Rory McIlroy says he is hoping to get some confidence back in his game when he contests the DP World Tour Championship this week.
The Race to Dubai looks to be a formality with Francesco Molinari well ahead of his nearest rival Tommy Fleetwood heading into the final tournament, but McIlroy says there is still plenty to play for.
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The Northern Irishman has had a disappointing season by his exceptionally high standards. McIlroy has had near misses in the Dubai Desert Classic, the BMW PGA and the Open Championship, with his only win of the year coming stateside on the PGA Tour, in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. However he hopes to finish on a high on a course that has served him so well in the past.
McIlroy has won there on four occasions already and hopes to finish the year on a high by making it five on the Greg Norman-designed Earth course. “It’s a golf course I have had so much success on,” admitted McIlroy. “I’m very familiar with the place and looking forward to it. If there’s any course or any place in the world where I can get a bit of confidence from, it’s Dubai.”