The pressure is off Rory McIlroy on the European Tour money list. He's topped it with two tournaments to go, two tournaments he'd love to own to cap off a stellar year.
Having claimed the money title on Sunday at the Singapore Open, where he was third, McIlroy says he can relax a little.
Until Thursday, when he begins his defense of the Hong Kong Open.
''It's nice not having to worry about the Race to Dubai title knowing that I've already wrapped it up,'' McIlroy said on Tuesday on Victoria Peak, off which he hit plastic balls in a promotional event with Padraig Harrington, YE Yang, Paul Lawrie and Matt Kuchar.
''Matteo (Manassero) did me a big favour on Sunday winning the playoff in Singapore so I owe him for that. So, to be able to come here and really only have to play half decent is a nice feeling, but then I want to end the year with another victory.''
McIlroy joined Luke Donald as the only players to win the money titles on the European and U.S. PGA Tours. He's the younge...