Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from this week’s RBC Heritage which is the latest designated event on the PGA Tour.
McIlroy was left smarting following a dismal effort at last week’s Masters tournament which saw him miss the cut by a distance as his ninth attempt at the career grand slam went up in smoke.
Rounds of 72 and 77 saw his major less run continue as Jon Rahm went on to claim the green jacket.
McIlroy has made two previous appearance at Hilton Head finishing T41 in 2020 and T58 in 2009.
Under the PGA Tour rules on the designated events the Holywood man is expected to play all the elevated events this season having skipped the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January or face a potential reduction in his PIP bonus.
McIlroy was a driving force behind the establishment of the designated events and did not withdraw from the $20 million tournament before the deadline and was scheduled to speak to the media at 8:30am at Harbour Town Golf Links on Tuesday.
Shane Lowry and Seamus Power are pencilled in to compete this week.
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