Rory Mcilroy leads after impressive first round of 2021 | Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

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    Rory McIlroy started his 2021 season in style to hold a one-shot lead in Abu DHabi after round 1.

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    The European Tour season gets underway with the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, one of four premium Rolex Series events which underpin the 2021 season. Race to Dubai Champion Lee Westwood begins the season as defending champion in Abu Dhabi, and will be in the company of World Top 10 players Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas. Matthew Fitzpatrick, who claimed the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in December, tees off alongside Ian Poulter and Tyrrell Hatton, who is the highest ranked Englishman in the field. While Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood and Shane Lowry also feature in a star-studded field at Abu Dhabi GC. Can Westwood become the first player since Fleetwood to win consecutive titles in Abu Dhabi?

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    Justin Louis Thomas is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and is former World Number One. In 2017, Thomas experienced a breakout year, winning five PGA Tour events, including the PGA Championship, his maiden major championship, and also winning the FedEx Cup championship. In May 2018, Thomas became the 21st player to top the Official World Golf Ranking.

     

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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.

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