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  • First ever defence of a title by Northern Irishman
  • 8-shot final round comeback equals Open de France record
  • Stadler (76) 3-putt bogeys 18th to miss out on play-off by one shot
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by Will Pearson and Dave Clark at Le Golf National



8 - The joint-record number of shots Graeme McDowell came back from on the final day to win the Open de France for a second year in a row

3 - The number of players to have scaled such a deficit in this tournament since 1972 (Jose Rivero - 1987, Paul Broadhust - 1995, Graeme McDowell - 2014)

2009 - The year when someone last completed such a large final round comeback (Rafa Cabrera-Bello - Austrian Open)

67 - McDowell's winning final round score - just as it was 12 months ago - the joint low round of the day with Fabrizio Zanotti

5 - Birdies and just the 1 bogey from McDowell on Sunday in the worst conditions of the week

10 - European Tour titles now for the Portrush native

5 - Times this season now that a title has been successfully defended - a joint European Tour record

1 - First time McDowell has ever defended a title

5 - Times the Open de France has been successfully defended since becoming part of The European Tour in 1972 (Peter Oosterhuis - 1973-74, Seve Ballesteros - 1985-86, Nick Faldo - 1988-99, Jean-Francois Remesy - 2004-05)

2 - The length in feet Kevin Stadler missed from at the 18th to finish one shot behind the Northern Irishman having started the day 4 shots clear of the field

64-68-72-76 - The unfortunate score sequence for the American this week

8 - Nationalities in the top ten (2 Northern Irishmen, 1 American, 1 Thai, 1 Swede, 1 Welshman, 2 Englishmen, 1 Frenchman, 1 Paraguayan)

3 - Players secured their place in The Open at Hoylake (Robert Karlsson, Michael Hoey, Victor Riu)

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Simply unbelievable. Thanks Dave. You never do really know with this game. Stick around for all the best reaction, reports, highlights, interviews, stats and more as we wrap up an astonishing climax to the Alstom Open de France.

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