Rory McIlroy Begins Final Series By ... Cooking vs. Charl Schwartzel?

Rory McIlroy Begins Final Series By … Cooking vs. Charl Schwartzel?

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Thursday After a strong finish at the Korea Open and a win over Tiger Woods in an exhibition match at Mission Hills, Rory McIlroy continued down the comeback trail Thursday, taking a 2-shot lead after one round at the HSBC Champions.
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It was an interesting pre-tournament dinner for Rory McIlroy at the Turkish Airlines Open. Before competing on the course Thursday, McIlroy and Charl Schwartzel competed in a cooking exhibition Wednesday night.

It was the Gourmet Golf Challenge that switched out Nike hats with chef hats for the two golfers. The photos don’t tell the entire story, but they do tell enough. Their evening finished with fireworks not long before the first round would begin.

The cooking paid off for McIlroy, who shot 5-under in the first round. Here’s a light sampling of the night. And who knows, maybe McIlroy is a really good cook?

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