Rory McIlroy two shots behind leaders in Dubai after third round
By: Declan O'Kelly | Published Saturday, February 6, 2010, 12:05 PM | Updated Friday, September 9, 2011, 9:29 PM
is just two shots behind the leaders of the Omega Dubai
Desert Classic after shooting a third round 69 to leave him nine under par for the tournament.
The County Down
man, who is the defending champion, is behind quartet Miguel Angel Jimenez
, Lee Westwood
, Thongchai Jaidee
and Alvaro Quiros
who joint-lead the way on 11 under par.McIlroy
, who will also play on the PGA
Tour this year, is in an excellent place to retain his only professional title ahead of Sunday's final round.
Speaking of the PGA
Tour, heavy rain stopped second round play at the Northern Trust Open
in Los Angeles
Friday and play is not expected to resume until around lunchtime Saturday.
Padraig Harrington had 16 holes completed when play was suspended and was two over par for the tournament. The projected cut is one over, so Harrington needs to make a move in the last two holes to make the cut.
and Dustin Johnson
are joint leaders on 10 under par, Stricker
is in the clubhouse after a 65 and Johnson had three holes left to play when play was called off.