Rory McIlroy: World number one for all three PGA Tour events in June

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McIlroy called for all players to be tested for coronavirus before the Players Championship was canceled after one round in March

World number one Rory McIlroy says he will participate in all three PGA Tour events next month when the season resumes.

The tour has been suspended since the Covid-19 pandemic canceled the Players Championship on March 12.

The competition will return behind closed doors at the Charles Schwab Colonial event in Texas on June 11.

"I miss the game," said McIlroy, who returned to number one in the world for the first time in five years in February.

The Northern Irishman also plans to play at the RBC Heritage and the Travelers Championship later next month.

"I miss the buzz of getting into battle and playing in the last few groups on Sunday and really feeling that," he said.

"I also miss the dressing room. I miss people. I miss a round of people. I miss the chatter that goes on and the camaraderie that people don't see."

If everything goes according to plan, golf becomes one of the first sports to return during the coronavirus outbreak.

Although McIlroy is based in the United States, players traveling from outside the country will need to be quarantined for 14 days on arrival before they can participate.

"Obviously, we need to take as many precautions as possible to get tour events back up," he added.

"But the PGA Tour has a robust plan in place and if they can execute it properly, I see no reason why we can't start on June 11."

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