Rookie of the year Martin Kaymer held his nerve during today's final round at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship to claim a maiden European Tour title with a four-stroke victory over England's Lee Westwood and Sweden's Henrik Stenson.
The 23-year-old from Germany began the day with a six-stroke lead over Camberley's one-time Tour winner Anthony Wall and carded a final two-over-par 74 as Westwood and Stenson fell short of overhauling the overnight leader.
Dubai Desert Classic champion Stenson claimed a tie for second with a final-round 71, while Westwood fired a battling 70 which included a bogey at the last.
Paul McGinley was the best of the Irish, finishing tied for ninth on eight under par.
Padraig Harrington and Rory McIllroy all finished tied for 11th -7. Peter Lawrie finished six under, Damien McGrane two over and Darren Clarke three over.
Westwood, who had backed himself to catch Kaymer following his third-round, seven-under-par 65, had a chance to move within one with six holes to play but agonisingly missed a 10-foot downhill putt.
He also missed a 20-foot birdie chance at the 16th before hitting his second shot at the next over the back of the green and having to scramble for a par four.
Westwood's dropped shot at the last handed Kaymer a comfortable three-stroke cushion heading down the 18th fairway and he made no mistake to collect the US$333,000 (€227,762) first prize with a birdie four - only his second of the final round.
England's Richard Finch, Spain's Ignacio Garrido and Sweden's Peter Hedblom finished tied for third at 10 under par.