Sunday, 12 February 2012
Rafael Cabrera-Bello  (Getty Images)
Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Getty Images)

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SUNDAY FEBUARY 12, 2012 - OMEGA DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC

• His second European Tour International Schedule victory in his 151st European Tour event.

• Moves to €336,412 in The Race to Dubai.

• Could move to around 60th in the Official World Golf Ranking, from 119th.

• With results to be confirmed from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, he could claim a place in the 2012 WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship.

• His first European Tour victory since the 2009 Austrian Golf Open.

• Since his win in Austria, he has played 72 European Tour events between victories.

• From those 72 events, his best finish was second in the 2011 Portugal Masters.

• Victory in his fourth appearance at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, beating his previous best of tied 20th in 2011.

• The third consecutive Spanish player to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, following Miguel Angel Jiménez in 2010 and Alvaro Quiros in 2011.

OTHER FACTS

• His win represented the first time Spain have won the same European Tour event for three consecutive years since the Mallorca Classic, when Miguel Angel Jiménez won in 2003, Sergio Garcia in 2004 and José María Olazábal in 2005.

• The fifth Spanish player to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, following Seve Ballesteros in 1992, José María Olazábal in 1998, Miguel Angel Jiménez in 2010 and Alvaro Quiros in 2011. This means Spain have the most wins by a single country in the event.

• The 20th different winner in the history of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

• The first winner in 2012 not to lead or share the lead going into the final round.

• The 164th Spanish victory on The European Tour.

• Gains a two year European Tour exemption until the end of 2014.

• Gains his biggest European Tour prize of €315,532.

• Gains a place in the 2012 Bridgestone Invitational and 2012 WGC - HSBC Champions as well as a possible place in the 2012 WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship.

• His fifth win as a professional.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1CABRERA-BELLO, RafaESP18-18
T2WESTWOOD, LeeENG18-17
T2GALLACHER, StephenSCO18-17
4SIEM, MarcelGER18-15
T5KJELDSEN, SørenDEN18-14
T5COETZEE, GeorgeRSA18-14
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