The final round at the Emirates Golf Club certainly lived up up to expectations this morning.
In windy conditions with firm greens underfoot, the lead changed hands a number of times, most notably when things fell apart for Alvaro Quiros on the back nine. Alone at the top of the leader board after 13 holes, the sexy Spaniard appeared ready to take the tournament. Then came a crisis of confidence that disempowered his putting and resulted in three bogies. Senor Quiros finished the tournament tied for sixth, his only possible consolation being the fact that a fellow Spaniard, Miguel Angel Jiménez prevailed in a sudden death playoff against Lee Westwood to take win the 2010 Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Then there was Tom Watson who took the day's windy conditions and turned them into an excellent final round 68 and a share of eight place for the tournament. ~ It seems a couple of camel rides and some quiet time spent in the Arabian desert can do wonders for a golfer.
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