(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Dong-chan = The DP World Tour Hero Dubai Desert Classic (total prize money of $9 million), which drew attention from fans due to the emotional battle between Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Patrick Reed (USA), ended 30 days behind schedule. work was over
The tournament, which opened on the 26th in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), was supposed to end on the 29th with a 4-round, 72-hole match.
However, due to bad weather, such as heavy rain, it was not until Monday, the 30th, that the winner could be determined.
As planned, the second round should have been completed by the 27th, but out of 132 players, 81 players did not even start the second round.
Accordingly, the tournament organizing committee decided to complete the 2nd round by the 28th, complete the 72-hole tournament by conducting the 3rd round on the 29th and the 4th round on the 30th.
Before the opening of the tournament, McIlroy and Reed had an emotional battle at the practice range.
Reed greeted McIlroy first, but McIlroy ignored it and Reed slid the tee towards McIlroy.
Reed is a player who moved to the LIV Golf Series, which was launched last year, and McIlroy is a representative player of the PGA Tour Remains.
The LIV series, which is sponsored by Saudi Arabian capital, is taking out PGA Tour players with enormous financial power, and the PGA Tour bans players who have moved to the LIV series from participating in competitions, and the two organizations are in a sharp conflict. 먹튀검증
Unlike the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour, a European tour, does not prevent LIV players from participating, so a number of LIV players also participated in this tournament.
McIlroy and Reed tied for 4th with 6 under par until the 1st round, and depending on the results of the 2nd round, there is a possibility of playing together in the 3rd and 4th rounds.