Woods and McIlroy struggle in first round of Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Rory McIlroy, and Tiger Woods are paired together in the first two rounds of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, the third member of the featured pairing is Martin Kaymer. World number one Rory McIlroy couldn’t find form in the first round, shooting a three-over-par 75. McIlroy’s round included two double bogeys. McIlroy recently signed very lucrative deal with Nike Golf and this was his first competitive round playing Nike equipment. Tiger Woods played his his opening nine(back nine) in two-under-par 34. Woods closed with a two-over-par 38 on the front to shoot even par in his first tournament round of 2013. Justin Rose and Jamie Donaldson share the lead at 5-under-par. Justin Rose is currently ranked 5th in the Official World Golf Ranking. Donaldson is currently ranked 47th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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