Rory McIlroy faces as king DP Championship

For once, the only result that will matter in Dubai will be that on the field

by Andrea Gussoni
Rory McIlroy faces as king DP Championship
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For once, the only result that will matter in Dubai will be that on the field. There will be no further observations or remarks to be made about the DP World Tour Championship played on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

One man has already won the Race to Dubai, and that's Rory McIlroy.

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The Northern Irishman has already clinched the title even before arriving in the United Arab Emirates; the numbers speak for themselves.

McIlroy has amassed a staggering 5164.5 points, compared to Jon Rahm's 3081.9. The Spaniard can only hope to win the season-ending event for the fourth time, setting a new record that is already his. However, his chances of catching up to McIlroy are slim, as the maximum number of points available is only 2000, leaving him with a daunting deficit of almost 2083 points to overcome.

The most likely scenario is a battle for second place, with Polish golfer Adrian Meronk still having a score to settle after being left out of the Ryder Cup team.

Although, in hindsight, Luke Donald's choices proved to be spot on. Another contender trying to finish in the top three is New Zealand's Ryan Fox.

Thus concludes a particularly fruitful season of winners, with England triumphing the most, excluding Majors and WGC Match Play, with six in total.

It is worth noting the admirable split in protagonism between McIlroy and Meronk. Although the Northern Irishman frequently participates on the PGA Tour for obvious reasons, he demonstrates his true identity and ambition when competing in the Rolex Series events.

Rory McIlroy (born 4 May 1989) is a Northern Irish professional golfer. Born in Holywood, County Down in Northern Ireland, he is the only child of Gerry and Rosie McIlroy. Rory became a professional golfer in 2007 at just 18 years old, becoming the youngest player in the top-50 in the world rankings.

Since then, Rors has won 13 tournaments, including 4 majors, in 2011 (U.S. Open), 2012 (PGA Championship) and in 2014 (The Open) and the (PGA Championship), returning to be number 1 in the world.

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