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Radio Silence

Going dark: Rory gives up the Twitter as he heads for Augusta

For better or worse, Rory McIlroy says he won’t be tweeting until after the Masters is all wrapped up.

RORY MCILROY HAS taken a temporary vow of Twitter silence in a bid to boost his chances at the Masters this weekend.

After a stellar start to 2012, a focused McIlroy headed to Augusta National this afternoon as world number two and the second-favourite behind Tiger Woods in the betting for the season’s first Major.

Before flying out for his final practice rounds, he told his 950,000-plus Twitter followers not to expect any more updates from him until the action wraps up on Sunday.

“On my way to Augusta this afternoon,” the 22-year-old tweeted. “Going offline for the rest of this week. Thank you all for your support in advance.”

McIlroy came withing touching distance of winning a first Major last year when he led by four shots going into the last day at Augusta before a catastrophic collapse saw him finish in a tie for 15th.

He  quickly bounced back from that disappointment with an eight-shot win at the US Open, and now he seems ready to take his shot at Augusta redemption.

Next time I speak to you hopefully I have a green jacket in my possession!!

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