Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland, photo) reached the top of the DP World Tour Hero Dubai Desert Classic.
McIlroy shot a 4 under par 68 in the final 4th round of the tournament held at Emirates Golf Club (par 72) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 30th. McIlroy, who recorded a total of 19 under par and 269 strokes, defeated Patrick Reed (USA), who was in second place, by one stroke and took the championship cup in his 안전놀이터 arms.
McIlroy, who appeared for the first time this year, showed a performance worthy of the world No. 1 in men’s golf. After four days of stable play, he won his 15th win on the DP World Tour and received 1.53 million dollars (approximately 1.88 billion won) as the winning prize.
McIlroy, who started the game with a single lead by 3 strokes, was unable to reduce the number of strokes until the 8th hole and allowed the “enemy” lead to pursue. McIlroy and Reed became antagonistic as they engaged in emotional battles such as throwing tees at the practice range ahead of this tournament.
However, McIlroy managed to turn the tide with a birdie on the ninth hole. After reducing one stroke each on the 10th and 13th holes, he did not give up the lead. McIlroy, who was playing a no-bogey play, faced a crisis by writing down his first bogey on the 15th hole.
A situation where you need a birdie to win. McIlroy showed his concentration at this time. With two consecutive birdies on the 17th and 18th holes, he confirmed the thrilling one stroke win. The ceremony McIlroy showed after making a 4m champion birdie putt on the 18th hole was amazing. After confirming that the ball went into the hole, he clasped his right arm and let out a roar.
Reed, who drove 7 under par on the final day, tried to win the come-from-behind championship, but swallowed regret as he could not surpass McIlroy.