Rory McIlroy: 'I was rusty in Abu Dhabi opening round'

Rory McIlroy fails to make the cut at the Hong Kong Open on November 16, 2012
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Rory McIlroy says that he felt "rusty" after finishing his opening round at the Abu Dhabi Championship three-over-par.

World number one Rory McIlroy has admitted that he felt a "little bit rusty" on the course in the first round at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

The Northern Irishman, who is using new clubs, carded a three-over-par 75 after scoring two double bogeys and is in danger of missing the cut.

"I feel I was just a little bit rusty," BBC Sport quotes McIlroy as saying. "I didn't drive it particularly well and didn't hole any putts."

Tiger Woods finished his round on level par.

Rory McIlroy tees off during the final round of the World Tour Championship in Dubai on November 25, 2012
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