Rory McIlroy announced his decision to play in the upcoming Honda Classic Monday. The 24-year-old said the tournament is one he always looks forward to participating in, but he knows he has a bit of “unfinished business” after what happened in 2013:
I really can’t wait to get back to The Honda. It is one of my favorite events of the year, and winning in 2012 was an important landmark in my career.
Last year, admittedly, I had a tough week; a forgettable week. I guess I let frustrations get the better of me and perhaps should have adopted a more mature approach.
I’m playing really well now, enjoying the game much more and I am looking forward to getting back to PGA National. You could nearly say that I have unfinished business to attend to this year at The Honda (Reuters).
As you may recall, McIlroy was criticized for electing to drop out of the 2013 tournament before even finishing the second round. He later apologized for the incident, calling at a “reactive decision” that did a disservice to “the kids and the fans who were out there watching [him].”
The 2014 edition of the the Honda Classic will run from Feb. 27 through March 2.