Golf: Rory McIlroy stays ahead in Dubai
DUBAI (AFP) - Rory McIlroy shrugged off a wayward start to his second round at the US$2.5 million (S$3.2 million) Dubai Desert Classic on Friday to move further clear of the field.
A nine-under 63 had given the 24-year-old Ulsterman a two-stroke overnight advantage and the early starters failed to knock him off his perch as he sat back to wait on his early afternoon tee-time.
Englishman Danny Willett was the first to make a charge with six birdies down the back nine after starting his round at the 10th.
A bogey at the fifth was the only blemish on his card of 65, and he reached the halfway stage of the European Tour event at eight under.