, Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland, photo) tied for 4th in the lead of suspected rule violations , showed off the power of being number 1 in the men’s golf world rankings. McIlroy made 8 birdies and 1 bogey in the 3rd round of the DP World Tour Hero Dubai Desert Classic (total prize money of 9 million dollars) held at the Emirates Golf Club (par 72) in Dubai, UAE on the afternoon of the 29th (Korean time). After tying up, he reduced 7 strokes and rose to the sole lead with a total of 15 under par 201 strokes. It was three strokes ahead of the second-place group of Callum Sinkwin and Dan Bradbury (above 12 under par, 204 strokes, England).
McIlroy, who started in a tie for 7th place, two strokes behind the leading group, competed for the lead by driving 4 consecutive birdies from the 1st hole (par 4), and widened the gap by catching 3 consecutive birdies again from the 13th hole (par 5). He also reduced one more stroke on the 17th hole (par 4), but the only flaw was that the second shot on the last hole 18 (par 5) fell into the pond in front of the green and ended with a bogey. 먹튀검증
This event is McIlroy’s first appearance this year. After turning pro in 2007, McIlroy had no experience winning his first tournament, which he competed every year. After round 3, McIlroy said, “I have won a couple of times on this course that I like, but no win on his New Year’s Day. Tomorrow is a great opportunity to achieve something that has not been experienced in the past,” he said, revealing his will to win.
Patrick Reed (USA), who had a battle of nerves with McIlroy before the opening of the tournament, cut 3 strokes and continued the pursuit with an 11-under-par 205 stroke for 4th place. However, suspicions were raised that Reid intentionally violated the rules of the game in the 17th hole game situation. Reed claimed his tee shot hit the tree closest to the fairway. Reed received a penalty of one stroke if his ball was not identified and had to tee again. However, as the captaincy was recognized, he received only one penalty stroke and then dropped under the tree in question, after which he resumed play. Reed ended up bogeying the 17th hole.
The reason Reed’s behavior is so noteworthy is that he has been accused of breaking the rules in the past. Reed claimed innocence, saying, “If I wasn’t 100 percent sure it was my ball, he would have gone back to the tee.” The DP World Tour also explained, “Two match officials and several staff members at the scene confirmed Reed’s performance.” However, many golf fans are not raising their eyes on suspicion that Reed continued the game with someone else’s ball through social media.