Francesco Molinari's BMW PGA Championship success at Wentworth in numbers
Includes notable figures from the 2018 edition at the West Course
Last Updated: 27/05/18 7:46pm
After Francesco Molinari recorded the biggest victory of his career at the BMW PGA Championship, we take a look at his performance and some notable numbers from the week at Wentworth…
Molinari earns his maiden Rolex Series victory since its introduction on the European Tour last season.
This was the Italian's first regular appearance in Europe this season, after he had opted to focus on the PGA Tour.
The number of bogeys by Molinari - his last coming at the par three 10th during his second round.
The 35-year-old moves up to third in the Race to Dubai standings, after beginning the week down in 36th position.
After an opening two-under-par 70, Molinari carded three consecutive sub-70 rounds.
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Victory at Wentworth is Molinari's fifth European Tour title of his career and sees him move alongside Constantino Rocca as Italy's most successful winner on tour.
The 17 under par winning total for Molinari equals the previous best winning score for a champion at Wentworth - set by Paul Casey in 2009.
Molinari made nineteen birdies throughout the week.
This is the 24th European Tour victory for a player from Italy.
Molinari's world ranking coming into the European Tour's flagship event, which could rise as high 20th when they are next updated on Monday.
The low score of the week shared by Rory Mcilroy, Jacques Kruyswijk and Lucas Bjerregaard - who recorded a seven-under-par total twice.
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THREE HUNDRED AND 10
Molinari was making his 310th appearance on the European Tour since turning professional in 2004.
TWO THOUSAND AND THIRTEEN
The year of the last Italian champion at Wentworth's West Course, when Matteo Manassero became the youngest champion of the tournament.
ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN THOUSAND AND ONE HUNDRED AND TWELVE
The number of spectators to come through the gates at Wentworth over the week.
Watch highlights from the final round of the BMW PGA Championship, live on Sky Sports Golf from 11pm on Sunday.