Sunday, 25 May 2014
The celebrations!  (Getty Images)
The celebrations! (Getty Images)

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• His sixth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 134th European Tour event.

• Moves to €1,295,825 in The Race to Dubai.

• His first European Tour victory since the 2012 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.

• This victory beats his previous best European Tour performance since his 2012 win in Dubai of tied second in the 2014 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

• Becomes the first player from Northern Ireland to win the BMW PGA Championship.

• This victory beats his previous best performance in the BMW PGA Championship of fifth in 2009.

• Began the final day seven shots behind the 54 hole leader, Thomas Björn. This equals the largest final round comeback in the history of the Championship, set by Simon Khan in 2010.

• Only the second of his six European Tour victories where he has made up a final round deficit to win. Made up three to win the 2011 Hong Kong Open and seven at the 2014 BMW PGA Championship.

• His seven shot final round comeback is the largest since Robert Green made up seven at the 2010 Portugal Masters.

• His first European Tour victory in England and first on European soil.

• The fourth destination he has won European Tour events in. They are: Dubai (twice), England, Hong Kong and United States (twice).

• The first player from Northern Ireland to win on The European Tour since Michael Hoey at the 2013 M2M Russian Open.

• Becomes only the second Irishman to win the Championship and first since Harry Bradshaw in 1958.


• The 50th Northern Irish win in European Tour history.

• The seventh successive European Tour season that Northern Ireland have won on The European Tour, dating back to the 2008 season.

• Moves over €18 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

• Gains a place in the 2014 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and 2015 Volvo Golf Champions. (Already exempt for the 2014 WGC – HSBC Champions).

• His sixth consecutive year he would have won at least once worldwide, dating back to 2009.

• His 66 today marks the first time has broken 70 in the final round of the BMW PGA Championship.

• His 12th victory as a professional.

• The 46th different winner in the Championship’s 60th edition.

• Northern Ireland becomes 13th different country to win the Championship.

• Moves to 1,712,191 in The European Ryder Cup Points Table.

• This victory beats the best performance by a Northern Irishman in this event of tied second by Darren Clarke in 1997 and 2000.

• At aged 25 is the second consecutive player in their 20s to win the BMW PGA Championship, following Matteo Manassero.

• Becomes the 20th winner of the BMW PGA Championship from a player in their 20s.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1MCILROY, RoryNIR18-14
2LOWRY, ShaneIRL18-13
T3BJÖRN, ThomasDEN18-12
T3DONALD, LukeENG18-12
T5DYSON, SimonENG18-9

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