Tiger Woods Shoots Over Par In Final Round of Omega Dubai Desert Classic
The Omega Dubai Desert Classic had a lot of press heading into this weekend. The main reason was the top three players in the world: Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, and Tiger Woods, were not only playing in the event, but paired together for the first two rounds.
Heading into the final round, Tiger found himself at -7, tied with several players and just one shot off the lead. In terms of the "big 3", he was in the best position to win the event but a final round over par saw him slide down the leaderboard, ultimately finishing in a tie for 20th at -4. This was seven strokes off the winner, who finished at -11. Tiger's last tournament win was in November, 2009.
The top player in the world, Lee Westwood, finished the best of the big three. His even par finish on Sunday was good enough to finish at -5. This put him in a tie for 15th place. Martin Kaymer, the current #2 ranked player, had the best Sunday shooting 2-under par but only managed a tie for 31st after challenging Saturday.
The youngster from Northern Ireland, Rory McIlroy, finished in a tie for 10th after holding the lead for three rounds. In his final two rounds he was a combined +5. His final score of -6 was five shots off the winner.
Ben Curtis was the top finishing American in the event. His -5 for the event put him in a tie for 15th place. Just one shot better than fellow American Tiger Woods.
Alvaro Quiros of Spain found himself at the top of the leaderboard when Sunday ended. His -4 on Sunday was good enough for the win but his impressive hole-in-one of the the 11th hole, a 169 yard par 3, was what catapulted him to the top and secured the victory.