Injury UpdatesJune 5, 2017

Rory McIlroy seems optimistic about playing in next week's U.S. Open

On the course, 2017 hasn't been too kind to Rory McIlroy. You can't say the guy hasn't had a good year—getting married and signing a big-time equipment deal with TaylorMade surely will conjure up good memories for Rory down the road—but injuries also have plagued the 28-year-old since the beginning of the year.

Questions lingered after McIlroy withdrew from last week's Memorial about whether or not his condition would improve enough for him to play in next week's U.S. Open. The answer is, it looks like Rory has rested his injury enough where he's now "excited" to tee it up at Erin Hills.

Here's the post McIlroy shared on Monday.

Looks like Rory has been spending some R&R in Portugal. The golf swing looks OK (tough to tell from one swing), but it looked like maybe a little less explosion from Rory than we're used to seeing.

Even if he's not 100 percent just yet, it'll be good to see the four-time major champion at Erin Hills giving it his best.

You know, to try to make 2017 an even better year than it already has been.

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