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McIlroy and Woods struggle in Abu Dhabi

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Justin Rose grabbed a share of the first round lead in the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on Thursday on a day when both Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods struggled to get their seasons into gear. 

England's Justin Rose plays a shot during the first round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the Emirati capital on January 17, 2013. Rose grabbed a share of the first round lead in the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on a day when both Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods struggled to get their seasons into gear.

Rose, whose last visit to the Gulf in December for the World Tour Championship in Dubai saw him close with a 62, took off where he left off as he went out in four under 32 en route to a five-under 67.

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