Rory McIlroy wants more co-sanctioned events

"I think The Scottish Open worked really well and certainly one could work well here [in Dubai]."

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Rory McIlroy wants more co-sanctioned events
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Rory McIlroy clinched victory at the Scottish Open, a rare event co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour and PGA Tour outside the US. He hopes for more global events on the PGA Tour calendar, aiming for increased international presence in the future.

The tournament in South Africa saw Max Homa and Justin Thomas shine brightly. McIlroy aims for more moments like these and envisions frequent co-sanctioned events becoming the norm.
"I would be all for more co-sanctioned events.

Look at what Max Homa and Justin Thomas did last week going down to South Africa. They had a really good time. They played in a different part of the world where they had never played before. If more of that sort of stuff could happen, I think it would be really good for golf." McIlroy is highlighting the success of the Scottish Open, which was co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour and PGA Tour.

He believes that this model of collaboration between tours has been effective in producing a high-quality event. "I think The Scottish Open worked really well and certainly one could work well here [in Dubai]. Some of the National Opens, try to revitalise some of those that have some great history in our game and a lot of tradition; the Australian Open, for example.

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Rory McIlroy and National Opens

McIlroy is really emphasizing how much winning National Opens means to him in golf. These tournaments, steeped in history and tradition, hold a special spot in his heart. Calling them some of his most prized trophies shows just how much they matter in his career.

"There's so many -- to me, I've won quite a few National Opens and they are probably some of my most prized possessions in my trophy case. You look at the names on them, and that's what golf is about." Source: Golfmonthly

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