With this Win: Henrik Stenson - DP World Tour Champion

11/17/2013 12:26:00 PM
Henrik Stenson   (Getty Images)
Henrik Stenson (Getty Images)

 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2013 DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, DUBAI

HENRIK STENSON

•  His eighth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 277th European Tour event.

• Wins The Race to Dubai for the first time in his career.

• Stays in third in the Official World Golf Ranking and closes the gap on Adam Scott in second.

• His first European Tour victory since the 2012 SA Open Championship.

• This victory beats his previous best 2013 European Tour performances of second in The 142nd Open Championship and tied second in the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.

• His first victory in the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai in his fourth appearance.

• This victory beats his previous best performance in the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai of tied seventh in 2012.

• The second Swede to win the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, following Robert Karlsson in 2010.

• The third player to win the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai and finish the season as European Tour Number One, following Lee Westwood (2009) and Rory McIlroy (2012).

• Becomes the second Swede, following Robert Karlsson in 2008 to become European Tour Number One.

• Becomes the first player to win the FedEx Cup Series on the US PGA Tour and The Race to Dubai and in the same season.

• Makes European Tour history by becoming the first player to be Number One on both the European Challenge Tour (2000) and The European Tour in 2013.


OTHER FACTS

• Since The European Tour began in 1972 he becomes the fifth player from Continental Europe to become European Tour Number One. He follows: Seve Ballesteros (1976, 77, 78, 86, 88, 91), Bernhard Langer (1981, 84), Robert Karlsson (2008) and Martin Kaymer (2010).

• Since The European Tour began in 1972, he becomes the 20th different player to be crowned European Tour Number One.

• The third former European Challenge Tour player to be European Tour Number One, following Justin Rose (2007) and Martin Kaymer (2010).

• His third European Tour victory in the Middle East, following the 2006 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters and 2007 Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

• His winning total of 263 (-25) is a new record low score for the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai beating Lee Westwood in 2009 and Rory McIlroy in 2012.

• His winning margin of six equals the record for the event, set by Lee Westwood in 2009.

• The first Swedish win of the 2013 European Tour season.

• The first Swedish win on The European Tour since Stenson won the 2012 SA Open Championship.

• The 95th Swedish victory in European Tour history.

• This victory continues Sweden’s run of consecutive winning years on The European Tour to 25, dating back to the 1989 season.

• Extends his European Tour exemption until the end of 2020.

• Moves over €14 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings.

• Gains a place in the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions, 2014 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and 2014 WGC – HSBC Champions.

• Gains his 15th professional victory worldwide.

• His third victory of 2013, following the Deutsche Bank Championship and Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola on The US PGA Tour.

• Becomes the 20th 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), Peter Uihlien (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI),Joost Luiten (Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity and KLM Open), Simon Thornton (Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open presented by Neuflize OBC), Justin Rose (US Open Championship), Michael Hoey (M2M Russian Open), Tommy Fleetwood (Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles), Grégory Bourdy (ISPS Handa Wales Open),  Thomas Björn (Omega European Masters), Julien Quesne (70° OPEN D’ITALIA LINDT), David Lynn (Portugal Masters) and Henrik Stenson (DP World Tour Championship, Dubai)

•  The 328th European Tour victory by a former European Challenge Tour player.