Mexico Championship: Mickelson and Westwood at the top

Adam Scott will take a conservative approach at the World Golf Championship in Mexico City

After sitting out since January with a stress fracture in one of his ribs, Rory McIlroy stepped to the 10th tee at the WGC-Mexico Championship, his first hole of the day.

The biggest surprise was Chapultepec, hosting the best players in the world at almost 7,800 feet.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy in action. But he was a victim of the thin air on the par-3 seventh when his 7-iron on the 235-yard seventh hole bounced hard and went all the way to the back of the green, leading to a three-putt bogey.

Battling a stomach issue, McIlroy's play certainly didn't reflect it as he shot a 3-under 68.

I've waited long enough to play.

"How I've responded the last couple of weeks, ramping up the practice and then playing my first full competitive round here, I didn't feel it at all so all is positive in that regard". The Golf Channel's Todd Lewis said that McIlroy had dinner Wednesday night with his parents and fiancee Erica Stoll, and also "played conservative" because of his stomach ache.




McIlroy missed further good chances as he parred in to remain on three under alongside Garcia, Wood and Pieters as well as American veterans Matt Kuchar and Pat Perez, with Maybank Championship victor Fabrizio Zanotti making up the seven-way share of seventh.

"It's been tough to miss all these weeks especially with DJ (Dustin Johnson) winning, Jordan (Spieth) winning, Rickie (Fowler) winning, Hideki (Matsuyama) winning, Justin (Thomas) winning".

But defending champion Adam Scott made only one par on a rollercoaster back nine and bogeyed the final two holes in a wayward 73, while Masters champion Danny Willett dropped five shots in a torrid seven-hole run to slump to a 76.

There was not such good news for European No.1 Henrik Stenson, the Open champion withdrawing with a reported stomach virus midway through the opening round.

"I actually enjoyed myself". That looked to be as good as ever. Putting anyone's beliefs or politics to one side for a minute, to go there and see 30 secret service and 30 cops and snipers in the trees, it was just a surreal experience for me to see something like that.

"I don't really want to tell you what I'm feeling right now", said McIlroy with only half a smile. It's a pleasure to play a golf course where your caddie doesn't hand you the driver walking off the previous green. He even sank an eagle on the sixth hole. "I have to do this for the rest of the three days". "But I haven't eaten so I'm a little weak".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nicola Sturgeon would lose independence referendum, says Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson
Mar 04, 2017 - 00:59
And she insisted people in Scotland wanted a government focused on the "issues that matter to them day to day". In return the United Kingdom government has so far been one of obstinacy and intransigence.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lawmakers Hunt Around the Capitol for Obamacare Repeal Bill
Mar 04, 2017 - 00:58
House Republicans aren't backing down from their Obamacare repeal plan that sparked backlash from the party's conservative wing. Rand Paul now says the same Republicans are trying to double down on their efforts in secret.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dr. Seuss' biting political cartoons against America First, racism, fascism
Mar 04, 2017 - 00:57
Kahn, also a safety on the McDaniel football team, was one of many who came to try to bring a love of reading to the kids. Success By 6 with The United Way will do their part, to help all students get an academic start!

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fernando Torres awake, alert after suffering frightening head injury
Mar 03, 2017 - 05:48
Torres was taken to hospital after the worrying blow during Atletico's 1-1 LaLiga draw at Deportivo La Coruna on Thursday. The Spanish striker was surrounded immediately by players and medical staff as they tried to help the stricken player.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 83-year-old is Dallas County's 8th flu death this season
Mar 03, 2017 - 03:16
The Oklahoma City-County Health Department recommends flu vaccinations and hand hygiene to avoid the dangers of the flu. The county says while children under six months old can not get a flu shot, there are other ways to protect them.

No Changes Coming to Apple Charging Cable for iPhone 8
Mar 03, 2017 - 03:13
Retaining the Lightning port also means that Apple gets to keep generating income from its lucrative MFi program . Three phones are thought to be in development using 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch and 5.8-inch form factors.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top World's Oldest Fossils Found In Canada
Mar 03, 2017 - 01:16
If the researchers are right about what they've found, this would be the oldest direct evidence of life we've ever seen. To uncover the fossils, we cut slices of the rocks so thin you could see through them and study them with a microscope.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Abuse victim quits Vatican commission (2)
Mar 03, 2017 - 01:14
Observers say the resignation of Collins puts the credibility of the commission in serious question. Saunders had been critical of the commission's prospects from the start.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top David Haye: I'm that Gennady Golovkin type puncher
Mar 03, 2017 - 01:11
He wrote: "For Haye to post this and not realise how offensive and outdated his words are says everything". I think the important thing here is that Haye finds himself in the position of being the bigger man.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New Facebook video app is launched on Samsung smart TVs
Mar 03, 2017 - 01:10
To start, Facebook promised to rollout the app for Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, with " more platforms" to come. When you are watching a live stream, you can automatically see the live comments to the video on the bottom left of the display.

Browns Listening To Offers For First Overall Pick
Mar 03, 2017 - 01:09
The Browns will have that opportunity with players across all positions this week as they fine-tune their draft board. It was his first season as a receiver; he had entered the National Football League as a quarterback in 2011.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Spotify Moves On Hi-Res Streaming
Mar 03, 2017 - 01:06
As the below image shows, some of the ads indicate Hi-Fi will also include a free vinyl record and discounts on vinyl purchases. Spotify is reportedly working hard on providing high fidelity music for its subscribers and is now studying the pricing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Macedonia's President Refuses To Give Opposition Leader Mandate For New Government
Mar 02, 2017 - 00:53
Zaev is sticking to implementing Edi Rama's platform and his coalition with DUI, BESA, and the alliance for albanians. Ivanov adds that at a meeting with Zaev he proposed him to carry out consultations with the Albanian parties.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Border wall construction to start 'soon'
Mar 02, 2017 - 00:52
Trump has consistently said Mexico will ultimately pay for the new wall, while Mexican officials have firmly rejected that idea. The agency won't post a formal request for bids until March 6, with conceptual designs due on March 10.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bengal BJP Leader Accused of Child Trafficking Arrested Near Nepal Border
Mar 02, 2017 - 00:52
Chowdhury's arrest is the fourth in the case that involved selling of no less than 17 babies across the country. She has been dragged into the case as she went to Delhi with her (Chakraborty). "We are innocent.