Sergio Garcia offered no let up on the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic to claim a three shot victory over Henrik Stenson at the Emirates Golf Club.

The Spaniard entered the final 18 holes with a three shot lead and maintained that with a Sunday 69 en route to his 12th European Tour victory.

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The appearance in Dubai was Garcia’s first of the European Tour season and the outcome never looked in doubt during the final round as he opened with a birdie to extend his lead immediately; the victory will give an electric start to Garcia’s season on the Race to Dubai.

World-number-four Henrik Stenson fought well throughout and may have stood a chance if it wasn’t for bogeys on the 12th and 15th. It was Denmark’s Lasse Jensen who stole the show on Sunday with a final round 65 to fire himself up to tied third with England’s Tyrrell Hatton, whilst, previously starting the day in third, Ian Poulter stuttered with a final round 76 to fall away to tied 15th.

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The four-shot lead on the par five 18th for Garcia would have been difficult to lose, but the world-number-15 took the sensible route in laying up to ensure a par and no upset from the trailing Swede Stenson.

On a week where performance was over-shadowed by Tiger Woods’ faultering efforts and eventual withdrawal, nothing should be taken away from the consistent excellence from Garcia throughout the week with all four rounds sub-70.