Thursday 30 October 2014

Rory McIlroy: I’ve yet to decide my Olympics allegiance

Published 27/02/2014 | 08:54

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy says he is still undecided about which country to represent at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The decision has caused a huge amount of debate, but the golfer says he has plenty of time to mull it over before deciding to choose either Ireland or Britian.

“I haven’t made a decision yet,” McIlroy told the US PGA Tour website.

”There’s no real urgency at the moment, and I couldn’t even imagine planning my schedule that far ahead. I will have to decide, however, and take into consideration many sensibilities.” 

For the first time since 1904, golfers will compete for Olympic gold but that brings the tricky question of nationality into play because Northern Ireland does not field its own team.

For fellow Northern Ireland native Graeme McDowell, the decision is already been made.

McDowell played for Ireland at last year’s World Cup of Golf. That locked him into representing Ireland at Rio in 2016.

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