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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 07: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland putts on the 18th hole during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 7, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
What an end to the European Tour season. Chief executive George O'Grady couldn't have asked for anything better than the world and European No. 1 player Rory McIlroy signing off the season by winning the DP World Tour Championship. McIlroy fired a 6-under-par 66 on Sunday to clear the hard-charging Justin Rose (a 10-under 62 to finish) by two shots. Here are Five Things to take away from Dubai: 1. Rory rules the roost Amazing to think it has been less than five years since McIlroy turned pro. He always seemed destined for greatness, but there have been other so called "can't miss" kids who have missed spectacularly. With another major under his belt in this year's PGA Championship, winning the money list on both sides of the Atlantic, and a stranglehold on the world No. 1 spot, McIlroy seems destined to take the game by the scruff of the neck and not let go for a long time. Perhaps the only impediment to his advancement is the equipment change he will make next year. Many pla...
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