My Golf Life - Day 22 (24th January 2017) Rory out till March!!


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Hi, I am @robertscross and welcome to Day 22 of My Golf Life 2017 I think about golf every day, without fail. Maybe not daily but hourly or even (no pun intended) “ByTheMinute” I am a golf junkie. I can’t help it. If you’ve missed days 1- 21 then have a little look here

After pulling out a Abu Dhabi HSBC in Dubai last week and confirming his none attendance at Dubai Desert Classic next week. Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will be out of competative action until 2nd March.

His aim will be to tee up in Mexico for the season opening WGC. So that's 2 weeks missed already with potentially another 5 events being missed. He's said that 4 rounds with no cut in Mexico followed by a week off is the aim.

That leaves 4 events before The Masters, the only Major Rory is yet to bag. He isn't going to play all 4 prior to the event. So he'll probably miss at least 1 event.

So since winning Tour Championship in 2016 and with it taking the FedEx Cup, Rory changing his whole bag will be entering the first major of 2017 potentially only playing 1) SA Open 2) WGC Mexico 3) Arnold Palmer Invitational 4) WGC Matchplay 5) Shell Open

Is that going to be enough preparation? Reports are that he is already back putting so to me it seems like it will be more than enough. The bookies agree with me. Rory is 2nd favourite currently best price at a 10/1

It's not ideal, coming back from injury and with a full bag of clubs untried under competition conditions. This is Rory McIlroy. He'll probably turn up and win in Mexico.