World number one Rory McIlroy has admitted that he made a mistake when he decided to abandon the Honda Classic midway through the second round.
The Northern Irishman withdrew from the tournament in Florida without finishing his ninth hole following a disastrous start, which left him seven shots off the pace.
The 23-year-old later revealed that he had been suffering from wisdom tooth pain, but now insists that he should have continued.
"It was a reactive decision," McIlroy told Sports Illustrated. "What I should have done is take my drop, chip it on, try to make a five and play my hardest on the back nine, even if I shot 85.
"What I did was not good for the tournament, not good for the kids and the fans who were out there watching me. It was not the right thing to do."