The DP World Tour returns to the United Arab Emirates this week for the first of four consecutive events in the country. This week’s tournament will host an incredibly strong field, with the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Danny Willet competing to claim their first win of 2022. Tyrell Hatton will also be teeing up, hoping to repeat his excellent performance in 2021, which saw him take the win by four shots. Other notable names include 2020 winner Lee Westwood, 2013 Masters winner Adam Scott and the postman himself, Ian Poulter.
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Rory McIlroy MBE is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours.
He is a former world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking, having spent over 100 weeks in that position during his career. He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S Open, 2012 PGA Championship, 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship.
Along with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, he is one of three players to win four majors by the age of 25. In 2012, he became the youngest player to reach $10 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour.
McIlroy has represented Europe, Great Britain & Ireland, and Ireland as both an amateur and a professional. At the Ryder Cup, he played for Europe against the United States in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018, with Europe winning in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2018. For his individual and team achievements he has twice been named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year, in 2011 and 2014.
The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates, is a sovereign state in Western Asia located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders Oman and Saudi Arabia, and has maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran.