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Thursday's Birdies and Bogeys

Who were the winners and losers on Day 1 at Valhalla? It's time to take a closer look with another edition of birdies and bogeys.

August 7, 2014
Rory McIlroy

Birdie: Rory McIlroy

Just when you thought the luster had faded -- a double-crossed 3-wood out of bounds on 10, a three-putt on No. 11 -- McIlroy rallied on Thursday. "Walking on to the 12th hole, I was muttering a few things to myself," he said. Was one of those things, "That's OK, I'll just birdie the next four holes"? Because that's what McIlroy did, and when he narrowly missed an eagle putt on No. 18, he had a 66, just one shot off the lead. The round was McIlroy's 11th consecutive round under par, with 13 of his last 14 in the 60s. "It just shows where I am mentally these days that I was able to do that," he said. --Sam Weinman
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