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Published: 21:00 | 10/1/17

McIlroy unlikely to compete at 2020 Olympics


The Tokyo Olympics may be over three years away but Rory McIlroy has revealed that he will not compete at the 2020 Games.

When golf’s return to the Olympic schedule for the 2016 Rio Olympics was confirmed, McIlroy was faced with the unenviable task of having to declare for either Great Britain or Ireland.

He opted to represent Ireland before eventually pulling out of the Games citing concerns over the zika virus, but he has since hinted that there were other reasons for his decision to withdraw from the Irish team.

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, the 27-year-old admitted that he 'resents’ the Games for making his choose between Ireland and Great Britain and his personal feelings are likely to prevent him from competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

"More likely than not I won't be going to the Games because of my personal feelings," McIlroy explained to the BBC.

"I have fought with myself over the decision for so many years.

"The Olympic Games are fantastic and I think golf's inclusion is fantastic, but for me it's something I don't want to get into. That's a personal choice and hopefully people respect that decision.

"It went well in 2016 and I hope it goes even better in 2020 but I probably won't be a part of it. If it upsets some people that's okay, I can't please everyone but as long as I am true to myself I'll be happy."

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