The World number two in Golf Rory McIlroy, has withdrawn from his final warm-up event ahead of the US Open which is expected to take place at Erin Hills in Wisconsin from 15-18 June, due to a rib injury.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