7 Feb 2011

Bjorn wins Qatar Masters in Doha

5:40 am on 7 February 2011

Denmark's Thomas Bjorn reaped the reward for three rounds of consistent golf when he won the $US 2.5 million ($NZ 3.25 million) Qatar Masters by four shots from Spain's Alvaro Quiros at the Doha Golf Club.

Bjorn posted a 69 in the final round for a total of 14-under-par 274.

It was his second win in the Middle Eastern desert, after his sensational victory over Tiger Woods at the Dubai Desert Classic in 2001.

Quiros, who won in Qatar in 2009, suffered the heartbreak of finishing as the runner-up in Qatar for the second straight time, having finished second to Sweden's Robert Karlsson last year.

Brier and Rafael Cabrera-Bello of Spain were tied for third a further shot behind.