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Genesis Invitational: Rory McIlroy makes promising start at PGA Tour event

McIlroy replaced Brooks Koepka as world number one earlier this week

World number one Rory McIlroy is four shots off the lead after a carding a three-under-par opening round at the Genesis Invitational in California.

The 30-year-old Northern Irishman, who is back on top of the world rankings for the first time in five years, shot a 68 that included two eagles.

American Matt Kuchar has the clubhouse lead after shooting a seven-under 64.

Tiger Woods, bidding for a PGA Tour record 83rd win, was four under at the halfway stage of his round.

The PGA Tour event at Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles sees nine of the world’s top 10 players taking part.


Article courtesy of BBC Sport
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