Rahm opens with 66 in Race to Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Out of the running for the Race to Dubai title, Rory McIlroy still forced his way onto center stage at the season-ending World Tour Championship on Thursday by producing one of his greatest shots of the year.
McIlroy flushed a 3-wood from 291 yards with his second shot at the par-5 18th hole on the Earth Course, the ball settling five feet from the cup. He rolled in the eagle putt for an 8-under 64, leaving the second-ranked McIlroy a stroke off the lead held by ailing Frenchman Mike Lorenzo-Vera.
"As soon as I hit it, I knew it was perfect," the four-time major champion said, adding it was "possibly the best shot I've hit all year."
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