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McIlroy shoots 66, 1 back at Dubai

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Bernd Wiesberger made seven birdies on his last 10 holes Thursday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

The 29-year-old Austrian took full advantage of the good playing conditions at the Emirates Golf Club to shoot a bogey-free 8-under 64. He made five straight birdies from the 13th hole before finishing with a par.

"I struggled with my putting early on, I didn't even get to the hole," Wiesberger said. "Once I got the pace right on the greens, which was a bit slower than I expected it, then it went nicely."


Money Leaders: European
Rank Player Earnings
1 D.Willett €939,271
2 R.Fisher €641,061
3 B.Grace €629,653
4 G.Stal €408,465
5 L.Donald €324,886
6 L.Oosthuizen €298,873
7 M.Warren €287,141
8 M.Siem €259,493
9 C.Schwartzel €253,656
10 R.McIlroy €253,199
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