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Rory McIlroy shot 80 (+9) in the 1st round of the EGA event this morning, his 1st time shooting 80 since the final round of 2011 Masters.

Rory shoots 80 in Irish Open start

The last time McIlroy shot 80 in an official event was the final round of the 2011 Masters. He entered that Sunday at Augusta leading the tournament and 12-under par, but after his final round 80 he finished tied for 15th.


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Rory McIlroy on tomorrow's second round: "My goal will be to make some birdies, make my first birdie of the tournament at some point."

Rory McIlroy opens with 80

McIlroy had an opening-round 9-over 80 in today's play at the Irish Open. He missed the cut last week at the BMW PGA Championship. Soren Kjeldsen leads the field with a -3 through 17 holes. Leaderboard

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Bob Harig @BobHarig

Would gladly take 9 pars, 9 bogeys. . . anywhere. But that adds up to disaster for Rory at Irish Open. 80. Didn't see that coming.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

That's 158 strokes in the last two rounds for the No. 1-ranked player. Right after two wins in his previous four starts. Weird game, golf.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Rory McIlroy opens with an 80 at the Irish Open. Good thing he's giving all of his bogeys away to charity this week.