30 Oct '16, 1pm

Securtiy Concerns Force Rory McIlroy to Drop Out of Turkish Airlines Open

Securtiy Concerns Force Rory McIlroy to Drop Out of Turkish Airlines Open

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Rory McIlroy pulled out of the Turkish Airlines Open next week, leaving him a long shot to capture the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. McIlroy presumably withdrew over security concerns. A car explosion in the parking lot of the Antalya Trade and Industry Chamber on Tuesday slightly injured about a dozen people. The tournament will be held at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort in Antalya. Turkey has been rocked by a wave of deadly bomb attacks in the past 18 months blamed on Kurdish rebels or Islamic State group militants. "I think it's obvious," was all McIlroy said Sunday when asked why he chose to withdraw. The Turkish Airlines Open is the first of three tournaments in the Final Series to the Race to Dubai. McIlroy is No. 3 in the standings, trailing by a wide margin Masters champion Danny Willett and British Open champion Henrik Stenson. McIlroy closed...

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