Rory McIlroy hopes quick change of plans aids his bid to end major drought

Credit: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Rory McIlroy hopes an enforced change of plans has “worked out for the best” as he seeks to end his major drought with a second Open Championship victory. McIlroy will contest this week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet, but had originally planned to take a week off before the 149th Open at Royal St George’s.