BBC Sport - McIlroy has fond memories of Dubai Desert Classic
McIlroy's memories of Desert Classic
- From the section Golf
Rory McIlroy says he is happy to be back at one of his favourites courses as he prepares for the Dubai Desert Classic.
In 2009, the Northern Ireland golfer achieved his first win as a professional at the tournament.
For the first two rounds of this year's event, world number six McIlroy will play alongside Tiger Woods and defending champion Stephen Gallacher.