The world number one Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he is 100% ready to return to action for US PGA Championship, starting this Thursday at Whistling Straits.
The Northern Irishman was out of action since he ruptured ligaments in his ankle while playing football with friends July 4, that caused him to miss The Open at St. Andrews.
However, the defending champion has played a couple of practice rounds in Ohio and declared himself ready to compete at the US PGA Championship.
The 26-year-old is quoted as saying by BBC Sport: “To play golf, it’s 100%. To go back on a soccer pitch, it wouldn’t be quite ready. To do what I need to do this week, it’s 100%. If felt fine. I’ve come a long way in five weeks.”
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McIlroy is all set to bid for his third US PGA after winning the title in 2012 and 2014. He will play alongside Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson in the opening two rounds.