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Rory McIlroy's mistakes costly in opening round 72

Updated: April 11, 2013, 9:37 PM ET
Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The 18-footer for birdie on the final hole slid by on the left, another chance lost on a day filled with missed opportunities. Rory McIlroy walked off the green and gave his putter a gentle spank, as if to punish it for letting him down when he needed it most.

His even-par 72 wasn't awful by any means and might have been a score he would have settled for in another Masters. But on a day when 32 players broke par, the No. 2 player in the world wasn't exactly pleased.

He ...

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