Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/31/12
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Scrutiny came early to Muirfield Village on a picturesque Midwestern Thursday morning. With the eyes of the golf world upon them, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy teed off at the Memorial within minutes of each other, both desperate for a reversal of recent misfortunes with the US Open looming. McIlroy, coming off the first back-to-back missed cuts of his career, went first, and it didn't take long for calamity to strike. After starting on the tenth, the Irishman found the back bunker on the par 3 12th and couldn't overcome an awkward stance and down slope, rinsing the sand shot. He had to ask where the drop zone was and, from there, found the front bunker. Eventually, shoulders slumped, he tapped in for a quadruple-bogey seven. "It wasn't the start that I wanted to get off to, being four over through three holes, especially after the last few weeks," he said. "I was just like, 'Here we go again'." But then, it wasn't. If his thoughts turned to Paris, where his girlfriend, Caro...
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