Qatar Masters

For the chess tournament, see Qatar Masters Open.
Commercial Bank Qatar Masters
Tournament information
Location Doha, Qatar
Established 1998
Course(s) Doha Golf Club
Par 72
Length 7,400 yards (6,800 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $2,500,000
Month played January
Tournament record score
Aggregate 268 Paul Lawrie (1999)
268 Adam Scott (2008)
To par −20 Paul Lawrie (1999)
−20 Adam Scott (2008)
Current champion
South Africa Branden Grace
Doha GC
Location in Qatar
Branden Grace, winner in 2015 and 2016, here posing with the trophy after his second victory.

The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters is a golf tournament held at the Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar. The tournament was established in 1998, and is one of three European Tour golf tournaments which are staged in the countries of the Persian Gulf, the others being the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. From 2005 to 2007 the tournament was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.

The tournament had modest fields in its early years. In 2005, Ernie Els, one of the biggest stars in golf, was the only player in the world top 50 to take part, for which he acknowledged receiving a large appearance fee. After finishing the first round in a tie for 81st place, he surged through the field over the next three days to win the tournament. By 2007, the tournament had one of the strongest fields on the European Tour, with 48 world ranking points for the winner. In 2015, the prize fund was US$2.5 million.

The tournament holds the European Tour record for the fewest number of shots between the halfway leaders (−6) and the cut mark (−1) – five shots in 2004.


YearWinnerCountryScoreTo parMargin of
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2016 Branden Grace (2)  South Africa 274 −14 2 strokes Spain Rafael Cabrera-Bello
Denmark Thorbjørn Olesen
2015 Branden Grace  South Africa 269 −19 1 stroke Scotland Marc Warren
2014 Sergio García  Spain 272 −16 Playoff Finland Mikko Ilonen
2013 Chris Wood  England 270 −18 1 stroke South Africa George Coetzee
Spain Sergio García
Commercialbank Qatar Masters
2012 Paul Lawrie (2)  Scotland 201 −15 4 strokes Australia Jason Day
Sweden Peter Hanson
2011 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 274 −14 4 strokes Spain Álvaro Quirós
2010 Robert Karlsson  Sweden 273 −15 3 strokes Spain Álvaro Quirós
2009 Álvaro Quirós  Spain 269 −19 3 strokes South Africa Louis Oosthuizen
Sweden Henrik Stenson
2008 Adam Scott (2)  Australia 268 −20 3 strokes Sweden Henrik Stenson
2007 Retief Goosen  South Africa 273 −15 1 stroke Australia Nick O'Hern
2006 Henrik Stenson  Sweden 273 −15 3 strokes England Paul Broadhurst
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2005 Ernie Els  South Africa 276 −12 1 stroke Sweden Henrik Stenson
2004 Joakim Haeggman  Sweden 272 −16 1 stroke Japan Nobuhito Sato
2003 Darren Fichardt  South Africa 275 −13 Playoff South Africa James Kingston
2002 Adam Scott  Australia 269 −19 6 strokes England Nick Dougherty
France Jean-François Remésy
2001 Tony Johnstone  Zimbabwe 274 −14 2 strokes Sweden Robert Karlsson
2000 Rolf Muntz  Netherlands 280 −8 5 strokes Wales Ian Woosnam
1999 Paul Lawrie  Scotland 268 −20 7 strokes Denmark Søren Kjeldsen
Wales Phillip Price
1998 Andrew Coltart  Scotland 270 −18 2 strokes England Andrew Sherborne
Sweden Patrik Sjöland

Coordinates: 25°23′02″N 51°30′25″E / 25.384°N 51.507°E / 25.384; 51.507

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