Henrik Stenson of Sweden tees off at the 16th hole during the first day of The DP World Tour Championship, held at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen Hindley)
Stephen Hindley
November 21, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Henrik Stenson birdied two of his closing three holes to seize a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and two others in the second round of the World Tour Championship on Friday.

Stenson's 6-under-par 66 put him at 10 under overall in his bid to defend a title for the first time.

McIlroy (70), Scotland's Richie Ramsay (69) and England's Danny Willett (67) were tied for second on 8 under at Jumeirah Estates.

Stenson birdied his opening two holes, dropping a shot at the fourth, birdied the fifth, and picked up more birdies at 10, 13, 16 and the last.

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