McIlroy wants to take Koepka’s number one sport in the world

World number two Golfer Rory McIlroy did not hide his ambition to end 2019 at the top of the world scoreboard.

“I have achieved what I want this year,” McIlroy said on the PGA Tour. “I want to end the year really well, because I feel I deserve a wonderful ending.”

In 2019, McIlroy won three championships, including major ones like The Players and Tour Championship. Golfer Northern Ireland also won the FedEx Cup and won the best award of the year PGA Tour. With Brooks Koepka suffering from a knee injury and not attending a tournament from now until the end of the year, McIlroy has the opportunity to occupy the number one position of the American opponent.

“I want to win a lot of points to bridge the gap with the world number one,” McIlroy continued. “At the beginning of the year, I was in eighth or ninth place in the world. If I play well in the coming weeks, I can create a good foundation for the next year.”

McIlroy has been at the top of the world for 95 weeks. The 30-year-old Golfer is ranked second in the world with an average score of 9.48. Koepka ranked first with 11.66 points.

After placing T3 in the Zozo Championship last week, McIlroy will remain in Asia for the WGC-HSBC Champions in China this week. The tournament on Sheshan Island, Shanghai is the last in a series of three Asian tournaments for the PGA Tour. The last time McIlroy won a World Golf Championships (WGC) was four years ago. Since 2015, he has added four times to the top 10 of WGC events.

“I have always loved the World Golf Championships,” the owner of four major said. “The playing field in Shanghai is suitable for me. I have loved this tournament since I first participated in 2009”.

The WGC series consists of four tournaments each year, large after only four major and The Players tournaments. The total prize money for this tournament in Shanghai was US $ 10.25 million, of which the champion pocketed VND 1,745 million.

WGC-HSBC Champions kicked off October 31. The tournament is also the last chance for golfers to impress the captain of the US team and the international team before the Presidents Cup. 8 out of 12 possible entries from each team are owned. Two captains Tiger Woods (USA) and Ernie Els (International) have four special seats for golfers. Bright people who win special seats like Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Kevin Kisner, Chez Reavie, Im Sungjae, An Byeong Hun, Adam Hadwin or Corey Conners are all in Shanghai this week.