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World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has vowed to cut back his competitive schedule next year after the disappointment of missing the cut in his defense of the Hong Kong Open.
McIlroy four-putted the final green Friday to crash out of the event by three shots.
It was the second time this year the 23-year old has had to sit out the weekend rounds in the defense of a tournament after also missing the cut in June's U.S. Open at San Francisco.
Before leaving Hong Kong for Dubai and the season-ending World Tour Championship, McIlroy said he's learnt a further lesson and will spend the coming weeks working out where he'll compete in 2013.
''Of course, you're going to miss cuts in your career, but it's not nice and it's a tough pill to swallow when you're the defending champion in a tournament,'' the Northern Irishman said.
''While there's a part of me that perhaps wished my year had ended as soon as I wrapped up the Race to Dubai, I now loo...
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Top ranked Rory McIlroy double bogeyed his last hole Friday to be assured of missing the cut in his defense of the Hong Kong Open.
McIlroy shot a disappointing two-over-par 72 for to sit five-over after two rounds in warm but very windy conditions. It left the Northern Irishman tied for 99th place and three shots outside the expected cut of two-over-par with half of the field yet...
Top-ranked Rory McIlroy made a double bogey on his final hole Friday, guaranteeing that he'll miss the cut in his Hong Kong Open title defense.
McIlroy shot a 2-over 72 to finish at 5 over after two rounds in warm but windy conditions at Hong Kong Golf Club. It left the Northern Irishman three shots outside the expected cut.
''It's disappointing, you never want...
Rory McIlroy has vowed to cut back his competitive schedule next year after the disappointment of missing the cut in his defense of the Hong Kong Open.
The world's top-ranked golfer four-putted the final green Friday to finish three shots off.
It marks the second time this year the 23-year old has had to sit out the weekend rounds in the defense of a tournament after also missing...
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