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Julien Guerrier, Matthieu Pavon and Nicolai Hojgaard lead after opening-round 67s in Dubai; Viktor Hovland is 2 again, Race to Dubai champion Rory McIlroy is 4 behind and three-time winner Jon Rahm is 5 again; Watch reside on Friday from 7am on Sky Sports activities Golf

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Rory McIlroy’s tee shot on the thirteenth gap on the DP World Tour Championship landed on a girl’s lap within the crowd earlier than he jokingly went to play the shot!

Rory McIlroy’s tee shot on the thirteenth gap on the DP World Tour Championship landed on a girl’s lap within the crowd earlier than he jokingly went to play the shot!

Nicolai Hojgaard produced a sensational birdie run to seize a share of the early lead on the DP World Tour Championship, as Rory McIlroy didn’t construct on a powerful begin in Dubai.

Hojgaard made 5 birdies in a six-hole stretch throughout an opening-round 67 at Jumeirah Golf Estates, seeing the Ryder Cup rookie sit prime of the leaderboard alongside French duo Julien Guerrier and Matthieu Pavon.

Adrian Meronk – who missed out to Hojgaard for a Ryder Cup captain’s decide in September – is a shot again in tied-fourth with Antoine Rozner and Jens Dantorp, whereas Group Europe trio Viktor Hovland, Tommy Fleetwood and Robert MacIntyre are all inside two of the lead after robust begins.

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Adrian Meronk produced a surprising hole-out eagle on the par-four fifth throughout the opening spherical of the DP World Tour Championship

Adrian Meronk produced a surprising hole-out eagle on the par-four fifth throughout the opening spherical of the DP World Tour Championship

Race to Dubai champion McIlroy birdied three of his opening seven holes in his first begin since Europe’s Ryder Cup success earlier than ultimately signing for a one-under 71, with Rahm an additional stroke again as he chases a file fourth victory on the occasion…

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