World No. 1 will use a coronavirus-relief skins event Sunday as a warmup to playing the first 3 tournaments on the Tour’s revised schedule, Golf Channel reports
Confirmed: By Rory McIlroy, that he will play the first three tournaments of the PGA Tour’s revised schedule, which begins next month, GolfChannel.com reported Wednesday. McIlroy, 31, of Northern Ireland, is the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking. In an interview with Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis, McIlroy confirmed that he will play the Charles Schwab Challenge on June 11-14 in Fort Worth, Texas, which will be the first event in three months. Because of the widening coronavirus pandemic, the Tour shut down March 12 after the first round of the Players Championship. McIlroy would follow with the RBC Heritage on June 18-21 in Hilton Head Island, S.C., and the Travelers Championship on June 25-28 in Cromwell, Conn. He has finished fifth or better in seven consecutive starts worldwide dating to last fall, including a victory at the WGC HSBC Champions on Nov. 3. Before the Tour restarts, though, McIlroy will team with Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a skins match-play event for coronavirus relief on Sunday at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla.
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