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Rory, welcome to Tiger's world

Updated: March 3, 2013, 12:15 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

In Holywood, County Down, the one-stoplight town where Rory McIlroy was born and raised, there is no outrage, no condemnation over his decision to quit midround because of a toothache. (Or a golf swing in extreme pain -- take your pick.)

"I wouldn't be commenting on another person and judging anybody," said Valerie Skinner, on the phone from her bakery on Holywood's High Street, where you can still order cookies with McIlroy's smiling face on them. "He's a normal person like anybody else."

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