Now that it has been confirmed that golf will be one of the events at the Rio Olympics in 2016, World Number One golfer Rory McIlroy has been talking about the possibility of appearing. Rory says that he would find it difficult to choose who he would represent at the Olympics.
McIlroy explained, “I just think being from where we're from, we're placed in a very difficult position. I feel Northern Irish and obviously being from Northern Ireland you have a connection to Ireland and a connection to the UK. If I could and there was a Northern Irish team I'd play for Northern Ireland.”
He added, “Play for one side or the other - or not play at all because I may upset too many people. Those are my three options I'm considering very carefully.” Rory previously claimed that he is disappointed to have missed out on the 2012 Olympics in London, saying he would have loved to have been part of Team GB, something he now regrets saying.
McIlroy continued, “It was a moment, I don't want to say of weakness, but a moment of, I guess, frustration with it all. People tune in to watch me play on TV and feel like they are connected to me in some way. I don't want to repay them for their support with something they don't want me to do.”