Nothing like Augusta to get spirits up

Monday, March 15, 2010

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Back-to-back disappointments at the Honda Classic (T-40) and CA Championship (T-65) had Rory McIlroy’s spirits a bit down when he left Miami Sunday night, but they were lifted dramatically Monday.

The secret recipe?

None other than a visit to Augusta National and a stay at the Eisehnhower Cabin.

“First time I’ve properly smiled in two weeks,” McIlroy told his agent, Chubby Chandler.

To which Chandler responded, “That’s being 20 for you. You bounced back quickly.”

McIlroy finished T-20 in his Masters debut a year ago.