McIlroy adds Texas Open to the schedule

McIlroy adds Texas Open to the schedule

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 01: World number one and defending champion, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up a putt on the 17th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic on March 1, 2013 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Rory McIlroy is going to play another week in Texas to get ready for the Masters.

McIlroy decided Friday to play next week in the Texas Open, wanting one more tournament to try to find his form ahead of the first major of the year. The two-time major champion has only played five tournaments this year, making just two cuts.

He has completed only 10 rounds through Friday of the Houston Open.

McIlroy lost his No. 1 ranking last week to Tiger Woods, who won at Bay Hill. Even so, it gives the Texas Open its biggest name in more than a decade.

It's a big change from last year, when McIlroy took off three weeks before the Masters.

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