Sergio Garcia of Spain tees off on the 2nd hole during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Kamran Jebreili
February 05, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Sergio Garcia shot a final-round 3-under-par 69 to win the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday after holding the tournament lead since the opening round.

The Spaniard, who had never posted a top-10 finish in his previous seven Desert Classic appearances, finished on a 19 under 269, three strokes ahead of Open champion and top-ranked European player Henrik Stenson (69).

Denmark's Lasse Jensen, whose 65 was the low round of the day, finished tied for third with England's Tyrrell Hatton (67).

It was Garcia's first European Tour win since the 2014 Qatar Masters. In the interim, he also won the Byron Nelson Classic on the PGA Tour last year.

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