Rory McIlroy to Join U.S. Open After Injury

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy will participate in the U.S. Open after a recurring rib injury restricted his previous play, according to reports.

It’s hasn’t been an easy year for golf pro Rory McIlroy. Outside of his golfing career he has celebrated his marriage to his wife and signed an equipment deal with TaylorMade worth $100 million.

However, on the course, he has suffered multiple injuries since the beginning of the year. A rib injury, which was first incurred by McIlroy in January, has been an ongoing issue ever since.

At the time he was advised by doctors to tread carefully with his training, which led to his conservative approach to recovery.

During this recovery time, McIlroy shared videos of his rehabilitation in Portugal. The Northern Irishman posted on Instagram, documenting his progressive swing to his followers.

Fears were beginning to circulate that the 28-year old wouldn’t make it to the U.S. Open next week, but McIlroy has allayed these doubts. Concerns about his participation in Wisconsin arose after the star failed to play at the recent Memorial Tournament in Ohio due to his recurring rib injury.

Rory McIlroy and the road to recovery

The four-time major championship winner told the Guardian, ‘I never like to miss events either on the PGA TOUR or European Tour, but it was important I got back to a level of fitness where I felt like I could give myself the best possible chance at the U.S. Open’, and added that he was ‘ready for Erin Hills and looking forward to playing there for the first time.’

This comes as great news to golf enthusiasts, especially considering that Phil Mickelson is reportedly intending to miss the championship event to attend his daughter’s graduation.

As Rory McIlroy prepares to join the U.S. Open, this marks the start of a busy schedule for the world ranked No. 2—he will soon follow his charity foundation in its successful hosting of the Irish Open.

We look forward to seeing McIlroy play with his trademark fighting spirit on the golf course for the rest of the season.

See also: Padraig Harrington Feared Injury Could End His Career

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