McIlroy aims to retain Desert crown

Rory McIlroy looks forward to defending his title at Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club.

McIlroy is going for his third career win at the tournament, having achieved his maiden pro victory there as a 19-year-old in 2009.

"My life has changed a lot since then," said the four-times major winner from Northern Ireland.

Looking further ahead, the 26-year-old said: "I know if I can give it my all, and dedicate myself to the sport for the next 10 or 15 years, I can have one of the best careers ever in golf."

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