Danny Willett wins the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club.
Danny won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with a last round -3 under par 69, and a tournament total of -19 under par.
Danny was over the moon with this hard fought one shot win, and a much needed birdie at the last. This result could put him in the top 15 of the World Rankings;
“I’m ecstatic, you can’t buy that feeling, coming down the back nine, the last three holes, in contention in a golf tournament.”
It’s something that you can’t pay for in life. You’ve got to earn it.”
“Coming down the last with all the situations that were going on. It’s just nice to know that I can dig deep there and produce.”
“You’d love to win by five or six every time you win, but when you win in that fashion, it does feel that little bit extra special.”
“It’s a relatively daunting last hole. I needed to make a four to win. So I’m just delighted with how I dug deep and found it.”
Sharing second place were Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Andy Sullivan, with -18 under par totals . Andy with a final round -4 under 68 and Rafa -3 under 69. This the second time in succession that Rafa has placed second, he will surely win soon.
Andy acknowledged Danny making that last putt to win, after he had just made his birdie putt to catch him;
“Fair play to Dan, holing that putt, that was a tough putt.”
“When you hole that putt on the last, you feel you’ve given yourself a sneaky chance. But Dan is a quality player and you expect him to step up, and he did.”
Rafa was satisfied with being second again, but the win would have been nice;
“Finishing second again, it’s a great position. It’s been a fantastic tournament.”
“I played really well and I’m proud of myself.”
“I’m obviously disappointed I didn’t get to win, but I know that playing like this, it’s around the corner.”
Byeong-hun An and 2011 champion Alvaro Quiros both finished with rounds of -7 under par 65, for -16 under totals, to be three behind the winner, and T4.
Rory McIlroy joined them at -16 under also carding one of the low rounds of the day at -7 under par 65, he finally came to life eventually finishing T6 with Henrik Stenson.
Rory admitted he made too many mistakes;
“It’s sort of a week of what could have been, there was a lot of really good golf in there.
“I played a lot of great shots and made a lot of birdies, but just made a few too many mistakes.”