PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Former World No. 1 Rory McIlroy took the opening-round lead of the Honda Classic Thursday with a round of 7-under 63, one better than Russell Henley.
McIlroy got off to a good start in his quest for his first PGA Tour win since the 2012 PGA Championship.
Henley carded a 6-under 64 at PGA National Resort & Spa.
Tommy Gainey, Brice Garnett, Matt Every, Brandon de Jonge and Derek Ernst were tied for sixth with rounds of 4-under 66.