Rory McIlroy sent a text message to Tiger Woods on
Tuesday, congratulating him on winning at Bay Hill and taking over the No. 1
world ranking again.
Woods responded by telling McIlroy to get
going — he put it a bit more crudely than that — and win this week’s Houston
Open. A victory would put McIlroy back at No. 1, a spot he held for 32 weeks
before Woods’ latest win.
For now, McIlroy is fine with Woods
holding the world’s top ranking, especially with the Masters coming up in two
“I didn’t think I could go into the
Masters under the radar,” McIlroy said.
“I can go in a little bit underneath him. So, in a way, it’s not a bad thing.”
McIlroy skipped Bay
Hill and says he had a “good week, a fun week” in Miami. He watched girlfriend
Caroline Wozniacki play in the pro tennis event in Key Biscayne, Florida, then
stopped by a municipal course on Saturday night to hit range balls in relative
anonymity with Wozniacki and Novak Djokovic, currently the world’s No. 1 tennis