How it happened: Dubuisson wins in Turkey

Victor Dubuisson during the final round of the 2013 Turkish Airlines Open.

Tiger Woods made a run. So did Justin Rose. Jamie Donaldson even added an ace to take a share of the lead on the 16th hole.

But Victor Dubuisson, a virtual unknown from France, held on for the Turkish Airlines Open title on Sunday at the par-72 Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya, Turkey behind a closing 3-under 69 to clear Donaldson by two shots.

Dubuisson birdied both Nos. 17 and 18 to secure his first European Tour title.

Donaldson had a chance for an eagle on No. 18 to apply more pressure, but just missed the 15-footer and tapped in for a birdie to cap a 9-under 63.

Woods also made some noise late in the round, running off three consecutive birdies from Nos. 15-17, but sent his tee ball into the woods on No. 18 to end his chances of a possible comeback. Woods fired a 5-under 67 to finish T-3 with Rose at 20 under.

Here's how it all unfolded on Sunday morning:

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No. 18: Par 5, 558 yards

Tiger making this interesting with three consecutive birdies. A birdie here is likely necessary to apply some pressure, although the group ahead could necessitate an eagle by getting to the clubhouse at better than 21 under.

Off the tee: The big stick out here and Tiger overcooks it to the left, likely making it impossible to get to the green in two.

Second shot: Tiger has to simply punch back out into the fairway.

Approach shot: Tiger's third shot just stays in the rough on the left of the green, leaving a straightforward chip from 30 feet upcoming.

Around the green: Tiger's chip nearly drops, but runs about a foot past.

On the green: A closing par for Tiger and he finishes T-3 with Justin Rose at 20 under.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 5 under (20 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Jamie Donaldson misses a 15-footer for eagle, tapping in for birdie to finish at 22 under, but remains one back of Dubuisson after he birdies the 17th with a 25-footer.

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No. 17: Par 4, 392 yards

Tiger making a late charge here, but is back to being three down after Victor Dubuisson picks up a birdie on No. 15 and moves back to 22 under, one shot clear of the field.

Hole wrap-up: Tiger takes fairway metal and slides it up the left side, settling in the intermediate cut of rough. A great second shot to about 6 feet behind the hole gives Tiger a nice look at a third consecutive birdie. And he drains another one to move to 20 under, two back of Dubuisson.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 5 under (20 under for tournament)

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No. 16: Par 3, 180 yards

Nice birdie there from Tiger, but the biggest moment belonged to Jamie Donaldson a hole ahead of Tiger's group, as an ace to grab a share of the lead is what every golfer dreams of.

Hole wrap-up: After another nice tee ball to about 15 feet past the hole, Tiger gets another birdie putt to drop and he moves to within two of the lead.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 4 under (19 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: There is now a logjam atop the leaderboard in Turkey, as Justin Rose rolls in a 10-footer for birdie to join Donaldson and Dubuisson in the lead at 21 under.

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No. 15: Par 4, 337 yards

At this point, Tiger has little choice but to give this a go at the short par 4. Group in front of him all went for the green, with Justin Rose picking up birdie.

Hole wrap-up: Tiger does get after the green and comes up just short. His pitch from just off the green settles 2 inches from the cup for a tap-in birdie. He's now three shots behind the co-leaders.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 3 under (18 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Jamie Donaldson picks up a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th and has moved to 21 under for the tournament. The ball hit 5 feet under the hole and trickled right into the heart of the cup.

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No. 14: Par 3, 176 yards

Nice birdie there for Tiger, who is five down with five to play.

Hole wrap-up: Solid tee ball to about 25 feet behind the hole for Tiger. The birdie putt slides by on the left, as it didn't come back as far as Tiger thought it would. Easy par.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 under (17 under for tournament)

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No. 13: Par 5, 564 yards

Tiger needs to be thinking eagle on both of the remaining par 5s if he is going to make a significant run.

