Rory McIlroy Officially Announces He Isn't Playing In The Open Championship

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GOD DAMN IT. Not a shocker at all but still really disappointing.  St. Andrews + defending champion Rory McIlroy + en fuego Jordan Spieth  would’ve equaled pure awesomeness for golf fans and purely sports fans.  That’s the kind of theater you want and the home of golf is where you want it to happen.  Alas.  You have to be super human (or Ray Lewis pumps to the gills with deer antler spray) to recover from a devastating injury in a little more than a week.  It just sucks now that it’s official.  Rory was also pretty broad when talking about when he’ll come back.  Sounds like it’ll be awhile and that sucks even more.  Golf is obviously better when Rory is part of it.

 

 

Subtle reminder from Rory that he’s already got a Claret Jug

 

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Live look-in at Spieth