Defending champion Henrik Stenson remained on course to achieve a personal milestone worth more than £1.3 million as Rory McIlroy suffered a nightmare two-hole spell in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
Stephen Gallacher, the two-time Desert Classic champion, has returned to the United Arab Emirates with his sights set on securing second place in the Race to Dubai with victory in in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.
IT was the money-no-object playground where barren sand dunes were transformed into a shimmering metropolis and the architectural whimsy was so mind-bogglingly rampant it looked like one long episode of Grand Designs viewed through a hallucinogenic haze.
Peter Whiteford and Wallace Booth both made a potentially disastrous start to the European Tour Final Qualifying School on Saturday but still have a chance of making the first cut at PGA Catalunya, Gerona.
Brooks Koepka continues to draw on memories of last year's Scottish Hydro Challenge success after breaking through to win for a first time on the main European Tour yesterday with victory in the Turkish Airlines Open in Belek.
Sergio Garcia believes Miguel Angel Jimenez is unlikely to be in the running to become the European team captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup as he does not speak English well enough. It would leave the door open for Darren Clarke to be appointed as successor to Paul McGinley.