Pic: Rory McIlroy confirms he won't play in British Open in Instagram post
Rory McIlory confirmed he won't play in the British Open in the same way he announced his injury on Monday, via Instagram.
The Holywood golfer posted this Andy Murray-supporting image and caption this afternoon.
After much consideration, I have decided not to play in the Open Championship at St. Andrews. I’m taking a long term view of this injury and, although rehab is progressing well, I want to come back to tournament play when I feel 100% healthy and 100% competitive. Thank you for all your support and best wishes. I hope to be back on the course as soon as I can.... In the mean time, come on Andy!!!
The Irish golfer damaged his left ankle playing football with some friends on Saturday and he broke the news to the world on Instagram on Monday.
Now McIlroy has used the photo based social media platform to confirm he simply won't be fit for the British Open next week.
McIlroy's absence means he will not defend the Claret Jug he won last year and makes it just that little bit more likely that Jordan Spieth, the winner of the first two Majors of the year, can stay on track for the calendar year Grand Slam.