Originally written on Putting4birdie  |  Last updated 11/16/14

HONG KONG - NOVEMBER 20: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates on the 18th green during day three of the UBS Hong Kong Open at The Hong Kong Golf Club on November 20, 2010 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Getty Images    So Rory McIlroy leaves the Honda Classic midway through his second round, just packs it in and goes home.  Tells reporters in the parking lot the "he's not in a good place mentally."  A little while later, a statement is released in which Rory claims to be suffering from pain in a wisdom tooth that affected his concentration. I get that whatever the no. 1  player in the game does is big news. Switches from Titleist to Nike for big bucks?  Yup, big news. Misses the cut in his first tournament with the new clubs? Big news, really big. Gets knocked out in first round of match play event?  That's big. Plays 36 with Tiger the Sunday morning after going home from match play event? Hey, anytime Rory and Tiger do anything together it's going to qualify as big news. Just the way it is and those guys know it. Here is what I don't get: Jack Nicklaus says that Rory will be "fine" by the time the Masters comes around next month and his comment is treated
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

LeBron James lists his top three friends in the NBA

Reds to have in-stadium nursery

Izzo: MSU could win football, basketball titles in same year

Durant ‘would love to’ spend entire career with Thunder

Elementary school sportswriter has hot take on Cam Newton

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Romo was willing to take pay cut to keep DeMarco Murray

Marcus Mariota reportedly not planning to attend NFL draft

Alabama RB dismissed from team after marijuana arrest

Golden Tate: Departure of Suh won't pressure Lion's offense

Are the Angels being overlooked?

Team USA improves before meltdown in Swiss draw

'Zo on MJ: He would average almost 50 in today's NBA

Report: Las Vegas season ticket drive passes goal of 10,000

WATCH: Steph Curry drops Chris Paul with crossover

WATCH: Spoelstra gives nice shoutout to Craig Sager

WATCH: Drew Miller takes skate to the face

WATCH: Gronk describes his perfect wife

Reigning National Champions to boycott Final Four in Indiana

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

New development clears path for Rams relocation

WATCH: J.J. Watt sings about stadium food on 'New Girl'

Kings ready to shut down DeMarcus Cousins

Jameis Winston may skip NFL draft to be with grandmother

Golf News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Curry drops CP3 with crossover

Durant wants to spend career in OKC

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

Are the Angels being overlooked?

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Top 10 players in baseball

Report: Tiger's plane spotted in Augusta

Moss shares story on meeting Deion

Five coaches already on the hot seat

Can we envision the Hawks in the Finals?

10 winners and losers from the past week in the NFL

Namath parties with 100 yr-old women

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.