Frustrated McIlroy walks off course at Honda
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Whether his pain was mental or dental, Rory McIlroy walked off the course in the middle of his round Friday at the Honda Classic and invited even more scrutiny of golf's No. 1 player.
McIlroy already was 7-over par through eight holes when he hit his second shot into the water on the par-5 18th and didn't bother hitting another shot. He shook hands with Ernie Els and Mark Wilson, turned in his scorecard and walked straight to the parking lot.
McIlroy told three reporters who followed him that he's "not in a good place mentally."