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Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm chase in Dubai

Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm chase in Dubai
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In Dubai the primary spherical of the DP World Tour Championship, the final seasonal match of the highest European males’s golf circuit, speaks French. Within the United Arab Emirates after the primary spherical Julien Guerrier and Matthieu Pavon lead the rankings, with a rating of 67 (-5) pictures, along with the Dane Nicolai Hojgaard.

On the Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth Course, par 72), behind them there’s one other transalpine, Antoine Rozner, 4th with 68 (-4) alongside the Swede Jans Dantorp and the Polish Adrian Meronk, on the lookout for his fourth success of the season .

Dp, outcomes

In the important thing occasion of the Rolex Collection, which presents a complete of 10,000,000 {dollars}, of which 3,000,000 will go to the winner, and sees the very best 50 gamers of the DP World Tour 2023 on the sphere, a false begin for the 2 most awaited massive names .

The Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, quantity 2 on this planet rating and already sure champion of the Race to Dubai, is 15/o with 71 (-1) after a see-sawing spherical supported by 5 birdies and stained by 4 bogeys. Even additional again is the Spaniard Jon Rahm.

Second on this planet rating, winner of the DP World Tour Championship in 2022, but in addition in 2019 and 2017, in Dubai he’s solely 24/o with 72 (par). Jon Rahm attended Arizona State College and gained 11 faculty tournaments, second solely to Phil Mickelson who gained 16 titles.

In 2015 he participated as an beginner within the Phoenix Open, ending fifth. On April 1 he grew to become first within the World Novice Golf Rating and remained there for 25 weeks, then regained the place and held it for an additional 35 weeks.

He thus certified for the U.S. Open and the Open Championship the next 12 months: within the first of the 2 tournaments he got here twenty-third, then turned skilled, concurrently dropping the best to play within the Open. The Quicken Loans Nationwide was his first skilled occasion and he completed third.

The Canadian Open as an alternative noticed him come second. On the finish of the season he obtained a card for the 2017 PGA Tour. Rahm discovered his first success within the Farmers Insurance coverage Open due to an eagle on the final gap[5], managing to enter the main tournaments on the world scene.

On the Mexico Championship, an occasion within the World Golf Championships collection, he completed third, two strokes behind the winner Dustin Johnson[6], whereas within the second occasion, the Dell Applied sciences Match Play, he misplaced the ultimate in opposition to Johnson himself.

He later gained the Irish Open by six strokes and the ultimate match of the European Tour season, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, additionally successful the rookie of the 12 months award.



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