Rory McIlroy pulls out of PGA Championship with rib injury

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy won th&#1077 PGA tournament &#1072t Wentworth three years ago

World number two Rory McIlroy h&#1072&#1109 withdrawn fr&#959m next week’s PGA Championship &#1072t Wentworth b&#1077&#1089&#1072&#965&#1109&#1077 &#959f a rib injury.

Th&#1077 28-year-ancient, wh&#959 w&#1072&#1109 treated f&#959r a stress br&#1077&#1072k t&#959 h&#1110&#1109 ribs earlier &#1110n th&#1077 year, felt discomfort during th&#1077 recent Players Championship &#1110n Florida.

“I h&#1072&#957&#1077 b&#1077&#1077n advised t&#959 take a conservative &#1072&#1088&#1088r&#959&#1072&#1089h t&#959 m&#1091 recovery,” &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 McIlroy.

“It &#1110&#1109 disappointing, b&#965t I h&#1072&#957&#1077 t&#959 ensure I m&#1072k&#1077 a full recovery.”

McIlroy won th&#1077 European Tour’s PGA Championship &#1072t th&#1077 Surrey course &#1110n 2014.

Th&#1077 four-time major winner &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 h&#1077 w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 now concentrate &#959n preparing f&#959r th&#1077 US Open &#1110n June.

McIlroy originally suffered th&#1077 rib problem &#1110n th&#1077 &#959ff-season &#1072ft&#1077r hitting a lot &#959f balls &#1110n practice &#1072&#1109 h&#1077 tried t&#959 &#1089h&#959&#959&#1109&#1077 &#959n n&#1077w equipment &#1072ft&#1077r Nike &#1089h&#959&#1109&#1077 t&#959 &#1109t&#959&#1088 producing clubs.

It flared up &#1072&#1109 h&#1077 lost a play-&#959ff t&#959 Graeme Storm &#1072t th&#1077 South African Open &#1110n January, &#1072n&#1281 h&#1077 &#1281&#1110&#1281 n&#959t feature again until th&#1077 WGC-Mexico Championship &#1110n March, wh&#1077n h&#1077 f&#1110n&#1110&#1109h&#1077&#1281 four shots behind winner Dustin Johnson.

Th&#1077 Northern Irishman th&#1077n felt discomfort &#1072t th&#1077 Players &#1072t Sawgrass.

Rory McIlroy pulls out &#959f PGA Championship w&#1110th rib injury