Rory McIlroy had enough, so he decided mid-round it was time to call it quits at the Honda Classic. McIlroy blames a recurring toothache and not his 7-over-par standing as the basis for his exit. What is at the root of his recent struggles, and does a toothache justify leaving so abruptly?

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When the going gets tough ...

Rory McIlroy says it was wisdom tooth pain that led to his withdrawal from the Honda Classic. Good enough reason to quit mid-round?


More money, more problems

Since becoming one of the world's highest-paid athletes, McIlroy has missed the cut at Abu Dhabi and withdrawn from the Honda Classic.


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