Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), who missed the cut at the Masters, the first major tournament of the season, gave up participating in the RBC Heritage, a “special tournament” designated by the PGA Tour. This is the second time.
The PGA Tour announced on the 11th (Korean time) that McIlroy will not play at the RBC Heritage, which opens on the 14th at Harbortown Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA. He did not disclose the reason for his absence.
McIlroy missed the PGA Tournament of Champions in January by not participating in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Players who rank in the top 20 of the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program (PIP) must participate in all but one designated event to receive a bonus. The PGA Tour has designated 17 tournaments, including major tournaments, as special events this season. In the end, as McIlroy missed the PGA-designated tournament twice, the possibility of not receiving the PIP bonus increased. McIlroy received a bonus of 12 million dollars (approximately 15.8 billion won) for ranking second in the PIP rankings last year.
A number of media outlets, including CBS Sports in the United States, diagnosed McIlroy’s reason for not participating as “the shock of missing the cut at the recent Masters was great.” McIlroy recently aimed to achieve a career grand slam (winning the four major tournaments) at the Masters, the first major tournament of the season, but received a shocking report card with a total of 5 over fines in the first and second rounds and was eliminated from the cut. McIlroy declined to be interviewed by the media.
In addition to McIlroy,카지노사이트 Jason Day (Australia) and Will Jaratoris (USA) abstained. Xalatoris, who recently underwent back surgery, plans to focus on rehabilitation for the rest of the season.