McIlroy says he will think twice

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Rory McIlroy received plenty of criticism for golfing with US President Donald Trump this year and yesterday the Northern Irishman said he would “think twice” before accepting a second invitation.

World No. 2, McIlroy, who will launch his bid to complete the career grand slam of golf’s four majors at this week’s US Masters, has said playing with Trump was not to be confused with an endorsement.

“It’s a difficult one,” McIlroy, 27, said at a news conference at Augusta National.

“I felt I would have been making more of a statement if I had of turned it down.”

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