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Rory McIlroy closed out the week with a 2-under 70 in Sunday's final round and the No. 1 player in the world coasted to a 3-shot victory over Alex Noren at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Martin Laird watched the ball disappear into the cup on the par-3 16th hole and put some elbow grease into his fist pump.

During a closing stretch that featured one of the more tumultuous final hours in recent LPGA Tour history, teen wunderkind Lydia Ko faced a series of tough predicaments. But a query that came after the final round gave her the biggest pause of all.

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