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McIlroy eager to make history at Hong Kong Open

Updated: November 14, 2012, 8:35 AM ET
Associated Press

HONG KONG -- Only one golfer has successfully retained the Hong Kong Open title in 53 years. Rory McIlroy wants to be the second.

McIlroy drilled a brilliant bunker shot on the last hole a year ago to win the title by two strokes, becoming the tournament's youngest winner at 22 after being runner-up in 2008 and 2009.

He first competed in Hong Kong at 16, when he got a glimpse of the area off mainland China.

"I first came here as a junior in the Faldo Series and players like ...

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