McIlroy four clear in Dubai after 18th hole save

McIlroy four clear in Dubai after 18th hole save

Rory McIlroy looked certain to go five clear of the field when he went for the 18th in two in the third round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. But after finding water short of the green his up and down to save a par five and remain four ahead of the chasing pack felt almost as good. It also said a lot about McIlroy's ability to churn out a score.

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Grateful Lawrie in contention: "You know who your friends are when the ‘you know what’ hits the fan!"

Grateful Lawrie in contention: "You know who your friends are when the ‘you know what’ hits the fan!"

Peter Lawrie is hanging on to his sanity by his fingernails after a nightmare run that's cost him his tour card and more than few grey hairs. But after making just his ninth cut from his last 43 starts thanks to a second round 68 in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, his first thought was to acknowledge the support he's had from his friends during what's been 18 months of golfing hell.

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