Found March 29, 2013 on Fox Sports:
PLAYERS: Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy never considered entering the Texas Open the week before the Masters until caddie J.P. Fitzgerald suggested it. McIlroy thought about it over lunch after his second round at the Houston Open on Friday and sent Fitzgerald a text message saying he thought it was a good idea. ''I ended up thinking to myself, OK, let's just do for these next couple of weeks what's best for me,'' said McIlroy, No. 2 in the world. ''What's best for me right now is competitive golf and playing rounds.'' Last year, McIlroy missed two straight cuts and made a late commitment to play in the St. Jude Classic the week before the US Open. He tied for seventh in Memphis and then missed the cut at The Olympic Club. He seemed encouraged after shooting a 71 in the Houston Open on Saturday. But he has completed only 11 competitive rounds this year and agreed with Fitzgerald that he would benefit from another tournament heading to Augusta. ''Everyth...

McIlroy adds Texas Open to the schedule

Rory McIlroy is going to play another week in Texas to get ready for the Masters. McIlroy decided Friday to play next week in the Texas Open, wanting one more tournament to try to find his form ahead of the first major of the year. The two-time major champion has only played five tournaments this year, making just two cuts. He has completed only 10 rounds through Friday of the...

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