Rory McIlroy Quit The Honda Classic Today Because He Was Playing Poorly [UPDATE]
Rory McIlroy is one of golf's bright young stars, with much fanfare following him around the course each and every time he plays at an event. He decided to thank everyone who has inflated his star (and bank account) by walking off the course today at the Honda Classic with his score a miserable 7-over par on the day.
Disappointingly, he was not walking towards a Honda for product placement purposes. No, he was gone for good.
When asked by reporters why he bailed, he answered that he simply was not in a good place mentally.
Since the PGA season started, McIlroy has missed the cut at Dubai, lost in the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship and then did this. McIlroy is going to need to do better to live up to the hype to say the least.
And, by the way, what would happen if Tiger Woods had done the same thing? SportsCenter would have eleven helicopters hovering over the course this very second with Shelley Smith and Bob Holtzman jumping out racing to get to him first.
UPDATE 11:23 a.m.: McIlroy says that wisdom tooth pain is his reason for withdrawing from the tournament. That doesn't sound very mental. Maybe he said he was in a bad place dentally.