Commercialbank Qatar Masters

2014 Winner, Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia lifted the Mother of Pearl Trophy after his dramatic playoff victory in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, his 11th European Tour victory.

He won after competing in the past eight Commercial Bank Qatar Masters events from 2007, finishing in the top 10 in six of the past seven.

Garcia sank seven birdies in a sizzling seven-under-par 65 on Saturday to set the clubhouse lead at 16-under, a target Mikko Ilonen matched with a long putt at the last.

With the crowds energised by a sudden-death showdown, Garcia had a makeable eagle chance to win on the first hole of the playoff, but narrowly missed.

On the second playoff hole, it was Ilonen who was putting to win, although Garcia’s bunker shot that finished one foot from the flag and secured his own birdie was one of the shots of the tournament. The Spaniard finally clinched victory on the third playoff hole, which he birdied with a tap-in second putt after Ilonen could only manage par.