Masters 2014: Rory McIlroy satisfied with 'solid' opening 71

Rory McIlroy is content with his opening 71 at the Masters despite his closing bogey.

McIlroy, 24, said that Thursday's course set-up made scoring difficult.

"It didn't allow you to get a lot under par. I just had to birdie the holes that you could birdie like the par fives on the back nine," McIlroy told BBC Sport Northern Ireland.

The world number nine's round left him three behind leader Bill Haas.