Saturday, 25 January 2014
Sergio Garcia  (Getty Images)
Sergio Garcia (Getty Images)
SATURDAY JANUARY 25, 2014  - Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

• His 11th European Tour victory in his 210th European Tour event

• Moves to second from fifth on The Race to Dubai with €741,475

• His first European Tour victory since the 2011 Andalucía Masters from Oct 27-Oct 30

• This is the 66th event he has played in since his last victory in 2011

• Finished tied second at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters last year, his best finish since his last win, alongside a tie for second at this season’s Nedbank Golf Challenge

• Becomes the second Spaniard to win this title after Alvaro Quiros in 2009

• Is the 15th different winner of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, in 17 stagings

• This is the ninth time he has played in this event and his sixth top-ten finish

• Began the day three shots behind the leading pair of Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Steve Webster

• His three shot comeback is the joint largest of the 2014 European Tour season, following on from compatriot Pablo Larrazábal last week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship


• The sixth consecutive European Tour winner to make up a final round deficit to win on the 2014 European Tour season. Is also the seventh from the eight tournaments so far this season. (Only Charl Schwartzel has won this season after leading after 54 holes).

• The third Spanish winner of the 2014 European Tour season, following Miguel Angel Jiménez (Hong Kong Open) and Pablo Larrazábal (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship)

• Becomes the seventh different Spanish player to win a European Tour event in the Middle East. He follows: Seve Ballesteros, José María Olazábal, Alvaro Quiros, Miguel Angel Jiménez, Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Pablo Larrazábal

• 170th Spanish victory on The European Tour

• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of 2016

• Gains a place in the 2014 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational, 2014 WGC – HSBC Champions and 2015 Volvo Golf Champions.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GARCIA, SergioESP18-16
2ILONEN, MikkoFIN18-16
T3OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-15
T5CAÑIZARES, AlejandroESP18-14
T5COETZEE, GeorgeRSA18-14

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