I know it’s Tuesday and not my usual posting day, but I have to get some thoughts down on this Rory McIlroy situation.
The bottom line is that it is terrible. I hate to see players in any sport get hurt. Rory is not my favorite player and I have never been able to put a finger on why, but this sucks. This puts a damper on the Open Championship. It will be a negative to not have the defending champion absent from the event.
I have seen some say that it could be a 10 day recovery period. I think Rory should absolutely not play the Open at St. Andrews. The injury needs the proper time to recover and to avoid the risk of re-injury. I can say confidently from watching the instances of Tiger’s reoccurring injuries, that I do not want to see the same with Rory.
Another issue that has been raised is that he shouldn’t have been playing soccer. These guys can’t live a life that only involves golf. I would have probably liked for him to play after the majors, but that didn’t happen.
Overall, hopefully Rory can have a speedy recovery and get back for the PGA Championship. But don’t rush it! The Open Championship will still be thrilling and I will still be watching. Golf is bigger than one player. See you next week.