Rory McIlroy withdraws from BMW PGA Championship with ongoing rib-injury


Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth next week due to an on-going rib injury.

McIlroy initially picked up the injury at the South African Open, and agrivated it during the Players Championship. While his MRI on Monday showed that he had suffered a “low-grade response” to the former rib injury, the World No.2 has made the decision not to play at Wentworth next week.

McIlroy said in a statement "Having had a reaction to my earlier rib injury, I have been advised to take a conservative approach to my recovery which unfortunately means I have to withdraw from the BMW PGA Championship  next week."

"It's a disappointing decision to have to make, but I have to ensure I make a full recovery. I will now continue the process of preparing for the US Open and the rest of the season."

The European Tour reported their Chief Executive Keith Pelley said  "There is no question that Rory will be missed at the BMW PGA Championship but his healthy is the most iprtant thing and we wish him a speedy recovery".