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McIlroy returns to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Golf Star Aims for Sixth Race to Dubai Title and Season Glory

Rory McIlroy Set to Return to Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Rory McIlroy is eagerly anticipating his return to Yas Links for the highly anticipated Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, scheduled from November 7-10. His primary objective? To reclaim his position at the summit of the Race to Dubai Rankings — in Partnership with Rolex — an achievement he seeks to secure for an impressive sixth time.

Having already secured his berth at the penultimate event of the 2024 Race to Dubai season thanks to a stellar performance that included victories at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, a runner-up finish at the Dubai Invitational, and strong showings in the first three Majors of the season, McIlroy currently leads the Rankings. The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship marks the commencement of the DP World Tour Play-Offs, a newly introduced two-event series culminating in the DP World Tour Championship, where the Race to Dubai champion will ultimately be crowned. This finale will see the top 70 players after the conclusion of the “Back 9” events converge in Abu Dhabi for what promises to be a thrilling climax to the revamped season.

As the reigning European Number One and a four-time Major champion, McIlroy is on a quest to equal the record of Seve Ballesteros’s six Harry Vardon Trophies, positioning himself just two shy of Colin Montgomerie’s record of eight season-long titles.

“I have a deep affection for playing golf in the Middle East, and the opportunity to compete in these consecutive events presents an ideal way to wrap up the season,” McIlroy commented. “My aspiration is to once again raise the Abu Dhabi trophy and contend for the top spot in the Race to Dubai Rankings.”

In addition to the exhilarating on-course action, the tournament promises a comprehensive program of events catering to all attendees throughout the week. From specially curated children’s activities to expansive viewing screens offering enhanced spectating experiences, and themed days such as Ladies Day and Family Day, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Each day will also feature live performances by some of the UAE’s most renowned musical talents, ensuring a lively and engaging atmosphere for all spectators.

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