Agence France-PresseMarch 5, 2013 02:30
World number one Rory McIlroy says he regrets withdrawing from the PGA Tour's Honda Classic and if he had to do it over again he would have stuck it out even if it meant shooting an 85.
"It was a reactive decision," McIlroy told Sports Illustrated. "What I should have done is take my drop, chip it on, try to make a five and play my hardest on the back nine, even if I shot 85.
"What I did was not good for the tournament, not good for the kids and the fans who were out there watching me -- it was not the right thing to do."