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Top of the world, Ma! Rory McIlroy tees up on Dubai hotel

It’s a long way from the tee-box at Holywood Golf Club….

Image: Rory McIlroy via Twitter

NOT A BAD way to finish up a memorable year.

Rory McIlroy rounded off a great 12 months – which included a first major victory - by taking to the famous Jumeirah Burj Al Arab helipad yesterday.

The Holywood man is a ‘global ambassador’ for the brand.

He failed to catch world number one Luke Donald in the Race to Dubai stakes recently and complained of fatigue and illness after a frantic few months.

But he will now take a break until late January, tweeting today: “Good morning tweeps! Landed home for the first time since September! Can’t wait for my first turkey dinner of the season tonight!”

McIlroy is not the first to strut their stuff on the tower – the likes of Andre Agassi and Roger Federer played a game or two of tennis in 2005.

(AP Photo/Dubai Tennis Championships, Jorge Ferrari)

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