Sunday, 19 February 2017
Brett Rumford at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth  (Getty Images)
Brett Rumford at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth (Getty Images)

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2017 - ISPS HANDA WORLD SUPER 6 PERTH

BRETT RUMFORD

• His sixth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 378th European Tour event.

• Move to 273,553 points in the Race to Dubai.

• Could move into the top 130 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 274th.

• His first European Tour victory since the 2013 Volvo China Open. This is a gap of three years and 290 days.

• Played in 80 European Tour events between victories.

• This victory beats his previous best European Tour performance since his win in the 2013 Volvo China Open of fifth in the 2017 Australian PGA Championship.

• Victory comes in his first appearance in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth.

• Continues with his fine record of recent European Tour events staged in Perth. He was sixth in the 2013 and seventh in 2016 in the ISPS HANDA Perth International and now first in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth. All three events were played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.

• His first European Tour victory on home soil. Is also a Perth resident.

• Becomes the second player in European Tour history, who lived in Perth and won at the same time a European Tour event took place in the city. The first was Jarrod Moseley, who won the 1999 Heineken Classic at the Vines Resort.

• Becomes the first Australian to win a European Tour event on home soil since Nathan Holman (2016 Australian PGA Championship).

• Becomes the seventh different Australian to win a European Tour event on home soil. They are: Jarrod Moseley (1999 Heineken Classic), Lucas Parsons (2000 Greg Norman Holden International), Aaron Baddeley (2001 Greg Norman Holden International and 2008 Australian Masters), Craig Parry (2005 Heineken Classic), Rod Pampling (2009 Australian Masters – Nov 2008), Nathan Holman (2016 Australian PGA Championship) and Brett Rumford (2017 ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth).

OTHER FACTS

• Becomes the 127th Australian victory in European Tour history.

• Becomes the second Australian to win on the 2017 European Tour. They are: Sam Brazel (UBS Hong Kong Open) and Brett Rumford (ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth).

• With this victory Australia becomes the second country this season to have two different winners, following England (Graeme Storm (BMW SA Open hosted by City of Ekurhukeni) and Tommy Fleetwood (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship).

• Becomes the ninth different winner from the nine European Tour events so far this season.

• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of the 2018 season.

• His second professional victory in his home state, following the 2015 TX Civil & Logistics WA PGA Championship.

• Gains his eighth win as a professional.

• Becomes the fifth 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), Fabrizio Zanotti (Maybank Championship) and Brett Rumford (ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth).

• Becomes the 396th European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1RUMFORD, BrettAUS18-17
T2SCRIVENER, JasonAUS18-12
T2CONNELLY, AustinCAN18-12
T2OOSTHUIZEN, LouisRSA18-12
T2BLYTH, AdamAUS18-12
T2HERBERT, LucasAUS18-12

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