Rory McIlroy keeping calm after opening five-under 67 at BMW Masters in Shanghai
Last Updated: October 25, 2012 3:18pm
Rory McIlroy: said he felt his round was solid rather than spectacular
Rory McIlroy felt his opening 67 at the BMW Masters was just 'okay' despite it putting him in fourth spot after day one in Shanghai.
McIlroy eased his way round in five-under to finish just a shot out of second place - although five behind runaway leader Jamie Donaldson - but didn't feel he'd done anything special.
"It was okay," said the world number one. "I didn't feel I did anything spectacularly out there. I just played some solid golf.
"The targets on this golf course are big... big fairway, big greens so you're going to give yourself plenty of chances out there.
"It was a good, solid round of golf."
A relaxed McIlroy said he didn't feel any extra pressure to perform week in, week out due to his status as world number one.
"It's why I started to play the game, to try and win tournaments and to be able to travel all over the world and play in different countries," said the 23-year-old.
"I don't view it as pressure. I really enjoy it."