Dubai Desert Classic
Dubai Desert Classic
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
News and report 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 4th through Sunday, March 7th
 Site: Emirates Golf Club (Majlis course), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 Course Architect: Karl Litten (1987)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,264
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 458 Yds   10 - Par 5 549 Yds
               2 - Par 4 351 Yds   11 - Par 3 169 Yds
               3 - Par 5 568 Yds   12 - Par 4 467 Yds
               4 - Par 3 188 Yds   13 - Par 5 550 Yds
               5 - Par 4 436 Yds   14 - Par 4 434 Yds
               6 - Par 4 475 Yds   15 - Par 3 180 Yds
               7 - Par 3 186 Yds   16 - Par 4 425 Yds
               8 - Par 4 459 Yds   17 - Par 4 359 Yds
               9 - Par 4 463 Yds   18 - Par 5 547 Yds
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                    35 3,584 Yds         37 3,680 Yds
 
 Annual: 15th
 Defending champion: Robert-Jan Derksen
 Runner-Up: Ernie Els
 Tournament Record: 266 (Thomas Bjorn, 2001)
 54-Hole Record: 196 (Tiger Woods, 2001)
 36-Hole Record: 128 (Tiger Woods, 2001)
 Course Record: 61 (Ernie Els, 1994)
 Total Purse: $1,964,440
 Share: 1st Place - $327,403; 2nd Place - 218,269; 3rd Place - 122,974
 
                             2003 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score             Player                 Score
 ------                -----             ------                 -----
 Robert-Jan Derksen     271              Mikko Ilonen            275
 Ernie Els              272              Thomas Bjorn            275
 Ian Woosnam            274              Kevin Na                275
 David Lynn             274              Phillip Price           276
 Alastair Forsyth       274              Thongchai Jaidee        276
 
                        Past Dubai Desert Classic Winners
                        ---------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2003  Robert-Jan Derksen (271) -- Ernie Els
 2002  Ernie Els (272) -- Niclas Fasth
 2001  Thomas Bjorn (266) -- Tiger Woods, Padraig Harrington
 2000  Jose Coceres (274) -- Patrik Sjoland, Paul McGinley
 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) -- Retief Goosen
 1992  Seve Ballesteros (272) -- Ronan Rafferty
 1991  Not Held
 1990  Eamonn Darcy (276) -- David Feherty
 1989  *Mark James (277) -- Peter O'Malley


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