Section: Scottish Open

Golf : Scottish Open: Rory McIlroy Breaks Course Record

Rory McIlroy broke the course record to lead after the first round of the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen.


The Northern Irishman recorded seven birdies in an seven-under 64 to set the pace a week out from the Open.

Swede Kristoffer Broberg and Argentine Ricardo Gonzalez shot 65 as Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey took 66.

Scots Marc Warren and David Drysdale and English duo Luke Donald and Richard Bland were four under, with defending champion Phil Mickelson three under.

McIlroy, who has not played in the event since 2009, has had mixed success in Europe this season, winning the PGA Championship at Wentworth but then missing the cut at his home Irish Open.

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