Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Golf

McIlroy's on the ball

Rory McIlroy has continued to fuel speculation about his return to action by posting a video of himself driving a ball.

Accompanied with the message, "Feels good to hit the driver again!", McIlroy shared a short clip on his Instagram account of him playing from a tee.

The world number one has not played since suffering a "total rupture" of left ankle ligaments while playing football with friends a month ago.

He was unable to defend his title at the Open Championship at St Andrews and will also miss this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, another crown he currently holds.

There has been no announcement over whether 26-year-old will play at the US PGA Championship - the year's final major and another event he won last year - at Whistling Straits next week.

But the Northern Irishman is clearly pleased with his progress with his latest video following another on Wednesday which showed him working in a gym without any apparent discomfort. He has also shared photographs of his ankle from four and three weeks ago saying, "I've come a long way since".

McIlroy has led the world rankings for the past year but will surrender top spot to Jordan Spieth if the Masters and US Open champion can win his first World Golf Championship title at Firestone Country Club this week.

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph