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Rory McIlroy, the world’s top-ranked golfer, is ready to tackle the competition at the Honda Classic, the first tournament he’ll play in the United States since last September.
McIlroy is coming off a win in Dubai three weeks ago and likes the state of his game as he gears up for the career Grand Slam, and his third consecutive Major title as the The Masters approaches.
“I feel like I’ve got a nice scheduling going into Augusta,” McIlroy said Wednesday after playing in the pro-am at PGA National. “I’m not playing too much, but I’m playing just enough that I should be as sharp as possible going in there.”
Over the span of his last 12 tournaments, McIlroy has four victories, four second-place finishes and has only placed outside of the top ten on two occasions. McIlroy will play in next week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral and then two weeks later at the Arnold Palmer Invitational before teeing it up at Augusta National on Thursday, April 9th.
For the first two rounds of the Honda Classic McIlroy will play in a group that includes Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, winner of the Phoenix Open three weeks ago. The group will tee off on Thursday at 12:45 pm EST.
The Honda Classic carries a total purse of $6,100,00 and is played at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Russell Henley won the 2014 championship defeating Rory McIlroy in a playoff.
Other Notable Thursday Tee Times and Pairings for the 2015 Honda Classic:
7:35 am – Russell Henley, Ricky Fowler, Graeme McDowell
7:45 am – Phil Mickelson, Martin Kaymer, Sergio Garcia
12:45 pm – Charl Schwartzel, Luke Donald, Ben Martin
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