With this win - Francesco Molinari

5/6/2012 4:25:35 PM
Francesco Molinari  (Getty Images)
Francesco Molinari (Getty Images)
SUNDAY MAY 6 2012 – REALE SEGUROS OPEN DE ESPAŇA

• His third European Tour International Schedule victory in his 205th European Tour event.

• Moves to €708,209 in The Race to Dubai.

• Moved back into the top 30, at 29of the Official World Golf Ranking, from 46th. 

• His first victory since the 2010 WGC – HSBC Champions.

• Since his 2010 victory has played in 32 European Tour events.

• In that time his best finish was tied third in the 2011 WGC – Cadillac Championship. To highlight his consistency in his last 32 events, he has been placed in the top ten on ten occasions.

• This victory beats his previous best 2012 performance of tied sixth in the Volvo China Open.

His 65 was the lowest round of the tournament.

• Becomes the first Italian to win the Reale Seguros Open de España

• Victory comes in his fifth appearance in the Reale Open de España.

• This victory beats his previous best finish in the event of tied 11th in 2009.

• His four shot final round winning comeback is the largest on The European Tour in 2012. The previous best was three by Justin Rose (WGC – Cadillac Championship), Julien Quesne (Open de Andalucia Costa del Sol) and Bubba Watson (Masters Tournament).

OTHER FACTS

• The 17th Italian victory in European Tour history.

• Moves to second in the list of most wins by an Italian in European Tour history with three, two behind Costantino Rocca, who has five.

• Extends his European Tour exemption until the end of 2014.

• Gains a place in the 2012 WGC – HSBC Champions and 2013 Volvo Golf Champions.

• His third win as a professional.