China's Li Haotong plays a shot on the14th hole during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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Leading by one shot going to the par-5 18th, Li holed a 10-foot birdie putt after McIlroy had reached the green in two. McIlroy two-putted for birdie and a 69 .The 22-year-old Li started the day one ahead of McIlroy, an advantage that was quickly gone on the first hole when Li made a bogey.McIlroy appeared to seize control on No. 10 with a two-shot swing when McIlroy made birdie and Li made bogey. Momentum swung Li's way when he dropped a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-3 15th from the back fringe and McIlroy failed to make birdie. Li made four birdies over the last six holes, while McIlroy fell back with a bogey on the 16th when he hit 3-wood off the tee into a waste area.
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