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Omega Dubai Desert Classic – Sergio Garcia pour un 12e titre !

Sergio Garcia a décroche son 12e titre sur l’European Tour après avoir mené de bout en bout l’Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

L’Espagnol avait déjà donné le ton en ouvrant les festivités avec un 65 sur l’Emirates Golf Club jeudi. Il n’a jamais lâché la tête du tournoi et a conclu cette semaine d’une carte de 69 vierge de tout bogey. Il bât le Suédois Henrik Stenson de 3 coups.

C’est ce même avantage qu’il avait en prenant le départ du dernier tour. Pourtant Stenson a su mettre la pression en signant deux birdies consécutifs au 13 et au 14. Mais l’Espagnol de 37 ans a fait une mise en jeu de toute beauté au 15 et a sauvé un par au trou suivant pour garder le cap.

L’Anglais Tyrrell Hatton et le Danois Lasse Jensen sont à -14 à la troisième place ex-aequo.

Raphaël Jacquelin n’a pas réussi à battre le par aujourd’hui, il joue 73 et finit à une honorable 13e place. Belle remontée de Mike Lorenzo-Vera à la faveur d’un score de 69, il gagne 16 places pour accrocher un top 20.

Garcia a donc célébré sa 250e participation à un tournoi de l’European Tour avec style. C’est son rpemier titre depuis le Commercial Bank Qatar Masters en 2014. Il devrait aussi faire son retour dans le top 10 mondial.

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Sergio Garcia:

“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.

“To be able to hit the shot I hit with a six iron there was massive to give myself a kick-in birdie, and then obviously he made bogey. So I got back to four up to and then it was just a matter of staying calm, collected the last three holes and you know, that good enough to win.

“When I get to Augusta, U.S. Open, the British Open, PGA, I just want to do the best I can. Just like I try any other week. So that’s not going to change.

“Some weeks I’m really good like this week, and some weeks are not quite as good. But it doesn’t mean that I’m not trying. So at the end of the day the only thing I can do is give my best out there and if I leave the course feeling like I gave it everything then I am trying. Some days I don’t feel as comfortable but it doesn’t mean that you’re not trying as hard – it’s just not that easy. You know, golf is tough.

“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:

“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.

“I was trying hard to push, and yeah, we picked the wrong wind and I hit the wrong shot at the same time. I airmailed the green on 15 and that led to bogey. And Sergio hit a good shot to three feet and then it was pretty much game, set and match.

“I’m happy with the progress I’ve made here over the last couple of weeks. I came into Abu Dhabi with virtually no practice and I didn’t have much time to practice there, either. My game is getting in the right direction, and to be able to contend and only be a few behind, even though you’re not feeling your best, it’s always nice.”

Lasse Jensen:

“Well, I didn’t do a lot wrong, really. I played very, very solid and had a strong finish here on the back nine.

“In Abu Dhabi I had a fever, and then last week I was trying to recover. And then everything just clicked this week. It was maybe a bit surprising that I actually played so well this week because I feel like my game was getting where I want it to be but I thought maybe it would take a bit more time to get out of winter and get the rust out of the system.

“This is huge, and obviously it gives me a lot of boost and confidence for the next couple of weeks.”

Tyrrell Hatton:

“Obviously it was a decent round. A little bit frustrating at times – it was annoying to leave that putt short on 18. I had three putts today that were straight downhill and felt it was impossible to leave them short and left three of them short.

“But, you know, it’s been a fantastic week. Starting Saturday morning, I was plus one for the tournament, so if you had told me I’d finish tied third, I probably would have been quite surprised. It’s been an incredible eight months for me. I’m really happy with how this season started, and hopefully I can continue the good form.”

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Fourth round 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,

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