Funny Phil laughing now, but who will have last laugh come Sunday?
SEP 25, 3:47a ET
Rotowire: Mar 23 / 2:56p ET
News: McIlroy tied for 11th in the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, shooting 11-under 277 for the week.
Impact: In three 2015 starts on the PGA Tour, McIlroy has underwhelmed, missing the cut at the Honda and tying for ninth at the WGC-Cadillac before Bay Hill. Many golfers would take those results in a heartbeat, but when the world's No. 1 is at issue, people start wondering whether he's ready for the Masters. McIlroy will skip this week's Valero Texas Open.
Rotowire: Mar 8 / 7:45p ET
News: McIlroy shot an even-par 72 on Sunday to finish in a tie for ninth at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Impact: A week after missing the cut at the Honda Classic, McIlroy bounced back in a solid way at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. This was McIlroy's second PGA start of the season, and the strong finish puts him in a good place moving towards the Masters.
Rotowire: Feb 23 / 10:04a ET
News: McIlroy will make his 2015 PGA debut at this week's Honda Classic.
Impact: McIlroy has teed it up twice this year on the European Tour, shooting a combined 40-under in eight rounds while placing first in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and second at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. McIlroy lost in a playoff at last year's Honda Classic while winning the event in 2012, and is certainly among the favorites to win this weekend.