Rory McIlroy and ten of the best freak injuries ever seen in golf

The world No 1 is missing the tournament after a kick about with friends

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Rory McIlroy is missing this year's Open after suffering an ankle injury sustained whilst having a kick about with friends.

The world No 1 will be ruing his missed opportunity to compete for the Claret Jug at St Andews, the home of golf.

But McIlroy can console himself that he's not the first golfer to miss a major tournament under strange circumstances.

From playing tennis to leaping out of bed and being hit by lighting to sleep walking, we count down 10 of the best freak injuries seen in the game.

 

 

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