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McIlroy, Woods both fail to make cut

SHINELESS STARS:Justin Rose took the lead at the halfway mark in Abu Dhabi, while the world’s top two golfers struggled with new clubs and penalties respectively

AFP, ABU DHABI

It was also the first tournament of the year for Woods, whose focus this year is on winning a 15th major title, four-and-a-half years after his last success at the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines.

Tournament leader Rose said that his recent surge of form came down to an improved fitness regime and softer shoes to take the strain away from his suspect lower back.

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