Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazábal has won his fourth professional tournament, as the 30-year-old emerged victorious in the 2014 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson each finished one stroke behind Larrazábal, tied for second place.
Larrazábal shot a 67 in the final round, finishing the tournament with a 14-under par 274, and he could consider himself fortunate to claim the victory. Both McIlroy and Mickelson suffered key penalties: McIlroy a two-stroke penalty during Round Three, Mickelson with a shot penalty after a double hit on the 13th round.
The shot penalty for Mickelson turned the tournament completely around. He was leading by one stroke at the time, but the American ended up with a triple bogey on the hole. This gave Larrazábal a lead he would not surrender. Mickelson outplayed Larrazábal on the final five holes, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit.
Rafa Cabrera-Bello and George Coetzee tied for fourth place, with Joost Luiten, Johan Carlsson, Stephen Gallacher, Robert Karlsson and nine players tied for 10th place rounding out the top 10.