Sport Rory McIlroy withdraws from BMW PGA Championship due to rib injury

21:40  19 may  2017
21:40  19 may  2017 Source:   Golfweek

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Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a rib injury . McIlroy injured himself during last week’s BMW SA Open, but finished the event and finished second, losing to Graeme Storm in a playoff.

Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from next week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth due to a rib injury , the world number two has announced. More to follow…

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the seventh hole during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship at the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2017 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.© Getty Images PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the seventh hole during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship at the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2017 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from next week's BMW PGA Championship after suffering a "reaction" to a previous rib injury. McIlroy addressed the issue at the Players Championship and had an MRI done last week.

Here's the full statement from McIlroy:

"Having had a reaction to my earlier rib injury, I have been advised to take a conservative approach to my recovery which unfortunately means I have to withdraw from the BMW PGA Championship next week. It's a disappointing decision to have to make, but I have to ensure I make a full recovery. I will now continue the process of preparing my game for the US Open and the rest of the season."

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Rory McIlroy ’s latest injury is thought to be down to the number of shots he hit when testing new equipment. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images. Rory McIlroy withdraws from HSBC Championship due to fractured rib .

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McIlroy missed nearly two months earlier this year due to the rib injury and the MRI reportedly showed no new injuries, only a "low-grade response" to the previous rib injury.

McIlroy got married in Ireland last month and has not missed a cut in six starts this season. He finished T-35 at the Players last week after a final-round 75 and recorded a T-7 at the Masters. His best result of the year was a T-4 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, where he shot 65-69 over the weekend at Bay Hill.

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