Rory McIlroy Walks Off The Course In The Middle Of A Terrible Round, Withdraws From Tournament

Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the Honda Open after a terrible second-round.

The official reason: He had “severe wisdom tooth pain” that affected his concentration, the PGA announced.

He was +7 through eight holes when he hit his second in the water on his 9th hole, walked to the parking lot, and pulled out of the tournament, Yahoo!’s Shane Bacon reports.

McIlroy was cryptic after the round, saying, “I’m not in a great place mentally. I can’t really say much, guys. I’m just in a bad place mentally.”

That sounds like something not golf-related is going on.

McIlroy is still ranked No. 1 in the world, but in his three tournaments this year he has missed the cut, lost in the first round of match play, and withdrawn.

This says it all:

rory mcilroy drops club

Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

And here he is walking off:

rory mcilroy walks off course

Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

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