Round 1 at Dubai World Championship

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Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy, No. 1 and No. 2 on the European Tour money list respectively, were paired together on Thursday for the first round.
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McIlroy shot an impressive six-under 66 to move into third place, two shots off the lead.
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He won the Hong Kong Open last week to put the money title within reach. To take the crown from Donald, McIlroy must win this week and Donald must finish outside the top nine.
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Donald struggled to a round of 72 to remain at even par.
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Donald is trying to be the first player to officially win both the PGA Tour and European Tour money titles in the same year.
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Peter Hanson shot an eight-under 64 to lead everyone after round 1.
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Sergio Garcia continued his career renaissance with a 67 that gave him sole possession of fourth place.
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World No. 3 Lee Westwood shot a one-over 73.
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Martin Kaymer matched Westwood's score on day one.
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Miguel Angel Jimenez had three birdies and two bogeys on Thursday.
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Masters champion Charl Schwartzel shot a solid three-under 69.
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Open champion Darren Clarke did not fare as well, finishing at four over.
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42-year-old Paul Lawrie fired a seven-under 65 good enough for second place.