• Stephen Gallacher (SCO) becomes the first man to successfully defend the Omega Dubai Desert Classic title in its esteemed 25 year history
  • Rallied from four front nine bogeys with the same number of birdies on the back nine to win
  • Emiliano Grillo (ARG) ricocheted off the hospitality unit at the 18th before holing the next putt for an eagle that looked like putting him in pole position
  • Brooks Koepka's (USA) best European Tour finish - previous best a seventh place at 2013 Omega European Masters
  • Catch up on anything you missed on Live Blog tab - including video interviews and highlights from the final round
  • 25th anniversary of the tournament, which began in 1989
  • Barry Lane is the only man to play in all 25 editions
  • Get involved on Twitter using #ETLiveBlog

By Nick Totten & Dave Clark


Brilliant result for Stephen Gallacher, and you can catch up on all of it on the #ETLiveBlog - click on the tab to see the latest video interviews and highlights from the fourth and final round at Emirates GC.


We look at the numbers that mattered most on the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic as Stephen Gallacher made history by becoming the first man in 25 years of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic to win back-to-back titles.

1st – golfer to ever successfully defend the Omega Dubai Desert Classic title in the 25 year history of the tournament

33 – strokes on the back nine to recover from a terrible start

– over par for the day through nine holes

– footer holed at the last for the title after a nervous first putt

3rd – career victory of Gallacher’s career

– grandstand hit by second placed man Emiliano Grillo at the last that ricocheted onto the green

50 – foot of putt holed on the last by the Argentinian for eagle to take the lead

3rd – Brooks Koepka’s best ever result on The European Tour (previous best seventh at the Omega European Masters)

64 – the round of the day shot by Mikko Ilonen to finish in a tie for fifth

6th – hole ranked hardest all week, averaging 4.229

4.519 – average of the easiest hole, the par five tenth


Day 4 Highlights - Omega Dubai Desert Classic


Stephen Gallacher (-16) Day 4 - Omega Dubai Desert Classic


Emiliano Grillo (-15) Day 4 - Omega Dubai Desert Classic


Shots of the Day - Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Day 4


Thanks Dave, what a week it has been. For so long it had looked like Gallacher had let his chance slip by as bogey after bogey befell him on the front nine, but there seems to be a change in the Scot, a self belief that perhaps hadn't quite been there before, and having more than held his own in the company of McIlroy and Woods earlier in the week, he proved his class again with a clutch four birdie back nine for a one stroke victory. Stay tuned to the #ETLiveBlog for all the latest reaction on Twitter as well as from the course as we give you player interviews and shots of the day, coming very soon...

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GALLACHER, StephenSCO18-16
2GRILLO, EmilianoARG18-15
T3WATTEL, RomainFRA18-14
T3KOEPKA, BrooksUSA18-14
T5ILONEN, MikkoFIN18-13
T5ROCK, RobertENG18-13
T5WEBSTER, SteveENG18-13
T5OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-13
T9CASEY, PaulENG18-12

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