Saturday, 06 February 2016
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Following a red-hot rollercoaster of a third round, picks out the best stats, storylines and more from Moving Day at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

4 - Danny Willett will be going for a fourth European Tour title on Sunday after a superb seven under par 65 handed the Englishman a one-shot lead heading into Sunday

67 - Rafa Cabrera-Bello's score for the third day running. He'll start Sunday one back

20 - Top ten finishes for the Spaniard since winning his last European Tour event here 48 months ago

53 - Holes since Andy Sullivan last dropped a shot

17 - Greens in Regulation for the Smiling Assassin in the third round

-34 - Andy Sullivan is 34 under par for his last seven rounds in Dubai (-20 in finishing second at the DP World Tour Championship last November and -14 through three rounds this week)

6 - Shots Scott Hend was under par for the last six holes on Saturday after finishing eagle-birdie-birdie-par-birdie-birdie

74 - Equals Ernie Els' worst ever score in 53 rounds at Emirates Golf Club. Saturday was the first time the Big Easy has ever shot over par here on a Saturday in a run stretching back to 1993.

-11 - Rory McIlroy's score to par on the back nine so far this week. No one has played the closing nine holes better this week.

5 - Players ranking in excess of 300 yards from the tee so far this week (Scott Hend, Lucas Bjerregaard, Pelle Edberg, Rory McIlroy, Ross Fisher)

5 - Number of fairways Matt Fitzpatrick has missed so far this week. No other player has found more.

7 - Each of the last seven groups for Sunday's final round contain two European Tour winners

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1WILLETT, DannyENG18-19
T4QUIROS, AlvaroESP18-16
T4AN, Byeong HunKOR18-16

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