Rory McIlroy is officially out of the 2015 Open Championship

The world’s number one golfer will not be playing at St.Andrews next week.


Rory McIlroy is officially out of the 2015 Open Championship after posting an update to his Instagram account last night.

McIlroy injured his ankle while playing a knockout football game with friends last weekend. The world’s number one golfer described the injury as a “Total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage” which not only sounds painful but sounds a lot like an injury that will take a long time to heal.

Much of the talk around the injury is whether McIlroy should be playing football two weeks out from defending his Open Championship title. On one hand he should be doing what any other 26-year-old would be doing in his time off from work, but on the other hand he is the defending champion of a major golf championship.

Not to mention the obligation to sponsors and golf fans to be playing at St.Andrews next week.

But being what it is, the tournament will be poorer without him and let’s hope McIlroy is 100% before the final major of the year, the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in August.

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