What a difference a year makes! Well, the same could have been said last year for Rory McIlroy when he walked off the course in the middle of the second round out of frustration, since he was defending his title after winning this event in 2012. I guess you could also say McIlroy has a bit of a love-hate relationship with PGA National.
McIlroy birdied the last two holes to fire a bogey-free, seven-under 63 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Honda Classic. Instead of the kid with a “toothache” who left in a tantrum, the world no. 8 resembled more of the confident, laid-back kid who won this tournament two years ago to ascend to the world no. 1 player. (continue reading…)