Posted November 25, 2012 on
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Stephen Gallacher shot a hole-in-one Sunday to find himself on the leaderboard at the Dubai World Championship.
The 103rd ranked Scotsman, tied for 26th after the third round, got off to a blazing start in his bid for a first European Tour win this season with three birdies on his first three holes.
Then, he sank his ace on the par-3, 4th, hitting a five iron 214 yards to the hole. It was the third hole-in-one of his career after two previous aces at the Dubai Desert Classic.
Gallacher is tied for fifth after nine holes, five shots behind leaders Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald who are yet to start their final rounds.
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Rory McIlroy is right where he belongs -- in a league of his own.
That's the way it has always been.
McIlroy concluded his 2012 season Sunday at Dubai with a victory in the European Tour finale. He is the top-ranked player in the world and the reigning money champion on both the Euro and PGA tours.
I first saw McIlroy play in the 2003 British Boys Championship at Royal Liverpool...
Luke Donald may not have won the Dubai World Championship this weekend, but he accomplished something that is well worth our attention.
Donald finished tied for third behind Justin Rose and tournament winner Rory McIlroy, but he extended his streak of bogey-free golf in Dubai to 102 straight holes.
Donald’s incredible streak began on the eighth hole of last year’s second round...
Rory McIlroy moved to the top of the leaderboard with a 5-under 67 Friday in the second round of the Dubai World Championship.
The top-ranked golfer, who missed several makeable putts on the front nine and then saw an eagle putt roll past the hole on 14, tied Luke Donald (68) and Marc Warren (67) at 11-under 133.
''I continued driving the ball well today and gave myself...
Rory McIlroy made five straight birdies down the stretch to overtake Justin Rose and win the Dubai World Championship on Sunday, ending a historic year in which the 23-year-old Northern Irishman won the PGA Championship and the European and PGA tour money titles.
The top-ranked McIlroy recovered from early putting woes to finish at 6-under 66 for a total 23-under 265 at the season...
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy closed his season in style as he birdied the final five holes to come from behind and win on Sunday in Dubai and that...
Top-ranked Rory McIlroy sank a short birdie putt on the 18th to
join Luke Donald at the top of the leaderboard and three shots
clear of the star-studded field after the third round of the Dubai
World Championship on Saturday.
What an end to the European Tour season. Chief executive George O'Grady couldn't have asked for anything better than the world and European No. 1 player Rory McIlroy signing off the season by winning the DP World Tour Championship.
McIlroy fired a 6-under-par 66 on Sunday to clear the hard-charging Justin Rose (a 10-under 62 to finish) by two shots.
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Dubai World Championship Scores Scores Friday from the Dubai World Championship, an $8 million European Tour event at the par-72, 7,675-yard Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates:
Second Round Luke Donald, England 65-68-133
Rory McIlory, Northern Ireland 66-67-133
Marc Warren, Scotland 66-67-133
Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa 67-67-134
Branden Grace, South Africa 69-65-134