Rory McIlroy decided not to play at the Bay Hill Invitational this week for reasons he will only know. He didn’t play last year either as he wanted to prepare for the Masters and seems to do this before every major to get his golf game tuned.
I find it a little strange I have to admit, if you were No.1 in the world wouldn’t you want to deny the guy in second place the chance of overtaking you? Especially as that guy happens to be Tiger Woods who won’t give the spot up easily after losing it for a few years now.
Even Arnold Palmer was surprised that the Northern Irishman didn’t want to play at Bay Hill in Florida this week and opted to play in next week’s Houston Open instead.
Well McIlroy could find himself behind Tiger in the World Rankings when he tees it up in Houston and in my opinion could be chasing Tiger’s tail for a very long time!
It’s a great week of golf ahead and an exciting time of year to be interested in golf. Let’s just hope it lives up to expectation!