McIlroy then produced the best putting performance of his career at Bay Hill as he landed his first title for nearly 18 months, a sensational final-round 64 powering him to a three-shot victory which gave him a huge confidence boost with the Masters just a fortnight away.
"It's obviously a lot of tournaments see how successful Phoenix is and they want to try to replicate that, which is great, it's great for the tournament, it's great for us, but golf is different than a football game and there's etiquette involved and you don't want again like you don't want people to be put off from bringing their kids when people are shouting stuff out".
McIlroy was back in the winner's circle last week, the four-time major champion cruising to a three-stroke victory at Bay Hill. And I said Rooney, before he hits a free-kick or before he hits a penalty, he taps his toe on the ground before he actually starts his run-up. I don't know, I think it's gotten a little much, to be honest. "I was going to go over and have a chat with him". "It's tiring. I need a couple Advil".
McIlroy will be bidding to complete the career Grand Slam at Augusta, while the 42-year-old Woods is hoping to win a first major since the 2008 US Open. So I don't know whether it's just go back to letting people walk around with beers in their hand, that's fine, but, I don't know. So you could say that the first one was maybe a little bit harder.
"The last three years have gone okay".
McIlroy is the sixth seed in Austin and plays Peter Uihlein in his first group match, followed by clashes with Jhonattan Vegas on Thursday and Brian Harmon on Friday.