McIlroy grabs Dubai lead

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Updated: January 30, 2014

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Rory McIlroy shot a 9- under-par 63 on Thursday to grab a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

Tiger Woods, McIlroy’s playing partner shares 10th with six others after shooting 4-under 68.

Edoardo Molinari shot 7-under 65 to snare second place, while defending champion Stephen Gallacher, Richard Sterne, Damien McGrane, Julien Quesne and Matthew Baldwin share third at 6-under 66.