Rory McIlroy to compete at Australian Open and World Challenge in Los Angeles

Last Updated: 14/08/13 3:27pm

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Rory McIlroy: Will compete in Sydney and Los Angeles at the end of the year

Rory McIlroy: Will compete in Sydney and Los Angeles at the end of the year

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Rory McIlroy will bring the curtain down on his season by contesting the Australian Open and the Tiger Woods-hosted World Challenge.

The Australian Open will be staged at the Royal Sydney course from 28 November to 1 December, with the World Challenge taking place in Los Angeles the following week.

"It will be a great two weeks to finish up my year so I'm looking forward to competing in both events," said McIlroy, who finished in a share of eighth place at last weekend's US PGA Championship.

"It's been a couple of years since I last competed in an Australian Open. I competed in 2006 when I was still an amateur and then a year later after just turning pro.

"Both were in Sydney and I've always enjoyed myself there so I am very much looking forward to returning to Royal Sydney."

McIlroy admitted he left Oak Hill with the same feelings he experienced last year in Ohio after finishing eighth in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

The Northern Irishman went on to capture his second major title the following week when he won the US PGA at Kiawah Island by eight strokes, and he believes he can produce a positive finish to what has been a disappointing year.

"I feel just like I did in leaving the Bridgestone last year as my game is pretty much in great shape," said the 24-year-old.

"There's still enough golf ahead of me this year to turn it into very good year. I have four very big weeks coming up to try and finish off the PGA Tour season well.

"I've also got a few events out in Asia, the Australian Open and Tiger's event so I've got plenty of opportunity to round off my year on a good note."

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