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Palm Beach Gardens, FL (Sports Network) - World No. 1 Rory McIlroy withdrew from The Honda Classic on Friday after a difficult first nine holes.

The defending champion had a pair of bogeys, a double-bogey and a triple-bogey in his first eight holes Friday morning at PGA National.

On the par-5 18th, he dumped his approach in the water. McIlroy took a drop and hit another ball, then walked off.

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