"I don't think Rory is anxious about what is going to happen in 20 years, which is what he would be looking at if he was going to become Ryder Cup captain or vice-captain". Assuming he qualifies for the three-event FedEx Cup playoffs, McIlroy would need just one more PGA Tour event, and he said earlier this year that he was considering adding the Canadian Open to his schedule. But if it were to be that I don't fulfil my membership next year, it is not a Ryder Cup year so it is not the end of the world.
The two star men went some way to helping Europe win the Ryder Cup at a canter from the U.S., and ten golfers from that contest are competing in the first round in Dubai.
Celebrating its 10th year, the tournament represents the final stop on the European Tour calendar.
"For me it's been a great season and however it goes this week, I'm still going to have lots of great memories from all of what I've done this year, and probably the best memory is what we've done together with him in France". He will play only once more - in Hawaii in the first week in January - over the next 13 weeks.
McIlroy's decision will be a major blow to European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley, who launched the Rolex Series previous year in an effort to prevent Europe's star names from flocking to the lucrative PGA Tour.
McIlroy made his Irish Open debut as a then amateur in 2005 and has contested the event ever year since 2008.
Amnesty withdraws human rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi
Suu Kyi said there are opportunities for investment in sectors such as agriculture, fishery, education and healthcare services. The views of columnists published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24.
North Korea keeps undeclared missile bases up and running: US think tank
The problem, experts say almost unanimously, is that Kim has never signed any agreement to those commitments in the first place. Last week, North Korea abruptly called off a new round of negotiations with U.S.
Arizona firefighters head to California to fight Woolsey, Camp and Hill fires
Authorities say nine people have been confirmed dead in a Northern California wildfire. "This event was the worst-case scenario". The fire then pushed southward, jumped the wide US 101 freeway before dawn Friday and pushed into the Santa Monica range.
With Rose skipping the season-ending $8 million DP World Tour Championship in Dubai this week and McIlroy threatening not to play the minimum four events required to keep his European Tour membership next year, McGinley finds the self-serving decisions of Europe's top two stars hard to believe.
DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, from November 15-18 at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. "So, I think that will work out well".
"Wentworth is going to be in September, the Italian Open and a lot of the big events are going to be after the PGA Tour season, so they are going to be the biggest events and strongest events in the world that week which is a good thing".
McIlroy is ranked sixth in the Race to Dubai this week, which means even if he wins the tournament, he won't be able to surmount front-runners Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood and secure a fourth European number one crown. He could regain his membership in 2020 - and be eligible for the Ryder Cup - by fulfilling the four-event requirement. "I think all of a sudden it's came down to just us two that can win it, and those are the only two scenarios", said Fleetwood on Tuesday.
The DP World Tour Championship has had seven past winners, with Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson each posting two victories.