Bryson DeChambeau wins Dubai Desert Classic

Bryson DeChambeau captured his first European Tour title in winning the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club.

After beginning the final round with a one stroke lead, DeChambeau closed with an 8-under 64 to win the marquee event by seven shots.

DeChambeau’s 24-under 264 finish broke the 72-hole record by one shot.

“Being able to win internationally is something that I’ve always wanted to do after winning so many times in the States,” DeChambeau said after his win. “To get it at the Dubai Desert Classic is incredible. I couldn’t be more honored to win this event.”

Sergio Garcia finished at -16 in a tie for third place with Ian Poulter.

Lee Westwood tied for seventh at -15.

Notables in the strong field included Ernie Els (T12, -14), Tommy Fleetwood (T16, -13), Martin Kaymer (T24, -11) and Thomas Pieters (T29, -10).

Next up on the European Tour is the inagural Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club. The deep field includes big names such as world No. 1 Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson.