Published: 17:45 | 5/6/17

McIlroy announces he is fit to play the US Open

Rory McIlroy has recovered from a rib injury and will be fit to compete in the US Open.

McIlroy sustained a stress fracture earlier this season and has been a doubt from the event, which takes place between1 15-18 June. Concerns over whether the Northern Irishman would feature in the major were raised when he pulled out of the Memorial Tournamet in Ohio over the weekend, but McIlroy has since come out to say he will be ready to go the weekend after next.

“I am ready for Erin Hills and looking forward to playing there for the first time,” said McIlroy.

“The last few weeks have obviously been frustrating.

“I never like to miss events either on the PGA Tour or European Tour, but it was important I got back to a level of fitness where I felt like I could give myself the best possible chance at the US Open.

“As I have said many times before, majors will ultimately determine my golf career but I have had the rest of this busy season to consider as well.”

Twenty-eight-year-old McIlroy won the US Open in 2011.

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