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McIlroy Admits Dubai Win One Of ‘Toughest Rounds I’ve Ever Had To Play’ Amid Reed Controversy

McIlroy Admits Dubai Win One Of 'Toughest Rounds I've Ever Had To Play' Amid Reed Controversy

Rory McIlroy won the Dubai Desert Classic for the third time to get his year off to the perfect start. However, he admits it was far from plain sailing.

McIlroy held off Patrick Reed with a birdie to finish with a 69 for a one-shot victory. After securing prize money of $1.53m with his first Rolex Series win, McIlroy said: “Mentally it was very tough today. I felt like I could have let my emotions get in the way. I expended a lot of mental energy today trying to focus on myself and focus on shooting a score and trying to reach a number.”


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