British Open 2014: Mighty Rory McIlroy Storms Into Lead, Tiger Woods Tied 10th

Rory McIlroy carded six-under 66 to take a one shot lead over rising star Matteo Manassero. Fit-again Tiger Woods, playing his first major of the year, shot three-under 69.

updated: July 18, 2014 09:16 IST
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A file photo of Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy.


Holylake, United Kingdom: Rory McIlroy shot a flawless six-under 66 to lead by one stroke after the first round of the British Open on Thursday on a day of low scoring which also saw fit-again Tiger Woods find some form.

The 25-year-old Irishman's opening salvo was the second best round he has carded at the Open, bettered only by the course record of 63 he shot in the first round at St Andrews four years ago.

On that occasion he came back to the Old Course the next day and slumped to a horrendous 80 that wrecked his title hopes.

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