Rory McIlroy News: World No. 1’s PGA Status Still Uncertain

Will Rory McIlroy tee it up at the PGA Championship or won’t he? That is the questions everyone is looking for the answer to.

On Monday, there was a report that Rory McIlroy would be heading to Whistling Straits to play a practice round ahead of next week’s PGA Championship. On Tuesday, however, that story was squashed by McIlroy’s publicist.

Reuters reported on Monday that McIlroy would be teeing it up this coming Saturday to test his game and recovering ankle at the Whistling Straits. The story cited only a “reliable source,” though nothing was confirmed or denied by the course or McIlroy’s team at the time of print.

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Source: Golf Week

On Tuesday, Terry Prone told the that McIlroy was not booked for such a trip and said that Rors was still rehabing his ankle.

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McIlroy hasn’t teed it up since suffering a total rupture of his right ankle on July 4.

There’s been no official word from McIlroy of his camp about his status for the PGA Championship, though the speculation is that due to the elevation changes and steep slopes around Whistling Straits, McIlroy will have a tough time getting around the course no matter what kind of shape his game is in.

Surely, an update should be expected in the next few days about whether or not the world No. 1 will be able to try and defend his title.


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