Going low to start a tournament has been a relatively common occurrence for Rory McIlroy in 2014. It’s backing it up that has been the problem.

Despite gusty winds and cool temperatures on the Northeast coast of Scotland, McIlroy rattled off eight birdies and a bogey Thursday morning at Royal Aberdeen to take the early, first-round lead at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

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