Karlsson beats Poulter in Dubai playoff

Dubai: Robert Karlsson extended his record as the most prolific Swedish winner on the European Tour when he beat Britain`s Ian Poulter on the second hole of their playoff at the Dubai World Championship on Sunday.

New European number one Martin Kaymer also landed a cheque for $1.5 million after wrapping up his first money-list title.

The German finished $290,000 euros ($384,600) ahead of closest rival Graeme McDowell after tying for 13th in the Dubai World Championship.

Karlsson picked up the 11th European victory of his career when he played a pinpoint iron to three feet at the second playoff hole and sank his birdie putt. Poulter failed to sink his effort from 40 feet.

Earlier, the Swede shot a 67 to finish with a 14-under total of 274 while overnight leader Poulter carded a 70.

Bureau Report

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