Rory McIlroy withdraws from Memorial Tournament

He is looking to regain fitness for the US Open

Rory McIlroy withdraws from Memorial Tournament

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Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the final golf tournament before the US Open because of injury.

The World Number 2 pulled out of this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth with the same rib problem.

He suffered from a stress fracture to his ribs earlier this year. 

His agent says he is not playing in next week's Memorial Tournament in an effort to be fit for the US Open.

 "All focus is on getting back to full health for the US Open," he said.

The 2017 US Open is closing in with the second major of the year beginning on June 16th.

The Memorial Tournament takes place two weeks beforehand.