Golf Golf - McIlroy hints at real reason for Olympic snub

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland yawns during the ProAm event for the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai on October 26, 2016. (AFP Photo/JOHANNES EISELE)
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- Rory McIlroy hints that his Rio Olympic snub may not have been entirely due to fears over the Zika virus, saying his situation was "a little more complicated" than others. "The participation in the Olympics, for me it's just a little more complicated than for some other people, (because of) where I'm from and the whole politics of the thing," McIlroy said. He was referring to having to choose whether to represent Great Britain or the Republic of Ireland at the Games, a highly sensitive topic. Before pulling out ahead of the Rio Games, McIlroy had come under fire from some quarters in Northern Ireland for originally opting to compete under Ireland's tricolour.

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