Yes of course he nailed it, and boy are we glad. Rory has started in impeccable form at the Abu Dhabi Championships, shooting a round of 66.
McIlroy had not played since winning the DP World Tour Championship in November, but the only evidence of that rust were two three-putt bogeys, each of which he immediately followed with a brace of birdies.
“It was a great way to start the year,” McIlroy said. “I felt in practice last week I was swinging well and I came back mentally fresh and excited to play again. I could not be happier.
Rory even received some serious high praise from no other than Jordan Spieth who said “It was a masterclass, the Rory that I have seen win major championships.”