DUBAI // Ian Poulter shot a 3-under 69 in the third round to take a two-shot lead at the Dubai World Championship on Saturday.
The Englishman is at 12-under overall, ahead of Ross Fisher of England, Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee and Francesco Molinari of Italy on 10-under.
Poulter, who won last week's Hong Kong Open, started Saturday in a tie for the lead with Fisher.
Poulter went ahead on the back nine with two birdies while Fisher three-putted the 15th hole and went in the water on the 18th which forced him to settle for a bogey.
Graeme McDowell's hopes of winning the European money title took another hit after he finished four shots behind money-leader Martin Kaymer and far down the leaderboard in a tie for 30th.