Donald claims historic double
The final event of the European Tour proved successful for desert specialist Alvaro Quiros who made it two wins this season in Dubai.
It hasn’t been the best season for the Spaniard, who has very little to show since he left the desert swing in February and I would suggest following him again next year in those events played in the warm dry heat and on open courses where his sometimes wayward driving isn’t punished.
To be honest, his win was eclipsed by the achievement of Luke Donald as he won the money list on both the European and PGA Tours - something never achieved before and possibly something that will be difficult to replicate.
Donald finished third in the Dubai World Championship to seal the success. Rory McIlroy held faint hopes of overtaking the Englishman prior to the tournament, but ended up back in 15th.
It was a disappointing end to the season from my point of view, with Gregory Havret and Alex Noren failing to make it into contention but we could still end the year on a high as Andy Sullivan, my 100/1 pick, lies second in the European Qualifying School finals.
Whilst the main tours have finished for the season there are still two events next week to have a look at with the Australian Masters and a new event on the Asian Tour - the Thailand Golf Championship.
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