAY, RichieSCO18-12
4JAMIESON, ScottSCO18-11
T5STENSON, HenrikSWE18-9
T5STORM, GraemeENG18-9

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