Julien Guerrier, Matthieu Pavon and Nicolai Hojgaard lead after opening-round 67s in Dubai; Viktor Hovland is 2 again, Race to Dubai champion Rory McIlroy is 4 behind and three-time winner Jon Rahm is 5 again; Watch reside on Friday from 7am on Sky Sports activities Golf
Final Up to date: 16/11/23 1:23pm
Nicolai Hojgaard produced a sensational birdie run to seize a share of the early lead on the DP World Tour Championship, as Rory McIlroy did not construct on a powerful begin in Dubai.
Hojgaard made 5 birdies in a six-hole stretch throughout an opening-round 67 at Jumeirah Golf Estates, seeing the Ryder Cup rookie sit high of the leaderboard alongside French duo Julien Guerrier and Matthieu Pavon.
Adrian Meronk – who missed out to Hojgaard for a Ryder Cup captain’s choose in September – is a shot again in tied-fourth with Antoine Rozner and Jens Dantorp, whereas Staff Europe trio Viktor Hovland, Tommy Fleetwood and Robert MacIntyre are all inside two of the lead after sturdy begins.
Race to Dubai champion McIlroy birdied three of his opening seven holes in his first begin since Europe’s Ryder Cup success earlier than ultimately signing for a one-under 71, with Rahm an additional stroke again as he chases a report fourth victory on the occasion…
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