Dubai Desert Classic
Dubai Desert Classic
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
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News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
Scores from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Thursday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 5th

 Site: Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 Course Architect: Karl Litton

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 6,853

 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 389 Yds   10 - Par 5 553 Yds

               2 - Par 3 182 Yds   11 - Par 4 426 Yds

               3 - Par 4 395 Yds   12 - Par 4 484 Yds

               4 - Par 4 391 Yds   13 - Par 5 545 Yds

               5 - Par 5 487 Yds   14 - Par 3 163 Yds

               6 - Par 4 402 Yds   15 - Par 4 427 Yds

               7 - Par 4 305 Yds   16 - Par 3 186 Yds

               8 - Par 3 196 Yds   17 - Par 4 363 Yds

               9 - Par 5 529 Yds   18 - Par 4 430 Yds

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                    36 3,276 Yds         36 3,577 Yds

 
 Annual: 11th

 Defending Champion: David Howell

 Runner-Up: Lee Westwood

 Tournament Record: 268 (Ernie Els, 1994; Fred Couples, 1995)

 18-Hole Record: 61 (Ernie Els, 1994)

 Course Record: 66 (Jonathan Lomas, 1999)

 Total Purse: $1,345,516

 Share: 1st Place - $224,052; 2nd Place - 148,475; 3rd Place - 83,735


                             1999 Finish

                             -----------
 

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

 ------                -----              ------                 -----

 David Howell           275               Colin Montgomerie       282

 Lee Westwood           279               Ed Fryatt               282

 Paul McGinley          280               Miguel Angel Jimenez    283

 Mark James             280               Jyoti Randhawa          283

 Wayne Riley            282               Anthony Wall            283


         Past Dubai Desert Classic Winners and Runners-up

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 1999 -- David Howell (275) -- Lee Westwood

 1998 -- Jose Maria Olazabal (269) -- Stephen Allan

 1997 -- *Richard Green (272) -- Greg Norman, Ian Woosnam

 1996 -- Colin Montgomerie (270) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez

 1995 -- Fred Couples (268) -- Colin Montgomerie

 1994 -- Ernie Els (268) -- Greg Norman

 1993 -- Wayne Westner (274)

 1992 -- *Seve Ballesteros (272)

 1991 -- Not Held

 1990 -- Eamonn Darcy (276)

 1989 -- *Mark James (277) -- Peter O'Malley


 * - won in playoff.


 Note: Formerly called Karl Litton Classic (1989), Emirates Airline Classic

       (1990).


                      Top Contenders in the Field

                      ---------------------------


 David Howell      - Defending champion, missed the cut at Portuguese Open

 Seve Ballesteros  - Making his 2000 debut, won this event in 1992

 Thomas Bjorn      - 7th on money list with two top-10's in three events

 Darren Clarke     - Won last week's Match Play Championship over Tiger Woods

 Miguel A. Jimenez - Lost in the quarterfinals last week to Davis Love III

 Paul Lawrie       - 11th on money list following top-five finish at Match Play

 Justin Leonard    - Has failed to crack the top-10 this year in America

 Colin Montgomerie - Lost to Bjorn in second round of Andersen Consulting

 Jose M. Olazabal  - Masters champion, currently 22nd on Order of Merit

 Mark O'Meara      - Lost to eventual champion Clarke in second round

 Gary Orr          - Won Portuguese Open for first career European Tour win

 Lucas Parsons     - 5th on money list, won Greg Norman Holden International

 Lee Westwood      - Won earlier this year on South African Tour

 Ian Woosnam       - Tied for 9th at Portuguese Open with final round of 66

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