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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Li Haotong wins the Dubai Desert Classic 2018 to defeat the Rory McIlroy.

Li Haotong wins the Dubai Desert Classic 2018 to defeat the Rory McIlroy.






The  Omega Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which takes place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
It is part of European Tour since 1989.

 Chinese Li Haotong wins the Dubai Desert Classic 2018 to defeat the Top golfer Rory McIlroy.
Rory McIlroy holds the 4-time major winner.





Dubai Desert Classic 2018, Li Haotong, Rory McIlroy, wins, money, fund, purse.
Haotong Li claims narrow win over Rory McIlroy at Dubai Desert Classic 2018




The Dubai Desert Classic 2018 has the total Prize fund / Purse: $ 300, 000 (€2,507,520)



The Northern Irishman turned a shot shortfall toward the begin of play into a two-shot lead at the tenth, yet his Chinese adversary hit birdies on 13 and 15.


An errant McIlroy drive prompted an intruder on the sixteenth.


What's more, in spite of the fact that he birdied the last two gaps, Li, 22, did likewise to win by a shot on 23 under as the two players completed with three-under-standard 69s.


Li, who won the 2016 China Open and completed third finally year's Open Championship, is the primary Asian champ of the occasion and earned the greatest triumph of his youngster profession with a competition record score.


He will likewise turn into the primary man from China to break into the world's main 50, having beforehand stood out as truly newsworthy in June 2017 when he tossed his putter in a lake at the French Open, just for it to be angled out by his mom.


Dubai Desert Classic final round leaderboard / Results.



-23 Li Haotong (Chn);
-22 R McIlroy (NI);
 -20 T Hatton (Eng);
 -19 A Levy (Fra);
 -17 C Paisley (Eng);

 main others: -16 I Poulter (Eng),
T Fleetwood (Eng),
R Ramsey (Sco),
Andy Sullivan (Eng);
 -15 MA Jimenez (Spa),
 M Kaymer (Ger);
-12 S Garcia (Spa);
-10 R Fisher (Eng)


See the Full Leaderboards Results.



 Dubai Desert Classic 2018 Quotes.




"Over the last four holes I hit some of the best shots of my life," Li said. "I just didn't realise I could make that putt on 15. That was huge. I think that was the turning point."

A frustrated McIlroy said: "It was a couple of bad shots, a couple of poor decisions, a couple of mental errors, a few tentative putts out there as well. 

"I kept leaving myself in places where I couldn't really give it a run at the hole because they were downhill, downgrain, downwind.
 "If someone had told me at the start of the year you'd finish third and second your first two events, I'd say, yeah, I'd take that. But being in the positions I've been in and having two close calls it's a little difficult.


 "The competitor in me is very disappointed right now."









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