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Rory McIlroy’s emoji use hints at him playing in PGA Championship (pic)


Rory McIlroy took to social media early Friday morning and if one were to make inferences of his use of several emojis in an post to Instagram, the golfer has every intent of being in the field at the PGA Championship next week at Whistling Straits.

The Instagram post, which notes the site of the photograph as Faro International Airport in Portugal and shows the interior of a private jet, featured not a single word in the copy. McIlroy instead relied upon a series of emojis which included a plane, an American flag, a thumbs-up and a golf flag.


McIlroy suffered a “total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends,” news of which he revealed in an Instagram post — one that included a photograph of the 25-year-old golfer on crutches — published shortly after the injury occurred.

The golfer has been keeping everyone apprised of his rehabilitation on Instagram over the past few weeks, including publishing a video earlier this week of a workout where it appears McIlroy, who last played a competitive round of golf at the U.S. Open on June 21, is dealing with no ill aftereffects from the injury.

He also posted an incredibly disturbing photograph this week in which he showcased in gruesome fashion the extent of the injury he suffered and how it has been progressing.


A photo posted by Rory McIlroy (@rorymcilroy) on

Yamma hamma.

“4 and a half and 3 and a half weeks ago respectively…” he wrote. “I’ve come a long way since.”


Speculation that McIlroy was well on is way to a full recovery and would be competing the final major of the season escalated earlier this week, despite denials from his camp. It certainly appears he’s indicating it’s go time and he’ll be in Wisconsin for the PGA Championship next week … if his emoji usage can be believed.