x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

In Pictures: Rory McIlroy in Dubai through the years

Rory McIlroy shot to fame for the first time after winning the Dubai Desert Classic in 2009. He’s competed there often since, including a win at the DP World Tour Championship in 2012. In a Q&A with The National’s John McAuley on Sunday, he called Dubai his “home from home.” As an amateur in 2006 he made just his fourth European Tour start at the Classic and this week he’ll be competing in Dubai for the 13th time in his career.