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I’ll keep swinging through the pain, vows McIlroy

Rory McIlroy's swing has taken him into the world's top 10 — and he has no intention of changing it despite some more back trouble.

The 20-year-old went for a scan last week after suffering a recurrence of his problem in Dubai and has been having treatment in Arizona prior to the start of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship tomorrow.

Stretched ligaments have been diagnosed and it has been linked to a hip movement McIlroy makes, but it is just something he is going to have to manage.

“I can't change. I've done this since I was two years old,” said the Holywood youngster, who opens his first event as a US Tour member against American Kevin Na.

“I only do it with my driver and longer clubs. It doesn't happen with, say, five-iron onwards.

“This is fine compared to what it used to be. I remember the summer before the (2007) Walker Cup it was really bad.

“It comes and goes. If I play a couple of weeks in a row it's fine. The fourth week it starts to hurt.

“In the motion of swinging a club it's fine, but it's like picking the ball out of the hole and teeing the ball up and stuff.”

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