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Sunday, 06 November 2016
Thorbjorn Olesen  (Getty Images)
Thorbjorn Olesen (Getty Images)

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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – TURKISH AIRLINES OPEN

* His fourth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 159th official European Tour event.

* Moves to 1,751,589 points in the Race to Dubai.

* His first victory since the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

* This victory beats his previous best 2016 performances of tied second in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters and BMW International Open.

* His third consecutive European Tour season with a victory. In 2014 he won the ISPS HANDA Perth International, 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and now the 2016 Turkish Airlines Open.

* Moves into joint second place in the current list of most consecutive winning years on the European Tour by active players, with three, dating back to the 2014 season. He moves alongside Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Thongchai Jaidee. Justin Rose leads this list, with four consecutive winning years.

* Dating back to the 2012 season has now won a European Tour event in four of the past five seasons. In 2012 he won his first title, at the Sicilian Open. (Since 2012 the only year he did not win was in 2013).

* Becomes the second Dane to win a European Tour event for three consecutive European Tour seasons. Thomas Bjørn was the first Danish player to achieve this feat, when he won between 1998-2000. (He went onto extend that record to five years, up to the 2002 season).

* Victory comes in his fourth appearance in the Turkish Airlines Open.

* This victory beats his previous best finish in the Turkish Airlines Open of tied 29th in 2013.

* Has now won his four titles in four different countries: Italy, Australia, Scotland and now Turkey.

OTHER FACTS

* At aged 26 years and 321 days becomes the youngest Dane to win their first four European Tour events. This beats the record of Thomas Bjørn, who was 28 years and 241 days, when he won his fourth title at the 1999 Sarazen World Open.

* Maintains his 100% winning record of claiming all four of his European Tour titles when leading going into the final 18 holes. Led by seven shots after 54 holes in the Turkish Airlines Open. Led by three shots going into the final round of all three of his previous European Tour victories, 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, 2014 ISPS HANDA Perth International and 2012 Sicilian Open.

* Becomes the 26th winner this season to triumph when leading after 54 holes.

* His seven shot lead after 54 holes is the biggest in the history of the Turkish Airlines Open, beating that of Victor Dubuisson in 2013, who led by five. (His six shot leading margin after 36 holes matches the biggest in this event, set by Ian Poulter in 2014).

* His three shot winning margin is the biggest in the history of the Turkish Airlines Open, beating the two strokes of Victor Dubuisson in 2013.

* His 72 hole winning total of 264 matches the lowest in the history of the Turkish Airlines Open, set by Victor Dubuisson in 2013.

* His 36 hole lead (six) and 54 hole lead (seven) are the biggest 36 and 54 hole leads of the 2016 European Tour season, beating Charl Schwartzel’s 36 hole lead of five at the Alfred Dunhill Championship and the five of Matthew Fitzpatrick at the Nordea Masters after 54.

* Aged 26 years and 321 days becomes the oldest winner of the Turkish Airlines Open, beating the previous record of Victor Dubuisson, who was 25 years and 193 days in 2015.

* The first Danish victory in the Turkish Airlines Open.

* The first Danish victory in a Final Series event.

* Becomes the 33rd Danish win in European Tour history.

* Becomes the first Dane to win on the European Tour in the 2016 season.

* The first Danish victory on the European Tour since Olesen himself won the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

* This victory extends Denmark’s run of consecutive winning years on the European Tour to 12 seasons, dating back to the 2005 season.

* Moves into joint second place in the list of most prolific Danish winners on the European Tour alongside Søren Kjeldsen, with four.

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

* Gains his sixth victory as a professional.

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-20
T2LI, HaotongCHN18-17
T2HORSEY, DavidENG18-17
4WIESBERGER, BerndAUT18-15
5COETZEE, GeorgeRSA18-14
T6LAGERGREN, JoakimSWE18-13

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