Rory wants to play for Ireland in Tokyo Games

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 14:48:28 +0000

BETHPAGE, United States (AFP) – Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy said on Tuesday he wants to play for Ireland at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, thrilled at the chance to fulfill a boyhood dream.

“I’m excited to be going to the Olympics. I’m excited to play for Ireland,” McIlroy said ahead of the 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.

McIlroy had the choice of competing on the British or Irish teams since Northern Ireland does not field a separate Olympic squad. In 2016, he selected the Irish team but withdrew two months before the Rio Olympics, citing concerns over the Zika virus.