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Dubai desert duel for Ping Pros Jiménez and Westwood
February 8, 2010

PING equipment enjoyed a doubly successful weekend at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, with fellow PING players Miguel Angel Jiménez and Lee Westwood battling out a dramatic playoff for the final event of the European Tour’s Desert Swing.

After a nail-biting last day at the Emirates Golf Club, Jiménez courageously edged out 2009 European Number One Westwood at the third play-off hole, claiming his 16th European Tour victory and moving to 4th in The Race to Dubai rankings. He has also returned to the world's top 50, leaping from 60th to 30th in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

Naturally disappointed to finish runner-up, Westwood still had plenty to smile about as he moved up to 5th in The Race to Dubai and cemented his place at no. 4 in the World Ranking.

Overjoyed by victory, the charismatic Jiménez, twice a runner-up in Dubai, said: "All week I've been playing strong with a strong mind and with good support from my caddie. I have been coming to Dubai for many years and had a few chances to win and now I have it, I feel very pleased and very happy."

Jiménez has now claimed nine of his 16 European Tour titles since turning 40, and is the oldest player to win on the European Tour since 2004.

During the week Jiménez used the 14 PING clubs to claim victory: Rapture 9° Driver, TiSI Tec 3, 5 and 7 woods, 4-PW S57 irons, 52°, and 58° Tour W Wedges and Redwood Anser Black Satin putter.

Lee Westwood used a bag full PING clubs to chase Jiménez all the way: G10 9° Driver, i15 3-wood, Rapture V2 5-wood, i10 irons 3-PW, Tour W 54° and 58° wedges, and the Redwood Anser putter.






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