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McIlroy is happy with display in comeback round

McIlroy is happy with display in comeback round

After winning his second Web.com Tour title previous year, he had two top-10 finishes in October and November at the start the PGA Tour season.

The Englishman was later joined on the top of the leaderboard by Japan's Hideto Tanihara, who also managed to keep the bogeys away from his six-birdie card.

The four-time major victor called an early end to his winless campaign - just the second of his professional career - in October, but reaped the rewards of some hard work over the winter with an opening three-under 69.

European number one Fleetwood was certainly impressed, adding: "He hit this little fade into that pin and I haven't got that shot!"

Justin Rose and Matt Kuchar produced 18th hole birdies to survive for the weekend by one shot.

Johnson played alongside Rory McIlroy (66) and Tommy Fleetwood (68) in the European Tour event.

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The Northern Irishman, one of the HSBC's Future Falcons, carved his coloured golf ball with a 3-wood toward a back-right pin, about 25 feet away, closer than both Johnson and Fleetwood.

Last year, after his runner-up finish in Abu Dhabi, he had won three tournaments in February and March before a freak accident on the eve of the Masters ruled him out of the first major of the season.

McIlroy, playing his first competitive round since October 8 when he shut down his injury-ravaged 2017 season much earlier than scheduled, drove the ball beautifully, but was frustrated early in his round as he could not convert his birdie chances. "But I'm obviously delighted with the two days' work, all safely through to the weekend". That might be the best one I get.

"My expectation coming into this week was that I could win", he said of his bogey free 69 which began with 12 consecutive pars. "It would have been nice to go bogey-free again, but it was kind of coming and I hit a awful tee shot". It was a bit more stressful for me, but I really holed out well, so I just kept going. That's better than most adults and he still has many years to develop to get even better.

As for his other-worldly shot, Murphy explained it as if he did so every week - just like the big boys.

Johnson is paired with McIlroy and Fleetwood for the opening rounds, while Rose goes out with Olympic silver medalist Stenson and bronze victor Kuchar.

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