McIlroy Tries to Find Form Going to Masters 3/28/13
HUMBLE, Texas - Once the frost thawed, Rory McIlroy was back at work
Wednesday morning trying to find a swing he could trust and repeat.
McIlroy hasn't looked anything like the No. 1 player in golf this year, and
now he's not. That spot belongs to Tiger Woods again after winning for the third
time in two months to establish himself as the favorite going into the Masters.
None of this bothers McIlroy.
He is more concerned with the path of his swing than the mathematical
average of his ranking. He wants to win whenever he plays, though there is
pragmatic side to the 23-year-old from Northern Ireland. He still hasn't made
the cut against a full field this year.
That makes the Houston Open more than just a final tuneup for the first
major of the year. It's a place to measure progress.