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Sunday, 28 June 2015
Pablo Larrazabal and volunteers celebrate a terrific week in Munich  (Getty Images)
Pablo Larrazabal and volunteers celebrate a terrific week in Munich (Getty Images)

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SUNDAY JUNE 28, 2015 – BMW INTERNATIONAL OPEN

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

• Moves to 576,068 points in The Race to Dubai.

• Moves to 69th in the Official World Golf Ranking, from 118th. 

• His first European Tour victory since the 2014 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

• The first time during his European Tour career he has won in consecutive European Tour seasons.

• This victory beats his previous best 2015 performance of tied third in the Trophée Hassan II.

• His second victory in the BMW International Open, following his triumph in 2011.

• Only the third multiple winner of the BMW International Open, following Paul Azinger (1990 and 1992) and Thomas Bjørn (2000 and 2002).

• All three of the multiple winners have won both their titles over the GC München Eichenried layout.

• His second victory in the BMW International Open comes in his eighth appearance. (Has played every year since 2008).

• His third top three finish in the BMW International Open. Was tied third in 2010, first in 2011 and first in 2015. All three of these finishes have come at GC München Eichenried. (This is his sixth visit to GC München Eichenried overall with 50% of his finishes in the top three).

• Has now won €820,460 in career earnings in the BMW International Open.

• The third of his four European Tour victories where he has made up a final round deficit to win. (Only one of his four wins where he led after 54 holes was the 2008 Alstom Open de France).

• The tenth winner this season to make up a final round deficit.

His five shot final round comeback equals the largest in the history of the BMW International. He follows: Mark McNulty (1994), Frank Nobilo (1995), David Horsey 92010) and Fabrizio Zanotti (2014).

OTHER FACTS

• The first Spanish victory of the 2015 European Tour season.

• The first Spanish victory on The European Tour since Miguel Angel Jiménez (2014 Open de España).

• The 173rd Spanish victory on The European Tour.

• The 22nd consecutive winning year on The European Tour for Spain, dating back to the 1994 season.

• The third Spanish win in the BMW International Open. They are: Miguel Angel Jiménez (2004) and Pablo Larrazábal (2011 and 2015).

• Is now 61 under par for his eight appearances in the BMW International Open.

• Extends his European Tour exemption until the end of 2017.

• Moves over €6 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

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

• His fifth win as a professional.

• Becomes the ninth 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), Gary Stal (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Richie Ramsay (Trophée Hassan II), James Morrison (Open de España), Byeong Hun An (BMW PGA Championship), Søren Kjeldsen (Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation), Alex Noren (Nordea Masters) and Pablo Larrazábal  (BMW International Open).

• Becomes the 363rd European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

 

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LARRAZÁBAL, PabloESP18-17
2STENSON, HenrikSWE18-16
3PAISLEY, ChrisENG18-15
T4GOOSEN, RetiefRSA18-14
T4APHIBARNRAT, KiradechTHA18-14
T4DEL MORAL, CarlosESP18-14

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