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Rory announces he will not play in Open Championship

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Rory McIlroy announced in an Instagram post on Wednesday that he will not play in the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews after rupturing a ligament in his ankle while playing soccer.

He says he’s taking a “long-term view” of the injury and plans to return to competitive golf when he feels “100 percent healthy.”

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McIlroy, currently ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings, will not be in the field to defend his 2014 Open Championship victory, where he won by two strokes over Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia.

The last time an Open Champion was not in the field to defend his title was Ben Hogan in 1954.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. JVi

    Jul 9, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Hogan had little circulation in his legs and nearly collapsed out of pain on the last hole at Merion in 1950 … suck it up Rory and play.

  2. KahunaGolfShack

    Jul 9, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Thanks for the laugh Jake – the guys a hack hey

  3. Golfraven

    Jul 9, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Now here goes a carrier down the drain. This injury may have some big affect on his future performance and not just one tournament. He will look back at these days and think he could have won more majors but decided to kick a stupid ball with his mates. Spieth will be #1 quicker then you can say fore.

  4. Rob

    Jul 8, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Cue the folks saying “if Spieth wins it won’t count or should have an asterisk”.

    • Justin

      Jul 8, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      I don’t think anyone thinks that. Even tho DJ blew the final hole at the US Open, Jordan still made a birdie.

      • Rob

        Jul 8, 2015 at 8:02 pm

        I think you would be surprised. I don’t agree but there are plenty who think like this. Trolls mostly.

      • jakeanderson

        Jul 9, 2015 at 2:58 am

        i would say exactly that. speith is just not that good a golfer, so his wins don’t really count anyways.

        • MHendon

          Jul 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm

          What??? I hope that was your attempt at sarcasm.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons which he has in the bag at this week’s CJ Cup. WRXers have been commenting on the switch and the clubs themselves in our forums.

For lots more photos, check out the full thread here.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • btyh: “Holy offset.”
  • Glf_LU: “These are interesting. Not going to make a rush to judgement until I see them in person. It does look like a little more offset than I would expect to see in this model.”
  • bcflyguy1: “Kisner is not one to make a lot of equipment changes (see the GBB driver he’s still using), so if these do have staying power in his bag that will be interesting to see. I have to wonder if there’s something different about his set, because like others have mentioned there appears to be more offset on his than I recall seeing in the samples I’ve had in hand.”

Entire Thread: “Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons”

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing

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As part of a Srixon campaign, four PGA Tour players recently participated in a three-hole challenge, with each hole being a different game; hole No. 1 was blindfolded, hole No. 2 was costumes and distractions, and hole No. 3 was alternate shot with a baseball bat. The teams were Smylie Kaufman and Sam Ryder against Shane Lowry and Grayson Murray.

Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

Cleveland-Srixon’s marketing department has been hard at work crafting these viral-esque ad campaigns; if you remember, former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski recently dressed as 80-year-old Grandpa Jamie to fool range-goers. That video has since gathered over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this

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We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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