McIlroy returns to happy hunting ground for DP World Tour event

Rory McIlroy ahead of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. (European Tour)
Rory McIlroy ahead of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. (European Tour)

He believes he has a good chance of being in contention once again



Published: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 11:42 PM

It has been a memorable year for Rory McIlroy, the Northern Irishman who made a promising start to the 2021 Race to Dubai campaign with a third place finish at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January before securing two wins on the PGA Tour.

The second of those victories came at last month’s CJ CUP @ SUMMIT in Las Vegas, where he held off Race to Dubai leader Collin Morikawa to claim the title.

McIlroy also represented Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics, just missing out on a bronze medal in a thrilling play-off, and found himself in contention during the closing stages of a Major Championship.

And after gaining confidence from his recent victory, the 32-year-old is hoping to finish 2021 on a high.

McIlroy returns to a happy hunting ground for this week’s DP World Tour Championship (November 17-21), having tasted victory at this event at Jumeirah Golf Estates in 2012 and 2015 and recorded five more top five finishes.

And he believes he has a good chance of being in contention once again as some of the world’s best players head to the Earth Course for the final Rolex Series event of 2021.

“It’s good to be here. It’s a place I’ve had success on. It’s a course that suits my game really well,” he said on Tuesday. “I’ll have a good chance this week. I don’t feel like I need to do anything too special to give myself a chance on Sunday.” (With inputs from europeantour.com)


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