Sunday, 06 July 2014
Two on the bounce for McDowell  (Getty Images)
Two on the bounce for McDowell (Getty Images)

After an epic comeback from back-to-back champion Graeme McDowell at the Alstom Open de France, takes a statistical look back at the best of the action...


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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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1MCDOWELL, GraemeNIR18-5
T2JAIDEE, ThongchaiTHA18-4
4KARLSSON, RobertSWE18-3
T5BALDWIN, MatthewENG18-2

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