US Open: World No 2 Withdraw From Tournament Due To Rib Injury

The World number two in Golf Rory McIlroy, has withdrawn from his final warm-up event ahead of the US Open which is expected to take place at Erin Hills in Wisconsin from 15-18 June, due to a rib injury.

Reports from the BBC confirms that the 28-year-old who finished 35th at Sawgrass will miss next week’s Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Ohio.

The Northern Irishman was treated for a stress fracture to his ribs earlier this the year , but pulled out of this week’s PGA Championship at Wentworth.

McIlroy’s agent¬†Sean O’Flaherty said that “All focus is on getting back to full health for the US Open,”

McIlroy originally suffered the rib problem in the close season, a time when he was hitting a lot of balls in practice while trying to decide on new equipment after Nike decided to stop producing clubs.

The injury got worse when he lost a play-off to Graeme Storm at the South African Open in January, and the four-time major winner did not play again until the WGC-Mexico Championship in March.

McIlroy observed some discomfort at the Players Championship at Sawgrass earlier this month and was “advised to take a conservative approach” to his recovery.

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