TURKISH AIRLINES OPEN: Rory McIlroy off to steady start

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Rory McIlroy is in contention on five under par after a 67 in his opening round at the Turkish Airlines Open.

The Holywood player is looking for his first tournament win in five months after an injury-affected season.

Portrush’s Graeme McDowell finished his first round on two under par.

And Lee Westwood made a strong start by carding an eight-under-par 64 to sit three shots off the lead after the first round.

Westwood trails leader Jaco van Zyl by three shots after the South African shot a superb 11-under-par 61.