Found March 06, 2013 on Fox Sports:
PLAYERS: Rory McIlroy
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 a contrite McIlroy, who admitted that his wisdom tooth, while sore, really didn't bother him enough to quit. "There's no excuse for quitting and it doesn't set a good example for the kids watching me, trying to emulate what I do. "I feel like I let a lot of people down with what I did last week and for that, I am very sorry." If nothing else, it was refreshing to hear an apology from an athlete that didn't begin with: "If I have offended anyone ...". You're either sorry or you're sorry that someone else thinks you should be sorry. McIlroy's genuine...

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