Brian Keogh is a golf correspondent for The Irish Sun and a contributor to The Irish Times, Golf Digest Ireland and other golf publications. The following excerpt from Brian’s Irish Golf Desk is used with permission.
RORY MCILROY WILL OPEN UP ABOUT his surprising Honda Classic withdrawal and confess that severe pain and frustration with his game got the better of him in Palm Beach Gardens.
|World No. 1 Rory McIlroy.|
McIlroy spent Friday night with his family at his Florida home and practiced at the Bear’s Club on Saturday with his coach Michael Bannon in a bid to get his game back in the rails. The two-time major winner is also likely to have his wisdom teeth removed after the event at the TPC Blue Monster.
According to his friend, McIlroy fully accepts the criticism he received in the media following his surprising decision to walk in after the red mist descended when he was seven over par for his second round at PGA National’s Champions Course on Friday. He will also confirm that he was in severe pain.McIlroy had been taking pain-killers for his dental problem and the PGA Tour will be receiving a letter from his dentist in Belfast within days justifying his decision to walk off after completing just eight holes of Friday’s second round when he was seven over par for the day.
Brian Keogh covers golf for The Irish Sun and contributes to a variety of golf publications. Pay him a visit at Irish Golf Desk.