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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-b...
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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...
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.
The two-time major champion, who has already wrapped up the European and PGA Tour money titles, struggled early when he bogeyed the first hole and missed several...
Luke Donald shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to lead Rory McIlroy and two others by one stroke after the opening round of the season-ending Dubai World Championship.
Donald saved par on Nos. 1 and 4 with some precise putting and then some accurate up-and-down play helped him make four birdies in a stretch of six holes.
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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