Even after wrapping up the European Tour money title, top-ranked Rory McIlroy still has plenty to play for when he tees off Thursday at the season-ending Dubai World Championship.
A victory at the $8 million tournament will allow McIlroy to overtake Tiger Woods as the all-time leading money earner in a single season. Woods amassed a combined PGA and European Tour earning of $11,557,729 in 2007. A victory for McIlroy would put him $395,857 ahead of Woods.
''I would like to pick up two trophies at the end of the week,'' McIlroy said. ''I really want to play well this week, finish the season on a high. There's been a lot of high points this year, and it would be great to finish on one as well.''
McIlroy clinched the Order of Merit money title after finishing third at the Singapore Open, becoming the second golfer after Luke Donald to win the U.S. and European money titles in the same season.
The week is lacking the usual drama for the first time ...