Ahead of the $8 million season-ending tournament at the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estates here, McIlroy said: “I am obviously very proud and very honoured to have won the Race to Dubai this year. I’ve had four go’s at it since 2009.
I came close a couple of times, and you know, it was great to be able to do it this year. It’s been a phenomenal year, and I’ve still got one more tournament left and I want to try to finish the season strong. I really want to play well this week.”