Saturday, 24 January 2015
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SATURDAY JANUARY 24, 2015 – COMMERCIAL BANK QATAR MASTERS

• His sixth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 124th European Tour event.

• Moves to 629,653 points in The Race to Dubai.

• Could move back into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, from 79th.

• His second victory of the 2015 European Tour season, following victory in the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

• The first multiple winner of the 2015 season.

• The second time during his European Tour career he has recorded multiple victories in the same season. The other year was 2012 when he won his first four titles; Joburg Open, Volvo Golf Champions, Volvo China Open and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

• His six victories have only taken him 54 tournaments, dating back to the 2012 Joburg Open.

• In 2012 he won his first two events from his first three appearances of that season. In the 2015 season won two events from his first four tournaments.

• Victory comes in his fourth appearance in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

• This victory beats his previous best finish in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters of tied sixth in 2013. (Was previously tied 14th in 2014th and tied 47th in 2012).

• His first European Tour win in one of The European Tour’s Middle East events.

• The fourth South African victory in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, following Darren Fichardt (2003), Ernie Els (2005) and Retief Goosen (2007).

• This fourth and latest victory for South Africa sees them as the nation with the most victories in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

• Becomes the 16th different winner of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in the 18 years the event has been played.

OTHER FACTS

• Maintains his 100% record of winning all of his six European Tour events when leading or sharing the lead going into the final round.

• The 128th South African victory in European Tour history.

• The second South African victory of the 2015 European Tour season. They are: Branden Grace (Alfred Dunhill Championship and Commercial Bank Qatar Masters).

• Becomes the second youngest South African to win his first six European Tour events, aged 26 years and 249 days. The youngest is Charl Schwartzel, aged 26 years and 138 days.

• Gains a place in the 2015 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.

• Gains his eighth win as a professional.

• The third European Tour victory on the 2015 European Tour by a former Challenge Tour player. They are: Branden Grace (Alfred Dunhill Championship and Commercial Bank Qatar Masters) and Gary Stal (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship).

• The 357th European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.
 

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GRACE, BrandenRSA18-19
2WARREN, MarcSCO18-18
3WIESBERGER, BerndAUT18-17
4PEPPERELL, EddieENG18-16
T5AN, Byeong HunKOR18-15
T5BOURDY, GrégoryFRA18-15

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