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#Dubai Desert Classic

# dubai-desert-classic - Saturday 27 January, 2018

Chinese prodigy Li leads but McIlroy within striking distance in Dubai

A new record was set for the cut, with 70 players tied at five under par or lower making it to the final two rounds.

# dubai-desert-classic - Friday 26 January, 2018

McIlroy moving through the gears to stay in touch with leaders in Dubai

Jamie Donaldson has maintained his advantage but McIlroy is closing in.

# dubai-desert-classic - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Magnificent McIlroy burns it up on day one in Dubai

McIlroy’s 65 leaves him two shots off the early pace set by David Horsey.

# dubai-desert-classic - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

With playing future uncertain, Tiger Woods relishes Presidents Cup role

The 14-time major champion admitted that earlier this year he wasn’t even sure he’d be able to fulfil his role as a captain’s assistant.

# dubai-desert-classic - Thursday 9 February, 2017

I'll never 'feel great' again, says Tiger Woods

But the former world number one says he still hopes to be able to compete for titles.

# dubai-desert-classic - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Garcia leads from start to finish to claim victory in the Dubai Desert Classic

The Spaniard will move back into the world top ten with the win.

# dubai-desert-classic - Friday 3 February, 2017

Time to retire? Another setback for Woods as back spasms force him out of Dubai Desert Classic

The 41-year-old has withdrawn with injury after playing the opening round.

# dubai-desert-classic - Sunday 7 February, 2016

A brilliant final round from Rory McIlroy but he still falls short in Dubai

Danny Willett kept his nerve to claim victory in the Middle East.

# dubai-desert-classic - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Hat-trick chasing McIlroy kicks off with promising start in Dubai

World number two sits two shots off the pace despite shaky start.

# dubai-desert-classic - Sunday 1 February, 2015

A dominant Rory McIlroy has won the Dubai Desert Classic with a record-equalling score

The man from Co. Down finished three shots clear of Alexander Noren

# dubai-desert-classic - Saturday 31 January, 2015

# dubai-desert-classic - Friday 30 January, 2015

Rory McIlroy is making golf look far too easy this week

Friday 64 takes McIlroy into the lead at the Dubai Desert Classic.

# dubai-desert-classic - Sunday 2 February, 2014

McIlroy lets it slip as Gallacher retains his Dubai crown

Scot becomes the first player to retain Dubai title in the tournament’s 25-year history.

# dubai-desert-classic - Friday 31 January, 2014

Difficult second round but McIlroy still leads the way in Dubai

The current world number six carded a 70 to hold a one-shot lead over over Brooks Koepka.

# dubai-desert-classic - Monday 5 March, 2012

In pictures: The rise and rise of Rory McIlroy, world number one No 1 This post contains images

In pictures: The rise and rise of Rory McIlroy, world number one

Here’s how Rory reached his goal of becoming the best golfer in the world.

# dubai-desert-classic - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Dubai victory for Cabrera-Bello as McIlroy's challenge falters

A poor start to his final round meant that the Northern Irishman was never in proper contention at the Dubai Desert Classic.

# dubai-desert-classic - Friday 10 February, 2012

The Morning Score: Friday

Ah Friday, we’ve missed you. Before we head into another big weekend of sport, here’s everything you need to know this morning.

# dubai-desert-classic - Monday 7 November, 2011

Sports stars who’ve gone spitting mad Hock And Roll This post contains videos

Sports stars who’ve gone spitting mad

Wigan captain Antolin Alcaraz is in hot water for lobbing some phlegm in the direction of Wolves’ Richard Stearman, but he’s not the only player to spend time on the naughty step.

# dubai-desert-classic - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

In the swing: Quiros ace seals victory in Dubai while Harrington's inconsistency continues Get In The Hole This post contains videos

In the swing: Quiros ace seals victory in Dubai while Harrington's inconsistency continues

Neil Cullen is back with this week’s golf round-up, including news of how comedian Bill Murray claimed the big prize on the American Tour.

The Morning Score: Tuesday

The Champions League is back, we’re already mulling over our Grand National tips, and there’s more top-notch ice hockey brawls.

# dubai-desert-classic - Sunday 13 February, 2011

Tiger Woods collapses again in Dubai

Alvaro Quiro wins the Desert Classic with a hole in one.

# dubai-desert-classic - Friday 11 February, 2011

Tiger on the prowl as McIlroy clings to slender advantage in Dubai

McIlroy’s round of sixty-eight is enough to keep him in the lead as Woods moves up to fifth position.

The Morning Score: Friday

Another glorious Six Nations weekend, the Premiership is back after the international break, and Kilkenny and Tipp square off in Semple Stadium. Lovely hurling.

# dubai-desert-classic - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Elite trio outshone by McIlroy on day one in Dubai

Rory McIlroy has posted an opening round of 65 to take a two-shot lead on day one of the Dubai Desert Classic.