McIlroy Looking to Keep Momentum to the Masters

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the second hole during round three of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the second hole during round three of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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  • FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 file photo, Tiger Woods winces after tee shot on the sixth hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. The last time Tiger Woods was seen at a golf tournament was at the PGA Championship when he missed the cut. He returns this week at the Hero World Challenge in Windermere, Fla.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

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  • Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on Aug. 8 in Louisville, Ky. (David Cannon/Getty Images)

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  • Jordan Spieth of the US plays a shot from the 5th fairway during the final round of the Australian Open golf championship in Sydney, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Spieth started the day co-leader at 5 under. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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  • FILE - PGA of America President Ted Bishop speaks next to the Presidents Cup trophy at a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco, in this July 2, 2014 file photo. The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening Oct. 23, 2014 for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

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