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After suffering an ankle injury while playing soccer with friends in Northern Ireland over the weekend, Rory McIlroy announced via Instagram that he will miss the Open Championship this weekend.

After much consideration, I have decided not to play in the Open Championship at St. Andrews. I’m taking a long term view of this injury and, although rehab is progressing well, I want to come back to tournament play when I feel 100% healthy and 100% competitive. Thank you for all your support and best wishes. I hope to be back on the course as soon as I can.... In the mean time, come on Andy!!!

He will be the first player not to defend his Open title since Ben Hogan in 1954, according to ESPN.
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Can't have those weak ankles playing golf all the time and then take a slide tackle.
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