Winning the BMW International Open has moved Paraguay’s Fabrizio Zanotti from the ranks of tour school graduate to elite professional, at least in the eyes of the Race to Dubai.
Zanotti moved to No. 24 in the Race’s current standings thanks to his victory in a four-man playoff on Sunday. The top 60 players at the end of the season qualify for the year-end championship.
The standings are compiled by monetary earnings from the European and PGA Tours over the course of the season. Zanotti’s victory gave him €543,835 in 17 tournaments this year.
BMW International Open runner-up Henrik Stenson moved up from seventh to fifth in the standings, breaking €1,00,000 for the year, the eighth player to do so this year joining Thomas Bjorn, Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy, Jamie Donaldson, Louis Oosthuizen, Victor Dubuisson and Miguel Angel Jimenez, who also broke into seven digits this week.