Equipment roundup: CareerBuilder Challenge and Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

Northern Ireland's Rory Mc Ilroy follows his ball on the 16th hole during the third round of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Saturday Jan. 20

Fisher's immediate response to the inclement conditions was formidable, stretching a lead he had shared at the start of the day with Thomas Pieters, his playing partner, to four by the time he had reached the eighth.

Tommy Fleetwood admitted he had been determined to retain his hunger after successfully defending the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Fisher seemed to be on his way to a first European Tour victory for almost four years after picking up four shots in the outward nine.

But Fleetwood birdied the 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th and 18th holes for a seven-under par 65 round to finish on 22-under 267.

Johnson (70) finished on 14-under par this year, while former world No1 Rory McIlroy shot a 70 to tie for third place at 18-under par alongside Matthew Fitzpatrick (69).

Asked what he needed to do to make his return a winning one, McIlroy, who has slipped to 11th in the world rankings, said: "Just go out and try and shoot the best score I possibly can".

"I wouldnt have known I shot 30 on the back nine when I came in". So all the practice has been very good. I think he'll win a couple of times this year, easily.

The points race, which began at the REAL D+D Czech Masters a year ago, will heat up further once May comes around, when points earned will be multiplied by 1.5 at Rolex Series events.

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While most were looking to McIlroy to chase down Fisher, after the 37-year-old eagled the second and took a four-shot lead after birdies at the fourth and seventh, it was Fleetwood who began to gobble up the ground.

"If Justin (Rose) had shot level par on that back nine on Sunday in the (2017) DP World Tour Championship, then I wouldn't have had won The Race to Dubai title".

The relentless pressure from Fleetwood took its toll on Fisher who, after going to the turn 4-under and looking in an nearly unassailable position, dropped his first shot of the day at the 10th. I was playing really well.

"I played great this week, especially today because you knew it was going to be tough".

"Hats off to Tommy".

"But it was nice, I stayed patient and feel like I got what I deserved on the last for staying so patient, and it was nice to finish with a three, leapfrog a few guys and get myself into contention for the weekend".

But it was on his back nine that he hit the accelerator.

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