Li Haotong won the Dubai Desert Classic with late birdies on 13 and 15 and held off Rory McIlroy who started of the fourth day with a two-shot lead. The first ever Asian winner of the Classic earned the biggest victory of his career with a tournament record score 23 under. “Over the last four holes I hit some of the best shots of my life,I just didn’t realise I could make that putt on 15. That was huge. I think that was the turning point,” said Li after the win.