Rory McIlroy with Jon Rahm after the 2022 DP World Tour Championship. Andrew Redington

Rory McIlroy will continue his hunt for a third DP World Tour Championship crown this November at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.

The Northern Irishman, currently preparing for the Ryder Cup in Rome, will once again tee it up on the Earth Course at the final Rolex Series event of the 2023 DP World Tour season from November 16-19.

The Race to Dubai leader is also looking for his fifth Harry Vardon Trophy, and is in good shape thanks  to his two Rolex Series victories earlier this season at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic and Genesis Scottish Open.

The World No. 2 has been at the top of the rankings since the WGC — Dell Technologies Match Play in March. The famous Earth Course has proved to be a happy hunting ground for the Northern Irishman, who has won the DP World Tour Championship twice and finished top of the season-long standings in 2012, 2014, 2015 and most recently in 2022, etching his name alongside England’s Peter Oosterhuis as a four-time winner of the prestigious title.

Rory McIlroy ended the 2022 season top of the DP World Tour rankings as Jon Rahm secured a third DP World Tour Championship victory with a two-shot win in Dubai

The 34-year-old currently leads Ryder Cup teammate and defending champion Jon Rahm by 2,155 points. The Spaniard announced his return earlier this season to celebrate 15 years of the event, showcasing ‘The Greatest Players on Earth’ as the top 50 golfers available on the DP World Tour tee it up in Dubai.

McIlroy said: “Playing at the DP World Tour Championship is always an amazing experience. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to enjoy a lot of success in Dubai and at this event in particular.

“The fans have been great, it’s amazing to have that support out there for us. When you have the top 50 golfers from the DP World Tour, you know it is going to be a fantastic competition. I’ve won here on a couple of occasions and I would love to be right there come Sunday with both trophies to my name.”