x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

McIlroy, Donald and Warren out in front in DP World Tour Championship

World No 1 top of the leaderboard with Scot Warren and Englishman Donald after day two in Race to Dubai finale.

Rory McIlroy is joint-leader
Rory McIlroy is joint-leader

Rory McIlroy charged to the front of the field on day two of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates to share the lead on 11-under par with Englishman Luke Donald and Scotland's Marc Warren.

The world No 1 dropped only one shot, on the par-3 fourth, and carded six birdies on his way to a five-under 67 on a windy day in Dubai.

Donald, who led fom Warren and McIlroy after day one, hit a second blemish-free round for a four-under 68, and Warren hit a 67 with one dropped shot.

A pair of South Africans, Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen, are one stroke off the lead, and compatriot Charl Schwartzel sits on nine-under with Scot Richie Ramsay.

Rory McIlroy 67             -11

Marc Warren 67             -11

Luke Donald 68            -11

Brendan Grace 65             -10

Louis Oosthuizen 67             -10