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With this win: Laurie Canter – European Open 

With this win: Laurie Canter – European Open 

Laurie Canter became the eighth first-time winner on the DP World Tour this season as he claimed a long-awaited victory at the European Open

Below, find out what else he has accomplished with this win at Green Eagle Golf Courses in Germany. 

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Key Facts: Laurie Canter’s victory at the European Open

  1. This is Canter’s first DP World Tour victory in his 142nd appearance.
  2. He had previously finished runner-up on four occasions, including at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the end of last year.
  3. He becomes the sixth first-time DP World Tour winner from the last seven editions of the European Open since its move to Green Eagle Golf Courses in 2017.
  4. His victory is the 13th for an English player at this event, following Marcus Armitage (2021), Paul Casey (2019), Richard McEvoy (2018), Jordan Smith (2017), Ross Fisher (2008), Kenneth Ferrie (2005), Lee Westwood (1999 & 2000), David Gilford (1994), Sir Nick Faldo (1992), Andrew Murray (1989), Paul Way (1987).
  5. He moves to eighth on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex on 1,073.58 points, up from 26th position.
  6. He climbs to first place on the European Swing Rankings with 577.33 points, following its opening two events after finishing T7 at the Soudal Open.
  7. Could rise as high as 116th on the Official World Golf Ranking, up from 224th, when they are updated on Monday.
  8. It is the second win for an English player on the 2024 Race to Dubai, following Tommy Fleetwood at the Dubai Invitational.
  9. This is the 372nd win by an English player on the DP World Tour.

'This is what I've always wanted to do' - Canter on maiden DP World Tour triumph

Having already come through the Qualifying School in 2015, 2016 and 2017, Canter returned to the DP World Tour via the same route in 2019 before he had his breakthrough in the Covid-affected 2020 campaign.

He finished second at the Portugal Masters and the Italian Open to sit in the top 20 on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex and had two more runner-up finishes prior to his breakthrough this week in Germany.

"This is what I've always wanted to do: to win on the DP World Tour," he said.

"Now that I've done it it's going to open up some opportunities for me. If I'm going to try and climb the world rankings and get myself up and playing in the biggest tournaments in the world you have to know how to win and I think you only get that belief once you do it. Hopefully it means I can push on and go from strength to strength."

Watch the video below to hear Canter's immediate post-round thoughts in full...

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