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Rory McIlroy received the DP World Tour’s Race to Dubai title for a fifth time after two Rolex Collection victories and three top-seven finishes in majors in 2023; McIlroy final received a serious title on the 2014 PGA Championship

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Rory McIlroy believes he has loved a strong yr on the DP World Tour and is focusing on extra Order of Benefit titles

Rory McIlroy believes he has loved a strong yr on the DP World Tour and is focusing on extra Order of Benefit titles

Rory McIlroy has set his sights on including to his main tally in 2024 after rounding off one other spectacular DP World Tour Championship marketing campaign by profitable the Race to Dubai for a fifth time.

McIlroy had already constructed an unassailable lead within the season-long standings heading into the DP World Tour Championship, having loved two Rolex Collection victories and three top-seven main finishes throughout his season.

The world No 2 received the Hero Dubai Desert Basic and Genesis Scottish Open in a yr the place he completed runner-up on the US Open and reached the semi-finals of the WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play, then rounded off his season with a tied-Twenty second end on the season closing in Dubai.

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Highlights from the ultimate spherical of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai

Highlights from the ultimate spherical of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai

McIlroy additionally loved a powerful marketing campaign on the PGA Tour and performed a starring function in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory in Rome, though he heads into the New 12 months nonetheless with no main title since his 2014 PGA Championship success.

“It has been a great final couple of years, however I wish to kick on now and attempt to win extra majors and that is the place my focus is and we hold going ahead,” McIlroy mentioned in the course of the trophy presentation on the DP World Tour Championship.

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On his back-to-back Race to Dubai titles, McIlroy added: “I believe it [winning] reveals my consistency year-to-year. Over the past 10 years, I believe I’ve received eight season-long titles between America and between right here, so it simply reveals my degree of consistency.

“I mentioned to Harry [Diamond, caddie] on the final inexperienced that there is a few guys which are in a position to beat me form of one week or the following week however I do not suppose there’s lots of people that may beat me all through all the season.

McIlroy, pictured with caddie Harry Diamond, received the Race to Dubai for a fifth time

“It is nearly making an attempt to be a little bit extra medical once I get to these weeks the place I’ve possibilities to win. Total, it has been one other actually strong yr. Stroke common has been nice and I’ve performed actually good golf. Hopefully extra of the identical going into subsequent yr and past.”

The world No 2 strikes inside certainly one of Seve Ballesteros’ complete of six Order of Deserves, with McIlroy nonetheless hopeful of surpassing Colin Montgomerie’s all-time file of eight titles.

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McIlroy appears to be like again on his 2023 season and provides it a seven out of 10 however provides that the Ryder Cup win with Europe was a key spotlight

McIlroy appears to be like again on his 2023 season and provides it a seven out of 10 however provides that the Ryder Cup win with Europe was a key spotlight

“It is completely superb to be up there with Seve [Ballesteros] and Monty [Colin Montgomerie], the greats of European golf,” McIlroy added. “I by no means in my wildest desires thought that I would get this far, however there is no cause to cease right here.

“I would like to be on this inexperienced once more subsequent yr and attempt to win a sixth a kind of and hold it going.”

In regards to the prospect of additional DP World Tour order of deserves, McIlroy mentioned after his final-round 70 in Dubai. “Nonetheless obtained a little bit bit left within the tank. I believe I’ve nonetheless obtained a great eight to 10 years left in me the place I can play on the prime, prime degree.

McIlroy additionally topped the season-long standings in 2012, 2014, 2019 and 2022

“I would prefer to suppose that I will problem, a minimum of attempt to get previous Seve after which form of attempt to get previous Monty as properly. However it’s definitely a purpose of minute for the remainder of my profession to do one thing like that. It will imply loads to me.”

McGinley: No fears over McIlroy in majors

The Race to Dubai champion can have one other alternative to finish the profession Grand Slam in April at The Masters, having posted top-eight main finishes in seven of his previous eight main begins, with former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley assured McIlroy will nonetheless add to his main tally.

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Paul McGinley believes the choice to have the ability to play on each the DP World Tour and PGA Tour will assist golfers develop into higher gamers going ahead

Paul McGinley believes the choice to have the ability to play on each the DP World Tour and PGA Tour will assist golfers develop into higher gamers going ahead

“I believe he has been wonderful this yr and he is extra constant as a participant now than he is ever been earlier than,” McGinley informed Sky Sports activities. “I do know individuals decide by main championships and he most likely judges himself by main championships, however the floor foundation of it when it comes to how a lot of a top quality participant he’s has by no means been increased.

“There’s not a weak point now in his recreation, so I believe he simply wants a little bit of luck relating to main championships and a little bit bit extra perception when he will get into the warmth of battle. Issues simply must fall his manner and he is not obtained that to this point in majors.

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“McIlroy has been supreme this yr, profitable two Rolex occasions and taking part in in addition to he has in majors, in three prime 10s. Have a look at his recreation, it is actually actually robust. I’ve no fears going ahead that he’s not going so as to add considerably to the majors tally.”

What’s subsequent for McIlroy?

McIlroy will start 2024 by competing in back-to-back DP World Tour occasions, taking part in within the Dubai Invitational from January 11-14 after which aiming to defend his Hero Dubai Desert Basic title the next week. Stream the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour and extra with NOW.

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