Under the patronage of
HH Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum,
Crown Prince of Dubai
Tournament Fact Sheet

The Omega Dubai Desert Classic is a PGA European Tour sanctioned event sponsored by Omega

Venue Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, U.A.E
Promoters & Organisers golf in DUBAi
Dates for ODDC 2016 Monday 1st - Sunday 7th February, 2016
Prize Money US $2,650,000
Current Champion Rory MCILROY (Northern Ireland)
66 64 66 70 - 266

FACTS AND FIGURES

First Played 1989
Most Wins Ernie Els, 1994, 2002, 2005
Successful Title Defence One (Stephen Gallacher, 2013, 2014)
Multiple Winners Ernie Els, 1994, 02, 05,
Tiger Woods (2006, 2008),
Stephen Gallacher (2013, 2014),
Rory McIlroy (2009, 2015)
Youngest Winner Rory McIlroy, 19 years and 273 days (in 2009)
Oldest Winner Mark O'Meara, 47 and 54 days, (in 2004)
First Amateur From Uae To Make The Cut Matthew Turner, 2009 (finished tied 51st)
Lowest 18-hole Score 61 (-11), Ernie Els, 1994
Lowest First 18-hole Score 61 (-11), Ernie Els, 1994
Lowest First 36-hole Score 128 (-16), Tiger Woods, 2001
Lowest First 54-hole Score 196 (-21), Stephen Gallacher, 2013
Lowest 72-hole Score 266 (-22), Thomas Björn, 2001, Stephen Gallacher, 2013
Lowest Under Par Winning Score 266 (-22), Thomas Björn, 2001, Stephen Gallacher, 2013, Rory McIlroy 2015
Lowest Final Round By A Winner 65 (-7), Robert-Jan Derksen, 2003; Tiger Woods, 2008
Wire-to-wire-winners Eamonn Darcy, 1990
Seve Ballesteros, 1992
Ernie Els, 1994
José Coceres, 2000
Rory McIlroy, 2009
Largest 18-hole Lead 5 shots, Ernie Els, 1994
Largest 36-hole Lead 6 shots, Ernie Els, 1994
Largest 54-hole Lead 8 shots, Ernie Els, 1994
Largest Winning Margin 6 shots, Ernie Els, 1994
Biggest Final Round Comeback By A Winner 4 shots, Tiger Woods, 2008
Play-offs Mark James beat Peter O'Malley, 1989
Seve Ballesteros beat Ronan Rafferty, 1992
Richard Green beat Greg Norman and Ian Woosnam, 1997
Tiger Woods beat Ernie Els, 2006
Miguel Angel Jiménez beat Lee Westwood, 2010
Holes-in-one Miguel Angel Jiménez, 4th Hole, Rnd 2, 1990 (Emirates)
Chris Moody, 11th Hole, Rnd 3, 1990 (Emirates)
Mark McNulty, 11th Hole, Rnd 3, 1990 (Emirates)
José Coceres, 7th Hole, Rnd 2, 1992 (Emirates)
Wayne Westner, 7th Hole, Rnd 1, 1995 (Emirates)
José Coceres, 4th Hole, Rnd 1, 1996 (Emirates)
Roger Wessels, 7th Hole, Rnd 2, 1996 (Emirates)
Peter Hedblom, 15th Hole, Rnd 2, 1996 (Emirates)
Stuart Cage, 8th Hole, Rnd 1, 1999 (Dubai Creek and Yacht Club)
Peter Downie, 16th Hole, Rnd 1, 2000 (Dubai Creek and Yacht Club)
Henrik Bjornstad, 7th Hole, Rnd 4, 2002 (Emirates)
Brad Kennedy, 4th Hole, Rnd 2, 2004 (Emirates)
Yasin Ali, 7th Hole, Rnd 1, 2005 (Emirates)
Nobuhito Sato, 15th Hole, Rnd 1, 2005 (Emirates)
Stephen Gallacher, 4th Hole, Rnd 4, 2005 (Emirates)
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño, 4th Hole, Round 2, 2007 (Emirates)
Miguel Jiménez, 7th hole, Rnd 1, 2008 (Emirates)
Louis Oosthuizen, 11th, Round 2, 2009 (Emirates).
David Howell, 7th, Rnd 1, 2011 (Emirates)
Keith Horne, 4th ,Rnd 2th, 2011 (Emirates)
Raphael Jacquelin, 7th, Rnd 3, 2011 (Emirates)
Alvaro Quiros, 11th, Rnd 4, 2011 (Emirates)
Stephen Gallacher, 15th, Rnd 1, 2012 (Emirates)
Martin Kaymer, 7th, Rnd 2, 2012
Alvaro Quiros, 4th Hole, Rnd 4, 2015
Low Cut 141 (-3), 2001, 07
High Cut 149 (+5), 1989
Roll Of Honour 1989 - Mark James
1990 - Eamonn Darcy
1992 - Seve Ballesteros
1993 - Wayne Westner
1994 - Ernie Els
1995 - Fred Couples
1996 - Colin Montgomerie
1997 - Richard Green
1998 - Jose Maria Olazabal
1999 - David Howell
2000 - Jose Coceres
2001 - Thomas Bjorn
2002 - Ernie Els
2003 - Robert-Jan Derksen
2004 - Mark O'Meara
2005 - Ernie Els
2006 - Tiger Woods
2007 - Henrik Stenson
2008 – Tiger Woods
2009 – Rory McIlroy
2010 - Miguel Angel Jimenez
2011 - Alvaro Quiros
2012 - Rafael Cabrera-Bello
2013 - Stephen Gallacher
2014 - Stephen Gallacher
2015 – Rory McIlroy
2016 - Danny Willett

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