The world number three will be looking to win the tournament for the first time later this month, but he will first play a round with McKibbin after inviting the 13-year-old prospect to experience a round with him during his preparation for the event.
The 26-year-old is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "I played a round with Tom in Florida recently and he is the real deal.
"At only 13 years of age, I think he has a remarkable golfing future ahead of him. Having seen him play a couple of times now, he impresses me more each time."
McIlroy has missed the cut at the tournament on his past two visits.