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McIlroy confirms that he will compete with Italy in September, starting one of the three DP World tours in four weeks; The new FedExCup Champion will play the BMW PGA Championship and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Last update: 08/29/22:17 AM

Rory McIlroy will make his debut at the DS Italian Open in September

Rory McIlroy will make his debut at the DS Italian Open in September

Four-time champion Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will get an early look at where the next Ryder Cup will be in Europe after announcing that he will make his DS Italian debut next month.

The DP World Tour takes place at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club on the outskirts of Rome September 15-18, live Sky BEINA little over a year before the tournament will host the 2023 edition of the Ryder Cup for the first time.

McIlroy will be looking to gather as much knowledge as possible about the revamped design, which is hosting the Italian Open for the second year in a row, before attempting to make his seventh consecutive Ryder Cup appearance for Team Europe.

Best events from the latest round of Tour Championships at East Lake Golf Club, where Rory McIlroy created FedExCup history

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Best events from the latest round of Tour Championships at East Lake Golf Club, where Rory McIlroy created FedExCup history

Best events from the latest round of Tour Championships at East Lake Golf Club, where Rory McIlroy created FedExCup history

“Not only is Rome steeped in history, it’s also open nationally, so I’m really looking forward to this year’s Italian Open,” McIlroy said.

“It’s my first time playing in Italy, and I’ve heard that the Italian fans are very excited, so I’m excited to get out there and try a new challenge.”

McIlroy’s Italy appearance will be one of three in a four-week period on the DP World Tour, having already committed to playing the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth from September 8-11 and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland from September 29-October. 2.

Rory McIlroy says he hates what LIV Golf is doing to the game and says it will be tough to face some players at Wentworth in a few weeks.

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Rory McIlroy says he hates what LIV Golf is doing to the game and says it will be tough to face some players at Wentworth in a few weeks.

Rory McIlroy says he hates what LIV Golf is doing to the game and says it will be tough to face some players at Wentworth in a few weeks.

The Northern Irish currently leads the DP World Tour rankings after taking third sport at the Sylnc.io Dubai Desert Classic in January and then taking the top eight places in all four disciplines this season, including runner-up at The Masters and third at The Open. .

McIlroy has also enjoyed an impressive PGA Tour campaign, after a successful title defense at the RBC Canadian Open in June by overturning a six-shot deficit in the final round of the Tour Championship to become the first three-time FedExCup winner.

Rory McIlroy says it was great to finish the season in a big way and become the first person to win the FedExCup Championship three times.

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Rory McIlroy says it was great to finish the season in a big way and become the first person to win the FedExCup Championship three times.

Rory McIlroy says it was great to finish the season in a big way and become the first person to win the FedExCup Championship three times.

The 33-year-old is a three-time winner of the DP World Tour all season despite having last finished in Europe in 2015. He was also awarded the Medal of Merit in both 2012 and 2014.

US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick is also set to appear in Italy, while Nikolai Hoggard will return as the defending champion after narrowly beating Tommy Fleetwood and Adrian Mironck in 2021.

Watch the DS Italian Open Car Championship this September live on Sky BEIN. Live coverage begins on Thursday, September 15th at 12:30pm on Sky BEIN Golf.

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