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Since becoming one of the world's highest-paid athletes, McIlroy has missed the cut at Abu Dhabi and withdrawn from the Honda Classic.