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Etiquette at Work

Admit your mistakes and move on

Just over a week ago, Rory McIlroy, at that moment the number one golfer in the world, quit in the middle of the second round of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Big mistake. Commentators, professional golfers, and duffers all weighed in criticizing his action. Even Jack Nicklaus weighed in: “He shouldn’t have walked off,” Nicklaus said. “If he had thought about it for 5 minutes, he wouldn’t have done it.’”

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