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Sunday, 06 December 2015
Nathan Holman  (Getty Images)
Nathan Holman (Getty Images)
SUNDAY DECEMBER 6, 2015 – AUSTRALIAN PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

• His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 16th European Tour event.

• Moves to 225,251 points in The Race to Dubai.

• Could move to just inside the top 170 of the Official World Golf Ranking, from 318th.

• This victory beats his previous best European Tour performance of tied 11th in the 2015 Maybank Malaysian Open.

• Becomes the first, first-time winner of the 2016 European Tour season.

• Becomes the first Australian to win on The European Tour since Jason Day (2015 US PGA Championship).

• Wins the first three-man European Tour play-off since The 144th Open Championship, won by Zach Johnson.

• In the play-off he beat American Harold Varner III and South African Dylan Frittelli. The last three man-play-off prior to the Australian PGA Championship also featured one Australian (Marc Leishman), one South African (Louis Oosthuizen) and one American (Zach Johnson).

• Becomes the 17th consecutive Australian winner of the Australian PGA Championship.

• Becomes the sixth Australian to win a European Tour event on home soil. They are: Jarrod Moseley (1999 Heineken Classic), Lucas Parsons (2000 Greg Norman Holden International), Aaron Baddeley (2001 Greg Norman Holden International and 2007 MasterCard Masters), Craig Parry (2005 Heineken Classic), Rod Pampling (2009 Sportsbet Masters – Nov 2008) and Nathan Holman (2016 Australian PGA Championship).

OTHER FACTS

• The 120th Australian victory in European Tour history.

• Becomes the 41st different Australian to win in European Tour history.

• This victory extends Australia’s winning years on The European Tour to four seasons, dating back to the 2013 season.

• Gains his largest European Tour prize of €225,251.

• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of the 2017 European Tour season.

• Gains his first win as a professional.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1HOLMAN, NathanAUS18Par
T2VARNER III, HaroldUSA18Par
T2FRITTELLI, DylanRSA18Par
4LOMBARD, ZanderRSA181
5SMITH, CameronAUS182
T6PAPADATOS, DimitriosAUS183

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