Rory McIlroy 3 shots back at Korea Open

Rory McIlroy attends a press conference ahead of the Kolon Korea Open.
Rory McIlroy attends a press conference ahead of the Kolon Korea Open. ( Getty Images )

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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.