Sunday, 29 May 2016
Chris Wood celebrates winning the BMW PGA Championship  (Getty Images)
Chris Wood celebrates winning the BMW PGA Championship (Getty Images)
SUNDAY MAY 29, 2016 – BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

• His third European Tour International Schedule victory in his 195th European Tour event.

• Moves to 1,423,370 points in the Race to Dubai.

• Could move into the top 25 of the Official World Golf Ranking, from 54th.

• His first European Tour victory since the 2015 Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity.

• His second consecutive European Tour season with a victory. This is the first time during his career he has achieved this feat.

• Has now won a European Tour event in three of the last four seasons. His first title was the 2013 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

• This victory beats his previous best 2016 European Tour performance of third in the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

• Victory comes in his seventh appearance in the BMW PGA Championship.

• This victory beats his previous best finish in the BMW PGA Championship of fourth in 2015. Was also tied sixth on his debut in 2010.

• Becomes the first English winner of the BMW PGA Championship since Luke Donald in 2012.

• Becomes the 22nd different Englishman to win the BMW PGA Championship since the event was first played in 1955.

• Began the final round three shots behind the leader. The tenth winner this season to make up a final round deficit.

• The fourth consecutive win in the BMW PGA Championship by a player in their 20s, dating back to Matteo Manassero (20 in 2013). Next was Rory McIlroy (25 in 2014) and Byeong Hun An (23 in 2015). Wood is 28.

• Since the event became part of the European Tour in 1972 this becomes the first time that there have been four consecutive winners in their 20s.

OTHER FACTS

• The fourth English victory of the 2016 season. They are: Danny Willett (Omega Dubai Desert Classic and Masters Tournament), Andrew Johnston (Real Club Valderrama Open de España hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation) and Chris Wood (BMW PGA Championship).

• Becomes the 305th English victory in European Tour history.

• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of the 2021 season.

• Gains a three year exemption into The Open Championship.

• Gains his largest European Tour prize of €833,330.

• Moves past €7 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

• The second of his three European Tour titles where he has made up a final round deficit. Made up five to win the 2015 Lyoness Open presented by Grenfinity and three to win the 2016 BMW PGA Championship.

• Made up eight shots after 36 holes. This is the largest final 36 hole deficit made up by a winner this season, beating the six shots by Marcus Fraser at the Maybank Championship Malaysia.

• The largest final 36 hole deficit made up by a winner on the European Tour since Anirban Lahiri’s nine shots at the 2015 Maybank Malaysian Open.

• His eight shot final 36 hole deficit is the third largest made up by a winner in the history of the BMW PGA Championship. Peter Butler made up ten in 1963 and Tony Jacklin nine in 1972.

• At 6ft 6in is the tallest person to win the BMW PGA Championship. The previous tallest was Peter Oosterhuis, winner in 1973, who was 6ft 4in.

• Moves to 2,374,680 in the European Ryder Cup Points Table.

• Gains his third victory as a professional.
 

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1WOOD, ChrisENG18-9
2KARLBERG, RikardSWE18-8
3WILLETT, DannyENG18-7
T4WATTEL, RomainFRA18-6
T4AIKEN, ThomasRSA18-6
T4QUESNE, JulienFRA18-6

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