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This superb putt secured third place for Rory McIlroy in Abu Dhabi

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IRELAND’S RORY MCILROY earned third place at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship today after a superb putt (see above) saw him complete an 18th-hole eagle.

World number six Rickie Fowler secured his first title of the new year when he won the $2.7 million prize

At Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Fowler opened up a two-shot lead following a 65 in his third round that was eventually completed in the morning, and then shot a three-under par 69 for a 16-under par total.

The 27-year-old American finished one shot ahead of Belgium’s Thomas Pieters, who shot a 67 to tally 15-under par 273 for the four days.

World number three McIlroy and world number five Henrik Stenson were tied third at 14-under par.

World number one Jordan Spieth made three birdies in a row on the back nine from the 12th hole, but his charge came too late and he finished on 11-under par 278.

In addition, Darren Clarke finished the tournament on one under par.

Additional reporting by Paul Fennessy

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