PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Rory McIlroy is playing so well that he can easily manage a smile even on the bad days.
One of those occasions came Thursday on his way to the 15th tee at the Honda Classic. He was playing alongside Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, the star group at PGA National with scores that sure didn't resemble it.
Johnson, a contender at Pebble Beach and Riviera, already was 8-over par. Koepka, the Phoenix Open champion, was 5-over par. McIlroy, who missed going out-of-bounds on the previous hole by a mere 18 inches and still made bogey, also was at 5-over par.