Home / Cartoon/ McIlroy says his left ankle is ‘non-issue’ ahead of PGA

McIlroy says his left ankle is ‘non-issue’ ahead of PGA


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Tuesday, 11 August 2015 00:02


Reuters: World number one Rory McIlroy effectively declared himself fit for his title defence in this week’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits when he told Golf Channel on Sunday that his rehabilitated left ankle was a “non-issue”.24-2

The Northern Irishman, out of action since he ruptured a ligament in his ankle while playing soccer with friends on 4 July, spoke after playing 18 holes of practice for a second day in a row at the venue in Kohler, Wisconsin.

After his first practice round at Whistling Straits on Saturday, where he was seen scampering up the hills on the undulating layout, McIlroy told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel his ankle was “good” before he headed off to the parking lot.

“Obviously, getting around a golf course like this, playing 18 holes, it felt fine,” the four-times major winner said. “I’ve come a long way in five weeks. This has been the five-week mark today from when I did it.”

McIlroy, 26, does not have to commit to the PGA Championship, which starts on Thursday, until his official tee time for the opening round.

He has been grouped with Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth and British Open winner Zach Johnson for the first two rounds of the PGA, the year’s final major.

Should McIlroy tee off as expected on Thursday, it would be just 40 days since he suffered an injury that some medical experts said might take about three months to heal.

It also would be more than seven weeks since McIlroy tied for ninth in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in his most recent competitive start and would give the PGA Championship a huge boost.


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Economic growth through fragmentation and global value chain

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The global value chain will continue to enhance economic growth, create better job opportunities and shrink poverty in developing countries. As far back as the 1990s, through international trade, global value chain benefits were experienced by poorer


Sri Lankan housewife in trouble again?

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

After almost six quarters of negative growth, starting from Quarter 1 2016, Sri Lanka saw overall general trading conditions recovering to register +4.1% GDP growth in Q1-2019 and +3.7% in Q2-2019 which was a welcome sign to a typical Sri Lanka hous


Their investigations and our investigations

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

There must be very few subjects in this country more investigated than the alleged wrongdoings in relation to Government issued bonds. Beginning with the so-called Pilipino committee (appointed by persons whose very conduct was germane to the inquir


Education and vocational training: lessons learnt from Singapore

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

In the 1960s, Lee Kuan Yew, the eminent leader and founding father of Singapore, once said that he wants to build Singapore as Sri Lanka. But what has happened today? Sri Lanka is lagging behind Singapore in many aspects. Singapore has no natural res


Columnists More