Rory McIlroy opened his title defense at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with a bogey-6 but recovered to post a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in round one.
Rory McIlroy won last year's Omega Dubai Desert Classic and returns to try and win the title for the third time.
Rory McIlroy completed a grandstand finish for his 4-under-par 37-31=68 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, to finish T3 on 14-under 274.
Rory McIlroy signed off his second round in stunning style to complete a 2-under-par 37-33=70 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, good enough for a 36 hole 8-under 136 total and T2 at the conclusion of his protracted second round.
Rory McIlroy outshone playing partners Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler with a first-round 6-under-par 33-33=66 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Thursday morning.
Rory McIlroy has opted out of next week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions as he sticks to the scheduling plan that has worked so well in the past.
Rory McIlroy used Instagram to announce that he had laser eye surgery on Wednesday.
Rory McIlroy was crowned Europe's No. 1 again after shooting a 6-under-par 33-33=66 to capture the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai by a shot from Andy Sullivan.
Rory McIlroy kept in pole position to win the Race to Dubai after a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in round two of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Rory McIlroy holed his bunker shot at the final hole to turn a potential bogey into a birdie and shoot an opening 4-under-par 34-34=68 in round one of the DP World Tour Championship.
Rory McIlroy heads the points race going into the final event of the European Tour season, the DP World Tour Championship at the Earth course in Dubai.
Rory McIlroy concluded his week at Sheshan International Golf Club with a 6-under-par 33-33=66 and came to rest at 14-under 274 at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.
Rory McIlroy had to settle for an even-par 34=38=72 in round two of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China and is 4-under 140 at the midpoint.
Race to Dubai leader Rory McIlroy posted a 4-under-par 34-34=68 on day one of the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in China.