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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Race to Dubai

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# Dubai Glory
Morikawa wins Race to Dubai in style as McIlroy's charge stalls with late slips
Morikawa birdied five of his last seven holes to seal an impressive win in Dubai.
# Race to Dubai
Harrington set to miss out on World Tour Championship season finale despite T8 finish in Dubai
Harrington finished four shots behind winner JB Hansen of Denmark.
# Race to Dubai
Late bogeys cost Niall Kearney top-10 finish at Dutch Open
Sweden’s Kristoffer Brober celebrates his first European Tour win in almost six years.
# Race to Dubai
McIlroy goes low with Saturday 65 as Rahm eyes Race to Dubai double
Jon Rahm and Mike Lorenzo-Vera lead the DP World Tour Championship by two shots from McIlroy.
# Race to Dubai
Rory McIlroy loses ground after poor day two in Dubai
The battle for the Race to Dubai title is hotting up nicely at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
# grand finish
Stunning final-hole eagle sees McIlroy make flying start in Dubai
He lies a shot behind leader Mike Lorenzo-Vera at the DP World Tour Championship.
# No worries
Rory McIlroy unperturbed by being out of Race to Dubai contention
Even if the star wins the season-ending championship and secures the winner’s cheque of $3 million on Sunday, he won’t garner enough points to surpass current leader Bernd Wiesberger.
# Race to Dubai
Superb eagle keeps Ireland's Dunne in the hunt at DP World Tour Championship
Shane Lowry also performed well in today’s second round.
# Race to Dubai
McIlroy finishes on a high as Stenson wins Race to Dubai
Henrik Stenson finishes the year as Europe’s top golfer.
# grandstand finish
Henrik Stenson played the golf of his life down the stretch to deny Rory McIlroy victory
The Swede’s putter got hot on 17 and 18 to hold off McIlroy’s charge.
# Distractions
'I've got used to it' - McIlroy won't let upcoming court date impact on course performances
The world number one tees off at the Dubai World Tour Championship today.
# McIlroy
Rory McIlroy was today crowned Race to Dubai champion without hitting a golf ball
The 25-year-old has won the Harry Vardon trophy with one tournament still to go.
# New Year's Resolution
McIlroy: Game back where I want it to be after 'learning year'
McIlroy picks up €200k after a good weekend in Dubai.
# Winning
Stenson wins Race to Dubai title
The Swede also ends the season as Europe’s number one.
# Race to Dubai
Solid start for McIlroy as Wozniacki watches on in Dubai
Henrik Stenson shows no signs of letting his advantage slip as the DP World Tour Championship gets underway.
# Have your say
Open thread: Has 2012 been the best year ever for Irish sport?
Rory McIlroy, Team Ireland and Leinster all had fantastic years.
# Golf
Another major 12 months for McIlroy: Rory rules after stellar year
If he was golf’s crowned prince this time last year, the Holywood native is the sport’s new king now.
# Top of the World
McIlroy named European Golfer of the Year
The 23-year-old world number ended the year in style at an awards ceremony in London today.
# Rory McIlroy
Dominant McIlroy vows more of the same in 2013
“Every goal that I set myself at the start of 2012, I’ve achieved this year. It doesn’t really get much better than that.”
# Ambition
DP World Tour Championship: McIlroy seeking double in Dubai
The world number one is set to compete at the season-ending $8 million DP World Tour Championship
# success
Manassero triumphs in Singapore play-off, McIlroy wins Race to Dubai
The Northern Irish golfer finished off with a dramatic eagle, enabling him to achieve the feat.
# Money Talks
McIlroy chases Donald feat in Shanghai
The world number one will play his opening two rounds with Lee Westwood and Justin Rose in a mouthwatering match-up.
# Opinion
In the swing: eyes turn east as big guns head to Abu Dhabi
The first few tournaments of 2012 have lacked golf’s star names, writes Neil Cullen, but that’s all about to change.
# Teed Up
Patience the key to winning more Majors, says Harrington
Padraig Harrington promises that he’s still got more Major wins to come, as he prepares to begin the new season in South Africa.
# high rise
Top of the world, Ma! Rory McIlroy tees up on Dubai hotel
It’s a long way from the tee-box at Holywood Golf Club….
# Opinion
In the swing: Donald's stellar season leaves us hungry for more
“2011 is done and dusted, but 2012 can’t come quick enough,” writes golf columnist Neil Cullen as we put a lid on a brilliant year.
# down time
Have a break: Rory McIlroy to rest up after Dubai disappointment
“I think this week was one too many. But Luke deserves it. Basically every time he’s teed it up he’s had a chance or he’s finished in the top five or top 10.”
# sand blast
Rory McIlroy fades in Dubai as Donald on track
It will take some weekend’s effort to win the Race to Dubai from here after a bogey-bogey finish to the second round for the Holywood man.
# desert storm
Rory turns up the heat on Luke Donald
US Open champion shot a 30 on the back nine today at the Dubai World Championship to take an early lead on top-ranked Luke Donald for the European money title.
# Say what?
Donald says McIlroy is more talented than Tiger, then changes his mind
The world number one caused a bit of a stir with his comments ahead of this weekend’s Dubai World Championship.
# Sick note
Virus hits Rory McIlroy's Race to Dubai showdown preparations
Irish golfer says he’ll play on for big prize despite health concerns.
# Opinion
In the swing: Tiger proves that he never forgot how to get the job done
Rory McIlroy’s win set up a cracking finale in the Race to Dubai, but golf columnist Neil Cullen is already looking forward to what a resurgent Tiger can do next season.
# Job Done
Victory in Hong Kong keeps McIlroy's Dubai dream alive
The US Open champion holed from a greenside bunker at the last to secure a two-shot victory, boosting his slim chances of capturing this season’s Race to Dubai title.
# Squeaky Bum Time
McIlroy slips back as Harrington's odds of going to Dubai fade
There was little good news for supporters of Irish golf in Hong Kong overnight as Alvaro Quiros took charge of the event.
# Final Stretch
Rory's eyes on the prize as Race to Dubai heats up
McIlroy has targeted a win at this week’s Hong Kong Open as he attempts to reel in Luke Donald at the top of the European money list.
# in the hunt
Impressive start from Harrington in Malaysia
An opening 64 left the Dubliner one shot off the lead at the Iskandar Johor Open.
# Opinion
In the swing: Disney dream come true for Donald
Luke Donald’s performance on Sunday — and throughout the season — proves that he is unquestionably the world’s best golfer at present, writes Neil Cullen.
# Shootout
Irish duo surge into contention in Portugal
Former Irish Open champ Shane Lowry carded a flawless 66 to climb to within four shots of Simon Khan’s second round lead, a position he shares with compatriot Peter Lawrie.
# The Morning Score
The Morning Score: Friday
You’ll never guess who’s coming to visit and was it all a dream for G-Mac?
# The Morning Score
The Morning Score: Friday
Arsene Wenger seems to be in a spot of bother, Trap to take a pay cut and Cork prepare to lose another GAA star.