Rory McIlroy holds a three-shot lead over Callum Shinkwin and Dan Bradbury in Dubai, with Patrick Reed and Ian Poulter 4 strokes again; Watch the ultimate spherical reside on Monday from 5am on Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 29/01/23 2:46pm
Rory McIlroy reeled off 4 straight birdies within the first 4 holes of Round 3 to take the lead within the Hero Dubai Desert Classic
Rory McIlroy produced two good birdie runs to assist take a commanding three-shot lead into the ultimate spherical of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic.
The world No 1, trying to win the occasion for the third time and make a successful begin to 2023, charged up the leaderboard with a superb third-round 65 at Emirates Golf Club.
McIlroy birdied every of his first 4 holes and added 4 extra in a five-hole stretch on his again 9, along with his solely blemish coming when he discovered water along with his strategy into the par-five final on his technique to a closing bogey.
The 33-year-old sits on 15 below and three away from English duo Callum Shinkwin and Dan Bradbury, McIlroy’s enjoying companions for Monday’s closing spherical, with LIV golf members Ian Poulter and Patrick Reed among the many massive group 4 off the tempo in tied-fourth.
“I felt like the good golf came in sort of two bursts today,” McIlroy stated. “Then the rest of it, it was okay. I held it together. I still don’t feel quite in control of my game, but today was much better than yesterday.
“I do not assume I’ve ever gained in my first begin of the yr. I had loads of probabilities at Abu Dhabi down the highway through the years and by no means fairly bought it achieved, so tomorrow is a pleasant alternative to attempt to do one thing that I’ve by no means achieved earlier than.”
McIlroy says that Monday is a great opportunity for him to win in his first start of the year as he stretched his lead in the Hero Dubai Desert Classic
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