McIlroy to make Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship return

Rory McIlroy will return to Yas Links for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship from November 7-10, 2024, with his sights set on topping the Race to Dubai Rankings for the sixth time.

The current rankings leader has already booked his place in the penultimate event on the 2024 Race to Dubai thanks to his victory at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, the first Rolex Series Event of the season, a runner-up finish at the Dubai Invitational, and strong performances at the first three Majors of the season.

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship is the first event of the DP World Tour Play-offs, a new two-event series also incorporating the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, where the Race to Dubai champion will be crowned.

The top 70 available players at the conclusion of the "Back 9" events will gather in Abu Dhabi as the new-look season comes to a close.

The reigning European number one and four-time Major Champion is looking to equal Seve Ballesteros’s six Harry Vardon Trophies, just two short of Colin Montgomerie’s record eight season-long titles.

"It’s no secret that I love playing golf in the Middle East and having the opportunity to play in these two events back-to-back will be a great way to end the season," said McIlroy.

"I’d love to lift the trophy in Abu Dhabi and have the chance to top the Race to Dubai Rankings again."

As well as all the action on course, there will be a full programme of events for the whole family during the week, including dedicated activations for children, large screens for enhanced viewing and other engaging activities, as well as the ever-popular Ladies Day and Family Day.

There will also be live music each day, performed by some of the UAE’s most renowned talents.

Fans are now able to register for free tickets as the season moves towards its thrilling climax. A range of options are also available for those seeking an elevated experience.


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