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McIlroy wins in style

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

DUBAI - Rory McIlroy won the DP World Tour Championship in magnificent fashion in Dubai yesterday when he birdied the last five holes to beat Justin Rose by two shots.

In the season-ending championship of the European Tour at the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estates, world No.1 McIlroy had fallen two shots behind the fast-charging Rose after a bogey on the 13th hole.

World No.7 Rose, who set a new course record with a bogey-free round of 10-under par 62, had set the clubhouse target of 21-under par 267.

But McIlroy easily moved ahead with a brilliant display of golf down the stretch, and after playing the final par-5 hole conservatively - he laid up with his second shot - he made his birdie putt from 12 feet to close with a round of six-under par 66.





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