Shane Lowry back on one over
Rory McIlroy has opened with an eight-under-par opening round 64 at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.
It leaves the world number two just one shot behind the clubhouse leader Mike Lorenzo Vera.
Clara's Open champion Shane Lowry has signed for a one-over round of 73 and has ground to make up on his Race to Dubai rivals.
Jon Rahm closed six-under-par, Tommy Fleetwood five-under and Order of Merit leader Bernd Wiesberger two-under.