Rory McIlroy has decided to kick off his 2024 season by participating in the first-ever Dubai Invitational on the DP World Tour. The Northern Irishman is excited to start next year playing in Dubai. Dubai is a city he always likes to visit.
“I’m really excited to start my year at the Dubai Invitational. I’ve always enjoyed coming back to Dubai to set up my season, and with a pro-am format, this tournament is going to be an enjoyable week."- McIlroy said.
McIlroy is satisfied with the course he will play on. In addition, he is optimistic about the fans in Dubai who are always there to support their favorite golfers. “Dubai Creek Resort is a fantastic course, and given the support we get in Dubai from the fans, I’m sure they are going to make it another great week on the golfing calendar”.
Tournament host reacts to Rory's arrival
Tournament host Abdulla Al Naboodah expressed his delight at having a prominent figure like Rory McIlroy participating in the tournament. Al Naboodah also highlighted the role of the United Arab Emirates in promoting and supporting golf.
Rory is not the only 'big' name who will have the opportunity to play in this kind of tournament. A few more important names are expected. This tournament could be a great introduction to the year 2024. A real spectacle is expected with great players and fans.
"We are absolutely delighted to welcome Rory McIlroy to the Dubai Invitational at Dubai Creek Resort. The United Arab Emirates has played a significant role in the global growth of golf, with its world-class courses and enthusiastic golfing community.
The inaugural Dubai Invitational will welcome global business leaders and celebrities from around the world to play alongside some of the world’s top professionals over three days, and Rory’s participation further underscores the UAE’s prominence in the international golfing landscape”.
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