Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), the world’s No. 1 in men’s golf, challenges the bucket list of winning his first tournament in the new year.
McIlroy held a press conference after finishing the third round of the DP World Tour (European Tour) Hero Dubai Desert Classic (total prize money: $9 million) held at Emirates GC (par 72) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 29th with a solo lead by 3 strokes. “Tomorrow is a great opportunity to win the first tournament of the new year, which I have never done before,” he said.
Since making his pro debut in 2007, McIlroy has won 35 times on the European and Asian tours, including 23 wins on the PGA Tour. He has achieved almost everything, including 4 major championship wins, 3 PGA Tour FedEx Cup victories, 4 race to dubai wins, the European Tour season’s best, player of the year and prize money king. Just add to winning the Masters Tournament, and he’ll also achieve the Career Grand Slam.
But McIlroy hasn’t won his first New Year’s Tournament in his last 16 professional years. “I love the Emirates Course and this event,” McIlroy said. He also won several championships here,” he said. “I had a chance to win a few times in Abu Dhabi, but I never succeeded. Tomorrow will be a good opportunity to win the first tournament of the new year.”
In the past 16 years since his pro debut, McIlroy has finished in the top 5 12 times at New Year’s Day, but has never won a championship. McIlroy has mainly played his first tournament of the new year on the European Tour in Abu Dhabi. 카지노사이트
Since winning the Tour Championship, the final match of the PGA Tour season in September of last year, McIlroy has maintained excellent results without falling below a tie for fourth place in the last six tournaments, including The CJ Cup (winner) and the European Tour.
McIlroy will start the final round of the tournament at 3:25 p.m. on the 30th with two ties for second place. The Dubai Desert Classic will be held for five days after being postponed by one day due to bad weather.