Rory McIlroy drops to sixth in world rankings


4-time main winner Rory McIlroy will enter subsequent week’s make-or-break BMW Championship at his lowest world rating for greater than three years.

McIlroy missed the minimize within the Dell Applied sciences Championship and has slipped from fourth to sixth within the newest standings behind winner Justin Thomas and Spain’s
Jon Rahm.

The final time the previous world primary was ranked so low was in July 2014, when he was eighth after the Scottish Open earlier than profitable the Open Championship at Hoylake the next week.

McIlroy has performed simply 15 occasions in an injury-plagued season and plans to play three extra occasions earlier than taking a number of months off to totally get better from a lingering rib harm.

Nonetheless, the 28-year-old’s missed minimize in Boston means he slipped from 43rd within the FedEx Cup standings to 51st and desires a great efficiency within the BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Illinois to climb into the highest 30 and qualify for the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

McIlroy defeated Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell in a play-off at East Lake 12 months in the past to win the general FedEx Cup title and 10million US bonus.

The Northern Irishman is eager to keep away from simply his second full winless season since turning skilled and is because of contest the Alfred Dunhill Hyperlinks Championship along with his father Gerry from October 5-Eight earlier than calling time on a irritating marketing campaign.