Rory McIlroy, 13 time winner on the PGA Tour and 4-time major winner, revealed yesterday that he has been diagnosed with a heart condition. He revealed this in an interview with The Telegraph:
“The rib’s fine, no problems whatsoever – I had an MRI scan on my thoracic spine and all was OK,” McIlroy told the Telegraph. “But I’ve got a bit of an irregularity with my heart that I have to keep on top of.
“I have a flat T-wave and I’ll have to get an echo [cardiogram] on my heart every six months and an MRI scan every year.” Rory went on Instagram after the interview and clarified some things:
As someone that has had WPW that escalated into super-ventricular tachycardia and played golf like myself, it’s something that shouldn’t be an issue for him. When I was diagnosed, I had to quit physical contact sports like hockey. I never had any “episodes” while playing but it could trigger any time, like it did for David Toms. This is something that Rory may take a small dose medicine for and be on his way, but it’s something you always have to be careful of.