Henrik Stenson Wins Dubai Desert Classic

Henrik Stenson, playing in what he termed his "home tournament", won the Dubai Desert Classic today finishing one stroke ahead of Ernie Els and two strokes in front of Tiger Woods.

Els started the day in the lead with Stenson two strokes back. Stenson had five birdies. On the ninth hole, Stenson's ball got blown onto the room of a spectator's pavillion. The referee forced Stenson to climb onto the roof to identify his ball before making a penalty-free drop. Stenson claims he scraped his ribs in the climb.

Going into the 18th hole, Stenson was leading by only one stroke on the par five hole. Els just missed an eagle. Both finished the hole with a birdie, securing Stenson's win.

The day had other challenges ... strong winds blew a lot of sand and made play difficult.

Ross Fisher finished fifth and was paired with Woods today. He was awestruck to be with Tiger and extremely proud that he lead for 15 holes.

Woods admitted being frustrated by his putting game and said he is going to get his putting organized before his next tournament. One example of his frustration, was after bogeying the 11th hole, Tiger tossed his club.

On hand to watch Tiger were Roger Federer, tennis player, and former race car driver, Michael Schumacher.

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