Rory McIlroy says rib injury is fine, but reveals heart irregularity issue

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy

RORY McILROY has revealed his secret heart scare - and how he will now require routine medical check-ups for the foreseeable future.

In an interview with British newspaper The Telegraph on Friday, the 28-year-old McIlroy revealed he had contracted a virus in China that, according to tests, has affected his heart.

"I have a flat T-wave and I'll have to get an [echocardiogram] on my heart every six months and an MRI scan every year", McIlroy said, adding that the issue was discovered after he suffered an infection in China 18 months ago. He will make his 2018 debut next week in Abu Dhabi and plans to play eight events before the Masters, his most ambitious schedule ahead of Augusta National in the 10 years he's been eligible. "I needed the reset that I've just had".

The four-time major victor was first made aware of an irregularity with his heart after suffering a viral infection in China in 2016. "Hey, I was planning on doing that anyway", he said.

"The rib's fine, no problems whatsoever - I had an MRI scan on my thoracic spine and all was OK", McIlroy said, after returning from yet another sun-lit practice session.


McIlroy missed extensive time last season due to the rib injury and will return from a almost four-month break next week at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

"I don't care about the world rankings as I think about number of wins, the ability of the players against me, the number of majors the others have". I just don't feel that now.

"I touched upon a recent finding from a routine health and wellness check". I know exactly what I can do.

The purchaser could get a golf prize from McIlroy, however, as the soda vending machine he was given after winning the 2016 Tour Championship is featured in one of the rooms.

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