This is his first great victory in the European tour. Some relevant facts are:
His first European Tour International Schedule victory in his 16th European Tour event.
• Moves to inside the top 150 in the Official World Golf Ranking, from 246th.
• Beats his previous best European Tour performance of fourth in the 2013 Tshwane Open.
• This victory is his third top ten finish from his seven events so far on The European Tour this season. Was also tied eighth in the Open de España.
• Become the sixth first-time winner of the 2013 season. He would follow: Scott Jamieson (Nelson Mandela Championship presented ISPS Handa), Chris Wood (Commercial Bank Qatar Masters), Matt Kuchar (World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championship), Dawie Van Der Walt (Tshwane Open) and Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Maybank Malaysian Open).
• Becomes the first European Challenge Tour Member to win on The European Tour since Martin Wiegele won the 2010 SAINT-OMER OPEN presented by Neuflize OBC.
• The first American to win the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI.
• The 12th different country to win the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI.
• Follows Santiago Luna (1995), Pedro Linhart (1999), Niclas Fasth (2000), Bradley Dredge (2003), Chris Hanell (2004), Robert-Jan Derksen (2005), Daniel Vancsik (2007), Estanislao Goya (2009), James Morrison (2010) and Ricardo Santos (2012), as players to make the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI their first European Tour victory.
• His victory comes in his maiden appearance in the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI.
• The first player to win the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI on their debut since James Morrison in 2010.
Congrats him and FJ (Acushnet)