Rory McIlroy is either going to Whistling Straits to defend his PGA Championship title next week, or he's a master at teasing the world of golf.
Just yesterday, McIlroy posted a video to Instagram of a workout while putting all of his weight on his injured left ankle -- an injury he suffered while playing soccer in early July that resulted in a total rupture of a ligament in his ankle.
Not long after posting a photo of the progress his ankle has made from 4 1/2 weeks and 3 1/2 weeks (as you'll see below, 4 1/2 weeks looks like someone stuffed a small cantaloupe in his ankle), McIlroy also posted a video of himself ripping a driver.
So what are we to make of all this? Why would McIlroy be posting it if he's not playing next week?
I, for one, am delighted to see his recovery appears to be going incredibly well. That said, I sure hope he's not rushing himself back from injury. Hopefully he's learned from Tiger Woods that, ultimately, that can only make things worse.
If you're reading this, Rory, we can't wait for you to get back on the course, but please only come back when you're 100 percent!