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Could Rory McIlroy be set for dramatic return to action at next week's US PGA?

McIlroy hasn’t played since injuring his ankle last month.

Rory McIlroy won the US PGA Championship in 2014.
Rory McIlroy won the US PGA Championship in 2014.
Image: Presseye/Matt Makey/INPHO

RORY MCILROY COULD be set for a dramatic return to golf at next week’s US PGA Championship with reports that he has scheduled a practice round for this Saturday at Whistling Straits, the course that will stage the final Major of 2015.

Reuters has reported that McIlroy has scheduled the practice round ahead of a tournament that he won last year at Valhalla in Kentucky.

McIlroy has not played since rupturing ligaments in his ankle while playing football last month.

He subsequently missed The Open at St Andrew’s and has already ruled himself out of this week’s World Golf Championship Event in Akron, Ohio.

The US PGA Championship takes place on 13-16 August at the Wisconsin based course.

It will be the third time that Whistling Straits has hosted this Major with Vijay Singh winning back in 2004 and Martin Kaymer triumphing in 2010.

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Fintan O'Toole

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