Morikawa, McIlroy to start 2022 season in Abu Dhabi

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Nov 25 (Reuters) – World quantity two Collin Morikawa and four-time main winner Rory McIlroy will start their 2022 DP World Tour season on the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January.

The 24-year-old Morikawa, who gained this yr’s British Open, ended the season because the European Tour’s primary and capped off a memorable yr with victory on the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday.

The European Tour stated earlier this month it might be renamed the DP World Tour from subsequent yr following a partnership with the United Arab Emirates-based logistics firm. learn extra

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The Abu Dhabi Championship was beforehand performed on the Abu Dhabi Golf Club for 16 consecutive years however will transfer to Yas Links Abu Dhabi subsequent yr and happen from Jan. 20-23.

“I cannot wait to return to the Middle East and play the Abu Dhabi Championship for the first time,” Morikawa instructed the European Tour’s web site.

“I have heard great things about the event and it always attracts a world-class field year on year, but I know this year will be extra special at Yas Links for the first time.”

McIlroy, who ended his 2021 marketing campaign with a tied for sixth end on the DP World Tour Championship, will proceed his seek for a maiden victory in Abu Dhabi, the place he has completed runner-up 4 occasions.

“I have many happy memories of the Abu Dhabi Championship, and once again look forward to starting my year at this wonderful tournament,” McIlroy stated.

“I have come close a few times at this event in the past, and I’m hopeful I can be in with a chance of picking up that trophy for the first time come Sunday.”

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Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

Oct 17, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Rory McIlroy putts on the 18th during the final round of the CJ Cup golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 14, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Collin Morikawa chips on the second fringe during the first round of the CJ Cup golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 17, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Rory McIlroy putts on the 18th during the final round of the CJ Cup golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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