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Rory McIlroy trails Martin Kaymer in Abu Dhabi despite hole in one

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This was the day on which a part of Rory McIlroy’s extraordinary life came full circle. As a nine-year-old playing the 6th hole at Holywood Golf Club in Northern Ireland, McIlroy recorded his first hole in one. Distance? 106 yards. Club? Nine-iron.

Fast forward to Abu Dhabi in 2015 and McIlroy, now the finest golfer in the world, produced his maiden ace as a tournament professional. The hole measured 177 yards this time but fittingly the club of choice was the same.

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