Florida hosts its first tournament of the year this week at the Honda Classic with many of the top golfers taking part after missing out on last weeks Accenture Match Play. Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson are all playing after taking a short break from last weeks tournament. Former world number 1 Rory Mcilroy will be looking to bounce back on his poor performance last week where he was knocked out in the second round to the American Harris English.
Both finalists of the Accenture Match Play will give the Honda Classic a miss after playing five rounds last weekend. Although the two main men from last weekend will be missing, the rest of the line up is one to be admired. Graeme McDowell will compete with a healthy record at this course with three top tens which puts him as one of the firm favourites. McDowell’s gritty determination makes him one of the favourites to win any tournament, even though he has achieved very little since his US open win in 2010 with his only other win on the PGA tour since, coming in 2013 at the RBC Heritage open.
The favourite with odds of 8/1 to win outright is non other than Rory Mcilroy who looks like a man reformed after a horrid 2013. Last year at the Honda Classic spark controversy after Mcilroy walked off the course with a toothache which gave his critics all the ammunition they needed to make his life. This tournament was the start of a year to forget for Mcilroy but is looking to make this years tournament the start to and unforgettable year. Mcilroy started off slowly in this tournament with his first three visits here not even making the top ten. However, 2012 was the year Mcilroy won the Honda Classic and won many more tournaments around the world, these tournaments include; Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship, DP World Tour Championship and of course the PGA Championship.