For Rory McIlroy, there are risks now that he's added next week's Valero Texas Open to his schedule. Those will be outweighed, however, by the fact that he needs more competitive rounds prior to the Masters, writes ESPN.com's Farrell Evans.
Long gone are the days of record-setting low numbers at the Valero Texas Open. This week's event in the Lone Star State might play more like a U.S. Open in terms of overall difficulty, writes ESPN.com's Farrell Evans.
After shooting 73 on Thursday, how important is Friday's second round of the Shell Houston Open for Rory McIlroy? It could determine if he has any kind of momentum heading into the Masters, writes ESPN.com's Farrell Evans.