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Lee Westwood sets sights on maiden Omega Dubai Desert Classic title
Lee Westwood is determined to end a frustrating run of near-misses and win a long-awaited maiden Omega Dubai Desert Classic title later this month.
The Englishman had his best chance to win in the Middle East three years ago when he narrowly missed a birdie putt on the final green, finishing a shot adrift of Spaniard Rafael Cabrera-Bello.
The former World No.1 has finished second on three separate occasions and has found himself in the top 10 eight times at the Emirates Golf Club – yet he has the opportunity this year to finally put to bed his demons and lift the prestigious trophy he so badly seeks.
“Hopefully, I will be able to get the job done this time,” Westwood said while speaking to Sky Sports. ”All I can do is keep getting into contention.
“I know my game is good enough to win when I play well enough. That's what I try to do. After that it's out of your hands. The plan is the same - just to go out there and enjoy it.”
Westwood, 41 and 27th in the World Rankings, added: “You have to be at your best if you aim to succeed against a deeply talented field. I have always enjoyed playing in this tournament. It’s a big event that attracts some of the world’s leading players each year.
“If you look at the tournament’s roll of honour, it includes so many great names and that’s a tribute to the growing profile of the event.”