McIlroy commits to play at Dubai Desert Classic

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Rory McIlroy has committed to play in the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic, scheduled for Jan. 29-Feb. 1. 

Dubai was the site of McIlroy’s first pro title, in 2009. Last year he tied for ninth, finishing four shots back of Stephen Gallacher

McIlroy begins his 2015 campaign next week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Other players who have committed to play in Dubai include Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood

Feb. 1 is shaping up to be a great day for sports fans: Dubai final round, Phoenix final round and the Super Bowl.