McIlroy withdraws from Abu Dhabi tourney

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VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the Abu Dhabi Championship this week because of a rib injury.

The European Tour released a statement on Monday saying the second-ranked McIlroy underwent tests after he was injured during the SA Open and they revealed a stress fracture.

McIlroy said it was "bitterly disappointing" and "really quite annoying" to miss the tournament, which has the best field of the season on the European Tour.

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