Lucas Herbert collected more than $800,000 after finishing just behind Rory McIlroy in his thrilling last-hole win in Dubai over bitter rival Patrick Reed and declared there’s better to come in 2023 with the Masters on his mind.
McIlroy made a snaking 18th hole birdie putt to win the Dubai Desert Classic by a single shot from Reed, avoiding a playoff that would have put the two in a head-to-head battle after a pre-tournaments incident on the driving range.
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Reed had called McIlroy an “immature little child” for ignoring his approach for a handshake on the driving range before the tournament. McIlroy responded by declaring the American wasn’t living in “reality” given his ongoing lawsuits against the PGA Tour, for which the Northern Irishman is the…