Rory McIlroy, the guy who won his Dad a boatload of money by winning his first Open Championship in 2014 because of a bet the elder McIlroy placed in 2004, confirmed that he will not play in the Open Championship next week.
After much consideration, I have decided not to play in the Open Championship at St. Andrews. I’m… https://t.co/G6nYJPcD9e— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) July 8, 2015
He ruptured a ligament in his ankle playing soccer, and he could be in danger of missing more than just a couple of weeks. There isn’t a lot of information available about how much time he might miss exactly, but golf next week at St. Andrews is off the table.
He had already been installed as the top option in the $3M Millionaire Maker, going for $12,700 in what was going to be his run at a defense of his title. Instead, Jordan Spieth will be the most expensive option as he tries to make another kind of history, capturing his third major championship of the year. It would have been nice to see dueling bids at greatness facing off against each other, but it should still make for a good weekend of golf. Here’s hoping McIlroy is back sooner rather than later so we can see these two square off in the fourth major and the other massive events that dominate the end of the PGA Tour and FedEx Cup seasons.