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McIlroy's way out of mess is to be like Woods

Updated: March 5, 2013, 5:14 PM ET
Associated Press

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By DOUG FERGUSON

AP Golf Writer

DORAL, Fla. -- The statement released by his handlers was almost as bad as the kid's decision to walk out on the tournament.

It was the first big mistake of his career, at a time when the golf world was enthralled by such a young talent. He was criticized by the press and by his peers for his selfish behavior, though there was hope that he at least would learn from his mistake.

This was Tiger Woods, 1996.

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