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 plenty of opportunities,'' said McIlroy, who has already won the European and PGA tour money titles. ''Missed a couple of short ones on the front nine for birdies. But apart from that, it was a very solid round of golf and obviously in good position going into the weekend.''
Sergio Garcia, playing for the first time since having laser eye surgery, matched the course record with an 8-under 64.
Garcia started with four birdies on his first five holes and then had a string of birdies at the turn before holing a long putt for eagle on 14. But he shot into the water on 16 for a triple-bogey before recovering to finish...