Jeunghun Wang has won his first two European Tour events in each of the last two weeks, winning the Hassan II Trophy and the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. Now Wang leaves Africa, chasing European Tour history with third-straight win.
Wang is in the field for this week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at The K Club. Rory McIlroy is tournament host and headliner in a field that has a much larger purse than his last two events, with the €4 million purse in Ireland coming in at a whopping four times more than what the field played for in Mauritius last weekend. The field is also stronger, offering 46 world ranking points to the winner.
However, if the 20-year-old Korean can win this weekend, he would join Nick Faldo and Seve Ballesteros as the only players to win on the European Tour in three consecutive weeks. Faldo won the 1983 French Open, Martini International and the Car Care Plan International, with the latter two events in England. In 1986, Ballesteros won the Irish Open, Johnnie Walker Monte Carlo Open and the French Open. In 2014, Rory McIlroy won three consecutive sanctioned events -- the Open Championship, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship -- but he did it in a four-week stretch.