Rory McIlroy 2017 schedule: When will he play next?

Rory McIlroy 2017 schedule: When will he play next?

AKRON, OH - AUGUST 03:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates after his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 3, 2014 in Akron, Ohio.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
AKRON, OH - AUGUST 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates after his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 3, 2014 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy's 2017 schedule will start in South Africa.

McIlroy said he will start the year with the the South Africa Open, Jan. 12-15, followed by his typical United Arab Emirates openers at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and Omega Dubai Desert Classic. However, a rib injury suffered while finishing second in South Africa has sidelined his intended schedule.


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Instead of making his first PGA Tour start of the year at the Genesis Open (formerly the Northern Trust Open) at Riviera Country Club and then a home game at The Honda Classic, McIlroy said he intends to return at the WGC-Mexico Championship. From there, he could play in the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, leading to the Masters.

"That's a lot. I'm taking four weeks off after Augusta so I've got a busy stretch up to Augusta," McIlroy said, according to Golfweek. "It'll be the busiest I've been going up to Augusta but, because I'm taking four weeks off after Augusta, I feel like it's a good time to be busy and play a lot."

McIlroy will then take off until The Players. He'll, of course, compete in the other three majors and World Golf Championships, and he'll play in his Irish Open, the BMW PGA Championship and in Dubai to end the year. However, we also know McIlroy will have to add a new PGA Tour event to his schedule, one he hasn't played in the last four years. He told Golfweek he's narrowed those choice down to the AT&T Byron Nelson, the Dean & Deluca Invitational at Colonial or the Travelers Championship.

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