Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship | With a win…

Rory McIlroy

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• Would be his 15th European Tour victory in his 210th appearance, surpassing Darren Clarke’s 14 wins to set the record for most wins for a player from Northern Ireland 

• Would be his first Rolex Series victory – his best previous finish was runner up at the 2018 BMW PGA Championship 

• Would be his first win at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Has eight top tens in ten previous appearances, including runner-up finishes in 2011, 2012 and 2015 and finished third in his last appearance in 2018 

• Would top the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex on 1335 points 

• Could move as high as fourth on the Official World Golf Ranking, up from sixth 

• First European Tour win since the 2019 WGC-HSBC Championship 

• His 15 European Tour wins include four Majors (2014 US PGA Championship, 2014 Open Championship, 2012 US PGA Championship, 2011 U.S. Open) and three World Golf Championships (2019 WGC-HSBC Championship, 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play, 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational) 

• Would be the first Rolex Series winner from Northern Ireland 

• Would be the 60th European Tour win for a player from Northern Ireland and the first on the 2021 Race to Dubai 

 Tyrrell Hatton 

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• Would be his sixth European Tour victory in his 151st appearance and his fourth on the Rolex Series 

• Would join Jon Rahm as the player with the most Rolex Series titles, adding to his wins at the 2020 BMW PGA Championship, 2019 Turkish Airlines Open and 2017 Italian Open 

• Would be his first win at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Best finish in six previous appearances was tied sixth in 2015 

• Would top the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex on 1335 points 

• Could move as high as fifth on the Official World Golf Ranking, up from ninth 

• Would be the 349th win for an English player on the European Tour and the first on the 2021 Race to Dubai 

• Would be the 14th Rolex Series win for a player from England, following Tommy Fleetwood (2017 Open de France and 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player), Tyrrell Hatton (2017 Italian Open, 2019 Turkish Airlines Open, 2020 BMW PGA Championship), Justin Rose (2017 and 2018 Turkish Airlines Open), Lee Westwood (2018 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player and 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA), Danny Willett (2018 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai and 2019 BMW PGA Championship), Aaron Rai (Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open) and Matt Fitzpatrick (2020 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai) 

Tommy Fleetwood 

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• Would be his sixth European Tour victory in his 231st appearance 

• Would be his third Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title following wins in 2017 and 2018, equalling Martin Kaymer’s three victories (2008, 2010, 2011) 

• Would be his third Rolex Series victory following the Open de France (2017) and Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player (2019) 

• Only Jon Rahm (four) and Tyrrell Hatton (three) have more Rolex Series victories 

• Would top the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex on 1335 points 

• Could move as high as 11th on the Official World Golf Ranking, up from 19th position 

• Would be the 349th win for an English player on the European Tour and the first on the 2021 Race to Dubai 

• Would be the 14th Rolex Series win for a player from England, following Tommy Fleetwood (2017 Open de France and 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player), Tyrrell Hatton (2017 Italian Open, 2019 Turkish Airlines Open, 2020 BMW PGA Championship), Justin Rose (2017 and 2018 Turkish Airlines Open), Lee Westwood (2018 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player and 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA), and Danny Willett (2018 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai and 2019 BMW PGA Championship), Aaron Rai (Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open), Tyrrell Hatton (2020 BMW PGA Championship) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (2020 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai) 

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