WITH THIS WIN
SUNDAY APRIL 17, 2011 – MAYBANK MALAYSIAN OPEN
• His second European Tour International Schedule victory in his 28th European Tour event.
• Moves to €428,742 in the Race to Dubai.
• Moves into the top 35 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
• Second victory following the 2010 CASTELLÓ MASTERS Costa Azahar.
• This victory beats his previous best 2011 performance of tied ninth in the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship.
• Is the youngest winner in European Tour history aged 17 years and 188 days. His second victory comes at the age of 17 years and 363 days, meaning he is first and second in the list of youngest European Tour winners.
• Youngest winner of the Maybank Malaysian Open, aged 17 years and 363 days.
• His second victory makes him the third youngest player on the major world tours to record multiple victories. The youngest three are: Ryo Ishikawa (Japan Golf Tour, aged 17 years and 46 days); Chinnarat Phadungsil (Asian Tour, aged 17 years and 293 days) and Matteo Manassero (European Tour, aged 17 years and 363 days).
• This victory is the 11th by a teenager in European Tour history.
• The 16th Italian victory in European Tour history.
• The first Italian victory of the 2011 season.
• The first Italian to win the Maybank Malaysian Open
• Just the third European to win the Maybank Malaysian Open since the event became part of The European Tour in 1999. He follows Alastair Forsyth (2002) and Peter Hedblom (2007).
• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of 2013.
• Second win as a professional.
• Gains a place in the 2011 Bridgestone Invitational and WGC – HSBC Champions.