Rory McIlroy 3 shots back at Korea Open

Rory McIlroy attends a press conference ahead of the Kolon Korea Open.

In his first tournament since the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy is three shots off the lead at the OneAsia Tour’s Kolan Korea Open after a 1-under 70 in the first round.

He double bogeyed the par-3 13 before finishing with three birdies in three of his last five holes.

“I felt I was a little rusty after the four weeks off,” he said, “but I battled back nicely and to end up under par for the day wasn’t too bad.”

The world No. 6 is three back of leader Ik-jae Jang.

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