The National’s Sport cover for the Wednesday, November 19 issue, featuring Rory McIlroy, the European Tour’s Race to Dubai champion without even lifting a finger yet in the tour’s Final Series.
It is a testament to the overall quality of McIlroy’s season that he was able to so comfortably calim the title.
In an interview with Steve Elling, he says of his anti-climactic victory – ahead of Thursday's start to the season-finale DP World Tour Championship in Dubai:
“I’m happy to spoil the party,” McIlroy said. “It works just fine for me.”
Elling also talks with McIlroy about the broader Race to Dubai points system, the F1 points system (in particular this weekend's double points on offer at the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix) and his motivation for this weekend's DP World Championship tournament.
“I want to pick two trophies up on the 18th green on Sunday, instead of one.”
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