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McIlroy, Donald share Dubai second round lead

World's top ranked players in contention in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai

McIlroy, Donald share Dubai second round lead
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee-shot on the first hole during the second round of the DP World Tour Championship on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates on November 23, 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)

World number one Rory McIlroy and second-ranked Luke Donald shared the lead with little-known Briton Marc Warren after the DP World Tour Championship second round on Friday.

Overnight leader Donald did not drop a shot to par as he returned a four-under-par 68 for an 11-under total of 133 at the European circuit's season-ending event.

Ryder Cup team mate McIlroy carded a solitary bogey at the fourth but still went one better with a 67. Scot Warren, playing in the last match of the day alongside Donald, also eclipsed the world number two as he fired a 67.

Branden Grace (65) and Louis Oosthuizen (67), South African compatriots and close friends, were tied for fourth spot on 134.

Sergio Garcia, competing this week for the first time since Europe's Ryder Cup win in September, equalled the course record with a swashbuckling eight-under 64.

The 32-year-old Spaniard, who had laser eye surgery last month to correct astigmatism, collected only four pars all day in a rollercoaster round at the Greg Norman-designed Earth course.

Garcia produced a flawless front nine containing five birdies and four pars. He then played the inward half without a regulation figure, notching two eagles, four birdies, two bogeys and a triple bogey at the par-four 16th to finish on 137.

One of the day's best performances came from Briton Danny Willett who stormed home in just 29 shots to return a 65 for 136.

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Red Snappa 6 years ago

Understand, there's nobody living on Jumeirah Golf Estates, heard that the infrastructure necessary for that to happen has been delayed again! Gripping golf tournament for all that, with the cream of PG's on show, but does anybody have any idea when it could be possible to move in and watch the event from the comfort of one's back garden without the aid of a generator?

Q4 2012 to Q1 2013, for secondary developers to be in a position to handover properties was the last prediction, but on the basis that we're heading for the end of November, it would seem that it's a case of hold the front page on Q4.

Does anybody actually know, what the true latest status quo is, for there was one development, Lime Tree Valley I think it is, that was completed in early late 2009, early 2010. Such a shame, for the owners having paid multi-millions of Dirhams for what was to be a privileged existence.

Is AB in a position to run an update story on the residential status of JGE please?