Even during all his glory years, Rory McIlroy never started a season with a victory. So, you can imagine his excitement at giving himself a wonderful chance of doing just that and completing the perfect comeback at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday. The Northern Irishman was hellbent on returning to the game with a bang after his four month sabbatical, saying on Wednesday he didn't feel his next win was 'that far away.'
In 36 holes he’s had no bogeys, seven birdies and, in the evening shadows enveloping the 18th green on Friday, he drained a sensational 20ft putt for an eagle three that sent the large crowd of ex-pats into rapture at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Yes, it’s fair to say that Rory McIlroy is back. What an exhibition he and Dustin Johnson put on, a joint display in the desert so dazzling it was tempting to wonder whether we were witnessing an exciting prelude for the season to come.
Rory McIlroy was in understandably buoyant mood after breaking 70 in his first competitive round in over 100 days at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Thursday. Now fully fit following his nagging rib injury, the 28-year-old outscored world No 1 Dustin Johnson by three shots as he shot 69 to the American’s level par 72. The third member of the group, Europe’s No 1, Tommy Fleetwood, simply took up from where he left off last year with an accomplished 66 to set the early pace.
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