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Chris Wood eagles 18th to win Qatar Masters, beating Garcia, Coetzee by 1 shot


Chris Wood of England plays his shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters held at the Doha Golf Club in Qatar, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal) (The Associated Press)

Chris Wood eagled the 18th hole to win the Qatar Masters for his first European Tour victory on Saturday, overtaking Sergio Garcia and George Coetzee who finished a shot back.

The 142nd-ranked Englishman had an approach shot that rolled within 12 feet of the 18th . He sank it to finish the final round at 3-under 69 and an overall 18-under 270. Garcia and Coetzee looked set for a playoff after both birdied the last hole.

Wood came into the final day with a comfortable three-shot lead. But he missed a birdie putt on No. 2 and then double-bogeyed the par-3 third.