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Rory McIlroy shoots seven-under 64 to take Scottish Open lead
Rory McIlroy shoots seven-under 64 to take Scottish Open lead

Three years after virtually giving up on links golf, a more mature Rory McIlroy appears ready to give it another chance. McIlroy tamed blustery conditions in the first round of the Scottish Open in Aberdeen to shoot a seven-under-par 64 on Thursday, giving him a one-stroke lead and showing his links game is in great shape ahead of next week's British Open at Hoylake. “I feel I am as prepared as I have ever been to play this type of golf,” a smiling McIlroy said after rolling in eight birdies — six of which came in a stunning seven-hole spell from Nos. 8-14 at Royal Aberdeen. How things have changed from 2011. At a wet and wild British Open at Royal St....

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