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Tournament results: Dubai Desert Classic

Results for the Dubai Desert Classic are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
2020
Europe
Herbert, Lucas
279 (-9)
US$511,660
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Herbert, Lucas

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

US$511,660

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 23-26; Eurpn Tr event). 24-year-old Herbert (Aus) beat Christiaan Bezuidenhout (RSA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th), to claim his first European Tour win ... it came on Australia Day in his 50th start on the Tour. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

DeChambeau, Bryson

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

US$541,660

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 24-27; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Matt Wallace (Eng) finished 7 shots behind DeChambeau (USA), who recorded his first European Tour win with a tournament record 24-under-par 264. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2018
Europe
Li, Haotong
265 (-23)
US$500,000
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Li, Haotong

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

US$500,000

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 25-28; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) finished 1 shot behind Li (China), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2017
Europe
269 (-19)
€410,224
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Garcia, Sergio

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€410,224

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 2-5; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Garcia (Esp), who claimed his 12th European Tour title. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2016
Europe
269 (-19)
€402,670
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Willett, Danny

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€402,670

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 4-7; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Andy Sullivan (Eng) and Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Willett (Eng), who claimed his fourth European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2015
Europe
266 (-22)
€378,778
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

€378,778

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 29-Feb 1; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Alex Norén (Swe) finished 3 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire), who recorded his tenth European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Stephen

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€303,268

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 30-Feb 2; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Emiliano Grillo (Arg) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Gallacher (Scot). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Stephen

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

€309,233

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 31-Feb 3; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Richard Sterne (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Gallacher (Scot), who recorded his second European Tour win, coming 9 years after the first. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Cabrera-Bello, Rafael

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€315,532

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 9-12; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Stephen Gallacher (Scot) and Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Cabrera-Bello (Esp), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2011
Europe
277 (-11)
€301,353
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Quiros, Alvaro

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

€301,353

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 10-13; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Anders Hansen (Den) and James Kingston (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Quiros (Esp), who carded an eagle two at the par-4 2nd and a hole-in-one at the par-3 11th in the final round. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jimenez, Miguel Angel

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

€296,500

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 4-7; Eurpn Tr event). Jiménez (Esp) beat Lee Westwood (Eng) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€323,514

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 29-Feb 1; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 1 shot behind 19-year-old McIlroy (N.Ire), who recorded his first professional win and first European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Woods, Tiger

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€283,965

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 31-Feb 3; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Martin Kaymer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Woods (USA), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€309,862

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 1-4; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Stenson (Swe), who resided locally in Dubai at the time. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Woods, Tiger

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€329,760

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 2-5; Eurpn Tr event). Woods (USA) beat Ernie Els (RSA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2005
Europe
269 (-19)
€277,877
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Els, Ernie

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€277,877

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (March 3-6; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Stephen Dodd (Wales) and Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Els (RSA), who clinched victory with an eagle at the final hole, a 547-yard par-5. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

O'Meara, Mark

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€268,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (March 4-7; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Paul McGinley (Ire) finished 1 shot behind O'Meara (USA), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. This was O'Meara's first victory after winning the 1998 Open Championship. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Derksen, Robert-Jan

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€292,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (March 6-9; Eurpn Tr event). Defending champion Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Derksen (Neth), who recorded his first European Tour win with a final round 65 and a birdie at the last hole. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2002
Europe
272 (-16)
€273,335
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Els, Ernie

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€273,335

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (March 7-10; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Niclas Fasth (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Els (RSA), who recorded his tenth European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Bjorn, Thomas

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

€265,153

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (March 1-4; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Padraig Harrington (Ire) and Tiger Woods (USA) finished 2 shots behind Bjørn (Den). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2000
Europe
Coceres, Jose
274 (-14)
€230,823
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Coceres, Jose

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€230,823

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (March 2-5; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Paul McGinley (Ire) and Patrik Sjöland (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Cóceres (Arg), who claimed the second of his two European Tour wins. [Dubai Creek GC, Dubai, UAE].

1999
Europe
275 (-13)
€198,324
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Howell, David

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

€198,324

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 11-14; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 4 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Howell (Eng). [Dubai Creek GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Olazabal, Jose Maria

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

£130,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 26-Mar 1; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Steve Allan (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Olazábal (Esp). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Green, Richard

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£116,660

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 27-Mar 2; Eurpn Tr event). First-time European Tour winner Green (Aus) beat Greg Norman (Aus) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Montgomerie, Colin

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£108,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (March 14-17; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded his tenth European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

£75,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 19-22; Eurpn Tr season-opener). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Couples (USA). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Els, Ernie

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

£75,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 27-30; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 6 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Els (RSA). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

1993
Europe
Westner, Wayne
274 (-14)
£66,660
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Westner, Wayne

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£66,660

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 28-31; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) finished 2 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Westner (RSA). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£58,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 6-9; Eurpn Tr event). Ballesteros (Esp) beat Ronan Rafferty (N.Ire) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

1991
Europe
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Dubai Desert Classic not played in 1991.

1990
Europe
276 (-12)
£45,825
Emirates Airlines

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Darcy, Eamonn

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

£45,825

Title sponsor

Emirates Airlines

Played as the Emirates Airlines Desert Classic (Feb 22-25; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed David Feherty (N.Ire) finished 4 shots behind Darcy (Ire), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

1989
Europe
277 (-11)
£41,660
Karl Litten

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

James, Mark

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£41,660

Title sponsor

Karl Litten

Played as the inaugural Karl Litten Desert Classic (March 2-5; Eurpn Tr event). James (Eng) beat Peter O'Malley (Aus) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to claim his tenth European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

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