One week after finally getting a big win,
McIlroy had two eagles on the back nine at Muirfield Village and opened with a nine-under-par 63 despite making a double bogey with a wedge in his hand on the 14th hole.
That gave him a three-shot lead over
McIlroy won the BMW
Sweden's Jens Dantorp and England's Eddie Pepperell each opened with a six-under-par 66 to share the lead after the first day of the Nordea Masters in Malmo, Sweden.
Boosted by the support of family, friends and other fans in Malmo, the 25-year-old Dantorp had six birdies and no bogeys on his home course.Looking ahead to the second round, Dantorp said, "I can not promise another bogey-free round but I'll try to keep playing and putting well."