BREAKING NEWS: Rory McIlroy withdraws from the Honda Classic
By mustang6560 on 3/1/13
In a bizarre series of events, Rory McIlroy withdrew from the Honda Classic.
Rory opened with a respectable even-par 70 in the first round yesterday. However, his second round went from bad to worse in a hurry earlier this morning. He opened with a par on the 10th (his first), the doubled 11, bogeyed 13, tripled 16, bogeyed 17, and hit his second shot on 18 into the water before he decided to withdraw. He shook both of his playing partners hands and walked off the course without finishing the 18th.
The Twittersphere is blowing up with reaction to Rory's withdrawal:
David Dusek tweeted, "With only 4 1/2 rounds played in 2013, it's not fair to say the new equipment is Rory's problem. Sample size still too small, however ... Rory's swing is clearly off and unless he announces an injury today, his confidence must be in the toilet. He couldn't start '13 worse."
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He was in a bad place mentally... haha. maybe he should play more than 2 competitive rounds per 6 months.
I guess that is just one of the many differences between Rory and me. When I am not mentally there and hacking up the course, I use the balance of the round as a chance to figure out the problem. Of course, I paid to play while Rory is paid to play.
Gee, I hope Wozilroy aren't having issues.
Kurt the Knife says:
I hope Nike gets their money's worth.
Should have stayed with Titleist.. But had to take the big $$$ to go to a company that makes good shoes..Ok decent shoes..
Next week, he'll have a swoosh painted on his Titleist clubs...
@GolfinHawg... their gloves aren't bad either.
Elk need to check himself!
Think he's a catholic? it was too easy, sorry.
I just heard it was his wisdom tooth bothering him. Is that true??
I guess his wisdom teeth were upset by the switch to Nike. They thought it wasn't a "wise" move... I'll be here all week...
What a p..ssy.
My guess is that if he had been -3 for the day instead of +7 he would have played through the pain.
He's got swing troubles I think. Putting stroke doesn't look good either. +7 thru 8, looking at another bogey on the 9th, that's enough to make most of us mad. For a Rory, for a world number one, that kind of score just does not happen, it cannot happen. The ego will not allow and that's probably why he WD. Michelle Wie did it before, I think she was en route to possibly not breaking 90 when her injury quote-unquote happened.
Matt F says:
Tigers done it before...WD so he doesn't get a MC. They all should grind it out instead of heading for the carpark.
joe jones says:
auzzie 1. Be specific. When?
H Head says:
See Above...Tiger WD from The Players after a 42 on the front....leg problems, was limping on course..had to laugh..was seen limping, but when TV cameras followed him into parking lot he shot up a flight of stairs 2 at a time like a little kid ... He is the leader of the prima donnas
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