SUNDAY JANUARY 29, 2017 - COMMERCIAL BANK QATAR MASTERS
• His third European Tour International Schedule victory in his 29th official European Tour event.
• Moves to 436,150 points in the Race to Dubai.
• Could move to as high as 39th in the Official World Golf Ranking, from 60th.
• His first European Tour victory since the 2016 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.
• His third European Tour victory goes alongside his two in 2016 – Trophée Hassan II and AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.
• This victory beats his previous best 2017 season performance of 11th in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
• Victory comes in his debut in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.
• Becomes the first player to win the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on their debut appearance since Ernie Els in 2005.
• Follows Andrew Coltart (1998 – first playing), Adam Scott (2002) and Ernie Els (2005) as players winning the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on their first appearance.
• Aged 21 years and 144 days becomes the third youngest player in European Tour history to win their first three titles, following Matteo Manassero (19 years and 206 days) and Seve Ballesteros (20 years and 77 days).
• The first Asian player to win a European Tour title in the Middle East.
• South Korea becomes the tenth different country to win the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.
• Becomes the 17th different winner of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.
• Aged 21 years and 144 days becomes the youngest winner of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, beating the previous record of Adam Scott, who was 21 years and 244 days in 2002.
• Playing in just his 29th official European Tour event, is the quickest player to win their first three events since Tiger Woods, who took 12 official events to win his first three European Tour titles. The quickest to win their first three official events was Tom Watson, who won his in eight appearances. To underline his achievement, Sandy Lyle took 37 events and Seve Ballesteros took 38.
• Joins Matteo Manassero, Seve Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle and Sergio Garcia as players to win their first three official European Tour events before their 22nd birthday.
• Becomes the seventh Asian player in European Tour history to win three or more titles.
• Becomes the youngest Asian player to win their first three titles, beating the previous record of Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who was 26 years and ten days in 2015.
• Becomes the 12th South Korean victory on the European Tour.
• Becomes the first Asian winner of the 2017 European Tour season.
• Joins Y E Yang with three victories as the most prolific South Korean winner in European Tour history.
• Led by three shots going into the final round. Is the first of his three European Tour titles where he has led after 54 holes.
• Becomes the fourth winner this season to lead after 54 holes.
• Extends his European Tour exemption until the end of the 2019 season.
• Gains his fourth victory as a professional.
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