Hole wrap-up: Nice second shot from Tiger gives him about 60 feet for eagle, but completely misreads the putt and leaves himself 5 feet for a birdie. He drains the putt for his first birdie since No. 6 and moves back to within five of the lead.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 under (17 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Justin Rose taps in for birdie on No. 13 and is now two shots back of Dubuisson.

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No. 12: Par 4, 490 yards

After making a nice run early, Tiger has posted bogey on two his last five holes, continuing his trend of poor play on Sundays.

Hole wrap-up: Nothing exciting here, as Tiger picks up a simple par and remains six shots back of Dubuisson.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 under (16 under for tournament)

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No. 11: Par 5, 570 yards

If Tiger is going to make something happen, the par 5s will likely be where he can cause some damage. Here is the first of three over the final eight holes.

Hole wrap-up: A costly hole here, as Tiger picks up a bogey on a par 5 and that likely do it for him, as he is six shots back again after Dubuisson makes birdie on No. 10.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 under (16 under for tournament)

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No. 10: Par 4, 362 yards

Solid outgoing nine for Tiger, but will need to catch fire on the back to make any sort of real run. He's four back with nine to play, with three of those being par 5s.

Hole wrap-up: Tiger misses the green to the left with his second and has to play a flop shot to about 2 feet. He knocks that in, but a wasted opportunity on a short par 4 for Tiger.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 under (17 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Justin Walters makes his sixth birdie of the day ahead on the 10th green to move to 19 under, two back to Victor Dubuisson, who has opened his round with nine consecutive pars, the last of which came on an 8-footer after narrowly avoiding the water.

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No. 9: Par 4, 446 yards

It has been a solid opening eight holes for Tiger, but still finds himself four back of Dubuisson.

Off the tee: Finds the fairway here. He's looked solid all around today.

Approach shot: Another solid green in regulation, leaving himself a mid-range putt for birdie. Could use it.

On the green: From 18 feet, Tiger doesn't play enough break from the left and taps in for a par instead for a 2-under 33 on the front nine.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 under (17 under for tournament)

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No. 8: Par 3, 182 yards

That bogey stopped a bit of momentum for Tiger, although he still trails by four with three par 5s to come on the back nine.

Off the tee: Tiger attacks the pin on the right and settles about 25 feet past the hole.

On the green: Tiger gets it to the hole, but not firm enough to hold the line and he settles for a par and remains four back.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 under (17 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Ian Poulter drains a 25-footer on No. 7 for a big birdie to move to 19 under, just two back of Dubuisson.

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No. 7: Par 4, 459 yards

Tiger is making a nice little run with birdies on three of his last four holes. Dubuisson is leaving the door open a bit by opening with five consecutive pars.

Off the tee: Tiger pushes this ball a bit too far right and finds the rough, and possibly won't have a clear shot at the green due to some trees down the right side.

Approach shot: Tiger has to put some muscle on this one and definitely can't attack the hole, leaving it about 10 yards short of the green.

Around the green: A bit too much gusto here, as the ball takes a hard bounce and bounds past the hole and into the fringe, about 15 feet away from the cup. His chip coming back rims out and settles 18 inches to the right of the cup.

On the green: He taps this one for his first bogey of the day, and he's four back of Dubuisson.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 under (17 under for tournament)

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No. 6: Par 4, 482 yards

Big par save from Tiger at No. 5, staying within four shots of Dubuisson, who has four pars to open his round.

Off the tee: With fairway metal, Tiger flirts with danger up the left side, but stays just on the left edge of the fairway and out of the water.

Approach shot: From an awkward stance and the ball above his feet, Tiger takes a big hack at it and finds the green, about 25 feet under the hole. Nice shot there.

On the green: And he nails another one, giving it a good smack and finding the heart of the hole and he moves into a four-way tie for second.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 3 under (18 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Justin Rose nails at 20-footer ahead on No. 6 for a birdie is now 18 under for the tournament (5 under on the day). He trails by three after Victor Dubuisson two-putts from 50 feet for par at No. 5.

