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Spain's Alvaro Quiros closes in on double win in Dubai

No one has won the Dubai Desert Classic and the Dubai World Championship in the same year

Spain's Alvaro Quiros closes in on double win in Dubai
World number one golfer Luke Donald and Alvaro Quiros (above) of Spain were on the verge of achieving unique doubles following the third round of the $7.5m Dubai World Championship (Getty Images)
Spain's Alvaro Quiros closes in on double win in Dubai
No one has won the Dubai Desert Classic and the Dubai World Championship in the same year but Quiros is well placed to do just that after returning a two-under 70 for a 14-under total of 202 at the Earth course (Getty Images)
Spain's Alvaro Quiros closes in on double win in Dubai
Briton Donald, 34, needs to finish no worse than equal ninth with one other competitor here to be crowned Europe's top golfer for the first time in his career and become the first player to win the order of merit titles on both sides of the Atlantic (Getty Images)
Spain's Alvaro Quiros closes in on double win in Dubai
Rafael Cabrero-Bello of Spain plays his third shot at the par 5, 2nd hole (Getty Images)
Spain's Alvaro Quiros closes in on double win in Dubai
Robert Rock of England watches his tee-shot on the fifth hole as Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (left) looks on (Getty Images)
Spain's Alvaro Quiros closes in on double win in Dubai
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark one of the world's leading female tennis players and girlfriend of Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watching her boyfriend with Gerry McIlroy (green shirt) Rory's father (Getty Images)
Spain's Alvaro Quiros closes in on double win in Dubai
Paul Casey of England plays a bunker shot on the second hole (Getty Images)
Spain's Alvaro Quiros closes in on double win in Dubai
Peter Hanson of Sweden shows his frustration after his tee-shot came to rest against a rake on the 16th hole (Getty Images)
Spain's Alvaro Quiros closes in on double win in Dubai
Ian Poluter of England plays his tee shot to the par 4, 3rd hole during the third round (Getty Images)
Spain's Alvaro Quiros closes in on double win in Dubai
Jaco Van Zyl of South Africa on the 2nd hole during the third round (Getty Images)