Rory McIlroy grabs early lead in quest for 2nd Arnold Palmer title; DeChambeau a shot back

ORLANDO, Fla. — Rory McIlroy watched Tiger Woods make mincemeat of the par 5s at Bay Hill on his way to a record eight wins at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. To capture his second API in four years and end a 16-month stretch without a victory, McIlroy aims to ride the momentum of a masterful opening round by following Woods’ winning formula. “The way he played this course was, he played it very conservatively, he took care of the par 5s,” McIlroy said. “That was usually good enough to get the job done. So, sort of take a little bit of a leaf out of his book.” McIlroy went off script during Th…

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