McIlroy, a part-time Palm Beach Gardens resident, offset four birdies with a double bogey, triple-bogey and bogey on his way to a 2-over 72 Friday and missed the cut for the second straight year. McIlroy uncharacteristically declined media requests for interviews after his round.
McIlroy has failed to reach the final 36 holes of only four tournaments in the past five years, three of which have been in the Honda Classic. He shot 73-74-147 in the first two rounds last year to miss the cut, and also withdrew midway through the second round of the 2013 Honda, later blaming the decision on a toothache.
McIlroy won the Honda Classic in 2013 and tied for second after reaching a four-man playoff in 2014. His only other missed cut in the past four years came at the 2013 British Open.
McIlroy, who also shot a 72 Thursday, was 5-over on two par-3 holes Friday. His tee shot on No. 15 found the water, resulting in a double-bogey. On No. 5, his approach from 30 feet from the pin rolled down a hill and also wound up in the water. After taking a drop, he chipped on and two-putted for triple-bogey.
Former Dwyer High student Daniel Berger, who finished second last year, also missed the cut.