- Rory McIlroy shot a respectable 68 in his opening round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
- He played an incredible recovery to birdie the par 5 18th.
Rory carried his drive 315 when it viciously kicked right into the hazard. No problem for the best ball striker in the world as he stepped up and knocked it to 12 feet. walking off with a birdie never felt so good.
Rory on 18:
♒ 329 yard drive into the lake
➡️ 198 yard approach
???? 12ft birdie putthttps://t.co/28YrF7zGxu
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Rory wasn’t the only one to get out of trouble, Danny Willet managed to bounce his ball out of the water, again making birdie.
Here’s how they looked after the first round. Rory is looking in combative form, stating that he’d “love to have a crack at Tiger.”