Irish Open day one as it happened: Rory McIlroy endures putting problems as Harrington leads Irish charge at Ballyliffin
Rory McIlroy's putting problems kept him behind the leaders on the opening day of the Irish Open despite a fabulous round of golf tee to green.
The Holywood man carded a two under par round of 70, three back of leader Ryan Fox.
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But, as he missed seven putts around 10 foot or under, it was a display of golf that was at very minimum good enough to see him into the outright lead.
A good putter could have been closer to 59 than 69 with Rory's game tee to green.
The leading Irishman is Padraig Harrington, who finished up in a group at -4 with an impressively controlled morning round.
Here's the Irish Open day one as it happened on our live blog:
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