Rory McIlroy to return after walk-off

Updated: February 3, 2014, 3:30 PM ET
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A year after walking off the course during the second round of the Honda Classic and citing a toothache, Rory McIlroy will return to play this year's event.

Last March, McIlroy was ranked No. 1 in the world but was struggling with his game. He had switched out all 14 clubs and changed golf balls after signing a lucrative endorsement contract with Nike.

McIlroy first blamed the withdrawal on wisdom tooth pain, but he cleared the air a week later at the WGC-Cadillac Championship ...

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