​​​​​​Li Haotong wins the 2018 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic 2018-02-01

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The player takes home the trophy and a stunning OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer Hong Kong, January 29th 2018 - Following four days of enthralling golf at the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic, the “Major of the Middle East” has concluded in victory for Li Haotong of China. The golfer, who played strongly throughout the competition, finished on 23 under par, with just a 1 point lead over OMEGA ambassador Rory McIlroy on the renowned Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club.

The close victory earns Li Haotong a trophy, winner's cheque and a brand new OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Chronometer.

Driven by the OMEGA Master Chronometer calibre 8901 - the elegant 41 mm timepiece features an 18K Sedna™ gold case, brown leather strap, and 18K Sedna™ gold hands and indexes that are coated with white Super-LumiNova for superb visibility in all lighting conditions. The brown sun-brushed dial is distinguished by a horizontal teak pattern inspired by the wooden decks of luxury sailboats.

OMEGA President and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann said: “I’m proud to sincerely congratulate Li Haotong on his win and for treating us all to such world class golf. It's been a thrill from the first day to the final few putts. OMEGA feels very honoured to be part of this fantastic event, which is a real highlight of the golfing year. This has been the perfect start to 2018 and I wish all the players a fantastic season ahead."  

The OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic has been a part of the European Tour since its inception in 1989. This is the ninth year that OMEGA has been the title sponsor.