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Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Robert Rock took the title last year, but who will be lifting that famous falcon trophy aloft in 2013...  (EuropeanTour)
Robert Rock took the title last year, but who will be lifting that famous falcon trophy aloft in 2013... (EuropeanTour)

europeantour.com takes a closer look at the field taking to the Abu Dhabi GC for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship this week from January 17-20.


In the field are:

3 former Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Champions with 6 titles

Player

   

Number of wins 

    Year

Martin Kaymer



3     2008, 2010-11
Paul Casey     2     2007, 09
Robert Rock     1     2012


1 winner from 2013 season


Scott Jamieson - The Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa


26 winners from 2012 accounting for 33 European Tour titles

Player 

   

Number of wins 

    Tournaments
Branden Grace     4     Joburg Open, Volvo Golf Champions
Volvo China Open, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Peter Hanson

    2     KLM Open, BMW Masters
Paul Lawrie
    2     Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy
Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles
Rory McIlroy     2     US PGA Championship, DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
Bernd Wiesberger     2     Ballantine's Championship, Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity
Rafa Cabrera-Bello     1     Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Jamie Donaldson     1     Irish Open
Ernie Els     1     The 141st Open Championship
Francesco Molinari     1     Reale Seguros Open de España
Darren Fichardt     1     SAINT-OMER OPEN presented by Neuflize OBC
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño     1     BMW Italian Open presented by CartaSi
Michael Hoey     1     Trophée Hassan II
Thongchai Jaidee     1     ISPS Handa Wales Open
J'be Kruger     1     Avantha Masters
Shane Lowry     1     Portugal Masters
Matteo Manassero     1     Barclays Singapore Open
Thorbjørn Olesen     1     Sicilian Open
Julien Quesne     1     Open de Andalucía Costa del Sol
Richie Ramsay     1     Omega European Open
Robert Rock     1     Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship
Justin Rose     1     WGC-Cadillac Championship
Ricardo Santos     1     Madeira Islands Open - Portugal
Marcel Siem     1     Alstom Open de France
Jeev Milkha Singh     1     Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
Henrik Stenson     1     SA Open Championship
Danny Willett     1     BMW International Open


10 Major winners with 30 victories

Player

   

Number of wins 

    Tournaments

Tiger Woods

    14     Masters (1997, 2001, 02, 05)
US Open Championship (2000, 02, 08)
Open Championship (2000, 05, 06)
US PGA Championship (1999, 2000, 06, 07)
Ernie Els     4     US Open Championship (1994, 97)
Open Championship (2002, 12)
Padraig Harrington     3     Open Championship (2007, 08)
US PGA Championship (2008)
Rory McIlroy     2     US Open Championship (2011)
US PGA Championship (2012)
José María Olazábal
    2     Masters (1994, 99)
Michael Campbell     1     US Open Championship (2005)
Darren Clarke     1     Open Championship (2011)
Todd Hamilton     1     Open Championship (2004)
Martin Kaymer     1     US PGA Championship (2010)
Paul Lawrie     1     Open Championship (1999)


6 Former Race to Dubai Champions with 14 titles

Player

   

Number of wins

    Year
Colin Montgomerie     8     1993-99, 2005
Ernie Els     2     2003-04
Padraig Harrington     1     2006
Martin Kaymer     1     2010
Rory McIlroy     1     2012
Justin Rose     1     2007

1 Current Ryder Cup Captain

Paul McGinley - 2014 - The Gleneagles Hotel


2 Former Ryder Cup Captains

Player

   

Year

     Venue
Colin Montgomerie     2010      The Celtic Manor Resort
José María Olazábal     2012     Medinah CC 


11 Challenge Tour graduates from 2012


Player

Challenge Tour Ranking 2012
Espen Kofstad 1
Kristoffer Broberg
2
Andreas Harto
3
JB Hansen 4
Gary Lockerbie 5
Simon Wakefield 7
Alessandro Tadini 8
Alexandre Kaleka 9
Chris Doak 10
Scott Henry 11
Chris Paisley 12


25 different nationalities represented

ARG
Argentina  2
AUS

Australia

4
AUT Austria 2
CHI
Chile 1
CHN
China 1
DEN Denmark 6
England 26
FIN
Finland 1
France 11 
GER Germany 2
IND
India
IRE
Ireland
ITA Italy 5
NED Netherlands 2
Northern Ireland 4
NOR
Norway 1
NZL
New Zealand 1
PAR
Paraguay 1
POR
Portugal 1
SCO Scotland 12
RSA South Africa
10
ESP Spain 8
SWE Sweden 8
THA
Thailand 2
WAL
Wales 2

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1DONALDSON, JamieWAL18-14
T2ROSE, JustinENG18-13
T2OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-13
4SANTOS, RicardoPOR18-11
5GRACE, BrandenRSA18-10
T6LUITEN, JoostNED18-9
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