Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), world number one in men’s golf, will play in a group with a player from the LIV series sponsored by Saudi Arabia.
McIlroy shot 8 under par 136 until the second round of the DP World Tour Hero Dubai Desert Classic (total prize money of $9 million) held at the Emirates Golf Club (par 72, 7,428 yards) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 28th (local time). hit
McIlroy, who tied for 7th, played in the third round on the 29th in a group with Bernd Bisberger (Austria) and Dan Bradbury (England).
Among them, Bisberger is a member of the LIV series, which was launched last year.
McIlroy is a representative player who remained in the PGA, setting up a confrontation with the LIV series when the LIV series recruited players from the American Professional Golf (PGA) tour with enormous financial power.
Even before this tournament, Patrick Reed (USA), a member of the LIV series, greeted them first at the practice range, but ignored it, which led to an ’emotional fight’.
The PGA Tour banned LIV series players from participating in the tournament, and the DP World Tour, which hosts this tournament, is giving LIV series players a chance to participate. 토토사이트
In addition to Reed and Bisberger, a number of LIV players participated, including Henrik Stenson (Sweden), Abraham Anser (Mexico), Ian Poulter, and Lee Westwood (England).
Reid, who had an emotional battle with McIlroy before the opening of the tournament, is also tied for 7th with McIlroy with an 8-under par until the second round.
Reed will play the third round on the 29th in the group immediately following McIlroy, and depending on the results of the third round, he may play with McIlroy in the final round.
The fact that Stenson and Luke Donald (England) were tied in a group in the third round also draws the attention of fans.
The two tied for 65th with a 2-under-par 142 until the second round, and played the third round in the same group.
Stenson moved to the LIV series in July of last year, when he was captaining the European team at the Ryder Cup, a men’s golf competition between the United States and Europe this year.
Stenson, who threw away his position as the head coach of the European national team and moved to the LIV series, immediately won the 3rd round of the LIV series and obtained a huge amount of money of about 6.2 billion won by adding the prize money for the individual and team events.
Donald is the person who succeeded Stenson as the captain of the European national team.
At the time, Donald indirectly criticized former general manager Stenson, saying, “I will continue to be here (without going to the LIV series) for the next 14 months (where the Ryder Cup is held).”
Tyrrell Hatton (England), who will play alongside Stenson and Donald, posted on social media, “If the Ryder Cup story comes up during tomorrow’s game… ’ and posted a video meaning that he would rather hide in the bush, revealing his embarrassing position to play with former and current Ryder Cup captains.
Hatton does not go to the LIV series, but is active on the PGA Tour and DP World Tour.
Richard Bland (England) is also a member of the LIV Series among the three co-leaders up to the second round, and this tournament is being held as a head-to-head competition between LIV players and PGA and DP World Tour players