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Rory McIlroy leads Dubai Desert Classic by 4 strokes

Rory McIlroy leads Dubai Desert Classic by 4 strokes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Rory McIlroy extended his lead to four shots with a 6-under 66 in the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday.

The top-ranked McIlroy, who led by a stroke overnight, made just one birdie on the back nine of Emirates Golf Club's Majlis course after five birdies in his first eight holes.

With an overall 20-under 196, McIlroy can challenge the tournament winning record of 22 under, set by Stephen Gallacher in 2013 and Thomas Bjorn in 2001.

Denmark's Morten Orum Madsen, who shot a 9-under 63 on Friday, was second after a 66 with six birdies.

England's Lee Westwood (69) was third at 14-under 202, six shots adrift of...

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