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Injured Rory may miss out on US Open

 

By Adam McKendry

Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from next week's Memorial Tournament in Ohio, sparking fears that the World No.2 might miss next month's US Open.

The Memorial was due to be McIlroy's final event before the second Major of the year, however he has had to pull out due to his rib injury.

The 28-year-old has already missed the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, at Wentworth this week because of the problem.

It means if he does play at Erin Hills in three weeks' time then it will be his first competitive round since the Players Championship.

McIlroy's agent Sean O'Flaherty said the decision to withdraw was made to allow the Ulsterman as much time as possible to recover for the US Open.

There is still a chance for McIlroy to play before the US Open if he makes an unlikely appearance at the FedEx St Jude Classic in two weeks.

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