29 Jul '15, 4pm

McIlroy withdraws from Bridgestone Invitational: World number ones ankle injury causes him to miss another event

McIlroy withdraws from Bridgestone Invitational: World number ones ankle injury causes him to miss another event

Rory McIlroy will not defend his WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title after pulling out of the event because of injury. The world number one ruptured an ankle ligament playing football on the 4th of July, forcing him to miss the Open at St Andrews, and he has not recovered in time to play at Firestone Country Club next week. The latest withdrawal casts doubt over whether the four-time major champion will recover in time to defend his US PGA Championship crown at Whistling Straights next month. "Unfortunately, I will not be defending my World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational title," McIlroy said in a statement from tournament organisers. "Best of luck to all the competitors and I look forward to returning to Firestone in 2016." Medical experts suggest the 26-year-old will be on the sidelines for three months.

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