Day treading water on PGA Champs final day

Day treading water on PGA Champs final day

Day treading water on PGA Champs final day

What something of which many may not be aware is the lingering rib joint injury that McIlroy suffered earlier this year.

Spieth closed out a mediocre performance at the PGA Championship with a 1-under 70 that left him at 2 over for the week and far from contention.

Along with failing to win a major for the third straight year, McIlroy hasn't won anywhere around the world since he won the Tour Championship last September to capture the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize.

Then came a bogey on the 17th " and big trouble on the final hole.

"You know, I think today, the No. 1 thing for me was, I didn't really hit a lot of great shots but I didn't really hit a lot of really bad shots", Stroud said.

McIlroy reiterated that sentiment on Sunday, telling reporters: "You might not see me again until next year, you might see me in a couple weeks". "It really depends", said the 28-year-old, who was out for seven weeks when he first sustained the injury, which he aggravated at The Players Championship in May and spent another month on the sidelines.

"Right now I can feel my left rhomboid going into spasm".

Stroud had five holes to finish after play was suspended on Friday due to failing light following an afternoon interruption of one hour 43 minutes because of lightning in the area.

"So I don't know what to do".

"I have a good bit of time to get healthy and address a few things going forward", McIlroy said.

McIlroy said the pain is not almost as severe as in May at the Players Championship when it flared.

Well, he had to wait for it ... but Thomas gets within one of the lead with eight holes to play. If I was injury-free, that wouldn't happen. "If I want to challenge on a more consistent basis, I need to get 100 per cent healthy". If I'm capable of playing, I feel like why shouldn't you.

"I can feel it", he said. So, again, it's a Catch 22.

"Just sort of have a chat with him about it and see what we need to do going forward, " he said. I feel like I'm capable of playing well and winning and putting rounds together. At the same time, April is a long way away.

McIlroy revealed that he has felt spasms in a muscle in his upper back the last few weeks, and he's not sure when he will play next.

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