Rory McIlroy plans to defend his Fed ExCup title, despite concerns that he would not play again in 2017.
McIlroy has been hampered all season by a rib injury and while he finished in joint 22nd at the US PGA last weekend, he has now gone three years without a major victory.
In the aftermath of the PGA, the 28-year-old admitted that he may spend the rest of the calendar year recuperating in a bid to finally solve the issue.
"You might not see me until next year," he said.
"I can go out there and play and shoot decent scores, but when I come off the course I feel my left rhomboid going into spasm,"
However, McIlroy’s management company have now confirmed that he does intend to play in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup play-off series.
That follows a tweet from McIlroy, where he announced a competition to play alongside him in the pro-am prior to next month’s BMW Championship, in Illinois.
The BMW Championship is the third event of the play-off series, which begins with the Northern Trust tournament, in New York next week.
McIlroy was forced to miss six weeks of action earlier this season with the injury, which also kept him out of the PGA Championship, at Wentworth, and the Memorial Tournament.
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