Rory McIlroy Talks About Walking Off at the Honda Classic

Rory McIlroy Talks About Walking Off at the Honda Classic

Rory Talks About Walking Off at the Honda Classic

Rory McIlroy, the number one ranked golfer in the world, walked off of the course Friday during the second round of the Honda Classic in Florida.  He has received both criticism and support from players and commentators.  Today we got to hear from Rory himself.

“It was a reactive decision,” McIlroy said. “What I should have done is take my drop, chip it on, try to make a five and play my hardest on the back nine, even if I shot 85. What I did was not good for the tournament, not good for the kids and the fans who were out there watching me — it was not the right thing to do.”

When asked if part of his sub-par play was due to his new equipment:  “The driver and the ball took some time to get used to, but I had weeks at Nike before the start of the year, and I feel comfortable with all the equipment,” he said. “The problem is, I’m bringing the club too upright on the backswing then dropping it in too much on the downswing.”

Rory is scheduled to play this week at the WGC Cadillac Doral Open, which will feature all but one of the top 50 golfers in the world.  Brandt Snedeker is still suffering from an injury.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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