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Golf roundup: Justin Rose off to good start at World Tour Championship in Dubai

Golf roundup: Justin Rose off to good start at World Tour Championship in Dubai

Justin Rose made the best start of the three players looking to become Europe's top player for 2017 at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai with a six-under-par 66 on Thursday.

An eagle from the greenside bunker on the 14th hole and a stunning approach shot to two feet for birdie on the 18th handed the Englishman the early initiative in his attempt to win the European Tour's Race to Dubai crown.

The other two players in contention for the crown — Tommy Fleetwood and reigning Masters champion Sergio Garcia — opened with rounds of 73 and 70, respectively.

Patrick Reed of the United States was the first-round leader after shooting seven-under...

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