Rory McIlroy will represent Ireland at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The County Down native made his decision as he prepares for the Irish Open, at Fota Island in Cork this weekend.
“I’ve been thinking about the decision a lot and remembered all the times I represented Ireland as an amateur,” he said ahead of the Irish Open. It brings an end to the speculation of whether McIlroy would represent Ireland or Great Britain& NI in Rio but at a press conference this afternoon he put and end to the rumours.
Irish Olympic medalist Paddy Barnes responded to the news tweeting:
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