Rory McIlroy's 2013 season comes to an end over the next few days at the year-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, a competition in which he emerged victorious in 2012.
The current campaign has unfortunately not been quite as successful for the 24-year-old, who currently lies in 46th place in the Race to Dubai standings and has yet to win a tournament this year, per the European Tour website.
There can be no doubting the former world No. 1 and two-time major winner's talent. However, he has admitted to being distracted in 2013 by ongoing legal issues, per BBC Sport.
The Telegraph's James Corrigan reports that McIlroy hopes to use success in the World Tour Championship to regain his world No. 1 spot some time next year, but can he forget his off-course distractions enough to achieve success at Jumeirah?
Bleacher Report will track his progress throughout the tournament.