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Monday 18 December 2017

McIlroy has two stroke lead in €1.4m prize Shanghai Open

RORY McIlroy shot a 3 under par 69 to increase his lead to two strokes after the second round of the Shanghai Masters.

He opened with a bogey free 64, but struggled on the front nine.

He dropped shots on the fourth hole and a further two strokes on the par-four ninth to fall into a four way tie for the lead.

But the US Open champion recovered with four birdies to finish on 11 under, at the Lake Malaren’s Jack Nicklaus-designed course.

Padraig Harrington was in a tie for fifth place on seven under, as was American Hunter Mahan.

The 30 players are vying for the richest prize in golf, with the winner collecting €1.4m.

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