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PGA TOUR Victories (2)
International Victories (39)
Won all three matches, including a 7-and-6 singles result over Nicholas Fung, for the victorious Europe side in the Eurasia Cup in Kuala Lumpur in January. Runner-up finish at the Masters began a stretch of his best golf of the year, including six top-15 finishes in nine starts: Irish Open (T10), BMW PGA Championship (T15), Nordea Masters (T8), 100th French Open (T11) and Omega European Masters (4).
Made 13 of 15 TOUR cuts, with one top-10. Finished No. 109 in the FedExCup standings. Was T58 at The Barclays to complete his season at the first FedExCup Playoffs' event. Decided not to take up membership on the PGA TOUR for the 2015-16 season. Recorded his first PGA TOUR hole-in-one when he made an ace in the second round of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. Used a rescue club off the tee at the par-3 11th hole. Recorded four different scores on the hole during the week. Also had a par, a bogey and a birdie during his four rounds. Eventually finished T13 at Kuala Lumpur G&CC. Was tied for second through 54 holes of the Turkish Airlines Open in November 2014. Trailed third-round leader Wade Ormsby by a stroke at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal. Shot a final-round 71 to T8, five shots behind winner Brooks Koepka.
Made 12 of 18 PGA TOUR cuts, with two top-10s. Finished T57 at The Barclays but did not advance in the FedExCup Playoffs.
Ended the season No. 41 in the FedExCup, with 18 made cuts in 19 starts. Among his six top-10 finishes was a season-best T3 at The Open Championship.
Finished No. 10 in the FedExCup standings in his first appearance in the FedExCup Playoffs.
Ended his year with a flourish, winning the Thailand Golf Championship and moving into the No. 2 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. Also finished fifth in the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. Making his 55th career start in a major championship, finished T8 at the PGA Championship for his third top 10 of the season. One of just six players with multiple top 10s in major championships in 2011 (T3 at the U.S. Open was his top performance) and just missed becoming the only player with three such finishes when he T11 at the Masters.
Became the top-ranked player in the Official World Golf Ranking on November 1, ending Tiger Woods' reign of 281 consecutive weeks at No. 1. On the PGA TOUR, captured the St. Jude Classic presented by Smith & Nephew, and also finished runner-up at the Masters and The Open Championship. Finished runner-up at The Open Championship for his fourth top-three finish in his last five major championship starts: 2010 Open Championship (second), 2010 Masters Tournament (second), 2009 PGA Championship (T3) and 2009 Open Championship (T3).
Made the cut in all eight starts on the PGA TOUR and was the European Tour's top golfer after winning the Dubai World Championship by six strokes.
Finished No. 57 on the PGA TOUR money list, his best showing since finishing No. 46 in 1998, but opted not to retain membership for 2009.
Finished his European Tour season in October, with a pair of top-10s—at the Dunhill Links Championship (T8) and the Volvo Masters (T7).
Made only 15 starts on the TOUR but managed to play on the weekend 12 times. Had five top-25 finishes, with his best effort a T17 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship and T17 at PGA Championship. Shared second-round lead at THE PLAYERS Championship at 10-under 134 with Luke Donald, Tim Herron and Joe Durant, finishing T22. Recorded five top-10 finishes on the European Tour, including T5s at the Nissan Irish Open and Caltex Open.
Posted his best finish in a major championship and his fifth top-10 in 28 major championship appearances with his fourth-place showing at The Open Championship in Scotland, the highest finish by a European player at Royal Troon.
Ended three years out of the limelight with an emotional victory in the BMW International Open with a back-nine 30 in the final round. Opened with a 65 and closed with a 66 to beat Alex Cejka by three strokes.
In nine PGA TOUR starts, his best finish was a T15 at the Nissan Open and a T15 at the World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational.
Played in six PGA TOUR events, a T17 at the Bay Hill Invitational in Orlando, Fla., his best performance.
Began year with win at Dimension Data Pro-Am in South Africa, which meant he had won a tournament on every continent—Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. Captured the European Tour order of merit in the last tournament of the year. Winnings of €3,125,146 set a European Tour record after he captured five official titles. He finished €407,181 ahead of Darren Clarke after overcoming a €107,768 deficit in the final event of the year, the World Golf Championships-American Express Championship. Successfully defended his Smurfit European Open title to go with wins in the Deutsche Bank SAP Open-TPC of Europe, the Compaq European Grand Prix, the Volvo Scandinavian Masters, the Belgacom Open and the Cisco World Match Play Championship. Joined Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie as the only players to win six times in a season in Europe.
Played in 11 PGA TOUR events. Had his second consecutive top-10 at THE PLAYERS Championship, a T6 at TPC Sawgrass.
Had two other top-10s on the PGA TOUR, a T5 at THE PLAYERS Championship and a T7 at the U.S. Open. Won four times on the European Tour and finished third on the order of merit, behind Colin Montgomerie and Darren Clarke.
Third-place performances came at the Benson & Hedges International Open and the Slaley Hall Challenge. Finished third on the order of merit, with five other top-10 showings to his credit.