Sunday, 03 November 2013
Dustin Johnson celebrates with his brother and caddie Austin Johnson  (Getty Images)
Dustin Johnson celebrates with his brother and caddie Austin Johnson (Getty Images)
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2013 – WGC – HSBC CHAMPIONS

• His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 45th European Tour event.

• Would move into the top 12 in the Official World Golf Ranking from 23rd.  

• This victory beats his previous best European Tour performance of second in the 2011 WGC – Cadillac Championship and tied second in The Open Championship in 2011.

• This victory beats his previous best 2013 European Tour performance of tied eighth in the US PGA Championship.

• Becomes the 11th first-time winner of the 2013 season. They are: Scott Jamieson (Nelson Mandela Championship presented ISPS Handa), Chris Wood (Commercial Bank Qatar Masters), Matt Kuchar (World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championship), Dawie Van Der Walt (Tshwane Open), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Maybank Malaysian Open), Peter Uihlein (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI), Simon Thornton (Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open presented by Neuflize OBC), Jason Dufner (US PGA Championship), Tommy Fleetwood (Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles), Jin Jeong (ISPS HANDA Perth International) and Dustin Johnson (WGC – HSBC Champions).

• His first WGC victory in his 17th WGC appearance.

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

• Victory comes in his second appearance in the WGC – HSBC Champions.

• Victory beats his previous best WGC – HSBC Champions performance of tied 39th in 2012.

• Becomes the second American, following Phil Mickelson in 2009 to win the WGC – HSBC Champions.

• This victory sees America claim all four 2013 WGC events. The winners were: Matt Kuchar (WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship), Tiger Woods (WGC – Cadillac Championship and WGC – Bridgestone Invitational) and Dustin Johnson (WGC – HSBC Champions).

OTHER FACTS

• Established a new record for the lowest winning total at the WGC – HSBC Champions of 264 (-24), and in relation to par, beating the 267 (-21), set by Ian Poulter in 2012. His 24 under par score is only one shot outside the all-time lowest winning WGC score in relation to par. This was set by Tiger Woods at the WGC – Cadillac Championship in 2002, who was 25 under.

• His three shot winning margin equals the largest in the history of the event, set by David Howell (2006 before the event became a WGC event) and Martin Kaymer in 2011.

• Is the first time in WGC history that America has won all four of the WGC events in a single season.

• Joins Francesco Molinari (2010) and Martin Kaymer (2011) as players to make the WGC – HSBC Champions their first WGC victory.

• Joins Jeff Maggert (1999 WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship), Mike Weir (2000 WGC – Cadillac Championship), Steve Stricker (2001 WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship), Kevin Sutherland (2002 WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship), Stewart Cink (2004 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational), Geoff Ogilvy (2006 WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship), Hunter Mahan (2010 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational), Nick Watney (2011 WGC – Cadillac Championship) and Matt Kuchar (2013 WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship), as players to win a WGC event for their first European Tour title.

• Becomes the 31st American victory in an individual WGC overall.

• Becomes the 12th different American to win an individual WGC event overall.

• Becomes the 26th different player to win an individual WGC event overall.

• Becomes the 134th American victory on The European Tour.

• Becomes the 61st different American to win in European Tour history.

• Becomes the eighth American victory of the 2013 season. They are: Matt Kuchar (WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship), Tiger Woods (WGC – Cadillac Championship and WGC – Bridgestone Invitational), Peter Uihlein (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI) and Phil Mickelson (Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and The 142nd Open Championship), Jason Dufner (US PGA Championship) and Dustin Johnson (WGC – HSBC Champions). America, with eight victories would now have more wins than any other country on the 2013 European Tour International Schedule).

• Becomes the sixth different American to win on the 2013 European Tour. This is a record for the number of different Americans winning in a single European Tour season.

• The eighth American victory of the 2013 season equals their most in a single European Tour season, established in 2006.

• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of the 2016 season, should he take up European Tour membership.

• Gains a place in the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions, 2014 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and 2014 WGC – HSBC Champions.

• His ninth victory as a professional.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1JOHNSON, DustinUSA18-24
2POULTER, IanENG18-21
3MCDOWELL, GraemeNIR18-20
4GARCIA, SergioESP18-18
5ROSE, JustinENG18-16
T6DELAET, GrahamCAN18-15

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