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Either Rory McIlroy is toying with our emotions or there's reason to think he could play in the PGA Championship

August 03, 2015

The prospect of Rory McIlroy defending his PGA Championship title has appeared unlikely as the World No. 1 remains sidelined after rupturing the anterior ligament in his left ankle playing soccer with friends in July. Yet for the first time since he suffered the injury -- which kept him from competing in the British Open at St. Andrews -- there's reason to think we could see McIlroy back to play in the year's last major -- emphasis on could.

A report by Reuters, citing an unnamed but "reliable" source, says McIlroy has scheduled a practice round at Whistling Straits for Saturday. McIlroy, who is often active on social media, has not said anything to confirm the report.