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Double glory: desert treasure for Donald and Spain's Quiros

British and Spanish golfers make history after netting double honours at Dubai event

Double glory: desert treasure for Donald and Spain's Quiros
Alvaro Quiros of Spain celebrates on the 18th green after the final round of the Dubai World Championship on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates on Dec 11, 2011 (Getty Images)
Double glory: desert treasure for Donald and Spain's Quiros
George O'Grady, chief executive of The European Tour, presents Luke Donald of England with The Race To Dubai trophy (Getty Images)
Double glory: desert treasure for Donald and Spain's Quiros
Quiros beat Luke Donald to the Dubai World Championship title but he is still in awe of the record-breaking Briton's nerves of steel and tenacity under pressure (Getty Images)
Double glory: desert treasure for Donald and Spain's Quiros
World number one Donald's third-place finish in Dubai made sure he became the first player to win the orders of merit in Europe and the US (Getty Images)
Double glory: desert treasure for Donald and Spain's Quiros
Spain's Alvaro Quiros reacts after winning the Dubai World Championship in style (AFP/Getty Images)
Double glory: desert treasure for Donald and Spain's Quiros
Luke Donald of England (c) celebrates with his manager Guy Kinnings of IMG (L) and Robbie Alter of IMG Golf Division (R) (Getty Images)
Double glory: desert treasure for Donald and Spain's Quiros
Luke Donald of England holds the Race to Dubai Trophy (Getty Images)
Double glory: desert treasure for Donald and Spain's Quiros
Quiros's victory at the Greg Norman-designed Earth course on Sunday, the sixth of his career on the European Tour, lifted him to fourth in the points list for next year's Ryder Cup and secured his place in all four major championships in 2012 (Getty Images)
Double glory: desert treasure for Donald and Spain's Quiros
Donald with Saeed Harib (L), the managing firector of Nakheel Maritime and Leisure and Sanjay Manchanda (R), the interim CEO of Nakheel (Getty Images)
Double glory: desert treasure for Donald and Spain's Quiros
The willowy 6-foot-3 Quiros is one of the longest hitters in world golf (Getty Images)
Double glory: desert treasure for Donald and Spain's Quiros
The winners with the group of dignitaries and sponsors after the final round of the Dubai World Championship (Getty Images)
Double glory: desert treasure for Donald and Spain's Quiros
The golf event was held on the Earth Course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates (Getty Images)