SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2013 – SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP HOSTED BY THE CITY OF EKURHULENI
MORTEN ØRUM MADSEN
• His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 28th European Tour event.
• Goes to the top of the Race to Dubai with €174,350.
• Moves to inside the top 120 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 244th.
• This victory beats his previous best European Tour performance of tied second in the 2013 Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI.
• The first, first-time winner of the 2014 season.
• In his second European Tour season. Finished 81st in The Race to Dubai in 2013 in his rookie season.
• His third European Tour career top ten finish in events in South Africa. Prior to this victory was tied fourth in the 2013 Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa and then tied eighth in the 2013 Tshwane Open.
• Is the first Dane to win the South African Open Championship.
• Is only the third Continental European to win the South African Open Championship. He follows Mathias Grönberg (2000) and Henrik Stenson (2012).
• Victory comes in his debut in the South African Open Championship.
• Becomes the ninth different Dane to win in European Tour history.
• This victory extends Denmark’s run of consecutive winning years on The European Tour to ten, dating back to the 2005 season.
• Since the South African Open Championship became part of The European Tour in 1997, he follows Tim Clark (2002), Trevor Immelman (2003), James Kingston (2008) and Richie Ramsay (2010), as players making this event their debut European Tour win.
• The 28th Danish victory in European Tour history.
• The first Danish victory on The European Tour since Thomas Björn at the 2013 Omega European Masters.
• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of the 2015 season.
• Gains his fourth win as a professional.
• Gains his largest European Tour prize of €174,350.
• Gains a place in the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions and 2014 WGC – HSBC Champions.
• The 329th European Tour victory by a former European Challenge Tour player.
• Becomes the 132nd former European Challenge Tour player to win on The European Tour.
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