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    World No. 2 Rory McIlroy also skipping the Memorial Tournament due to rib injury

    May 27, 2017
    Rory McIlroy, who is sitting out the BMW Masters at Wentworth, has now also scratched The Memorial Tournament from his schedule. AP

    DUBLIN, Ohio — Rory McIlroy is skipping the Memorial Tournament next week because of a nagging rib injury that also forced him to miss the European Tour event this week in England.

    "It's disappointing to miss the Memorial Tournament," McIlroy said on Friday in a statement released by tournament officials.

    "This tournament attracts such a stellar field, and I was excited to try and better my fourth-place finish from last year. The Memorial Tournament is one of the best tour stops of the year and I hope everyone involved has a great week"

    The second-ranked McIlroy sustained a hairline fracture during the South African Open in January, causing him to miss four tournaments over seven weeks.

    He played four times in six weeks upon his return until taking a post-Masters break to get married. The injury surfaced again from long practice sessions leading to The Players Championship.

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    Rory McIlroy, who is sitting out the BMW Masters at Wentworth, has now also scratched The Memorial Tournament from his schedule. AP
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