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| ||It`s the start of the 2010 European Tour season...in the final weeks of 2009.
It was this time one year ago that Richard Sterne emerged on top after Thomas
Aiken and Len Mattiace both collapsed late in the final round. Aiken, the
third-round leader, was four-over in three holes around the turn and fell
down the leaderboard. Mattiace, a Masters playoff loser to Mike Weir, had not
one, but two triple-bogeys on the back nine on Sunday. There was Sterne to
waltz into the winner`s circle. All he needed was a final-round 69. Next week
is the South African Open Championship and a familiar name won that a year
ago. It was Sterne, who prevailed in a playoff over Gareth Maybin with a
three-foot birdie on the first extra hole.