Numbers up from Abu Dhabi

1/24/2011 2:33:45 PM
Martin Kaymer   (Getty Images)
Martin Kaymer (Getty Images)
2 – The position Martin Kaymer went to in the Official World Golf Ranking.

1993 – With Lee Westwood and Kaymer one and two in the World, this marks the first time since July 1993 that two European players have been the top two, with Sir Nick Faldo at the top followed by Bernhard Langer.

264 – In winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Martin Kaymer set a new record low score of 264 (-24), beating the previous mark set by Paul Casey in 2009 and Kaymer himself in 2010.

80 – The total number Kaymer is under par for his last 16 rounds over the Abu Dhabi course, dating back to the 2008 season.

5 – The number of times Race to Dubai leader Charl Schwartzel has finished in the top ten so far during the 2011 European Tour season.

22 – The number of consecutive cuts made by Grégory Bourdy, which is the longest current streak on The European Tour. The Frenchman finished tied 31st.

30 – The lowest nine holes of the week by Graeme McDowell, in round one on his way to a 66.

6 – The number of consecutive top six finishes by Rory McIlroy in European Tour events staged in the Gulf, he has played in, dating back to the 2009 Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

60 – The number of holes Kaymer went without making a bogey. He dropped his only shot of the tournament at the third hole in round one, after starting from the tenth.

25 – The number of birdies made by Kaymer, the most of any player during the week.

3 - The number of holes-in-one in Abu Dhabi. It's the first time since March 2010 at the Open de Andalucia de Golf that there have been three aces in the same event.