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McIlroy plans to hit the ground running when PGA Tour resumes

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

10:33 14 May 2020

World number one Rory McIlroy says he plans to play in the first three tournaments on the PGA Tour when the season resumes next month.

The last bit of action on the tour was the Players Championship in mid-March but the event was cancelled after the first round due to the coronavirus.

The PGA tour will get back underway on June 11th with the Charles Schwab in Texas followed by the RBC Heritage in South Carolina and the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

McIlroy was talking to reporters ahead of this weekend's charity skins match, when he'll partner Dustin Johnson to take on Rickie Fowler-Matthew Wolff at Seminole Golf Club in Florida.

"Right now, I’m planning to play the first three events," McIlroy said.

"I can’t speak for everyone, but for me personally, I just want to get back out and play.

"Obviously we're going to have to take as many precautions as possible to be able to put tour events on again.

"But I think the PGA Tour has got a very robust plan in place, and if they can execute it the right way, I see no reason why we can't start June 11.''

World number one McIlroy is currently third in the FedExCup standings after six starts on the PGA Tour season and he says he'll be ready to go next month.

"You know, stay sharp. Stay ready. I sort of joked a little bit at the start of this whole thing, saying, well, guys wanted an off season. Well, now's your off season.

"It's pedal to the metal to the end of the year to try to get as much golf in as possible. I personally am looking forward to that, if it can happen.

"I miss the competition. I miss the buzz of getting into contention and playing in those last few groups on a Sunday and really feeling that.

"I also miss the locker room. I miss being around people. I miss the banter that goes on in the locker rooms and the camaraderie that people don't see.

"I'm eager to play again and I'll play as much as necessary to give myself a chance to win tournaments and keep myself at the top of the world ranking.

"I was playing pretty well when this all happened in March, so I would like to just really pick up where I left off. That would be nice."

The PGA Tour said players and caddies travelling from outside the US will have to spend two weeks in quarantine before playing.

 

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