31 Oct '13, 2pm

McIlroy shoots 65, leads by two in China

McIlroy shoots 65, leads by two in China

Rory McIlroy leads the way at the WGC-HSBC Champions after a first-round 65, a 7-under total that gives him a 2-shot cushion over Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Jamie Donaldson at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai. It’s a hopeful start for the former No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, who struggled mightily with his swing on 2013. But the 24-year-old struck the ball much better in an exhibition match against Tiger Woods on Monday, and gave himself a “seven-out-of-ten rating” for his ball striking in Round 1. “ It was good,” McIlroy said after the round. “It felt good to be out there and be in control of my golf ball. Gave myself a lot of looks for birdies.” According to McIlroy, his game started coming around two weeks ago at the Korea Open, where he finished 1-shot back of South Korea’s Sung-hoon Kang. He said he drove the ball great but struggled with his short g...

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