Rafa Cabrera Bello has the lead after day one of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando.

The Spaniard recovered from a bogey on his first hole, to hit eight birdies and finish on seven under par after a 65.

Graeme McDowell is the best of the Irish on four under par.

Shane Lowry is a couple of shots further back after an opening 70. Although it could have been so much better for the county Offaly man, after he also hit four bogeys.

Defending champion Rory McIlroy struggled for consistency. A late recovery, in which he hit two birdies on the last three holes, saw him finish level for the day.

Brandt Snedeker hit one of the shots of the day from a hospitality tent beside the ninth green, but he would ultimately miss the par putt.

Elsewhere, Leona Maguire shot a two-over 74 on the first day of the SkyiGolf Championship at Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club in Florida.

Maguire, who is back competing on the developmental Symetra Tour after finishing joint 14th at the LET Canberra Classic, is seven shots behind leader Lauren Kim.