Rory McIlroy Shot of The Year at Arnold Palmer Invitational – In seeking to avoid a fried brain, Rory McIlroy is not thinking about the Masters. His form will leave others to speculate about the world No 1s prospects at the first major of the year, which is only a month away.
A first round 66 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational planted McIlroy at the summit of the leaderboard before Matt Everys late surge saw him take a one-stroke advantage. Day one saw the kind of effortless, free-flowing golf which renders the Northern Irishman so appealing.
The score was even more impressive given he was one over par after six holes.
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McIlroys moment on Thursday
His 18-hole scoring average is the best on this PGA Tour season. His goal from here is simple: to capitalise on a terrific start, which was not the case in Mexico City a fortnight ago.Even that apparent slip requires context, given McIlroy was visibly well short of his best over the concluding three rounds of the World Golf Championship.
McIlroys moment on Thursday arrived at the 4th, his 13th, where he sent a glorious three iron from a fairway bunker to within 25ft of the pin. He converted for an eagle.This post contains the original material published by the guardian . We have reposted the same content (may not be in its totality) while acknowledging the source and with the sole intent of providing a credible reference point to our readers. As such this constitutes fair use of the original work.