It appears that Rory McIlroy will not be making a miraculous comeback in the US PGA next week after all.
According to his publicist, he's not booked for a practice round at Whistling Straits this Saturday and continues the rehabilitation process.
Asked about a Reuters report on Sunday night, Terry Prone of the Communications Clinic wrote: "Not booked for such a round. Still going through the ankle rehab process."
Reuters reported on Sunday that McIlroy had booked a practice round at US PGA venue Whistling Straits on Saturday — 35 days after suffering what he said was a "total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends."
UPDATE — McIlroy's spokesperson has not yet confirmed that the wold No 1 is definitively out of the final major of the season.
However, a BBC story quotes a spokesman as saying that McIlroy's recovery is "ongoing" and that there would be a further update on Thursday.
The spokesman describes McIlroy's recovery from a ruptured ankle ligament as "progressing well".