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From left, Europe’s Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, and Lee Westwood reveled in their team’s unlikely comeback against the U.S. to retain the Ryder Cup.

David J. Phillip, Associated Press

Warren takes clubhouse lead at Dubai championship

  • Article by: MICHAEL CASEY
  • Associated Press
  • November 23, 2012 - 6:38 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Marc Warren shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday to take a one-stroke clubhouse lead in the opening round of the season-ending Dubai World Championship.

Warren, looking for his first European Tour win since 2007, had three birdies over his first five holes and made seven total at the $8 million tournament.

Fredrik Andersson Hed and Padraig Harrington each shot a 67, while Henrik Stenson was in a group with four others at 4 under.

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy has already wrapped up the European and PGA Tour money titles, so the Race To Dubai is lacking in drama this week.

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