Rory McIlroy secures European Tour Final Series

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Rory McIlroy given special dispensation to play in the European Tour Final Series (Source: Getty)
Golf world No1 Rory McIlroy has been handed special dispensation to play in the European Tour’s end-of-season Final Series despite failing to meet the qualifying criteria.

Players are required to have played in 13 Tour events to compete in the lucrative four-tournament finale but McIlroy has been let off following his summer lay-off with an ankle injury.

“These are exceptional circumstances and I have taken this situation and the resulting decision very seriously,” said European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley.

The Finals Series starts in October with the Turkish Airlines Open and, after a WGC-Champions and BMW Masters in China, ends at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.