Getting closer? Rory McIlroy back on the driving range

It’s looking more and more probable that Rory McIlroy is going to be back at Whistling Straits next week to defend his PGA Championship.

A day after posting an Instagram video of himself working out, McIlroy was back at it Thursday, posting another video where he’s crushing drive after drive on the practice range.

You can clearly tell his ankle is wrapped, but he’s come a long way since that huge boot he was wearing immediately following the injury.

While there’s still no official word on McIlroy’s status for next week, it’s becoming pretty clear that the world No. 1 is planning to give it a go.

Feels good to hit the driver again! 👍💪⛳️

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There’s also this photo McIlroy put up, which gives a side by side look of his ankle immediately following the injury, and what it looks like now. A little squeamish, but not too bad.

4 and a half and 3 and a half weeks ago respectively… I've come a long way since.

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