18 Jul '14, 2am

Rory went low on Thursday, but what will he do tomorrow? #TheOpen

Rory went low on Thursday, but what will he do tomorrow? #TheOpen

HOYLAKE, England -- When Rory McIlroy took his cap off on the 16th or 17th hole at Royal Liverpool on Thursday, he remembers hearing someone in the crowd yell out loudly that he needed a haircut. Other than that dubious fashion critique, though, McIlroy felt tremendous support as he posted a bogey-free 66 in the first round of the 143rd Open Championship -- which was particularly pleasing given his avowed love for Liverpool's chief rival, Manchester United. "And hopefully, I can give them a lot more to cheer about over the next few days," McIlroy said. McIlroy, who shot a course-record 63 in the first round of last week's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, continued to hit on all cylinders seven days later as he opened up a one-stroke lead over Matteo Manessero. McIlroy managed to hit 77 percent of his greens in regulation and 64 percent of the fairways while making ...

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