Ponte Vedra Beach - Rory McIlroy says tests indicate no new
injury to his back, only what he described as a "low-grade response"
to his rib injury in January.
McIlroy had an MRI upon returning to Northern Ireland
because of mild pain he felt during The Players Championship. He said in a
statement Monday that he is entered in the BMW PGA Championship next week at
Wentworth and will decide early next week if he can play.
The four-time major champion had a hairline rib fracture in
January and missed seven weeks.
McIlroy played four times in six weeks through the Masters before taking a three-week break to get married. He says he might have aggravated the injury by practicing three days in a row to get ready for The Players.