It seems like destiny as Garcia wins Qatar at last

Published: 27/01/2014

A year after being denied the chance to win the Qatar Masters in dramatic circumstances, Sergio Garcia finally got his hands on the trophy.

The Spaniard defeated Finland’s Mikko Ilonen on the third hole of a suddendeath play-off to make up for missing out 12 months ago when England’s Chris Wood made an eagle on the 72nd hole to beat Garcia and George Coetzee by a shot.

A flawless closing 65 meant Garcia set the clubhouse target of 16-under-par 272 but the 33-year-old crucially missed from 8ft for a birdie on the last and then looked on as Ilonen birdied the 16th and 18th to complete a 66 and force the extra holes.

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