Oakley's Miguel Angel Jimenez Wins The Dubai Desert Classic

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Oakley’s Miguel Angel Jiménez beat Lee Westwood at the third play-off hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic following a thrilling see-saw final day at the Emirates Golf Club.

The European number one Westwood birdied the last hole of regulation play to card a final-round level-par 72 to join Jiménez at 11-under overall. Spain’s Jiménez, who began the day holding a one-shot lead alongside Westwood, Alvaro Quirós and Thongchai Jaidee, missed a 10-foot birdie chance at the 72nd hole to card his own final round of 72.

Westwood missed championship-winning putts at the first two extra holes, while on both occasions Jiménez had to fight to stay in contention with a 12-foot par putt the second time around keeping his title hopes alive.

After switching to the par-four ninth after two trips up the 18th, Westwood missed a six-foot par putt and Jiménez holed out from four feet to win his 19th professional title and his first since the 2008 BMW PGA Championship.

Author

Erin Edwards

Date

February 08, 2010