Rory McIlroy could miss Olympics

Paul McGinley, the captain of the European team in the Ryder Cup believes the world’s top ranked golfer Rory McIlroy will have to sit out of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil unless somebody in a position of power tells him that he would be better off playing for Team Great Britain or even the Republic of Ireland. The youngster recently raised the possibility of staying home in order to find a way out of his dilemma, something that has come to a head when he accepted that he felt more British than Irish.

As a citizen of Northern Ireland, the 23 year old is free to represent either the Republic of Ireland or Team Great Britain and in the minds of most, there couldn’t have been a more poisoned a chalice. Such was the furor among Northern Irish citizens in the days following the comments that Rory McIlroy came out stating that he was having second thoughts about his allegiances. In an interview with BBC in Northern Ireland, he stated that he might just decide to stay at home.

And according to McGinley, unless something is done very quickly, the chances of seeing the world number one in the Olympic Games of 2016 at Rio de Janeiro will become very slim. And he went on to state that if he doesn’t get to play in the Olympic Games, it would be really shameful, not only for the sport but the Olympic Games as a whole.

He also added that he is one person who believes that politics and sport should be intermixed and people can see Rory McIlroy is having a real problem there. He also agreed with Graeme McDowell, who stated that someone from the International Olympic Commission should come and make a decision for him.