DORAL, Fla. – Rory McIlroy left the door open to add an event or two before The Masters. Right now, he only plans to play this week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship and the Shell Houston Open before driving down Magnolia Lane next month.
But that could change.
“I was waiting to see how I was going to do this week and then make a decision from there,” McIlroy said Wednesday at Doral. “I know if I want to play Tampa next week I’ve got to enter by Friday and obviously there’s Bay Hill after that.
“I feel I’ve made some progress over the last few days, so the likelihood is I probably won’t add an event. It all depends on how I feel with my game and how I feel out there on the course.”
McIlroy has only played four-and-a-half rounds of competitive golf this year. He missed the cut in Abu Dhabi, was ousted in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play and withdrew midway through the second round last week at the Honda Classic.
There isn’t a cut this week so he’s guaranteed to play four full rounds. After a two-week break, he’ll play in Houston, then the Masters is two weeks after that.