Host McIlroy eyes first win of '16 in Irish Open

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Rory McIlroy is playing host and competitor at this week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. He discussed both roles in the above video with Golf Channel’s George Savaricas.

It’s the second time his Rory Foundation has hosted the event, which takes place at The K Club in Dublin, Ireland.

McIlroy is seeking his first worldwide win of the year and is scheduled to tee off at 8:25 a.m. ET in Round 1 and 3:25 a.m. ET in Round 2. Golf Channel will air the event live, beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET on Thursday and 4:30 a.m. on Friday.