Golf

McIlroy to play in Canada previous to US Open

Miami – 4-time main winner Rory McIlroy will play within the Canadian Open for the primary time in June, every week earlier than he seeks a US Open crown at historic Pebble Seaside.

Fourth-ranked McIlroy, who gained final week’s Gamers Championship, will compete for his first Canadian title June 6-9 at Hamilton Golf and Nation Membership, organisers introduced on Thursday.

“I am actually excited,” McIlroy stated.

“I’ve had the chance to see the eagerness that Canada has for our sport and I stay up for seeing the vitality of Canadian golf followers first-hand.”

Among the many rivals the 29-year-old from Northern Eire will face are world No 1 and defending champion Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker and Canada’s Adam Hadwin.

McIlroy will chase a profession Grand Slam in subsequent month’s Masters at Augusta Nationwide after wins on the 2011 US Open, 2012 and 2014 PGA Championship and 2014 British Open.

In Might, McIlroy will search a 3rd PGA crown when the occasion strikes from its former August date to be performed at Bethpage Black simply three weeks earlier than the Canadian Open, which strikes from a earlier late July spot on the PGA Tour schedule.

Following the US Open June 13-16 at Pebble Seaside, McIlroy can be pointing to a British Open in his homeland for the primary time since 1951 on July 18-21 at Royal Portrush.

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