After one round, Rory McIlroy sits atop the leaderboard at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. His 7-under day gives him a two-stroke lead. Meanwhile, on a day in which plenty of golfers managed to shoot well under par, noted golf enthusiast Tiger Woods finds himself deep in the middle of the pack.
McIlroy birdied his first three holes, and finished strong with birdies on three of his final five holes. He's looking for his third professional tournament win, and his first since last May. In pursuit are Sergio Garcia and Victor Dubuisson at 5-under.
Woods, the top-ranked player at the Dubai Desert Classic, experienced a very up-and-down round. He began the back nine with two birdies, a double bogey, and another birdie, then finished with an eagle on the 18th. At 1-under, he's six strokes behind the lead. Woods is still looking for his first tournament win since 2009.