Rory McIlroy Injury: U.S. Open Winner Hurts Wrist During PGA Championship

U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy injured his right wrist playing his second shot on the third hole of the opening round of the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia.

McIlroy immediately let go of his club after playing his ball, which had been up against the roots of a tree. McIlroy was able to flex his wrist, and asked for an ice compress, but was continued on to bogey the hole. (Watch video of the swing and injury at PGA.com.)

"As Rory McIlroy walks toward the fourth green with his right wrist wrapped in a towel and ice, one wonders: Why is he still playing?," Washington Post golf writer Barry Svrluga asked over Twitter.

The 22-year-old continues to play and is even par through five holes. McIlroy has finished tied for third in each of the previous two PGA Championship tournaments. After winning this year's U.S. Open with a record score (-16), McIlroy entered this week as a favorite to win the last major tournament of the season.

You can view the full leaderboard here. For further updates, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more on golf, head over to SB Nation's Waggle Room.

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