SUNDAY AUGUST 25, 2013 – JOHNNIE WALKER CHAMPIONSHIP AT GLENEAGLES
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• His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 65th European Tour event.
• Moves to €582,211 in The Race to Dubai.
• Moves into the top 165 of the Official World Golf Ranking, from 277th.
• This victory beats his previous best European Tour performance of tied fifth in the 2011 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
• This victory beats his previous best 2013 European Tour performance of tied ninth in the Avantha Masters.
• Becomes the ninth first-time winner of the 2013 season. They are: 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), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Maybank Malaysian Open), Peter Uihlein (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI), Simon Thornton (Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open presented by Neuflize OBC), Jason Dufner (US PGA Championship) and Tommy Fleetwood (Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles).
• Becomes the second consecutive first-time winner following Jason Dufner at the US PGA Championship.
• Aged 22 years and 218 years becomes the second youngest winner of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, following Adam Scott, who was 22 years and 40 days in 2002.
• Victory comes in his third appearance in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.
• This victory beats his previous best performance in the event of tied 43rd in 2012.
• Becomes the fifth player to make the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles their first European Tour victory. He follows Warren Bennett (1999), Paul Casey (2001), Søren Kjeldsen (2003) and Emanuele Canonica (2005).
• Follows Warren Bennett (1999), Paul Casey (2001 and 2006) and Miles Tunnicliff (2004), as English winners of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.
• The fifth youngest English winner in European Tour history, following Paul Way (19), Sir Nick Faldo (20), Tom Lewis (20) and Peter Baker (20).
• The 281st English victory in European Tour history.
• The fourth Englishman to win on The European Tour in 2013, following Chris Wood (Commercial Bank Qatar Masters), Justin Rose (US Open Championship) and Paul Casey (Irish Open).
• The first time he has led going into the final round of a European Tour event.
• Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of 2015.
• Gains a place in the 2013 WGC- HSBC Champions and 2014 Volvo Golf Champions.
• Gains his largest European Tour prize of €272,272.
• Gains his third win of his professional career.
• Becomes the 14th European Tour victory by former Challenge Tour players on the 2013 European Tour. They are: Scott Jamieson (Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa), Louis Oosthuizen (Volvo Golf Champions), Jamie Donaldson (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Stephen Gallacher (Omega Dubai Desert Classic) Richard Sterne (Joburg Open), Marcel Siem (Trophée Hassan II), Raphaël Jacquelin (Open de España), Brett Rumford (Ballantine’s Championship and Volvo China Open), Joost Luiten (Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity), Simon Thornton (Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open presented by Neuflize OBC), Justin Rose (US Open Championship), Michael Hoey (M2M Russian Open) and Tommy Fleetwood (Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles).
• Becomes the 321st European Tour victory by a former Challenge Tour player.
• Becomes the 130th former Challenge Tour player to win on The European Tour.