Rory McIlroy says he will not be competing in the golf tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus.
In a statement released by his management company on Wednesday, the four-time major winner says "I've come to realize that my health and my family's health
Thunderstorms halted play for over an hour in the first round of the US Open at Oakmont outside Pittsburgh on Thursday.
The players were called off the course just after 10:04am after three hours and 19 minutes of play as the bad weather system moved through.
They resumed play 79 minutes later
Rory McIlroy says he is monitoring the situation involving the Zika virus ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
McIlroy is scheduled to play for Ireland as golf makes its return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.
The four-time major winner says he is looking forward to playing in
England's Ross Fisher and Germany's Martin Kaymer played through heavy morning rains Thursday as they shared the early Irish Open lead with opening rounds of 3-under 69.
Tournament host Rory McIlroy, the world's No. 3-ranked player, was starting later in milder afternoon conditions at Ireland's K Club resort. Seeking his first
There were no changes in the top 10 of the world golf rankings on Monday, after James Hahn took the Wells Fargo Championship title previously held by Rory McIlroy.
Four-time major champion McIlroy stays at world number three, after a bogey on the 18th green at Quail Hollow ended his thrilling