Rory McIlroy quits the Honda Classic is making news headlines in the world of golf today as the Guardian UK reported this Friday, March 1, that the pro-golfer’s start to the 2013 season has taken a troubled turn today after the athlete decided to withdraw from the Honda Classic in Florida before finishing all nine holes in his second round.
McIlroy, the world No. 1 and defending champion in golf, was seven over for eight holes while at the Palm Beach Gardens. After hitting his second shot into the water, he was “done” for the week, telling reporters on the walk back to the parking lot that he wasn’t in a good place in his mind, and a bad toothache was the reason for his withdrawal.
In regards to the Rory McIlroy quits the Honda Classic trending search term, the golfer announced on the PGA Tour’s official website in response:
"I have been suffering with a sore wisdom tooth, which is due to come out in the near future. It began bothering me again last night, so I relieved it with Advil. It was very painful again this morning, and I was simply unable to concentrate. It was really bothering me and had begun to affect my playing partners.”
"I came here with every intention of defending my Honda Classic title," added McIlroy. "Even though my results haven't revealed it, I really felt like I was rounding a corner. I regret having to make the decision to withdraw, but it was one I had to make. I apologize to the Honda Classic and PGA Tour.”
Although the athlete’s latest performances have been reported to be below sponsor Nike’s expectations, the Rory McIlroy quits headline may not last for long, for after getting himself back into a better mentality, the pro-golfer will be back “to defend his title,” added the report.