Rory McIlroy‘s 2024 season begins within the United Arab Emirates with back-to-back occasions on the DP World Tour in Dubai.
He’s set to compete on the inaugural Dubai Invitational Jan. 11-14 at Dubai Creek Resort, adopted by the Hero Dubai Desert Basic on the Emirates Golf Membership from Jan. 18-21.
McIlroy, 34, of Northern Eire, is the defending champion on the latter, a 1-shot victory over Patrick Reed in January 2023.
“I am actually excited to begin my yr on the Dubai Invitational,” mentioned McIlroy, per Sky Sports activities. “I’ve all the time loved coming again to Dubai to arrange my season and with a pro-am format, this match goes to be an pleasurable week.”
McIlroy’s participation within the Dubai occasions will preserve him out of two PGA Tour occasions in the identical weeks — the Sony Open in Honolulu, scheduled for Jan. 11-14, and The American Specific in La Quinta, California, the next week.