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Rory McIlroy says the pressure of meeting expectations as golf's No. 1 player got the best of him when he quit and walked off the course last week. He says he has learned his lesson and ''it won't happen again.''
McIlroy met with the media on Wednesday for the first time since he quit after eight holes on Friday at the Honda Classic.
He says he does have soreness in his lower right wisdom tooth. But that wasn't enough to keep him from finishing the second round, even if it meant shooting the highest score of his career.
He says his swing is the problem, and not his switch to Nike equipment.
McIlroy says he needs to be tougher when things aren't going his way.
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Rory McIlroy's struggles early on this season are causing some to speculate that his slump may be related to issues with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki.
Rory McIlroy has yet to hit his stride this season, which has left us all searching for answers. What could be wrong with the 23-year-old? The most logical answer would be that he is having trouble adjusting to his new Nike clubs and equipment, but not everyone is a logical thinker. Considering we live in an era that is driven by gossip, many people have been quick to assume that...
In the end, it was just like a visit to the dentist.
Rory McIlroy wasn't exactly looking forward to facing the media Wednesday morning to deliver a mea culpa on his mid-round withdrawal at last week's Honda Classic and ill-advised attempt to blame it on a toothache.
But, like a trip to the dentist, after the drilling, he felt better.
"I regret what I did," said...
We knew when it happened that this would come back and haunt Rory McIlroy. In an interview with Sports Illustrated McIlroy said he regrets the way he handled the situation at the Honda Classic last Friday A.M. McIlroy who left everyone second guessing his decision to quit before finishing 9 holes at the Honda decided to grant an exclusive interview with S.I.. When McIlroy was asked...
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Rory McIlroy says he should have finished his second round at the Honda Classic, telling Sports Illustrated magazine that “it was not the right thing to do” to walk out after eight holes of his second round.
McIlroy was 7-over for the round and headed toward another missed cut when he hit his second shot into the water on the 18th and abruptly withdrew...
Rory McIlroy managed to get through a round without quitting after 8 holes and walking off the course. His game is in complete disarray. McIlroy is still struggling to find his game and he is still struggling to find the fairways and green half the time too. Rory was paired with Woods today and he and his group started their first round off on the back nine at Doral. McIlroy got...
DORAL, Fla. — Tiger Woods was on his game, and so were most of the world best golfers Thursday in the Cadillac Championship.
Except for the world’s No. 1 player.
Woods made nine birdies on the Blue Monster at Doral for a 6-under 66 that put him in a five-way share of the lead with Masters champion Bubba Watson, former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, Sergio Garcia and Freddie...
I can’t get her out of my head T…
Rory McIlroy said he was in a bad place mentally after walking off the course last Friday midway through the second round of the Honda Classic. Now we may have a reason why the Nike golfer is in a bad place. Irish website the Independent is speculating that Rory and Caroline are kaput. “Speculation is mounting that Rory McIlroy’s meltdown...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The statement released by his handlers was almost as bad as the kid's decision to walk out on the tournament.
It was the first big mistake of his career, at a time when the golf world was enthralled by such a young talent. He was criticized by the press and by his peers for his selfish behavior, though there was hope that...
Yardbarker with Fox Sports Primetime, Pat & Steve listen to some great sound from the Yardbarker website including Dwight Howard speaks, Texans on Manti Teo coming to his team and Rory McIlroy getting some interesting feedback.