Lee powers to big money

DUBAI - Lee Westwood continued his relentless march to a Dubai World Championship European Tour money-list double on Sunday.

DUBAI - Lee Westwood continued his relentless march to a Dubai World Championship European Tour money-list double on Sunday.

The 36-year-old Briton charged six shots clear of the field after five birdies on the front nine took him to 20-under-par for the season-ending tournament.

Westwood's rival for the Race to Dubai money-list title, 20-year-old Rory McIlroy, had little answer.

Despite birdies at the ninth, 10th and 11th, the Northern Irishman was seven off the pace.

After saving par from six feet on the first hole, overnight leader Westwood birdied the second.

The Englishman, second behind Race to Dubai leader McIlroy, then rolled in a downhill putt of more than 30 feet on the third.

More birdies on the fifth, sixth and seventh took Westwood six strokes ahead of playing partner Ross McGowan of Britain and 2006 US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy of Australia.

McIlroy showed his frustration on the seventh tee, smashing his club through an advertising hoarding.

Westwood will pick up 1,77 million euros (R19.95 million) if he completes the World Championship-Race to Dubai double. - Reuters

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