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Rory McIlroy may skip 2016 Olympics

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07:52 PM ET 01.04 | The number one golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy, is considering skipping the 2016 Rio Olympics in order to avoid alienating his fans from different countries. McIlroy is debating whether to play for the Irish national team or British national team, but he may just pass on the games instead of upsetting one of the fan bases. "I just think being from where we're from, we're placed in a very difficult position," McIlroy said. "I feel Northern Irish and 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. 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."

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January 4, 2013  08:00 PM ET

You're an Irishman dude.............Grow a set and play for Ireland.............



And he is my favorite golfer and I am proud to be of Irish descent !!!!!!!!!!!

January 4, 2013  09:10 PM ET

Why is this a story now? He's got lots of time to mull it over before making a decision.

January 4, 2013  09:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Why is this a story now? He's got lots of time to mull it over before making a decision.

It's a story to me because he is Irish............Not British........

January 4, 2013  10:52 PM ET
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It's a story to me because he is Irish............Not British........

You're missing my point Mick. I'm referring to the time line of the story. It's breaking 3 and a half years before the next summer olympics.

January 5, 2013  01:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

You're missing my point Mick. I'm referring to the time line of the story. It's breaking 3 and a half years before the next summer olympics.

and this thread will still be here Bishop ;-)

January 5, 2013  08:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

and this thread will still be here Bishop ;-)

True dat Harry.....true dat!

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January 7, 2013  11:12 AM ET

Those wind conditions on Maui are insane! Golf balls were blowing off of the greens before the players could even address their putts.

 
January 9, 2013  02:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

You're missing my point Mick. I'm referring to the time line of the story. It's breaking 3 and a half years before the next summer olympics.

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