McIlroy leads by one at the Honda Classic

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Updated: February 28, 2014

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Rory McIlroy shot an opening 7 under, 63 to take a shot shot lead in the Hinda Classic.

Former world number 1 and 2012 Honda winner McIlroy is looking to carry his early season form to a 7th PGA Tour title.

Russell Henley finished a shot further back while another former winner Rory Sabbatini sits on 5 under alongside William McGirt and Jamie Donaldson.

Phil Mickelson sits in a large group on even par while Tiger Woods chasing his first win at the event struggled to a 1 over.