Feb 27th, 2016
Rory McIlroy misses Honda Classic cut
Second round 72 not good enough
Words: Tim Southwell Photography: Getty Images
Rory McIlroy misses Honda Classic cut again!
What is it with Rory and the Honda Classic? He's only gone and missed the cut again.
The world No three has a mixed record in this event after winning in 2012. In 2013, he withdrew part way through the second round, telling anyone who'd listen he had a hurty tooth, only to admit later he was just angry with himself for playing like a berk.
A year later, Rors had an opportunity to win in the final round but played the final two-thirds of the Bear Trap (hole Nos. 15-17) in three over par. He lost in a four-man playoff. Now he has missed the cut in each of the last two years.
McIlroy shot 2-over 72 for the second consecutive day at PGA National's Champion Course to miss the cut by a shot. The four-time major winner did not make himself available to media after the round.
The Ulsterman has developed a reputation as a player who handles windy conditions poorly. Which is bizarre considering where he learned to play the game – Northern Ireland links courses. Rory made nine birdies, but they were offset by a triple bogey, two double bogeys and six bogeys.
Rickie Fowler leads by one shot from Jimmy Walker after carding another 66.