SUNDAY DECEEMBER 9, 2012 – NELSON MANDELA CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY ISPS HANDA
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• His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 65th European Tour event.
• Moves to the top of The Race to Dubai with €118,875.
• This victory beats his previous best European Tour finishes of tied third. They all came in the 2011 season. The events were: the Open de España, the BMW International Open and the Barclays Scottish Open.
• Becomes the first, first-time winner of the 2013 season.
• Only second Scot to win a co-sanctioned event with the Sunshine Tour, following Richie Ramsay at the 2010 South African Open Championship.
• The first Scot to win the opening event of a European Tour season since Stephen McAllister won the 1990 Vino Verde Atlantic Open.OTHER FACTS
• The 131st Scottish victory in European Tour history.
• Becomes the 22nd different Scot to win on The European Tour.
• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of the 2014 season.
• Gains an exemption into the 2013 Volvo Golf Champions.
• His third victory as a professional.
• Becomes the 308th European Tour victory by a former European Challenge Tour player.
• The 128th different former Challenge Tour player to win on The European Tour.