McIlroy 1 shot behind Abu Dhabi leaders

(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy fired a 7-under 65 Saturday in the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to sit one shot behind leaders Ross Fisher and Thomas Pieters.

Northern Ireland's McIlroy is on 16-under 200 overall with the former world No. 1 playing his first event since October.

England's Fisher also shot a 65, while overnight leader Pieters added a 67 to reach 17-under 199 on a low-scoring day in the absence of any wind at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club's National Course.


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Rank Player Earnings
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2 Carlos Ortiz $64,800
3 Rafael Campos $28,800
4 Brett Drewitt $28,800
5 Rhein Gibson $28,800
6 Jose de Jesus Rodriguez $28,800
7 Bo Hoag $19,350
8 Max Homa $19,350
9 Samuel Del Val $15,600
10 Michael Johnson $15,600
11 Hank Lebioda $15,600
12 Steve Marino $15,600
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