After having dominated on the first day, with 202 strokes, but having lost the lead in the second, this Saturday in the third and penultimate round, the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy returned to the leadership of DP World Tour Championship 2021, The last European Tour tournament to be played at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.
McIlroy, who made a double bogey on the 18th hole of the second round, which is why he had lost first place, came out today to show that he is a clear contender for the final victory.
However, the Northern Irishman did not get off to a good start. with another double bogey on the first hole, but there his doubts ended achieving seis birdies, until hole 17 made a bogey. On the 18th he had it burned into his head and McIlroy signed a birdie to deliver a -5 card allowing you to be the leader again.
Its advantage, however, is only one blow over English Sam Horsfield and 2 with the scotch Robert Macintyre and the Swede Alexander Bjork.
The American Collin Morikawa, leader of the Race to Dubai and number two in the world, is fifth to three shots of McIlroy and still has options.
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Three bogeys keep Ancer from climbing higher
For his part, Mexican Abraham Ancer, who is also participating in the tournament, raised three positions, from 26 to 23, after a third day in which he signed a card of two strokes under par, a product of five birdies and three bogeys.
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The dawn of this Sunday will see the closing of the DP World Tour Championship 2021 and we will finally know for the best player this year on the Tour.
With information from EFE.