2 Feb 2009

Brilliant youngster wins in Dubai

7:14 am on 2 February 2009

The Northern Ireland teenage golfer Rory McIlroy has broken through for his first win on the European tour, beating a world class field at the Dubai Desert Classic.

19 year old McIlroy held his nerve after dropping three shots late in his final round, saving par out of a bunker at the last hole to beat England's Justin Rose by one stroke.

New Zealand's Mark Brown improved 15 places with a final round of 69 to tie for 39th.