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Sunday, 10 November 2013
Victor Dubuisson   (Getty Images)
Victor Dubuisson (Getty Images)

• His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 72nd European Tour event.

• Moves to 1,444,069 points in The Race to Dubai. This represents his highest single-season total.

• Could move into the top 40 of the Official World Golf Ranking, from 108th. (Should he stay within the top 50 by the final ranking of 2013 would gain an invitation to the 2014 Masters Tournament).  The previous highest French player in the Official World Golf Ranking was Thomas Levet, at 41 in January 2005

• This victory beats his previous best European Tour performances of third in the 2013 Volvo China Open and 2013 Omega European Masters and tied third in the 2012 Ballantine’s Championship.

• Becomes the 12th 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), Dustin Johnson (WGC – HSBC Champions) and Victor Dubuisson (Turkish Airlines Open presented by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism).

• The second consecutive European Tour first-time winner following Dustin Johnson (WGC – HSBC Champions).

• With Johnson and Dubuisson tasting victory it is the first time there has been two consecutive first-time winners on The European Tour since Jason Dufner (US PGA Championship) and Tommy Fleetwood (Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles).

• Is the first time he has led a European Tour event going into the final round. His five shot 54 hole lead is the biggest on The European Tour since Tiger Woods led by seven going into the last day of the 2013 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.

OTHER FACTS

• The 30th French victory in European Tour history.

• The 12th different Frenchman to win in European Tour history.

• The fourth Frenchman to win on the 2013 European Tour. They are: Raphaël Jacquelin (Open de España), Grégory Bourdy (ISPS Handa Wales Open), Julien Quesne (70° OPEN D’ITALIA LINDT) and Victor Dubuisson (Turkish Airlines Open presented by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism).

•  Dubuisson’s triumph represents the first time since 2008 that France has won four titles in the same season and all won by different French players. In 2008 the winners were: Thomas Levet (MAPFRE Open de Andalucia by Valle Romano), Grégory Bourdy (Estoril Open de Portugal), Grégory Havret (Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles) and Jean-François Lucquin (Omega European Masters).

• Gains a two year European Tour exemption until the end of 2015.

• Gains his largest European Tour prize of €848,930.

• Moves over €2 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

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

• Gains his second win as a professional.



 

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1DUBUISSON, VictorFRA18-24
2DONALDSON, JamieWAL18-22
T3ROSE, JustinENG18-20
T3WOODS, TigerUSA18-20
T5POULTER, IanENG18-19
T5JACQUELIN, RaphaëlFRA18-19

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