11 Dec 2011

Dynamic Donald's double in little doubt

2:43 pm on 11 December 2011

English golfer Luke Donald is on track for a unique double after a faultless six-under-par 66 in the third round of the Dubai World Championship.

The world number one's performance means he now stands on the threshold of landing the order of merit titles on both sides of the Atlantic.

Donald, who secured the US PGA Tour money-list in October, is also leading the way in Europe and needs to finish no worse than ninth with no more than one other competitor to edge out his only rival, Rory McIlroy, in the season finale in Dubai.

The 34-year-old Donald was fourth on 10-under 206 at the end of the third round, four strokes adrift of tournament leader Alvaro Quiros of Spain.

The 22-year-old Northern Irishman McIlroy could only manage a 71 for 208 at the Greg Norman-designed Earth course.