Monday Links: July 6th

Welcome back to Monday Links, our weekly roundup of all the news that’s caught our eye lately, as well as stories we’re following for the week ahead:

McIlroy Ruptures Ligament, Open Status in Doubt: (bbc.com) Say it ain’t so, Rory! McIlroy injured major ligaments in his ankle playing pickup soccer over the weekend, leaving him in a walking boot and his British Open status in serious question. If Rory can’t play, this will leave all of the attention on Jordan Spieth’s quest for the Grand Slam, which we can’t imagine will help his chances of keeping the streak alive.

McIlroy injured his ankle playing soccer over the weekendMcIlroy injured his ankle playing soccer over the weekend

Top-Notch Field Still Awaits Gullane: (scotsman.com) Despite McIlroy’s absence from this week’s Scottish Open, big names such as Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler are still slated to compete for the prestigious title. This week’s Golf Channel/NBC coverage will be many Americans’ first introduction to Gullane-No. 1, a thrilling links with stunning seaside views and a surprising amount of elevation change.

Forth Bridge Named UNESCO World Heritage Site: (bbc.com) It’s a familiar site to anyone who’s ever made the drive from Edinburgh to St. Andrews, and now Scotland’s Forth Bridge is getting the recognition it deserves as an architectural wonder. The bridge, which has carried trains across the Firth of Forth since 1890, spans over 1.5 miles and was the longest of its kind in the world when it was built. It joins five other Heritage Sites in Scotland, including the entirety of Edinburgh’s Old and New towns.