- McIlroy leads by one shot going into final round
- Hatton the main challenger, with Fleetwood at 11 under
Eighteen holes stand between Rory McIlroy and the perfect new year statement of intent, as he bids for victory at the Abu Dhabi Championship at long last.
The enthralling nature of the tournament is emphasised by McIlroy’s series of positions. At the end of the first round, he led by one. With 31 tournament holes completed – play was called at this Friday juncture for him because of darkness – the 31-year-old found himself five adrift of Tyrrell Hatton. McIlroy had cut that advantage to three by the delayed conclusion of his second round and he now leads Hatton by one, as he seeks to win the event at the 12th time of asking.Continue reading...