SUNDAY OCTOBER 14, 2012 – PORTUGAL MASTERS
Shane Lowry celebrates his victory (Getty Images)
• His second European Tour International Schedule victory in his 99th European Tour event.
• Moves to €727,943 in The Race to Dubai.
• Moved to just outside the top 70 of the Official World Golf Ranking, from 128th.
• His first victory as a professional, following the 2009 Irish Open he claimed as an amateur, in his very first European Tour appearance. This is a gap of three years and 150 days.
• In that time played in 98 European Tour events between victories.
• This victory beats his previous best 2012 performance of tied second in the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity.
• The first Irish winner of the Portugal Masters.
• Victory came in his fourth appearance in the Portugal Masters.
• This victory beat his previous best performance in the Portugal Masters of tied 16th in 2011
• Became the second player to win on The European Tour as an amateur and a professional, following Pablo Martin.
• The sixth different player to win the Portugal Masters since the event began in 2007.
• Began the day four shots behind the leader. This victory marked the fifth time in six years of the Portugal Masters a player has made up a final round deficit to win.
• The first player from the Irish Republic to win on The European Tour in 2012.
• The first victory by a player from the Irish Republic on The European Tour since Lowry in 2009 at the Irish Open.
• The 47th win by a player from the Irish Republic on The European Tour.
• Gained his largest European Tour prize of €375,000.
• Moved over €2 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.
• Gained a European Tour exemption until the end of 2014
• Gained an exemption into the 2012 WGC – HSBC Champions and 2013 Volvo Golf Champions.