SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2014 – WGC – HSBC CHAMPIONS
• His third European Tour International Schedule victory in his 46th European Tour event.
• Could move to as high as third in the Official World Golf Ranking from seventh.
• His second European Tour title of the 2014 season following the Masters Tournament.
• The fifth multiple winner of the 2014 European Tour season. They are: Rory McIlroy (BMW PGA Championship, The 143rd Open Championship, WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and US PGA Championship), Miguel Angel Jiménez (Hong Kong Open – Dec 13), Open de España), Alexander Levy (Volvo China Open and Portugal Masters), Mikko Ilonen (Irish Open and Volvo World Match Play Championship) and Bubba Watson (Masters Tournament and WGC – HSBC Champions).
• The first time he has won twice in the same European Tour season.
• His first WGC victory in his 16th WGC appearance.
• This victory beats his previous best WGC finishes of second in the 2012 WGC – Cadillac Championship and tied second in the 2014 WGC – Cadillac Championship.
• Victory comes in his third appearance in the WGC – Champions.
• Victory beats his previous best WGC – HSBC Champions finish of tied eighth in 2013.
• The third left-hander to win a WGC event, following Mike Weir (2000 WGC – Cadillac Championship) and Phil Mickelson (2009 WGC – Cadillac Championship and 2009 WGC – HSBC Champions).
• Becomes the 15th different player to win a Major Championship and a WGC title.
• The fourth first-time WGC winner this season. They are: Jason Day (WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship), Patrick Reed (WGC – Cadillac Championship), Rory McIlroy (WGC – Bridgestone Invitational) and Bubba Watson (WGC – HSBC Champions).
• This marks the first time since 2011 that all four WGC winners would be first-time WGC winners. They were: Luke Donald (WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship), Nick Watney (WGC – Cadillac Championship), Adam Scott (WGC – Bridgestone Invitational) and Martin Kaymer (WGC – HSBC Champions).
• Becomes the 22nd victory by a left-hander in European Tour history.
• Joins Francesco Molinari (2010), Martin Kaymer (2011) and Dustin Johnson (2013), as players to make the WGC – HSBC Champions their first WGC title.
• Becomes the sixth different player to win the WGC – HSBC Champions in the six years since the event was given WGC status and third American following Phil Mickelson (2009) and Dustin Johnson (2013).
• Becomes the 30th different player to win a WGC event in the 53rd playing of an individual WGC event.
• Becomes the 14th different American to win a WGC title.
• Becomes the 33rd American victory in WGC history.
• Joins Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008), Geoff Ogilvy (2006) and Rory McIlroy (2014), as players to win a Major Championship and a WGC event in the same season.