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No. 5: Par 3, 225 yards

Two critical birdies for Tiger at Nos. 3 and 4, especially with Dubuisson struggling a bit on the greens currently. Tiger within four.

Off the tee: Flirts with the water here and we'll have to see if it stayed up, as even Tiger couldn't tell from back on the tee.

Around the green: The ball stays up and dry, but Tiger's chip is a bit lackluster, running about 10 feet past.

On the green: Tiger pulls off the up-and-down, draining the lengthy par putt to remain four back.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 under (17 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: ian Poulter two-putts for birdie on the par-5 4th to move to 18 under, good for T-2 with Raphael Jacquelin. They trail Victor Dubuisson by three after he fails to birdie No. 4, two-putting from 20 feet for par.

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No. 4: Par 5, 576 yards

Nice birdie from Tiger at No. 3, although it feels like there will be plenty of birdies to go around today as the chasers take aim at pins.

Off the tee: Tiger hammers another ball down the middle of the fairway, so he'll attack with his second.

Second shot: With long iron here, Tiger barely carries the water and settles in front of the green, about 60 feet from the hole.

Around the green: Chipping from off the green, Tiger finds the right line but leaves it about 3 feet short of the cup.

On the green: Tiger knocks this one down as well and he now trails by just four shots.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 2 under (17 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Raphael Jacquelin drains a 12-footer for birdie on No. 3 to move into solo second at 18 under. Victor Dubuisson misses an 8-footer on the same line after nearly driving the green, staying at 21 under with a par. Meanwhile, Justin Rose eagles No. 4 with a lengthy putt and is 4 under on the round to move to T-3 at 17 under.

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No. 3: Par 4, 369 yards

A pair of pedestrian pars for Tiger to start the day, but he'll need to do better than that if he is going to make a run at Dubuisson.

Off the tee: Tiger splits the fairway, choosing not to take a chance on getting to the green.

Approach shot: With 91 yards left into the pin, Tiger takes it well past the hole and spins it back to about 10 feet right of the cup.

On the green: With a little right-to-left break, Tiger calmly drains his birdie putt – his third day in a row with a birdie on the short par 4.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: 1 under (16 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Ian Poulter and Raphael Jacquelin both make nice birdies on No. 2 to move to 17 under, just four back of Dubuisson, who two-putts for a par from 30 feet at the par 3.

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No. 2: Par 3, 162 yards

While Tiger will wish he could have another crack at the par-5 1st, at least he didn't four-putt for bogey like playing competitor Henrik Stenson did.

Hole wrap-up: For the third time in four days, Tiger can't take advantage of a fairly short par 3 and settles for a par to remain six off the lead.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: Even (15 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Victor Dubuisson lips out for a birdie on No. 1 after a nice third shot to about 8 feet. The leader stays at 21 under.

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No. 1: Par 5, 571 yards

Tiger is going to need to post a low score – a repeat of the second round (63) might do the trick – and then hope that Victor Dubuisson falters after being dominant the first 54 holes.

Hole wrap-up: Tiger had birdied this hole in the first and third rounds, but doesn't do so on the fourth day, settling for a par to remain six back.

TIGER ON THE ROUND: Even (15 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Lee Westwood cards a 4-under 33 on his first nine with an eagle, five birdies and three bogeys, moving to 11 under. Westwood struggled to a 1-over 73 in the third round.

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Saturday's coverage

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Friday's coverage

Stenson, Poulter among co-leaders, with Woods near

FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson and hot hand Ian Poulter are among four players tied for the Turkish Open lead after two rounds, with Tiger Woods right in the thick of things.

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• Scott leads after two rounds of Australian PGA

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Thursday's coverage

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Thanks to a three-hour weather delay, Tiger Woods only got through 10 holes Thursday at the Turkish Airlines Open. He was 1 under before play was halted.

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Pre-tournament coverage

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