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Dubai Desert Classic
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 06 Mar 2003 - 09 Mar 2003
Els Defends at The Emirates
World Number Two Ernie Els, alongside six of the successful European Ryder Cup team from last year, will headline the field for the 14th staging of the Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club this week.
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Forsyth Leads as Els Begins Title Defence in Style
Alastair Forsyth of Scotland fired a seven under par 65 to lead after the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic, but sensed the unmistakable shadow of defending champion Ernie Els looming large behind him at the Emirates Golf Club.
Els in Four-Way Tie for the Lead in Dubai
Ernie Els showed he was fallible as a rare bogey on the final hole of the magnificent Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club left him in a four-way tie of the lead alongside Alastair Forsyth, Mikko Ilonen and David Lynn on ten under par 134 at the halfway stage of the Dubai Desert Classic.
Els, Forsyth and Lynn Still Tied at the Top in Dubai
Ernie Els doesn’t always make the same mistake twice, but the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic proved to be the exception to the rule as he took a bogey six for the second day running to go into the last tied for the lead with Alastair Forsyth of Scotland and England’s David Lynn.
Dubai Delight for Derksen
A spectacular seven under par 65 enabled Robert-Jan Derksen to complete a fairytale story by capturing his first European Tour title, holding off the reigning Open Champion and World Number Two Ernie Els to win the Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club.
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