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Rory: Winning More Important Than the Olympics

Rory McIlroy seems displeased with the onus of the future of golf being put on his shoulders. McIlroy spit some fire Tuesday in his British Open press conference when asked about the 2016 Rio Olympics and growing the game in golf.

McIlroy was asked to expand on his decision to withdraw from the Olympics in light of Jordan Spieth doing the same thing this week.


McIlroy said quote - "I don't think it was as difficult a decision for me as it was for [Jordan Spieth]. I don't feel like I've let the game down at all. I didn't get into golf to try and grow the game. I got into golf to try to win championships and win major championships.


Then he dropped some napalm on the entire idea of golf at the Olympics and, let's be clear, but the future of the sport at this event in jeopardy. That's fine, of course, but let's not ignore what is happening here.


"I'll probably watch the Olympics, but I'm not sure golf will be one of the events I'll watch."

So what will Rory watch?


Quote - "track and field, swimming, diving ... the stuff that matters."

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