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Sunday, 04 September 2016
Alex Noren  (Getty Images)
Alex Noren (Getty Images)

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2016 - OMEGA EUROPEAN MASTERS

ALEX NOREN

• His sixth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 220th European Tour event.

• Moves to 1,546,738 points in the Race to Dubai.

• Could move to inside the top 30 of the Official World Gold Ranking, from 39th.

• His second European Tour title of the 2016 season, following the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

• Becomes the fifth multiple winner of the 2016 European Tour season. They are: Charl Schwartzel (Alfred Dunhill Championship and Tshwane Open), Danny Willett (Omega Dubai Desert Classic and Masters Tournament), Jeunghun Wang (Trophée Hassan II and AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open), Henrik Stenson (BMW International Open and The 145th Open Championship) and Alex Noren (Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and Omega European Masters).

• The second time during his European Tour career he has recorded multiple victories in the same season. In 2011 he won the Saab Wales Open and Nordea Masters.

• His second triumph in the Omega European Masters, following his win his 2009, his debut European Tour victory.

• The second European Tour event he has won twice, the other being the Nordea Masters, in 2011 and 2015.

• Joins Seve Ballesteros (1977, 78, 89), Hugh Baiocchi (1973, 79), Manuel Piñero (1976, 81), Eduardo Romero (1994, 2000) and Thomas Bjørn (2011, 13), as players to record multiple victories in the Omega European Masters since the event became part of the European Tour in 1972.

• Continues with his excellent 2016 form. This victory is his sixth top ten finish in his last 11 appearances. Was tied sixth in the Real Club Valderrama Open de España hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation, tied ninth in the Volvo China Open, tied eighth in the 100th Open de France, first in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, second in the Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Match Play and first again in the Omega European Masters.

His winning total of 263 was the lowest of the 2016 European Tour season to date.


OTHER FACTS

• Switzerland is the second country where he has recorded multiple titles, following Sweden, where he won the 2011 and 2015 Nordea Masters.

• Follows Niclas Fasth (2005, 06), Henrik Stenson (2006, 07, 16), Robert Karlsson (2006, 08, 10) and Peter Hanson (2010, 12), as Swedish players to record multiple European Tour victories in the same season on two or more occasions.

• The fifth Swedish victory in the Omega European Masters. They are: Anders Forsbrand (1987), Mathias Grönberg (1995), Robert Karlsson (2002) and Alex Noren (2009, 16).

• The 104th Swedish victory in European Tour history.

• The fourth Swedish victory of the 2016 European Tour season. They are: Henrik Stenson (BMW International Open, The 145th Open Championship) and Alex Noren (Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and Omega European Masters).

• His second victory comes in his seventh appearance in the Omega European Masters and first appearance since 2012.

• Began the final round one shot behind. Becomes the 15th winner this season to make up a final round deficit and win.

• His first European Tour victory via a play-off in his first European Tour play-off.

• The first of his six European Tour victories when he has not led going into the final round.

• Gains his seventh win as a professional worldwide.

• Moves over €8 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

• The 12th 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), Matthew Fitzpatrick (Nordea Masters), Henrik Stenson (BMW International Open, The 145th Open Championship), Alex Noren (Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and Omega European Masters) and Anthony Wall (Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Match Play).

• The 384th European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1NOREN, AlexSWE18-17
2HEND, ScottAUS18-17
3JOHNSTON, AndrewENG18-14
4WESTWOOD, LeeENG18-12
T5QUESNE, JulienFRA18-11
T5BLAND, RichardENG18-11

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