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DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC RELATED STORIES






DATES:  Thursday, January 29th through Sunday, February 1st
SITE:  Emirates Golf Club (Majlis course), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Karl Litten (1988)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  7,301
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 4 485 Yds 15 - Par 3 190 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 5 564 Yds
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35 3,594 Yds 37 3,707 Yds
Annual: 20th
Defending Champion: Tiger Woods (Not Defending)
Runner-Up: Martin Kaymer
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: $2,500,000
Share: 1st Place - $425,681; 2nd Place - $283,785; 3rd Place - $159,936
2008 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Tiger Woods 274 Ricardo Gonzalez 280
Martin Kaymer 275 Soren Hansen 280
Ernie Els 276 Peter Hedblom 280
Louis Oosthuizen 276 Henrik Stenson 280
Graeme McDowell 278 Four players at 281
Past Dubai Desert Classic Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008 Tiger Woods (274) -- Martin Kaymer
2007 Henrik Stenson (269) -- Ernie Els
2006 *Tiger Woods (269) -- Ernie Els
2005 Ernie Els (269) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez, Stephen Dodd
2004 Mark O'Meara (271) -- Paul McGinley
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
* - Won in Playoff
Note: Formerly called Karl Litten Classic (1989), Emirates Airline Classic
(1990).



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