Much like his previous three rounds, McIlroy made some birdies, but also countered with some sloppy mistakes while failing to break 70 for the fourth straight day.
“I made a few mistakes, hit four balls in the hazards. Apart from that, it was pretty solid,” he said after a 2-under 70. “You know, I hit the ball reasonably well. Feel like my short game is sharp and putted it pretty nice. So, yeah, it wasn't too bad. Just again if I can limit those sloppy mistakes, I'll be fine.”
McIlroy will now make the three-hour drive to San Antonio to compete in the Valero Texas Open, a last-minute decision made before Friday’s deadline. Played on a short, tight, often windy course, he explained that it doesn’t matter; he just needs more rounds under his belt.
“I'm there to play competitive golf,” he said. “If it was a par-3 course, I would go and play it just because that's what I need. I need competitive golf and I need committing to targets, and it doesn't matter if it's a short course or long course or wide course or whatever. As long as I have that and I have a scorecard in my hand, that's what I need.”