Morikawa, McIlroy supply late drama in 2nd round in Dubai
- United Arab Emirates
A sloppy finish cost Rory McIlroy the chance of a second straight day in the outright lead at the DP World Tour Championship.
The drama in the second round of the European Tour's season-ending event was reserved for the final hour at Jumeirah Golf Estates — and the tournament's two headline players were at the center of it.
Morikawa pushed his tee shot at the par-3 17th hole and the ball bounced in the rough toward the water, only for it to hit a hazard post and stay dry.
An up-and-down for par followed by a final-hole birdie saw the British Open champion shoot a second straight 4-under 68, leaving him three shots off the lead and in a strong position to finish the season as European No. 1.
McIlroy, the first-round leader, reached the 18th tee with a one-stroke advantage but after driving into a bunker, his third shot kicked left short of the green and dribbled into the water.
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