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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy will be looking to start the year off on a high note when he returns to Dubai for the inaugural edition of the Dubai Invitational from January 11-14, 2024.

The World Number Two is set to tee it up in the new four-day event at Dubai Creek Resort which sees a 72-hole strokeplay DP World Tour tournament played concurrently with a three-day Pro-Am team event, with Sunday featuring professionals only.

Fans can witness the four-time Major winner in action for free by registering for General Admission tickets here.

The Northern Irishman has tasted success in Dubai on five occasions and the 34-year-old will spend back-to-back weeks at DP World Tour events in the United Arab Emirates to start his 2024 season.

McIlroy headlines the field at the Dubai Invitational and will then shift his focus with the aim to create history as the first four-time winner of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic when he returns to defend his title at the Emirates Golf Club from January 18-21, 2024.

The Ryder Cup star is also the reigning European Number One having claimed the season long Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex on four occasions, including last year. He currently tops the Rankings heading into the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai in two weeks’ time.

“I’m really excited to start my year at the Dubai Invitational,” said McIlroy. “I’ve always enjoyed coming back to Dubai to set up my season and with a pro-am format, this tournament is going to be an enjoyable week.

“Dubai Creek Resort is a fantastic course and given the support we get in Dubai from the fans, I’m sure they are going to make it another great week on the golfing calendar.”

The first event on the International Swing on the DP World Tour’s new 2024 schedule, the Dubai Invitational will be played bi-annually in 2024, 2026 and 2028, and consists of 60 professional DP World Tour golfers, and 60 amateur golfers.

Tournament host Abdulla Al Naboodah, added: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Rory McIlroy to the Dubai Invitational at Dubai Creek Resort.

“The United Arab Emirates has played a significant role in the global growth of golf, with its world-class courses and enthusiastic golfing community.

The inaugural Dubai Invitational will welcome global business leaders and celebrities from around the world to play alongside some of the world’s top professionals over three days and Rory’s participation further underscores the UAE’s prominence in the international golfing landscape.”

Fans can attend the Dubai Invitational by registering in advance for free General Admission tickets here, with the opportunity to witness top-class golf and enjoy a range of entertainment options around the course.