If you were hoping to see Rory McIlroy taking part in this year’s British Open then you are not in luck as the world number one has ruled himself out. Rory McIlroy made the announcement after he ruptured a ligament on his left ankle.
He broke the news via his social media account, in particular his Instagram account, by posting a picture of his foot that was in an air cast. He captioned the photo, “After much deliberating and consideration I have decided that I won’t be playing at this week’s Open Championship at St. Andrews. As much as I am showing good progress with my injury I would love to come back and compete in tournaments when I am 100% healthy.”
Rory McIlroy will definitely be missed at the Open and the event organizers also would be counting their loses after Rory McIlroy decided to pull out. That said, its good to note that the absence of Rory McIlroy presents other golfers at the Open with the opportunity of emerging as the next big thing. For instance, Jordan Spieth, the world number two can take up the challenge at the Open and go on to win the whole thing. As at now, he stands as the main favorite to win the whole tournament and if we are to judge his chances of winning the Open by how he has been playing of late then Spieth will be adding the British Open trophy to his now decorated career.