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Plenty to keep fans entertained at Barclays Singapore Open

McIlroy's recovery, Molinari's ace and rain provide plenty of drama on Day 1

Published on Nov 9, 2012 6:00 AM

Rain limited the Rory McIlroy show to just eight holes, but fans at the Barclays Singapore Open yesterday still got their money's worth.

The Northern Irishman was accompanied by girlfriend and top tennis player Caroline Wozniacki as he tackled Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong Course. A 300-strong crowd whooped and clicked their cameras as the couple approached the first hole together.

While the stars held the crowd's attention, the golfer's focus was only on getting his opening drive right. That he did, but a misjudged approach saw McIlroy bogey the hole.

The 23-year-old's frustration under the midday heat showed. At one point, Wozniacki patted his shoulders with an ice-cold water bottle and seemed to tell him to relax.

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