Dubuisson too good for Woods and company in Turkey
By Tony Jimenez
BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) - Little-known Frenchman Victor Dubuisson showed no signs of stage fright as an exemplary exhibition of front-running earned him his maiden European Tour win at the inaugural $7 million Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday.
The 23-year-old started the final 18 holes with a five-shot lead and plotted his way carefully round the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course to finish with a three-under-par 69 and a 24-under aggregate of 264.
Britain's Jamie Donaldson, helped by a hole-in-one at the par-three 16th, was two strokes adrift in second spot after a dazzling nine-under 63.
World number one Tiger Woods (67) never really threatened and had to be content with a share of third place on 268 with U.S. Open champion Justin Rose (65) in the penultimate event of the European season.
Dubuisson grinned like a Cheshire Cat at the presentation ceremony and was almost lost for words after picking up the first prize of 848,930 euros ($1.13 million), the biggest payday of his fledgling career.
"I wanted to cry there on the 18th green," he said after being doused with champagne by a posse of his fellow French players.
"I don't really know what's happening right now. I was so busy concentrating on my game that it hasn't sunk in that I've won such a big event. I'm just so happy."
Dubuisson was a model of consistency early on, reeling off nine straight pars before picking up his first shot of the day at the 10th. Continued...