Rory McIlroy withdraws from Medalist member-guest

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Rory McIlroy was expected to partner up with Michael Jordan in this week's member-guest tournament at Medalist. Instead, the world's No. 1 player has decided to withdraw.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, March 15, 2013 | 9:26 a.m.


We're not sure if it's ever before been reported that a PGA Tour player has withdrawn from a member-guest tournament... until now.
But, we suppose, that's life when you're the No. 1-ranked player in the world and always under the microscope. Rory McIlroy, who was scheduled to team up with Michael Jordan in the Medalist Golf Club member-guest tournament this week, has decided instead to withdraw.
Keegan Bradley will replace McIlroy as Jordan's partner. Tiger Woods is playing in the event with good friend Ahmad Rashad.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy won’t be going at it this week in the Medalist GC member-guest tourney after all. Seems the world No. 1 has withdrawn from the foursome that will include Michael Jordan and Ahmad Rashad in favor of Keegan Bradley.
McIlroy’s decision to play a friendly round with the guys created a Twitter tumult, according to’s Rex Hoggard, who said critics were displeased that the top-ranked golfer would tee it up with His Airness and not at next week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational.
When you're No. 1, you can't please everyone. These days, McIlroy is learning that the hard way.
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