McIlroy 'satisfied' with opening 66

Rory McIlroy expressed satisfaction with the six-under-par 66 which took him to the top of the Open Championship leaderboard at Hoylake.

The Northern Ireland man carded a bogey-free round to set himself up for a serious challenge for a third major success.

"I stuck to my gameplan, played the shots I needed to play and took advantage of the par fives which was important," said McIlroy.

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