Rory McIlroy shoots 3-under 68 in round one of the Genesis Invitational
February 13, 2020
- February 13, 2020
Rory McIlroy's Round 1 highlights from GenesisIn the opening round of The Genesis Invitational 2020, Rory McIlroy carded a 3-under 68, placing him four strokes off the lead heading into Friday.
In his first round at the Genesis Invitational, Rory McIlroy hit 9 of 14 fairways and 9 of 18 greens in regulation, finishing at 3 under for the tournament. McIlroy finished his day tied for 7th at 3 under with Joel Dahmen, James Hahn, Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Carlos Ortiz, Jason Day, Andrew Landry, and Bryson DeChambeau; Matt Kuchar is in 1st at 7 under; and Harold Varner III, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Wyndham Clark, Russell Henley, and Adam Schenk are tied for 2nd at 4 under.
At the 479-yard par-4 12th, McIlroy got on in 2 and missed his par putt from 4 feet, finishing with a 3-putt bogey. This moved McIlroy to 1 over for the round.
On the 590-yard par-5 17th, McIlroy reached the green in 2 and sunk a 36-foot putt for eagle. This put McIlroy at 1 under for the round.
McIlroy got a bogey on the 475-yard par-4 18th, getting on the green in 3 and two putting, moving McIlroy to even-par for the round.
On the par-5 first, McIlroy's approach shot set himself up for the eagle on the hole. This moved McIlroy to 2 under for the round.
On the par-4 fifth, McIlroy's 174 yard approach to 15 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved McIlroy to 3 under for the round.