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Rory eyes $2.5m ace in Dubai
 
 
 
Rory eyes $2.5m ace in Dubai


DUBAI - Rory McIlroy said Wednesday he could be tempted to have a crack at winning the glittering prize on offer for a hole-in-one at the Dubai Desert Classic's short par-four 17th -- a whopping $2.5 million (1.83mn euros). The mind-boggling windfall for one shot of golf equals the entire prize fund for the European Tour event, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and matches the reported appearance money that will go to top draw Tiger Woods. Measuring 359 yards, the 17th hole is the second shortest par four hole on the Majlis course, but it is a classic risk-reward challenge with sand, trees and desert grass waiting to gobble up any attempts to cut the dogleg short of the green. Asked if he could be tempted into having a go, former world number one McIlroy said he certainly could.–AFP

 
 
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