Pic: Rory McIlroy confirms he won’t play in British Open in Instagram post

McIlroy's Andy Murray supporting image on Instagram

McIlroy’s Andy Murray supporting image on Instagram

Rory McIlory confirmed he won’t play in the British Open in the same way he announced his injury on Monday, via Instagram.

The Holywood golfer posted this Andy Murray-supporting image and caption this afternoon.

The Irish golfer damaged his left ankle playing football with some friends on Saturday and he broke the news to the world on Instagram on Monday.

Now McIlroy has used the photo based social media platform to confirm he simply won't be fit for the British Open next week.

McIlroy's absence means he will not defend the Claret Jug he won last year and makes it just that little bit more likely that Jordan Spieth, the winner of the first two Majors of the year, can stay on track for the calendar year Grand Slam.

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