Rolex Series

With this win: Rory McIlroy - Hero Dubai Desert Classic

Defending champion Rory McIlroy made history by becoming the first man to win a record-breaking fourth Hero Dubai Desert Classic title at Emirates Golf Club.

Below, find out what else he has accomplished with this win.


Key Facts: Rory McIlroy's victory at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic

  1. This is McIlroy's 17th DP World Tour victory in his 242nd appearance and his first since the 2023 Genesis Scottish Open, 189 days ago.
  2. He becomes the first player to win the Hero Dubai Desert Classic four times (2024, 23, 15, 09), overtaking Ernie Els (2005, 02, 1994) for most wins at the event
  3. He also becomes only the second player to win the event in consecutive seasons, following Stephen Gallagher (2014, 13)
  4. He moves into first position on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex on 1,596 points, up from 11th
  5. This is his third Rolex Series title, following the 2023 Hero Dubai Desert Classic and Genesis Scottish Open
  6. This is his sixth professional victory in Dubai following the Hero Dubai Desert Classic (2023, 15, 09) and DP World Tour Championship (2015, 12)
  7. This is his 38th professional win worldwide
  8. It consolidates his position as the most successful player from Northern Ireland on the DP World Tour, moving three wins ahead of fellow Major champion Darren Clarke (14 wins)
  9. This is the 65th victory by a Northern Irishman on the DP World Tour

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