Palm beach gardens, Fla. • On the course where Rory McIlroy first rose to No. 1, he looked as if he might be headed in that direction again.
McIlroy shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday, with birdies on the last two holes at PGA National giving him a one-shot lead over Russell Henley after the first round of the Honda Classic.
McIlroy was 7 over through eight holes last year when he became so frustrated with mounting expectations and a slumping game that he walked off the course in the middle of the second round.
Singapore • Australia’s Karrie Webb shot a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the HSBC Women’s Champions
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