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Li holds off McIlroy to seal victory in Dubai

Li Haotong produced a late burst of scoring to hold off the challenge of Rory McIlroy and win his second European Tour title after a thrilling final-day battle at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

The Chinese entered the final day a shot clear of McIlroy but trailed by two after ten holes as the four-time Major winner looked on track for a third victory at Emirates Golf Club and his 14th European Tour title.

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Peterson outclasses field to win Myanmar Open

Paul Peterson of the United States secured his maiden Asian Tour title when he outclassed the field with a two-shot victory at the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open on Sunday.

Despite dropping two bogeys in his closing four holes, Peterson ensured victory would belong to him by closing with a birdie on 18 to sign off with a five-under-par 66.

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Haotong Li takes the lead in Dubai, McIlroy 1-back

Li Haotong will take a one shot lead into the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, but he will have two-time winner Rory McIlroy breathing down his neck at Emirates Golf Club.

The Chinese fired a 64 to get to 20 under and will be aiming for not just a second European Tour victory on Sunday but also the new low record to par for the tournament, set at 22 under by Thomas Bjørn in 2001.

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Siddikur wins Dhaka Open

Bangladeshi hero Siddikur Rahman returned to winning ways when he cruised to a four-shot victory at the inaugural US$60,000 City Bank American Express Dhaka Open on Saturday.

The 33-year-old took advantage of his home course knowledge as he shot a two-under-par 70 to win his second Asian Development Tour (ADT) title at the Kurmitola Golf Club. He also won his first ADT event here in 2011.

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Donaldson remains ahead in Dubai

Jamie Donaldson signed for a three under 69 to maintain his one-shot lead and set the clubhouse target at 13 under par on a fog-delayed Friday at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

The Welshman fired a blistering 62 on day one and while he could not quite hit those heights again at Emirates Golf Club, he continues to lead a field that has just 11 players over par.

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Donaldson dices with European Tour's first 59 in Dubai

Jamie Donaldson came close to producing the first 59 in European Tour history in the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic but had to ‘settle’ for a brilliant ten under par 62 to take early control of the tournament.

The Welshman was in irresistible form at the Emirates Golf Club as he compiled an eagle and nine birdies in the space of 16 holes to set up a chance of shooting golf’s magic number.

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Abu Dhabi double for fearless Fleetwood

Tommy Fleetwood fired a brilliant closing round of 65 in windy conditions to become only the second player to successfully defend the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA.

The Race to Dubai champion won the title by one shot from Dustin Johnson and former champion Pablo Larrazábal 12 months ago – a victory which sparked a sensational 2017 European Tour campaign – and he doubled his victory margin this time, finishing two strokes clear of fellow Englishman Ross Fisher.

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Sergio Garcia cruises to victory at Singapore Open

Sergio Garcia of Spain put on a masterful display of golf as he carded a three-under-par 68 to romp to a dominant five-shot victory at the US$1 million SMBC Singapore Open on Sunday.

The 2017 Masters Tournament champion built his one-shot lead at the start of round four into a five-shot advantage after nine holes on Sentosa Golf Club’s Serapong course.

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Fleetwood wins Seve Ballesteros Award

Tommy Fleetwood has been awarded The Seve Ballesteros Award – formerly the Players’ Player Award - winning the 2017 vote by his fellow professionals at the end of a superb European Tour season in which he claimed the Race to Dubai for the first time in his career.

The award is voted for by European Tour members and carries the name of the legendary Spaniard, who remains one of golf’s most inspirational icons and will always be considered one of the European Tour’s greatest ever ambassadors.

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