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McIlroy, DeChambeau put on a show for fans at Bay Hill

Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, reacts after playing a shot on the fourth hole during...
Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, reacts after playing a shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the US Open Golf Championship, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)(John Minchillo | AP)
Published: Mar. 4, 2021 at 5:38 PM EST
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fans are back on the PGA Tour and Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau provided the entertainment. McIlroy ran off five straight birdies for a 6-under 66 that gave him an early lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

DeChambeau kept everyone guessing whether he would try to drive over all the water on the 528-yard sixth hole and reach the green. He didn’t. DeChambeau still made birdie on his way to a 67.

Bay Hill allowed 25% capacity, or about 5,000 fans. It felt like more because most of them were watching marquee groups that featured McIlroy, DeChambeau and Jordan Spieth.

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