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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.

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; European Tour event). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Colin Montgomerie (Scot), who recorded his tenth European Tour win. [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; European Tour event). 25-year-old Richard Green (Aus) beat Greg Norman (Aus) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his first European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates 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; European Tour event). Second-placed Steve Allan (Aus) finished 3 shots behind José María Olazábal (Esp). [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; European Tour event). Mark 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].

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; European Tour event). Second-placed David Feherty (N.Ire) finished 4 shots behind Eamonn Darcy (Ire), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. [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; European Tour event). Seve Ballesteros (Esp) beat Ronan Rafferty (N.Ire) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [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; European Tour event). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) finished 2 shots behind 31-year-old Wayne Westner (RSA), who recorded the first of his two European Tour wins. [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; European Tour season-opener). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Fred Couples (USA), who recorded the second of his three European Tour wins. [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; European Tour event). Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 6 shots behind 24-year-old Ernie Els (RSA), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates 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; European Tour event). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 4 shots behind 23-year-old David Howell (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Dubai Creek 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; European Tour event). Second-placed Paul McGinley (Ire) and Patrik Sjöland (Swe) finished 2 shots behind José Cóceres (Arg), who claimed the second of his two European Tour wins. [Dubai Creek 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; European Tour event). Second-placed Padraig Harrington (Ire) and Tiger Woods (USA) finished 2 shots behind Thomas Bjørn (Den). [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; European Tour event). Second-placed Paul McGinley (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Mark O'Meara (USA), who recorded the last of his five European Tour wins. This was O'Meara's first victory after winning the 1998 Open Championship. [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; European Tour event). Second-placed Niclas Fasth (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Ernie Els (RSA), who recorded his tenth European Tour win, and second in this event. [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; European Tour event). Second-placed Stephen Dodd (Wales) and Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Ernie 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)

Woods, Tiger

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€283,965

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 31-Feb 3; European Tour event). Second-placed Martin Kaymer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Tiger Woods (USA), who won this event for the second time in three years. [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; European Tour event). Defending champion Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind 29-year-old Robert-Jan 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].

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; European Tour event). Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) beat Lee Westwood (Eng) with a par at the third playoff hole. [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; European Tour event). Second-placed Anders Hansen (Den) and James Kingston (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Álvaro Quirós (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)

Gallacher, Stephen

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€303,268

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 30-Feb 2; European Tour event). Second-placed Emiliano Grillo (Arg) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Stephen 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; European Tour event). Second-placed Richard Sterne (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Stephen 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)

Stenson, Henrik

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€309,862

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 1-4; European Tour event). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Henrik Stenson (Swe), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. Stenson resided locally in Dubai at the time. [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; European Tour event). Second-placed Stephen Gallacher (Scot) and Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Esp), who recorded his second European Tour win. [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; European Tour event). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 1 shot behind 19-year-old Rory McIlroy (N.Ire), who recorded his first professional win and first on the European Tour. [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; European Tour event). Tiger Woods (USA) beat Ernie Els (RSA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [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; European Tour event). Second-placed Alex Norén (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Rory McIlroy (N.Ire), who recorded his tenth European Tour win. [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; European Tour event). Second-placed Andy Sullivan (Eng) and Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Danny Willett (Eng), who claimed his fourth 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; European Tour event). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Sergio García (Esp), who claimed his 12th European Tour title. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2022
Europe
276 (-12)
US$1,333,330
Slync.io

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hovland, Viktor

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

US$1,333,330

Title sponsor

Slync.io

Played as the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 27-30). Viktor Hovland (Nor) beat Richard Bland (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his second European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE]. Second of five Rolex Series events on the 2022 European (DP World) Tour.

2024
Europe
274 (-14)
US$1,530,000
Hero MotoCorp

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

US$1,530,000

Title sponsor

Hero MotoCorp

Played as the Hero Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 18-21). Second-placed Adrian Meronk (Poland) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Rory McIlroy (N.Ire), who recorded his fourth win in this event. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
Note: first of five Rolex Series events on the European (DP World) Tour in 2024.

2023
Europe
269 (-19)
US$1,530,000
Hero MotoCorp

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

US$1,530,000

Title sponsor

Hero MotoCorp

Played as the Hero Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29). Second-placed Patrick Reed (USA; of the LIV golf circuit) finished 1 shot behind Rory McIlroy (N.Ire), who recorded a birdie-birdie finish to claim his third win in this event. Monday finish required after first two days disrupted by heavy rain. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE]. Note: second of five Rolex Series events on the 2023 European (DP World) Tour.

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; European Tour event). Second-placed Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) finished 1 shot behind Haotong Li (China), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

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; European Tour 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].

2021
Europe
271 (-17)
US$541,660
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

US$541,660

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 28-31; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Brandon Stone (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Paul Casey (Eng), who recorded his 15th European Tour win. [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; European Tour event). Second-placed Matt Wallace (Eng) finished 7 shots behind 25-year-old Bryson DeChambeau (USA), who recorded his first European Tour win with a tournament record 264 (-24). [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

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