Doha: Denmark's Thomas Bjorn won the Qatar Masters on Sunday for his 11th European Tour title, beating Spain's Alvaro Quiros by four shots.
Overnight leader Bjorn, who won his first tournament since the Estoril Open in Portugal last year, shot a bogey-free, 3-under 69 for a tournament total of 14-under 274. The 39-year-old Dane had three birdies in the final round, including one on the 18th.
Quiros, who closed within two shots of the lead with a birdie on the 14th, faltered at the end. He bogeyed two of the final four holes, including a three-putt on 15. Quiros' compatriot Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Markus Brier of Austria, who held the lead after the second round, finished another shot back.
Second-ranked Martin Kaymer, who needed to finish at least second to overtake Lee Westwood as the top-ranked player, shot a 1-under 71 to finish 2 under for the tournament in a tie for 28th....more
04:18 PM, Feb 07, 2011
Doha: South Africa's Retief Goosen shot a 3-under 69 on Thursday on his 42nd birthday to take a one-shot lead in the first round of the Qatar Masters. With winds reaching 25 mph at the Doha Golf Club, Goosen managed five birdies to finish a shot ahead of defending champion Robert Karlsson of Sweden, South Africa's Darren Fitchardt and England's Richard Finch. "It was tough to get close to the...
11:56 AM, Feb 04, 2011