Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Rory McIlroy reveals heart ailment that will require monitoring

Streeter Lecka  Getty Images Rory McIlroy'Really bad viral infection led to heart issue
Lucia Summers | 14 January, 2018, 13:51

Even a minor heart irregularity that he recently revealed and must monitor will have no impact on his goal to play his way back to the top of the world golf rankings, McIlroy told the Telegraph on Friday.

McIlroy struggled for a large chunk of previous year with a rib injury but the four-time major champion has also been contending with a much more serious issue. "But I've got a bit of an irregularity with my heart that I have to keep on top of", he told The Telegraph.

He says he'll get an electrocardiogram every six months and an MRI once per year.

"I suffered a really bad viral infection in China 18 months ago", McIlroy said.

He didn't sound overly concerned about the condition, describing it as an "irregularity" that he needs to "stay on top of". "Hey, I was planning on doing that anyway", McIlroy said.

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After a winless 2017, McIlroy has slipped to 11th in the world rankings and insists his focus is on winning in the months ahead and is confident he will be bounce back as the world's best golfer.

Turns out Rory McIlroy's injured rib wasn't his only health concern in 2017.

Let's just say that between now and when I signed off previous year, I feel way more optimistic, focused, motivated, purposeful.

The former world number one, who has four majors on his CV already, has made it clear that he is fully fit and raring to go after failing to win a tournament anywhere in the world previous year. I don't feel I need to compare myself to anyone else, because I know what I can do. "I'm not hung up on it", he said. "Everyone knows I haven't won one in the last three years and that is a worry, yeah. I just crave to be in that position again".

He was referring to the European Tour's Abu Dhabi Championship, where he will begin a busy schedule in the build up to April's U.S. Masters, the only major he needs to win to complete the career grand slam.

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