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05.02.2017 - Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Finalreport: Sergio Garcia mit zwölftem Sieg auf der European Tour. Sergio Garcia zurück im Kreis der Sieger

Endlich wieder ein Sieg für Sergio Garcia. Der Spanier reckte stolz die Trophäe in die Abendsonne von Dubai. Am Ende eines spannenden Tages siegte er mit drei Schlägen Vorsprung auf seinen schwedischen Ryder Cup-Team-Freund Henrik Stenson, der im Laufe des Finaltages bis auf einen Schlag an den Spanier heranrückte. Martin Kieffer war am Ende bester deutscher Spieler, überholte Martin Kaymer in der Finalrunde.

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia lifted the Omega Dubai Desert Classic trophy as he sealed his 12th European Tour win with a three shot victory over Open Champion Henrik Stenson. © Getty Images

The Spaniard got off to a flying start on the final day at the Emirates Golf Club, picking up a birdie at the first hole en route to a three under par 69, to make it 19 under for the tournament. After closing out the third round in near darkness on Saturday night with a birdie apiece on the 18th, the final round was set up for a fascinating battle between Ryder Cup team mates Garcia, Stenson and England’s Ian Poulter in glorious sunshine on the final day. While Poulter had a disappointing final day, ending with a four over 76, Stenson managed to cut Garcia’s lead to one after back-to-back birdies at the 13th and 14thSergio Garcia responded magnificently with a brilliant approach to within a couple of feet for an easy birdie on 15 as Stenson dropped a shot to allow Garcia to establish an unassailable three stroke advantage with three holes to play. Henrik Stenson ended the day with his own round of 69 to take second spot on 16 under, two clear of Denmark’s Lasse Jensen and Englishman Tyrrell Hatton, while England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick and American Peter Uihlein finished in tied fifth at 12 under. Sergio Garcia happy: "It feels pretty good to be sitting next to this trophy. It was a great week for me obviously and to be able to finish off the week like I did today makes it very special. We know Henrik will always come at you and he got on that run on the back nine to get within one shot. He hit it right over the flag on 15 and I knew he would have a tough up and down. You know, we try to play as well as we can every single week, and you know, I'm going to keep trying and give myself more shots, more chances at majors and you know, see what happens.” Henrik Stenson was relaxed with his position: "Obviously I was chasing all day and I was trying to push, even though I didn't play my best. With that birdie on 14, I was hoping I was going to be able to make it a bit interesting coming into the last couple of holes. If you're one or two behind, with 17 and 18, a lot of things can happen. You can eagle and someone else can end up in trouble."

Final scores

269 S Garcia  (Esp) 65 67 68 69,

272 H Stenson (Swe) 68 68 67 69,

274 T Hatton (Eng) 72 70 65 67, L Jensen (Den) 69 70 70 65,

276 M Fitzpatrick  (Eng) 69 72 68 67, P Uihlein  (USA) 69 68 70 69,

277 G Coetzee (RSA) 66 70 70 71, B Stone (RSA) 70 69 70 68,

278 M Carlsson  (Swe) 71 68 71 68, S Gallacher (Sco) 72 71 69 66,

279 N Elvira  (Esp) 67 68 72 72, R Cabrera Bello (Esp) 71 69 69 70,

280 G McDowell  (Nir) 68 72 68 72, R Jacquelin (Fra) 70 71 66 73,

281 I Poulter (Eng) 67 71 67 76, T Jaidee (Tha) 70 71 73 67, C Paisley  (Eng) 71 66 70 74, P Meesawat  (Tha) 69 68 68 76,

282 M Kieffer (Ger) 69 70 70 73, C Wood  (Eng) 70 72 68 72, M Lorenzo-Vera  (Fra) 72 71 70 69, A Lahiri (Ind) 69 75 70 68,

283 J Campillo (Esp) 68 75 69 71, J Morrison  (Eng) 71 70 69 73, J Lagergren (Swe) 72 70 71 70, J Smith (Eng) 69 73 71 70, J Luiten (Ned) 71 71 68 73, L Westwood (Eng) 71 74 67 71, M Kaymer (Ger) 71 69 69 74, T Pieters  (Bel) 71 71 70 71, C Luck (am) (Aus) 72 68 68 75,

284 B Dredge (Wal) 71 74 71 68, G Green  (Mas) 70 74 68 72, D Fichardt (RSA) 71 70 69 74, M Ilonen  (Fin) 69 73 72 70, B Wiesberger  (Aut) 73 70 70 71, J Walters (RSA) 71 70 70 73, T Olesen (Den) 69 76 72 67,

285 G Storm  (Eng) 74 68 71 72, L Haotong (Chn) 70 73 72 70, J Scrivener (Aus) 74 71 68 72,

286 R Paratore (Ita) 69 72 70 75, P Dunne (Irl) 70 75 72 69, T Aiken (RSA) 72 72 72 70, D Lipsky (USA) 67 72 70 77, W Ormsby (Aus) 69 72 73 72, S Hend (Aus) 76 68 71 71, S Brazel (Aus) 73 70 72 71,

287 L Slattery (Eng) 72 70 76 69, S Dyson  (Eng) 70 70 72 75, A Levy (Fra) 71 70 71 75, F Aguilar (Chi) 66 76 74 71, N Bertasio (Ita) 67 74 73 73,

288 M Manassero (Ita) 73 71 74 70, D Willett  (Eng) 71 74 73 70,

289 P Lawrie (Sco) 70 73 74 72, M Southgate  (Eng) 72 66 73 78, G Bourdy (Fra) 70 75 70 74,

290 R Wattel  (Fra) 71 72 76 71,

291 R Ramsay  (Sco) 73 72 76 70, S Jamieson  (Sco) 69 73 72 77, R Thomas (am) (Ind) 68 75 74 74,

292 R Fox (Nzl) 68 75 75 74, N Fasth (Swe) 71 73 79 69,

293 A Knappe (Ger) 72 73 76 72, S Walker (Eng) 74 70 77 72, A Otaegui  (Esp) 74 71 73 75,

294 N Holman  (Aus) 71 71 82 70,