(DORAL, Fla.) — Rory McIlroy promised that he will never walk off the golf course again on Wednesday. McIlroy addressed the media and took responsibility for his actions during last week’s Honda Classic in which he left the course just eight holes in due to a toothache.
“I realized pretty quickly that it wasn’t the right thing to do,” McIlroy said.”No matter how bad I was playing, I should have stayed out there. I should have tried to shoot the best score possible even though it probably wasn’t going to be good enough to make the cut.”
“At that point in time, I was just all over the place, I saw red, it was a mistake and everyone makes mistakes and I’m learning from them. Some people have the pleasure of making mistakes in private. Most of my mistakes are in the public eye,” he continued.
The No. 1-ranked golfer in the world has struggled so far in 2013 and is hoping to regain his 2012 momentum this weekend in the WGC-Cadillac Invitational that starts on Thursday.
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