Nasha Sarkari, who plays off a seven handicap, completed a tremendous double by winning the Emirates Golf Federation's Ladies Order of Merit titles in both gross and net divisions by handsome margins. The Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club member tallied 125.5 points after the conclusion of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club Ladies Open, the sixth and the final event on the order of merit, finishing well ahead of Sana Tufail (85) and Lindsay Brown (82) in the table.
Ian Poulter has followed Padraig Harrington in ending his boycott of the European Tour's flagship BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth next month. Like Harrington, who announced his participation after practising on the new-look West Course last Friday, Poulter has stayed away the last two years because of the state of the greens. All 18 have now been changed.