Rory McIlroy, the 21-year-old golfer from Northern Ireland, made seven birdies and no bogeys en route to a 7-under-par 65 and the early first-round lead in the Masters Tournament. We have the full recap here.

McIlroy had never broken 70 in six previous Masters rounds and two Tournaments before Thursday's round. He made three consecutive birdies early in his round - on the par-5 second hole, the par-4 third hole and the par-3 fourth hole - and then completed a first-nine 32 with a birdie on the par-4 ninth. He sustained that momentum on the second nine with birdies on the par-4 11th, par-4 14th and par-5 15th to come home in 33.

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