McIlroy pulls out of Thai tournament

Updated: Dec 11, 2011, 21:28 PM IST

Dubai: Rory McIlroy says he is pulling out of next week`s Thailand Golf Championship as he continues to recover from the lingering effects of dengue fever.

McIlroy showed signs of fatigue during his 11th place finish at this week`s Dubai World Championship. He said Saturday he felt exhausted and that blood tests have shown his white blood cell count remains low.

The U.S. Open champion believes he picked up a "mild case of dengue fever" when he was playing tournaments in South Korea and China.

McIlroy said he won`t play again until next month`s European Tour event in Abu Dhabi, and will remain in Dubai for the next few days to rest.

Bureau Report