With this win - Stephen Gallacher

2/2/2014 2:43:00 PM
Stephen Gallacher  (Getty Images)
Stephen Gallacher (Getty Images)

The important facts around Stephen Gallacher's historic defence of his Omega Dubai Desert Classic title:

- His 3rd European Tour victory in his 431st European Tour event

- His first European Tour victory since the 2013 Omega Dubai Desert Classic

- This is the 27th event he has played in since his last European Tour win

- First person to successfully defend the Omega Dubai Desert Classic title

- Wins €303,268 first prize

- Becomes only the third person to win this title on multiple occasions, the others being Ernie Els (1994, 2002, 2005) and Tiger Woods (2006, 2008)

- Fourth top five finish at this event – won last year, runner-up in 2012 and fourth in 2000

- 14th time he has played in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, making 12 cuts

OTHER FACTS

- Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of 2016

- Gains a place in the 2014 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and 2015 Volvo Golf Champions.