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Rory McIlroy hungry to bounce back after food poisoning

By Staff Reporter

Published 06/11/2015

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has vowed to eat his way back to full health after a severe bout of food poisoning.

McIlroy, playing in the HSBC Champions in Shanghai as part of the Race to Dubai battle, has lost 10lb in weight.

Ulster's World No.3 was taken ill on Tuesday and missed the following day's pre-tournament pro-am, but could call on the experience of his four previous appearances in the event - which have yielded four top-six finishes and a combined score of 52 under par - to shoot four under in his opening round.

"I had not been out of bed for basically 48 hours, so I was really stiff. I needed to loosen up quite a lot," McIlroy said.

"I've lost 10lb since being here.

"I can't remember the last time I was this light. But hopefully (if I have) a couple of good meals over the next couple of days and rehydrate I'll be feeling a lot better.

"I'm looking forward to a good dinner but hopefully it will stay inside my body."

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