World No. 1 Rory McIlroy (34, Northern Ireland) won the DP World Tour (formerly European Tour) Hero Dubai Desert Classic (total prize money of 9 million dollars).
In the final 4th round of the tournament held at the Emirates Golf Club (par 72) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 30th (Korean time), McIlroy made 5 birdies and 1 bogey and hit 4 under par 68.
McIlroy, who recorded a final total of 19 under par 269 strokes, won the dramatic victory by beating 2nd place Patrick Reed (USA) by one stroke.
Winning his first event this year, 메이저사이트 McIlroy increased his DP World Tour career to 15 and further cemented his world No. 1 spot. In addition, after 2009 and 2015, he won the championship for the third time in eight years. The winning prize is 1.53 million dollars (approximately 1.87 billion won).
McIlroy, who started the game on the last day with a 7-under par the previous day and a sole lead by 3 strokes, played a frustrating game by repeating par marches until the 8th hole. In the meantime, ‘Ansuk’ Reed chased McIlroy fiercely, catching only three birdies in the first hole.
McIlroy and Reed had an emotional battle at the practice range ahead of this tournament, and emerged as an enmity. American Professional Golf (PGA) tour fine McIlroy ignored LIV golf fine Reed’s greetings, and Reed engaged in a war of nerves by throwing a wooden tee at McIlroy.
McIlroy, who was chasing Reed by one stroke, caught his first birdie in the 9th hole (par 4) and seemed to take a breather, but Reed, who was playing in the previous group, succeeded in an eagle putt in the 10th hole (par 5) and tied for the lead. I allowed it.
After that, the buddy battle continued. When McIlroy responded with a birdie on the 10th hole (par 5), Reed caught a birdie again on the 11th hole (par 3) to chase McIlroy, and on the 13th hole (par 5) both caught a birdie and the joint lead continued. done.
The game was split in the last two holes after McIlroy and Reed committed bogies in turn on holes 15 (par 3) and 16 (par 4). Reed failed to reduce the number of strokes as the shot went off the green in the 17th hole (par 4), where one-on was possible. On the other hand, McIlroy sent a tee shot from this hole to the entrance of the green. After rolling an eagle putt with a putter, he lightly caught a birdie and took the lead again.
McIlroy’s tee shot almost fell into the water around the fairway on the last 18th hole (par 5). In the meantime, Reid added a birdie on this hole to tie the lead and finish the game first. McIlroy, who managed to hit the surviving ball from the rough, went up to the green in three hits and confirmed the championship by catching a formidable birdie at a distance of 4m. McIlroy, who succeeded in putting for birdie, let out a roar as he clenched his fists.
Reid cut 7 strokes, but had to be satisfied with the runner-up with a final total of 18 under par 270 strokes.