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Rory McIlroy warms up with hole in one

Published 1118 GMT (1918 HKT) April 5, 2016
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Rory McIlroy is one of the favorites to win the Masters -- and he showed why with a hole in one in practice. Harry How/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
McIlroy plays out from a bunker on the second hole during his practice round. His magic moment came on the 16th. Harry How/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Rory McIlroy (left) with practice partner Chris Wood, who reflected: "When he closes out with a hole in one, you can't really do a lot about that." DON EMMERT/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
McIlroy, using a seven iron and hit the perfect shot to electrify the crowd. He said: "I have ever heard a roar that large in a practice round. It was great." Harry How/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
McIlroy, said Wood, "is up there with everyone. Very, very impressive. He's going to be a favourite every year he comes back here, and this year is no different." Harry How/Getty Images North America/Getty Images