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Rory McIlroy feels he is run down after nine solid weeks of golf and can’t wait to get home for a Chistmas break.

Rory McIlroy feels he is run down after nine solid weeks of golf and can’t wait to get home for a Chistmas break.
The 20-year-old managed only a one over par 73 in the opening round of the 12-man Nedbank Challenge in South Africa to be in joint last place.
But he had arrived at Sun City with “jelly legs” and ‘flu-like symptoms and was reported to have been put on a drip during Thursday’s first-round thunderstorm delay.
“I think I’m a bit run down,” McIlroy wrote on his blog, referring to “various potions” a doctor had given him.
“I’ve been on the go for nine weeks now and I think it’s beginning to take its toll.
“After this week I’ll be going back home to Ireland and I’m really looking forward to spending time in my house, seeing my family and friends and not having to think about golf for a while.”
Northern Ireland’s world number 10 was not out of the running for the £720,000 first prize entering the second round, however.
Leader Robert Allenby was only five strokes ahead of him, a four under 68 putting the Australian one in front of South Africans Retief Goosen and Tim Clark.

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