There aren’t many ‘global’ competitors who can boast a record Graeme McDowell enjoys. In capturing the second staging of the Saudi International on Sunday, McDowell can now say that he’s tasted victory in 12 different countries as he continues his ascent up the world golf rankings.
Saudi may not have been received as a popular Tour destination by many observers but a more popular winner than Graeme McDowell could not have been found.
Here’s what McDowell’s Saudi win means for his numbers:
6 Nearly six years since last European Tour win at 2014 French Open
11 Number of European Tour victories
12 Number of different countries where he’s won – Sweden, Italy, South Korea, Scotland, Wales, USA, Spain, Bulgaria, France, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia
16 Pro career wins
26 Moves to T26th all-time Irish-born European Tour winners (Padraig Harrington 15, Rory McIlroy 14)
40 Turned 40 years of age in July of 2019 and this is his first win as a 40-year old
57 Number of places he will jump from 104th to likely 47th on World Rankings & highest World Ranking since June 2015
65 Number of European Tour events since last victory at 2014 French Open
321 Number of European Tour events contested.
€20,924,506 Money earned on the European Tour