With This Win - Peter Uihlein

19/05/2013 16:33:00
Peter Uihlein (L)   (Getty Images)
Peter Uihlein (L) (Getty Images)
WITH THIS WIN - PETER UIHLEIN

•    His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 16th European Tour event.

•    Moves to inside the top 150 in the Official World Golf Ranking, from 246th.

•    Beats his previous best European Tour performance of fourth in the 2013 Tshwane Open.

•    This victory is his third top ten finish from his seven events so far on The European Tour this season. Was also tied eighth in the Open de España.

•    Become the sixth first-time winner of the 2013 season. He would follow: Scott Jamieson (Nelson Mandela Championship presented ISPS Handa), Chris Wood (Commercial Bank Qatar Masters), Matt Kuchar (World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championship), Dawie Van Der Walt (Tshwane Open) and Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Maybank Malaysian Open).

•    Becomes the first European Challenge Tour Member to win on The European Tour since Martin Wiegele won the 2010 SAINT-OMER OPEN presented by Neuflize OBC.

•    The first American to win the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI.

•    The 12th different country to win the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI.

•    Follows Santiago Luna (1995), Pedro Linhart (1999), Niclas Fasth (2000), Bradley Dredge (2003), Chris Hanell (2004), Robert-Jan Derksen (2005), Daniel Vancsik (2007), Estanislao Goya (2009), James Morrison (2010) and Ricardo Santos (2012), as players to make the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI their first European Tour victory.

•    His victory comes in his maiden appearance in the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI.

•    The first player to win the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI on their debut since James Morrison in 2010.



OTHER FACTS

•    The 129th American victory in European Tour history.

•    The 59th different American to win in European Tour history.

•    The third American to win on The European Tour in 2013. He would follow: Matt Kuchar (WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship) and Tiger Woods (WGC – Cadillac Championship).

•    The first time an American has won a regular European Tour event since Bo Van Pelt at the 2012 ISPS Handa Perth International.

•    Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of the 2014 season.

•    Gains his largest European Tour prize of €100,000

•    Gains his first win as a professional.

•    Gains a place in the 2013 BMW PGA Championship and 2014 Volvo Golf Champions.