McIlroy yet to decide GB or IRE for Olympics

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Updated: August 11, 2011

Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has yet to decide what country he will represent at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Golf will be played at the Brazil games and being from the North of Ireland , McIlroy has the option of declaring for either Great Britain or Ireland.

While he has represented Ireland at the World Cup as things stand he will be on the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team unless he opts for Ireland.

“I still don’t know,” McIlroy told the Irish Daily Star.

“Basically, if I am going to be very honest, which I usually am, whatever I say is going to upset someone.

“So I may as well just say I don’t know and wait until four or five years’ time whenever I have to make a decision.”

“It would be a huge honour to compete. As the games come closer I think the excitement will build and people will get into it more – I think it’s great for the game that it’s now an Olympic sport.

“It will spread the game all over the world and make it recognised in different countries, which can only be good.”

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