Rory McIlroy missed the 2015 British Open due to an ankle injury he suffered playing soccer with his friends. He made the announcement on Instagram. Rory last competed in the British Open in 2014 and won, notching his third of four career major victories. Rory McIlroy will be competing in the 2016 British Open at Royal Troon. He is among the favorites to win at 8-to-1 odds, according to Ladbrokes, second to only Jason Day at 7-to-1 odds. The British Open is July 14-17 in Scotland.