Sunday, 05 October 2014
Oliver Wilson   (Getty Images)
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SUNDAY OCTOBER 5, 2014 – ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP

• His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 228th European Tour event.

• Moves to €635,067 in The Race to Dubai.

• Could move to inside the top 160 in the Official World Golf Ranking from 792nd.  

• This victory beats his previous best European Tour performances of finishing second on a record nine occasions without winning. The last of his nine runner-up places was at the 2009 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

• This victory beats his previous best 2014 performance of tied 40th in the Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa. (Only played three European Tour events this season).

• Currently a Challenge Tour Member. The first Challenge Tour Member to win a European Tour event since Jin Jeong won the 2013 ISPS HANDA Perth International.

• Becomes the tenth first-time winner of the 2014 season. They are: Morten Ørum Madsen (South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni), George Coetzee (Joburg Open), Jason Day (WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship), Patrick Reed (WGC – Cadillac Championship), Marco Crespi (NH Collection Open), Alexander Levy (Volvo China Open), Daniel Brooks (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI), Fabrizio Zanotti (BMW International Open), David Lipsky (Omega European Masters) and Oliver Wilson (Alfred Dunhill Links Championship).

• Playing on a sponsor’s invitation. The first sponsor’s invitee to win on The European Tour since Henrik Stenson at the 2012 SA Open Championship. (First sponsor’s invitation to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship).

• Victory comes in his tenth appearance in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

• This victory beats his previous best performance in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship of tied second in 2009.

OTHER FACTS

• Joins Lee Westwood (2003), Nick Dougherty (2007), Simon Dyson (2009) and David Howell (2013), as English winners of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

• Follows Stephen Gallacher (2004) as players to make the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship their first European Tour victory.

• Led going into the final round by three strokes. This is the first time he has led going into a final round of a European Tour event since the 2009 Hong Kong Open (Nov 2008).

• The 290th English victory in European Tour history.

• The 90th different English player to win on The European Tour.

• Becomes the seventh English victory this season. They are: Ross Fisher (Tshwane Open), Lee Westwood (Maybank Malaysian Open), Daniel Brooks (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI), Justin Rose (Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open), David Horsey (M2M Russian Open). Paul Casey (KLM Open) and Oliver Wilson (Alfred Dunhill Links Championship).

• Moves over €6 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings. (Prior to this victory held the record for most money won without winning on The European Tour).

• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of the 2016 season.

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

• Would gain his largest European Tour prize of €625,787.

• Gains his first win as a professional.

• Becomes the 20th European Tour win of the 2014 season by a former Challenge Tour player. They are: Morten Ørum Madsen (South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni), Thomas Björn (Nedbank Golf Challenge), Louis Oosthuizen (Volvo Golf Champions), Pablo Larrazábal (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Stephen Gallacher (Omega Dubai Desert Classic), Ross Fisher (Tshwane Open), Marco Crespi (NH Collection Open), Alexander Levy (Volvo China Open), Felipe Aguilar (The Championship at Laguna National),  Daniel Brooks (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI), Mikael Lundberg (Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity), Martin Kaymer (US Open Championship), Fabrizio Zanotti (BMW International Open), Justin Rose (Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open), David Horsey (M2M Russian Open), Marc Warren (Made in Denmark), Jamie Donaldson (D+D Real Czech Masters), Hennie Otto (71° OPEN D’ITALIA Presented by DAMIANI), Joost Luiten (ISPS Handa Wales Open) and Oliver Wilson (Alfred Dunhill Links Championship).

• Becomes the 349th European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

• Becomes the 137th former Challenge Tour player to win on The European Tour.
 

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1WILSON, OliverENG18-17
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T2MCILROY, RoryNIR18-16
T2FLEETWOOD, TommyENG18-16
5DOAK, ChrisSCO18-15
T6STERNE, RichardRSA18-14

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