Rory McIlroy: Northern Irishman to overlook Dubai Desert Traditional with similar harm which saved him out of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

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Rory McIlroy is not going to compete at this week’s Dubai Desert Traditional.

The Northern Irishman missed final week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with harm and isn’t but match to return.

A submit on the European Tour’s official Twitter account learn: “Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will not play next week’s @OmegaDDC as he continues to recover from a rib injury.”

McIlroy competed within the BMW SA Open in Gauteng, the place he completed runner-up after dropping a play-off to England’s
Graeme Storm.

That was his solely motion since wrapping up final season with top-10 finishes on the WGC-HSBC Champions and the World Tour Championship in Dubai, as assessments after the South African occasion revealed a stress fracture of a rib.

He stated on the time he was following recommendation to “rest until my rib has fully recovered”, and it’ll see him absent this week as effectively.

The occasion nonetheless boasts star energy, with former world primary Tiger Woods stepping up his comeback to aggressive golf in a discipline which additionally consists of defending champion Danny Willett – additionally the reigning Masters champion – and Race to Dubai winner Henrik Stenson.