Omega Dubai Desert Classic
4th – 7th February 2016
Danny made a brilliant clutch putt on the last to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in dramatic style at Emirates Golf Club. The Englishman began the day with a one-shot lead and opened that up to three shots twice on Sunday afternoon, but a birdie on the last from Andy Sullivan and a birdie-birdie finish from Rafa Cabrera-Bello meant he needed to make a 15-foot putt for the title.
And make it he did, the 28 year old showing nerves of steel to send the ball down the slope, left-to-right and into the cup to seal his fourth European Tour win.
“I’m ecstatic,” he said. “You can’t buy that feeling, coming down the back nine, the last three holes, in contention in a golf tournament. It’s something that you can’t pay for in life. You’ve got to earn it.
“Coming down the last with all the situations that were going on. It’s just nice to know that I can dig deep there and produce. Onwards and Upwards for 2016!
- Won his first European Tour event at the 2012 BMW International Open in his 106th tournament. Had to wait a further 60 events for win number two, the 2015 Nedbank Golf Challenge. Including the 2015 Nedbank Golf Challenge, has now won his last three events in his last 26 European Tour starts.
- To highlight his consistency since the start of the 2015 European Tour season, has played in 26 European Tour events and recorded 11 top ten finishes, including three victories.
- Extends his European Tour exemption until the end of the 2018 season.
- Gains his fourth victory as a professional and moves to No13, his highest position in the Official World Golf Rankings.