Sunday, 12 February 2017
Fabrizio Zanotti  (Getty Images)
Fabrizio Zanotti (Getty Images)

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2017 - MAYBANK CHAMPIONSHIP

FABRIZIO ZANOTTI

• His second European Tour International Schedule victory in his 241st official European Tour event.

• Moves to 461,689 points in the Race to Dubai.

• Could move to inside the top 90 in the Official World Golf Ranking from 187th.

• His first European Tour victory since the 2014 BMW International Open. A gap of two years and 228 days.

• In that time he has played 59 European Tour events between victories.

• This victory beats his previous best finish since his 2014 triumph of tied second in the 2015 British Masters supported by Sky Sports.

• This victory beats his previous best 2017 performance of tied 84th in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. (Missed the cut in his first three events of the 2017 season).

• Victory comes in his second appearance in the Maybank Championship.

• This victory beats his previous best performance in the Maybank Championship of tied 85th in 2016.

• Began the final day six shots behind the 54 hole leader, Danny Willett. This is the largest final round comeback by a winner of the 2017 season, beating the two shots of Harold Varner III (Australian PGA Championship).

• Becomes the third winner this season to make up a final round deficit.

• His final round of 63 (-9) is the lowest final round by a winner and by a winner in relation to par since Alex Noren (2016 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player – Nov 16).

• His six shot final round winning comeback is the largest since Alex Noren once again (2016 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player – Nov 16).

OTHER FACTS


• Is Paraguay’s second European Tour victory.

• Has made up a final round deficit for both of his European Tour victories. Came from five back to win the 2014 BMW International Open and six at the 2017 Maybank Championship.

• Becomes the first player to win a European Tour event finishing with an eagle at the 72nd hole since Rory McIlroy at the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation.

Became the first player to win with an eagle in the final hole of regulation play and win by one shot since Felipe Aguilar at the 2014 Championship at Laguna National). (Note. Bubba Watson won the 2014 WGC - HSBC Champions with an eagle at the first hole of a sudden-death play-off).

• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of 2019.

• Gains his largest European Tour prize of €461,689.

• Gains his fourth win as a professional.

• Becomes the fourth former Challenge Tour player to win on the European Tour in the 2017 season. They are: Brandon Stone (Alfred Dunhill Championship), Graeme Storm (BMW SA Open hosted by City of Ekurhuleni), Tommy Fleetwood (Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship) and Fabrizio Zanotti (Maybank Championship).

• Becomes the 395th European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1ZANOTTI, FabrizioPAR18-19
2LIPSKY, DavidUSA18-18
3WIESBERGER, BerndAUT18-17
4LEVY, AlexanderFRA18-16
T5LI, HaotongCHN18-15
T5WILLETT, DannyENG18-15

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