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McIlroy Shines At Italian Open on 2023 Ryder Cup Course

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a tee shot during the Italianl Open at Guidonia Montecelio, near Rome, Thursday, Sep. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a tee shot during the Italianl Open at Guidonia Montecelio, near Rome, Thursday, Sep. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
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Guidonia Montecelio, Italy (AP) -- Rory McIlroy’s first competitive round on next year’s Ryder Cup course was a success.

The four-time major champion holed out an approach shot for an eagle en route to a 4-under 67 for a share of the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the Italian Open on Thursday at the Marco Simone club outside Rome.