McIlroy hits record-equaling score to win second Dubai title

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 01, 2015 9:45 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy captured a second Dubai Desert Classic title on Sunday, winning by three shots and finishing on a tournament record equaling 22-under-par.

The four-time major winner shot a final round 70 to claim his 10th European Tour success.

Sweden’s Alex Noren shot a final round 65 to finish second on 19 under par and three clear of double defending champion Stephen Gallacher of Scotland, who posted a 69 for a 16-under-par total.

(The story was refiled to corrects 69 to 70 in second paragraph)

(Reporting by Bernie McGuire; Editing by Toby Davis)