SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, 2012 – BMW MASTERS
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• His sixth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 275th European Tour event.
• Moves to €2,594,727 in The Race to Dubai. This is the first time he has won more than €2 million in a single season and is his highest single-season earnings.
• His total of €2,594,727 is the second highest amassed in a single season by a Swedish player. Only Robert Karlsson has won more when. In 2008 he won €2,732,748 on his way to topping The European Tour Order of Merit.
• Could move to around 18th in the Official World Golf Ranking from 25th.
• His second victory of the 2012 season, following the KLM Open. This is his second victory in his last three European Tour appearances.
• The second time in his European Tour career he has recorded multiple victories in the same season. He first achieved this in 2010 when he won the Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca and Czech Open.
• Becomes the fifth multiple winner of the season. They are: Branden Grace (Joburg Open, Volvo Golf Champions, Volvo China Open and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship), Louis Oosthuizen (Africa Open and Maybank Malaysian Open), Bernd Wiesberger (Ballantine’s Championship and Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity), Paul Lawrie (Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy and Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles) and Peter Hanson (KLM Open and BMW Masters).
• To highlight his outstanding season, this victory is his seventh top five finish on The European Tour from 19 events played.
• The fourth of his six European Tour victories he has led or shared the lead going into the final round. The two he did not lead were the 2010 Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca and 2012 KLM Open.
• The 93rd Swedish win in European Tour history.
• The second Swedish victory of the 2012 season, following Hanson’s win at the KLM Open.
• Moves into joint second place in the all-time list of most prolific Swedish winners with six. He joins Niclas Fasth, Anders Forsbrand, Per-Ulrik Johansson and Henrik Stenson.
• Gains his 11th win worldwide.
• Gains his largest European Tour prize of €888,560.
• Becomes the 21st European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player on the 2012 European Tour from 40 events so far. They are: Louis Oosthuizen (Africa Open and Maybank Malaysian Open), Branden Grace (Joburg Open, Volvo Golf Champions, Volvo China Open and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship), Robert Rock (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Omega Dubai Desert Classic), Justin Rose (WGC – Cadillac Championship), Julien Quesne (Open de Andalucía Costa del Sol), Michael Hoey (Trophée Hassan II), Thorbjørn Olesen (Sicilian Open), Bernd Wiesberger (Ballantine’s Championship and Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity), Ricardo Santos (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal), Nicolas Colsaerts (Volvo World Match Play Championship), Jamie Donaldson (Irish Open), Marcel Siem (Alstom Open de France), Richie Ramsay (Omega European Masters) and Peter Hanson (KLM Open and BMW Masters).
• Becomes the 305th European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.