In the most anticipated return to American shores since the days of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, Rory McIlroy will return to action February 26 in the Jackie Gleason Nicklaus Erstwhile Inverrary Classic in Palm Beach Springs, Florida (82 miles north of Miami). Get your rest while you can because Rory will begin his stateside season by playing three tournaments in a four-week span. The Erstwhile Inverrary will end Rory’s five-month break since last striking a ball in competition in America.
Young Mr McIlroy has already played twice in the Middle East this year, and quite successfully so, posting a second at Abu Dhabi and hoisting the victor’s trophy in Dubai. Immediately afterward, Rory traveled to Dublin, where he was able to settle a legal matter with his former management company just before it went to trial, giving the Irishman one less distraction.
The week immediately after his first American appearance of 2015, McIlroy will tee it up again, playing the WGC Cadillac Championship in Doral, Florida (just outside of Miami). He will then take one week off before playing the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Bay Hill, Florida (just outside of Orlando).
Rory McIlroy, the best player in the game and generally acknowledged to be one of the top two players in golf history, is the betting favorite to challenge the majors record held by Jack Nicklaus (generally acknowledged as the Greatest Of All Time).
If McIlroy is satisfied with his game after the Arnold Palmer Invitational, his next start is expected to be three weeks later at a little get-together in Augusta, Georgia.