Tweet of the week
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
World Number 1 Rory McIlroy continues to impress both on and off the golf course.
He followed up his impressive victory at Crooked Stick at the weekend with a heartfelt public letter about who he might represent at the 2016 Olympic Games.
McIlroy, born and raised in Northern Ireland, has been asked many times whether he would bear the flag of Ireland or Team GB at the Olympics and the issue flared again this week when an interview was published in London's Daily Mail newspaper quoting the 21-year-old saying “I've always felt more British than Irish.”
McIlroy took to Twitter to outline his position in a heartfelt letter claiming he had made no decision either way.
"I wish to clarify that I have absolutely not made a decision regarding my participation in the next Olympics,” McIlroy wrote.
“On a personal level playing in the Olympics would be a huge honour. However, the Games in Rio are still four years away and I certainly won't be making any decisions with regards to participating any time soon".
The full letter is worthy of a read and can be found on McIlroy's Twitter account.
@McIlroyRory : An Open Letter pic.twitter.com/W20FWA7a