McIl­roy to miss ti­tle de­fence at In­vi­ta­tional

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

AKRON, Ohio — Rory McIl­roy has told the PGA Tour he will not play the Bridge­stone In­vi­ta­tional next week as he re­cov­ers from his an­kle in­jury. It will be the sec­ond straight tour­na­ment that McIl­roy will miss as the de­fend­ing cham­pion. He in­jured his left an­kle while play­ing soc­cer with friends in North­ern Ire­land the first week­end in July. He was not able to de­fend his ti­tle in the Bri­tish Open at St. An­drews. McIl­roy did not in­di­cate if he would be able to play the PGA Cham­pi­onship on Aug. 13-16 at Whistling Straits in Wis­con­sin. He won the PGA Cham­pi­onship last year for his fourth ca­reer ma­jor. Jor­dan Spi­eth will have another chance to re­place McIl­roy at No. 1 in the world next week at Fire­stone.

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