McIlroy giving up Euro Tour membership

(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy is set to give up European Tour membership in 2019 to focus on the U.S. PGA Tour.

Just for the year, for now.

McIlroy said on Tuesday at the World Tour Championship he intends to play only two full-field European Tour events in the first half of 2019 because of changes in the tournament schedule.

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