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Sunday, 05 June 2016
Matthew Fitzpatrick  (Getty Images)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (Getty Images)

SUNDAY JUNE 5, 2016 - NORDEA MASTERS

MATTHEW FITZPATRICK

• His second European Tour International Schedule victory in his 51st European Tour event.

• Moves to 782,790 points in the Race to Dubai.

• Could move to just outside the top 30 of the Official World Golf Ranking, from 45th.

• His first European Tour victory since the 2015 British Masters supported by Sky Sports.

• This victory means he has now won in first two seasons as a full European Tour Member.

• This victory beats his previous best 2016 European Tour finish of tied seventh in the Masters Tournament.

• Victory comes in his second appearance in the Nordea Masters. He missed the cut on his debut in the event in 2015.

• At aged 21 years and 278 days becomes the second youngest Englishman to record his first two European Tour victories. The youngest is Sir Nick Faldo, he was 20 years and 315 days when he won the 1978 Colgate PGA Championship, the date of his second win. (His first win was the 1977 Skol Lager Individual aged 20 years and 30 days).

• Aged 21 years and 278 days becomes the youngest winner of the Nordea Masters, beating the previous record of Graeme McDowell, who was 23 years and five days in 2002.

• Becomes the seventh English victory in the Nordea Masters. They are: Sir Nick Faldo (1992), Peter Baker (1993), Lee Westwood (1996, 2000 and 2012), Luke Donald (2004) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (2016).

• England’s seventh victory in the Nordea Masters matches Sweden’s total for the most by a single country.


OTHER FACTS


• Maintains his 100 per cent record of winning both his European Tour titles when leading going into the final round. He shared the lead with Kiradech Aphibarnrat at the 2015 British Masters supported by Sky Sports, the duo led by one shot. Led by five here at the Nordea Masters, the biggest 54 hole lead of the 2016 European Tour season to date.

• Aged 21 years and 278 days means his victory is the sixth by a player aged 21 years or under on the 2016 European Tour.

• The second consecutive English winner on the European Tour, following Chris Wood at the BMW PGA Championship.

• The first time England have won consecutive European Tour events since Danny Willett at the 2016 Masters Tournament and Andrew Johnston, 2016 Real Club Valderrama Open de España hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation.

• The fifth 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), Chris Wood (BMW PGA Championship) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (Nordea Masters).

• Becomes the 306th English victory in European Tour history.

• Becomes the 20th different winner of the Nordea Masters.

• Becomes the first player to win in their first two European Tour seasons since Matteo Manassero in 2010-2011. Manassero was a rookie in 2010. Fitzpatrick was a rookie in 2015.

• The 12th winner this season to lead after 54 holes.

• Extends his European Tour exemption until the end of the 2018 season.

• Moves to 2,175,586 in the European Ryder Cup Points Table.

• Gains his second win as a professional.

• The seventh victory on the 2016 European Tour season by a former European Challenge Tour player They are: Brandon Stone (BMW SA Open hosted by City of Ekurhuleni), Haydn Porteous (Joburg Open), Branden Grace (Commercial Bank Qatar Masters), Marcus Fraser (Maybank Championship Malaysia), Louis Oosthuizen (ISPS HANDA Perth International), Andrew Johnston Vera (Real Club Valderrama Open de España hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (Nordea Masters).

• The 380th European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1FITZPATRICK, MatthewENG18-16
2JENSEN, LasseDEN18-13
3COLSAERTS, NicolasBEL18-12
T4STENSON, HenrikSWE18-10
T4HELLGREN, BjornSWE18-10
6FISHER, RossENG18-9

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