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Rory McIlroy Leads Day One of the British Open

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:17:20 +0000

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HOYLAKE, England) -- Rory McIlory has taken the British Open by storm after shooting a 6-under 66 on Thursday.

"It was pretty stress free to be honest," McIlroy said after his round. "I got myself out of position a couple of times on the course but that was really it. And obviously no bogies when i did get myself out of position. I was able to get it up and down nicely. Just a really solid round of golf."

Matteo Manassero made only one bogey and also shot 33 after the turn, resulting in second-place finish after one round at 5-under 67.

After a tough start to the day, Tiger Woods rebounded nicely to shoot a 3-under 69, which is tied for 10th.

Defending champions Phil Mickelson had a tough day on the course, shooting a 74 and closing with a bogey.


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