Rory McIlroy off to solid start at Wells Fargo Championship

Tyler Owen
May 4, 2018

However, having picked the favourite I can't really put them up as well, although I might just find myself looking for a couple of reverse forecast bets before the off tomorrow.

It missed. He missed from 8 feet.

To get over his disappointment, McIlroy said: "I went back home and sort of decompressed, binge watched a couple of shows, read a couple of books, drank a few bottles of wine".

It is little wonder he has decided to make his return this week, and while an nearly month-long lay-off is a slight concern, I'm confident he will come out determined to right the wrongs of Augusta. "I can't say one thing I was impressed by, because I was impressed by all of it".

The Wells Fargo Championship is set to get underway on Thursday morning. Since then, he finished T37 at the Genesis Open, 4th at the Honda Classic, T14 at the WGC-Mexico Championship, T26 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and T17 at the Masters.

McIlroy mixed five birdies with two bogeys to shoot a first-round 68, which now positions him in the top five on the leaderboard and just one stroke off the pace as the afternoon wave of players begin their rounds. Or even if he makes enough money to keep his card? I didn't realize for a number of years how bad my back was, until I had it fixed. I'm a proud victor of both of those tournaments. Three major championships, starting with the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, are played in a nine-week span. Quail Hollow features six holes in which players have a better than average chances to make eagle.

Five other players were tied for second on four-under - Peter Malnati, England s Tyrrell Hatton, Johnson Wagner, Keith Mitchell and Kyle Stanley.

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Things kicked off with a lovely morning for the start of the Wells Fargo Championship and some of the big names in golf took advantage early in the first round.

McIlroy was alongside Keegan Bradley, Australian Geoff Ogilvy and Argentina s Emiliano Grillo, all part of a group of 10 sharing seventh place at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina. Strangely enough, Woods said Augusta National is probably the easiest course he has played all year in terms of scoring. "We're all going to be close".

"And I had defensive putts on most of the days".

Woods had back-to-back birdies on the holes where Peterson made his eagles, getting him to 1 under.

Missing the green to the left on the par-three sixth hole, McIlroy failed to get up and down and dropped a second shot. The greens were firm, with balls bouncing high upon landing.

"They are on the slower side". "It gave me a lot of confidence", said Niemann. Two-time Wells Fargo victor Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Woods are playing for the first time since the Masters.

The European Tour had four events this season in the Middle East - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman and Qatar. "I'm seeing speeds and velocities I hadn't seen since my early 20s, which is nice, because I was long then, relatively speaking". "He can obviously still play with everybody out here".

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