Spain’s Alvaro Quiros holed-in-one as he beat the cream of world golf – Tiger Woods included – to become Omega Dubai Desert Classic champion today.
Just after running up a triple bogey when three clear, Quiros aced the short 11th and ended up beating Dane Anders Hansen and South African James Kingston by a stroke.
The big names all faded. Woods finished with a double-bogey seven for a 75 and joint 20th place with Sergio Garcia – he triple-bogeyed the ninth – while long-time leader Rory McIlroy was 10th and world number one Lee Westwood 15th after dropping three shots in the last two holes.
Big-hitting Quiros, who had treatment on his arm out on the course, grabbed his fifth European Tour title with a closing 68 and 11-under-par total.