Alvaro Quiros Wins Dubai Desert Classic, Tiger Woods Fades In Final Round

Despite a strong field that included the world's top three players, relative unknown Alvaro Quiros came away with the victory at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Quiros shot a final round four-under 68 to finish at 11-under for the tournament, one shot ahead of Anders Hansen and James Kingston. It was Quiros' third consecutive 68, part of a string of strong play that more than made up for an opening round 73 and allowed him to win the Dubai Desert Classic with an cumulative 277 score.

The world's biggest names fared more poorly. Tiger Woods, ranked third in the world, finished tied for 20th at four-under after a disappointing final round 75 that knocked him out of contention. World No. 1 Lee Westwood finished one stroke better than Woods, at five-under and tied for 15th. And second-ranked Martin Kaymer recovered slightly on Sunday after a 76 on Saturday, throwing in a two-under 70 that moved him up to a tie for 31st.

Woods has not won any events since the BMW Championship in September 2009. And with the Masters about two months away, he's not near the form that has enabled him to win 14 majors in his storied career.

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