The PGA Championship: Day 4
August 14 2011
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The next time Rory McIlroy will be back in the U.S., at least to play golf, is 2012 for the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.
McIlroy ended his week at the PGA Championship at 11 over after a 74 on Sunday. It was a disappointing result for the reigning U.S. Open champion, who was the favorite coming into the week but injured his right wrist on the third hole of the opening hole after hitting a tree root.
“I’m glad to be done,” McIlroy said. “It was a struggle. I basically played 70 holes of this tournament not at 100 percent, so it was always going to be tough.”
McIlroy will take the next two weeks off, during which time he’ll head to Cincinnati to watch Caroline Wozniacki play in an event there, before heading to Switzerland to play. He’ll also hold off on house hunting in the U.S. for the time being.
“There was no point in going down there for a couple of days and rushing around and trying to pick something,” said McIlroy, who has mentioned he’s likely to settle somewhere in the West Palm Beach, Fla., area as he rejoins the PGA TOUR in 2010. “I’ll see how it is, maybe rent something down there for a while and choose the area that I would like to live and go from there.”
As for his right wrist, McIlroy said the swelling has gone down and that it’s felt better every day.
“It’s definitely not as painful as it was,” McIlroy said. “But it seems like the pain went a little further up my arm and more into the inside of my elbow and pronator muscle.”
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